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Isaiah Rider is 18 Now, but Illinois Maintains Custody of Medically Kidnapped Missouri Teen

Illinois continues to "terrorize" Missouri resident Isaiah Rider and his family, even after he turned 18 last August. The family had hoped that they would leave them alone, but that has not happened. Their story has not been in the news lately, but their medical kidnapping story is anything but ...

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Is Chelation the Next Natural Therapy to be Banned in the U.S.?

If a mainstay treatment of natural medicine doctors is shown to be safe and effective by government research, what do you do? Ban it! Action Alert! Congress passed the Drug Quality and Security Act in response to bad medicine from a rogue compounded-drug company, which the FDA had known about and ...

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Government Investigation Confirms Children are Trafficked in the U.S. - Modern Day Slavery

The trafficking of children and sexual slavery world-wide is a global epidemic. Most of the public's image of such horrific examples of modern-day slavery evoke images of poorer countries where this problem is well-documented. However, a new government investigation confirms that the problem of trafficking children and modern-day child slavery is ...

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Coca-Cola-funded Study: “Diet Coke Is Healthier than Water!”

“Diet Coke Is Healthier than Water!” This is according to a bizarre new Coca-Cola-funded study. A new obesity study led by Prof. Peter Rogers, PhD, of the University of Bristol, arrives at the following conclusion: “Overall, the balance of evidence indicates that use of [low-energy sweeteners] in place of sugar, in ...

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Heartburn Pills Linked to Kidney Disease

Heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most commonly used drugs in the world. About 15 million Americans use PPIs, either in prescription or over-the-counter form. Brand names include Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium. The drugs have long been touted as a safe way to relieve heartburn, indigestion ...

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    Coca-Cola-funded Study: “Diet Coke Is Healthier than Water!”

    “Diet Coke Is Healthier than Water!” This is according to a bizarre new Coca-Cola-funded study.

    A new obesity study led by Prof. Peter Rogers, PhD, of the University of Bristol, arrives at the following conclusion: “Overall, the balance of evidence indicates that use of [low-energy sweeteners] in place of sugar, in children and adults, leads to reduced [energy intake]and [body weight], and possibly also when compared with water.”

    Translation: diet soda is better for controlling your weight than water!

    Research not funded by beverage companies has found that artificial sweeteners contribute to diabetes and that diet sodas are linked to increased risk of stroke.

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      Beyond Soup: Six Ways to Eat More Nutrient-Dense Bone Broth

      Soup and stews have been a traditional food for many societies, and for good reason. Not only does that pot stretch precious ingredients, it also makes use of one of the most nutritious, healing foods available – bone broth.

      Bone broth is having a resurgence in popularity in recent years. The humble simmering of meat and bones has become all the rage in some circles, with broth shops opening up next to coffee shops in large cities. This ingredient has a long list of benefits for everything from skin health to gut health to joint pain relief and more. There is a reason that Mothers and Grandmothers handed out bowls of broth and soup to their ailing loved ones in times past. They knew it was some of the most easily assimilated nourishment they could offer.

      But eating a cup of broth or bowl of soup at every meal – or even once per day – can be a challenge for some. Though this may be the simplest way to ingest broth, it isn’t everyone’s favorite and can lead to burnout very quickly.

      To avoid broth burnout and keep things interesting and delicious, here are some ideas for using broth in your daily meals.

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        4 Ways to Add Flavor to Your Butter

        One very easy way to incorporate a healthy and traditional source of fat into your everyday diet is to consume cultured butter made from the milk of grass-fed pastured cows. Butter is so versatile and brings out the best of the flavors of whatever you add it to: enjoyed on grilled meats, steamed vegetables, baked seafood, homemade freshly baked bread made with freshly ground flour, various breakfast foods and even stirred into your morning coffee.

        With all of those uses for butter, wouldn’t you like to know that there are just as many options for handcrafting flavors of butter to suit each and every occasion?

        In the following 4 recipes we’ll show you how easy it is to get started creating your very own small batches of compound butters, both sweet and savory varieties.

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          Salt Restriction Increases Heart Disease Deaths and Hospitalizations

          Since graduating from medical school in 1989, I have come to the conclusion that much of what I was taught was wrong. In fact, at my medical school graduation, the dean said, “Fifty percent of what we just taught you was wrong, your job is to figure out which part was correct and which was incorrect.”

          When medical students come to my office, I always encourage them to question everything I tell them and, furthermore, to question what they have been taught.

          I was taught in medical school that a lowered salt diet was a healthy diet—for everyone. Furthermore, it was drilled into my head that anyone with heart disease, particularly heart failure, should limit salt in his/her diet. In fact, it is still standard-of-care for a cardiologist to tell his/her heart patient to limit salt in their diet. This is especially true when the patient is suffering from heart failure.

          So, does limiting salt in the diet of a patient with heart failure result in a better outcome?

          Not according to a recent study.

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            Four Methods for Making Homemade (and Raw) Yogurt

            Yogurt is one of the most recognized cultured foods in North America. Often over-sweetened and generally made with low-quality ingredients, it is one of the few fermented foods easily accessible at any grocery store.

            But it isn’t all it could be – not by a long shot. Good quality, probiotic-rich yogurt can be cultured fairly simply at home using the best milk available to you. Unprocessed cow’s milk, goat milk, and raw milk of all varieties can be used to make yogurt from thick to thin. It can then be sweetened with raw honey or fresh fruit, making a delicious breakfast or creamy treat.

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              Are GMOs a “Natural” Food?

              The FDA recently announced that it would be accepting public input on how—or whether—to define the term “natural” on food labels. This action came about as a result of a number of petitions filed by the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA) and Consumers Union.

              The GMA asked the FDA to redefine “natural” so that foods derived from biotechnology (read: GMO foods) could use the label, while Consumers Union separately filed a petition asking the FDA to prohibit the use of “natural” on food labels altogether since the term is vague and misleading to consumers.

              The FDA is asking for public input on a variety of questions revolving around which foods should be allowed to bear the term “natural” and what kinds of things—such as processing and different manufacturing methods—should bar a food from being called “natural.”

              The GMA petition is a case in point—what meaning does the label have if genetically manipulated foods doused with herbicide can be called “natural”?

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                Is Whole Milk Dairy Better Than Low Fat?

                Are you still eating low-fat or no-fat dairy products? If you are, you probably think you’re doing the right thing for your health. And if you check with virtually any public health agency, they’d wholeheartedly agree.

                The American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, and American Cancer Society, for instance, all recommend low-fat or no-fat dairy. The US Department of Agriculture, in their nutrition guidelines for Americans, also advises, “Dairy Group choices should be fat-free or low-fat.”

                So what’s the problem? The advice to eat low-fat foods, including dairy, is antiquated, at least back to the 1970s, when low-fat diets were first recommended.

                It’s also not scientifically supported, and if you’re choosing low-fat over full-fat, not only are you missing out on taste, flavor and satisfaction, but you’re missing out on valuable benefits to your health – benefits that come from eating full-fat foods.

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                  Why Canola Oil is Not the Healthy Oil You’ve Been Led to Believe

                  We can trace olive oil back to olives and sesame seed oil back to sesame seeds, so wouldn’t it make sense that canola oil would come from canola seeds? Well, it’s not the case. There is no natural canola plant that produces canola oil.

                  In the late 1960s canola oil was invented in Canada. The oil was cheap to manufacture and a dominant ingredient in many processed foods. A derivative of the rapeseed plant, which is part of the mustard family of plants, canola oil has been hybridized to eliminate the lethal erucic acid found in rapeseed.

                  The name was changed to LEAR: Low Eruric Acid Rapeseed. LEAR was not well received in the US as its association with rapeseed was too glaring. Not to mention having the word “rape” in a product name, which did not promote a healthy image.

                  In 1978 the food industry merged the words “Canada” and “ola” meaning oil – creating the name Canola Oil.

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                    Beet Kvass: An Easy Fermented Tonic You Can Make at Home

                    Among the many fermented beverages available to the home-fermenter, beet kvass is often the least known. That is unfortunate since it is also one of the simplest fermented beverages one can make and many find it to be a wonderful tonic when taken on a daily basis.

                    It is said that beet kvass originated in the Ukraine. It is here where beets are well-loved and oft-used in the kitchen. Beet kvass is just one way in which this traditional culture has incorporated the nutrient-rich beet into their everyday diet.

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                      Stop State Monopolies on "Approved" Nutritionists Backed by Big Corporate Food

                      In recent years we have made a lot of progress working together to protect free speech and ensure an open marketplace for qualified nutrition professionals. We have now sent letters to legislators in over a dozen states, warning them that their restrictive nutrition boards are violating federal law in the aftermath of recent court rulings.

                      None of the letter recipients have admitted guilt yet—they wouldn’t. A second wave of letters is now directed to key lawmakers in these states—to the people who have the power to change the actual laws currently on the books governing how state dietetics and nutrition boards operate. ANH-USA will also be working with legislators to amend state laws to reflect these recent court victories. In the end, we may have to pursue legal action in order to get reform.

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                        Isaiah Rider is 18 Now, but Illinois Maintains Custody of Medically Kidnapped Missouri Teen

                        Illinois continues to “terrorize” Missouri resident Isaiah Rider and his family, even after he turned 18 last August. The family had hoped that they would leave them alone, but that has not happened. Their story has not been in the news lately, but their medical kidnapping story is anything but over.

                        Isaiah’s mother, Michelle Rider, thought that things would settle down after an appellate court said that Illinois DCFS should not be involved after Isaiah’s 18th birthday. They thought their nightmare with the Child Protective System was finally over.

                        However, they have learned that the Cook County Juvenile Court, with the same judge and same players, continues to hold hearings about Isaiah. Usually he and his mother are not informed or invited to these hearings, some of which are off the record, even though it is their lives that are being decided by this entity.

                        Michelle has learned that the state of Illinois continues to receive federal Title IV-E money for her son. Could this be the reason why Illinois won’t let go of their case?

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                          Government Investigation Confirms Children are Trafficked in the U.S. - Modern Day Slavery

                          The trafficking of children and sexual slavery world-wide is a global epidemic. Most of the public’s image of such horrific examples of modern-day slavery evoke images of poorer countries where this problem is well-documented.

                          However, a new government investigation confirms that the problem of trafficking children and modern-day child slavery is a very real problem right here within our own borders.

                          Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) recently published a six-month investigation looking at 125,000 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the U.S. borders into the United States since 2011, reportedly fleeing violence and unrest in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

                          This U.S. Senate report concluded that the Office of Refugee Resettlement, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has failed to protect these children from human trafficking, leaving them vulnerable to abuses at the hands of government-approved caretakers.

                          While it is good that the issue of unaccompanied alien children being brought into the United States by organized trafficking rings is getting some public exposure in the mainstream media and Congress, the broader issue of child trafficking and sexual slavery of all children in the United States is one that does not get much press or attention from politicians. Every day in the United Sates, children are being ripped away from their parents and trafficked through organizations that are for the most part legal.

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                            Heartburn Pills Linked to Kidney Disease

                            Heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most commonly used drugs in the world. About 15 million Americans use PPIs, either in prescription or over-the-counter form. Brand names include Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium.

                            The drugs have long been touted as a safe way to relieve heartburn, indigestion and acid reflux. They work by inhibiting the production of acid in your stomach, which helps to relieve symptoms but appears to have a number of unintended consequences as well, including for your kidneys.

                            PPIs have previously been linked to a kidney disorder called acute interstitial nephritis. Now researchers have linked them to the risk of chronic kidney disease, prompting experts to call for more caution in their use.

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                              Required Gardasil Vaccine and Others Could Turn Hawaii Into America's Only FORCED Vaccination State

                              We are requesting your immediate communication with your state legislators to OPPOSE an unprecedented attack on religious rights, parental rights and health freedom in Hawaii.

                              Seven bills have been introduced in Hawaii, including a mandatory Gardasil vaccine for 7th graders, that combined could turn Hawaii into America’s only FORCED vaccination state.

                              “The big news here is that Hawaii is about to become the first state to have a de facto vaccine mandate by the federal government for all citizens, whether children or adults.” Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-Founder and President, National Vaccine Information Center.

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                                Medically Kidnapped Disabled Man Held Against his Will in Orange County California

                                Nate Tseglin was born on November 5, 1989 to Ilya and Riva Tsleglin. The parents, now residents of California, are originally from the former Soviet Union. They have a younger son Robert as well.

                                Nate was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at age 14. He was first taken away from his parents by the State of California on January 12, 2007 at age 17 when a teacher reported his parents to the Child Protective Services (CPS) because Nate was scratching himself on the arms. His family has been fighting for him to be home, and to be cared for at home, ever since. He is currently being detained by the State of California against his own will, and also the will of his family. Nate is now an adult. He is allegedly being forced to take drugs his family does not approve, and is kept locked up like a prisoner.

                                The Tseglin family would like the public to know their story of medical kidnapping happening in California. They do not believe that having a disability such as Asperger’s Syndrome gives the State a right to kidnap their son.

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                                  American College of Pediatricians Latest to Warn of Gardasil HPV Vaccine Dangers

                                  The once held theory that the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Gardasil vaccine was safe has officially been proven false. The public has had a front row seat over the years to witness continuous, contradictory “settled science” around the HPV shot become very unsettling. Research fraud has been exposed, and alarm bells sounded as the dominos of perceived safety are falling rapidly now in succession.

                                  While the U.S. government ignores the evidence on the dangers of the Gardsil vaccine, and instead is supporting efforts to vaccinate even more children with this deadly vaccine, one group of American pediatricians is issuing their own warning on the vaccine.

                                  The American College of Pediatricians recently issued a press release sounding the alarm to the public, the medical community and politicians that the HPV Gardasil vaccine is not as safe as manufacturers would want us to believe.

                                  They have warned the public that the Gardasil vaccine causes premature ovarian failure (POF), also known as premature menopause.

                                  The only questions remaining are what percentage of the U.S. population has already become sterile or will become sterile as a result of Gardasil mass vaccination programs, and how long will this be allowed to continue?

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                                    North Carolina Mother Flees State to Protect Children from State-sponsored Kidnapping

                                    A grieving North Carolina mother who lost her 7-year-old son when a neighbor’s dog attacked him and mauled him to death, has taken her five remaining children and left the State of North Carolina to allegedly protect them from being taken away by social services.

                                    WRAL in North Carolina interviewed the grieving mother, Jamie West, who reported that the accident reopened a 5-year-old rift between her and the Robeson County Department of Social Services. Soical workers allegedly threatened to take her remaining children after the funeral of her 7-year-old son Talen. Rather than attend the funeral, she has reported that she has left the state with her children.

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                                      Polysorbate 80: A Risky Vaccine Ingredient

                                      The recent public conversation about the safety of vaccine ingredients has centered primarily around mercury (thimerosal), aluminum and formaldehyde. However, there are other concerning ingredients in vaccines that are not talked about as often, one of which is Polysorbate 80—also known as Tween 80 and polyoxyethylene-sorbitan-20 mono-oleate.

                                      The fact that Polysorbate 80 “may cause cancer based on animal test data” and may be mutagenic, according to the Material Safety and Data Sheet (MSDS), should be enough to require vaccine manufacturers and the Food and Drug Administration to provide credible scientific evidence that it is safe to include Polysorbate 80 in vaccines given to humans.

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                                        Medical Kidnapping of Baby Boomer Seniors Not Rare - Now the Norm

                                        While the vast majority of stories we cover on MedicalKidnap.com report on how parents are losing their children to a corrupt CPS and medical system, we have had multiple readers also contact us regarding elder abuse and senior medical kidnappings.

                                        Our reader’s problems are compounded by the courts and their ability to dictate who can do what, with whom. The door to elder abuse has long been knocked off its hinges starting as early as the 1980s with the S&L scam that was perpetrated against the elderly Baby Boomers.

                                        Unfortunately, this road map for Boomer carnage has led the way for a more clandestine, organized, and once undocumented illegal activity–kidnapping and medical abuse of today’s senior Boomers.

                                        Under the guise of court appointed guardianship, our seniors are being drained of familial contact, removed from their homes, isolated, given unnecessary drugs rendering them lethargic and semi-comatose, and then relieved of their property.

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                                          New Task Force Guidelines Call For Screening Every Adult, Pregnant Women For Depression

                                          A new recommendation has been released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a government advisory group that is now recommending all adults be routinely screened for depression as part of their healthcare.

                                          The first part of the recommendation suggests that all adults be screened, but singles out pregnant women and new mothers as a target population.

                                          Allowing doctors, social workers or any other authority figure to violate rights based upon their conclusion that a person is suffering from a mental disorder is a slippery slope indeed.

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                                            Is Chelation the Next Natural Therapy to be Banned in the U.S.?

                                            If a mainstay treatment of natural medicine doctors is shown to be safe and effective by government research, what do you do? Ban it! Action Alert!

                                            Congress passed the Drug Quality and Security Act in response to bad medicine from a rogue compounded-drug company, which the FDA had known about and refused to shut down. The FDA, ever the opportunist, and always working for the interests of Big Pharma, followed by writing regulations that threaten patient access to everything from estriol to nutrient IVs. So far there has been a two-pronged attack: either ban the substance from being compounded, or make it so expensive that no one can use it. Prices of many compounded treatments have already doubled or tripled in some cases.

                                            Individualized chelation medications are now on the chopping block as well.

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                                              How a Chemical Defense Attorney Became DuPont’s Greatest Nemesis on Teflon Dangers

                                              If you’re still using non-stick cookware, you may want to seriously reconsider. Ditto for using stain- and water-repellant clothing, and opting for stain-resistant carpets and fabrics.

                                              All of these products — and many more — contain perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA, also known as C8), which has been revealed to be far more dangerous than previously thought.

                                              For 50 years, DuPont used PFOA to make Teflon. Throughout that time, the company has defended the safety of PFOA, and still resists accountability for health problems resulting from exposure to this day. However, the truth has finally come to light.

                                              I started warning people about the potential hazards of Teflon over 15 years ago. As a result, I was legally threatened by DuPont many times.

                                              The evidence is now crystal clear for everyone to see, just as I have warned of for the last decade and a half. The dangers have become undeniable, and DuPont’s connection to this pernicious poison is starting to receive attention in the mainstream media.

                                              The New York Times recently published an in-depth exposé on the legal battle fought against DuPont for the past 15 years over PFOA contamination and its toxic effects. I highly recommend reading through it; it’s an excellent read.

                                              Last year, The Intercept also published a three-part exposé titled “The Teflon Toxin: Dupont and the Chemistry of Deception,” detailing DuPont’s history of covering up the facts.

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                                                Has PBS Become a Front for Big Pharma?

                                                A PBS Frontline documentary argues that supplements are useless—relying on “expert testimony” from paid Pharma representatives.

                                                Last week, PBS’s Frontline aired an hour-long program titled “Supplements and Safety.” Jointly produced by Frontline, the New York Times, and the Canadian Broadcasting Commission, the program was clearly intended to leave viewers with the one-sided impression that dietary supplements are unregulated, unsafe—and that ultimately you, the consumer, should not have the right to stay healthy in a manner of your choosing.

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                                                  Is the 'No Shampoo' Trend Healthy or Harmful?

                                                  The “no-‘poo” trend — short for “no shampoo” — is all the rage. Taking part is easy; just ditch your shampoo (at least typical detergent varieties) and “wash” (or simply rinse) your hair less, such as once every five days instead of daily or every other day.

                                                  The idea is that over-shampooing your hair strips it of its natural oils. Dr. Lisa Donofrio, cosmetic surgeon and associate clinical professor of Dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine, told HealthDay News: ” By leaving the natural oils on the hair, the hair doesn’t need any styling products … If you don’t apply any styling products, then there is no need to wash your hair. No products, no need to wash them out.”

                                                  Beyond this, there’s growing recognition that perhaps we’ve become too clean as a society. Your skin is teeming with bacteria and other microorganisms, much of it beneficial.

                                                  All of that washing may be disturbing this microbial balance. Not to mention, the shampoos many people lather on their scalps are chemical-laden and problematic in their own right.

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                                                    Health Impact News Launches New Social Media Platform

                                                    Health Impact News has announced that it has launched a new Social Media platform: The Health Impact News Communities.

                                                    The Online Communities of Health Impact News provide a new social platform that is secure and safe, networking like-minded people interested in topics not generally covered by the mainstream media.

                                                    Hosted entirely within the Health Impact News secure cloud, networking and secure chat is now possible with no personal data being collected and shared with advertisers or parties interested in knowing your identity.

                                                    To get started in harnessing the powerful social tools available in the Health Impact News Communities, one simply needs to register with an email address. Registration is completely free.

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                                                      Can Cannabis Help Reverse Alzheimer's?

                                                      Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia have become increasingly epidemic among our expanding age 65 and over population. As of 2015, there are 5.3 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. At least a third of them don’t know they are afflicted. Dementia and Alzheimer’s are worsening epidemics, and the pharmaceutical industry has not provided real hope. One has to go outside of mainstream medicine’s pharmacopoeia to slow or reverse dementia and Alzheimer’s or other neurodegenerative diseases such as MS and Parkinson’s.

                                                      Health Impact News has been a leader in the Alternative Media documenting cases where coconut oil has brought tremendous results to those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia, and the research and case studies are found at CoconutOil.com.

                                                      Another alternative for Alzheimer’s is one that still has legal issues in many states – it’s cannabis or medical marijuana. It doesn’t have to be smoked. There are edible options available.

                                                      It may seem that using cannabis to reduce Alzheimer’s symptoms is counter intuitive. But in addition to many anecdotal successes with cannabis for Alzheimer’s and dementia, there has been some serious research.

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                                                        Medicine’s Future: Will the FDA Let It Happen?

                                                        The most exciting and innovative advancement in medicine today is the field of medical testing. So why is the FDA strangling it?

                                                        Natural medicine is said to stand on three legs: a natural diet, nutritional supplements, and integrative treatments. But an essential fourth leg is medical testing. It’s of crucial importance to natural health.

                                                        If the FDA takes over testing and only approves the tests that the big testing labs can do (and that the insurance companies or Medicare will pay for), there is no future for integrative medicine and little future for medicine as a whole.

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                                                          Why is a Cancer-Causing Additive Banned Elsewhere in the World Still in Our Bread?

                                                          Another example of the power of Big Food in Washington?

                                                          Potassium bromate, a chemical historically used to whiten and strengthen dough for baking, was declared unsuitable for use in flour by the World Health Organization and the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization in the early 1990s. In 1999 it was declared a possible human carcinogen by the WHO. There’s also evidence that the chemical damages kidney function in humans.

                                                          Despite the myriad health dangers associated with potassium bromate, the Food and Drug Administration continues to allow its use as a food additive in baked goods.

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                                                            How to Make Your Own Healing Salve with Plantain-infused Olive and Coconut Oils

                                                            Whether you are looking for a safe salve for diaper rashes, or something to rub into working hands that could use a little TLC from all those winter-weather cracks, or an active playful child who has knees and elbows, this salve is for you.

                                                            It’s good for use on insect bites, scratches, rashes, nicks, cuts, dry skin, you name it – and even works as an earthy lip-balm.

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                                                              Yeast Is A Cause of Cancer And Turmeric Can Kill Both, Research Confirms

                                                              A new study validates a controversial cancer theory, namely, that yeast in our body can contribute to not just feeding, but actually causing cancer. Can the ancient healing spice turmeric come to the rescue?

                                                              Truly, curcumin is fast becoming the most extensively researched and most promising herb for disease prevention and treatment known, with at least 750 studied potential therapeutic applications.

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                                                                Tropical Traditions Increases Healthy Traditions Product Line: Emphasizing GMO and Glyphosate-tested Products

                                                                2016 looks to be a very promising year for our new Healthy Traditions product line.

                                                                In late 2015, Tropical Traditions stopped carrying the USDA certified organic seal on all of their own products. Replacing the USDA organic standards is a new, more rigorous standard of classifying the types of products Tropical Traditions sells to the public. It is not a new standard for Tropical Traditions, as the new logos and product standards implemented reflect our values and quality of food that we have offered to the public since we started selling products in the United States in 2002.

                                                                We made the decision to not continue certifying our products as USDA Organic late in 2014, when we discovered that most of the USDA Organic grains we were selling to our customers had residue amounts of glyphosate, the active ingredient in popular herbicides, the most well-known being Round-up, the #1 herbicide in the world.

                                                                Tropical Traditions has a ZERO tolerance level for GMOs, herbicides, and pesticides, and since the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) allows small residue amounts of pesticides and herbicides approved by the EPA for conventional crops to be present in USDA Organic certified products, we knew that we had to develop our own standards to both use in purchasing products directly from producers, as well as to educate our consumers on our own values and standards.

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                                                                  Bakers Green Acres Farm to Stay Open as Place for Veterans to Rebuild Their Lives after War

                                                                  In a turn of events, Bakers Green Acres farm owner Mark Baker announced last week that he and his family have decided not to sell their farm as previously announced but instead they will transition from production to education. They plan to focus on veteran rehabilitation, using the farm as a place for veterans to come and live, build skills and heal. Mark, a veteran who served for 20 years, says of the recent decision to keep their farm,

                                                                  “We started that process [to sell our farm] and as we went down that road I realized, for a lot of reasons, that it wasn’t the best thing to do. For a lot of us. Not just me, and not just my family but there’s other people involved as well. I got a lot of input about it. Some of it was heart wrenching, about closing this down.”

                                                                  Mark looks to the future saying,

                                                                  “We will stand and change our focus from production farming to transitioning farming for veterans, their friends, their families and associates. Is there room for you in this if you’re not a veteran? Absolutely. Absolutely. These are the people you need to wrap your arms around because they’re the ones that said, ‘I will stand in the gap for you. No matter what I will give my life for you.’ I sat with several of them this weekend and I couldn’t believe that I’ve been in the business of chasing dollars for the last ten years when I could have been taking care of them. I can’t believe where I was with that but I believe possibly I needed to get some of this training that I’ve gotten in the last few years in order to do this. That’s the direction that I’m going, if anybody wants to come with me, please come along. …anyone can farm.”

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                                                                    Jackson County Oregon Farmers Win Battle for GMO-free Zone

                                                                    Jackson County, Oregon, has just joined the small but growing ranks of “GE-free zones” in the U.S., which prohibit the cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) crops. It’s at least the eighth county in the country to create such an ordinance, and efforts are springing up to pass similar measures in other places.

                                                                    The Jackson County designation was made final on Dec. 22, when a federal judge approved a consent decree protecting the zone.

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                                                                      Bananas as We Know Them May Be Disappearing - The Push for GMO Bananas

                                                                      They’re being decimated by an incurable fungus. Some scientists think they have an answer—genetic engineering—but will it be tasteless “frankenfruit”?

                                                                      When most people speak of bananas, they’re thinking of a single variety—the yellow Cavendish banana found in almost all grocery stores. But the popularity of this banana has made it susceptible to a fungal disease known as Tropical Race 4 (TR4), which is quickly spreading across the globe and is likely to hit South America, where 80% of Cavendish bananas are grown.

                                                                      The effort to quarantine fungus-ridden plants has largely failed, so researchers are exploring other options. Fortunately, other banana varieties still exist and are often much more flavorful than the Cavendish. Keep in mind also that in nature, flavor is often closely associated with nutritional value. It is no coincidence that the Cavendish, selected for ease of transport and sale, not taste, is often both tasteless and low in nutrition.

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                                                                        Michigan DNR Forces Closure of Family-run Heritage Hog Farm

                                                                        Mark and Jill Baker of Bakers Green Acres have announced they are closing and selling their 80 acre family farm in Northern Michigan. Their markets for their Mangalitsa Hogs have been “roadblocked at every corner,” according to Mark. Mark says, “There are entities that are working behind the scene that are destroying our market and really running very negative campaigns against us. We’re just a family farm. They’re spending far more money to do it than we would ever make.”

                                                                        Now Mark, a retired U.S. veteran, must seek other means of income and way of life for his family of eleven.

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                                                                          State of Michigan Threatens Family Hog Farmer and Veteran Who Stood Up for his Rights

                                                                          Michigan pig farmer Mark Baker got some strange holiday greetings from his state’s Department of Natural Resources late last week: a search warrant, served by regulators accompanied by state police. The warrant apparently had to do with a packaging issue discovered with one customer using Baker’s pork–a pretty severe action for one possible packaging problem.

                                                                          This latest escapade by Michigan authorities is merely their latest effort to make life in Michigan a hell on earth for farmer and U.S. Air Force vet Baker. The state has been after him for the last four years for having the gall to want to raise pigs it considers feral, and illegal. When Baker in 2013 got a judge to uphold Baker’s right to raise his pigs his way, the state wasn’t pleased.

                                                                          In fact, in a direct courtroom confrontation with pig farmer Mark Baker, recorded on video, assistant attorney general Hal Martin told Baker, “You don’t get it, do you?”

                                                                          As I pointed out in a 2014 blog post, what Martin meant was this: You don’t get it that we have absolute power over you. Michigan has merely been keeping its word.

                                                                          These regulators are good at imitating the Mafia, and carrying out threats.

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                                                                            Glyphosate: Pathways to Modern Diseases

                                                                            Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the pervasive herbicide, Roundup. Its usage on crops to control weeds in the United States and elsewhere has increased dramatically in the past two decades.

                                                                            The increase is driven by the increase over the same time period in the use of genetically modified (GM) crops, the widespread emergence of glyphosate-resistant weeds among the GM crops (necessitating ever-higher doses to achieve the same herbicidal effect), as well as the increased adoption of glyphosate as a desiccating agent just before harvest.

                                                                            GM crops include corn, soy, canola (rapeseed), and sugar beet. Crop desiccation by glyphosate includes application to non-GM crops such as dried peas, beans, and lentils.

                                                                            It should be noted that the use of glyphosate for pre-harvest staging for perennial weed control is now a major crop management strategy.

                                                                            The increase in glyphosate usage in the United States is extremely well correlated with the concurrent increase in the incidence and/or death rate of multiple diseases, including several cancers.

                                                                            These include thyroid cancer, liver cancer, bladder cancer, pancreatic cancer, kidney cancer, and myeloid leukemia. The World Health Organization (WHO) revised its assessment of glyphosate’s carcinogenic potential in March 2015, relabeling it as a “probable carcinogen.”

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                                                                              GMO Chicken that Produces Drugs in Eggs Approved

                                                                              The floodgates are open for more genetically modified animals—possibly even humans.

                                                                              Last week saw the approval of another genetically modified animal— this time a chicken genetically altered to produce a drug in its eggs. The drug is designed to replace a faulty enzyme in people with a rare genetic condition that prevents the body from breaking down fatty molecules in cells.

                                                                              This is the stuff of dystopian science fiction stories, and we may be approaching such a world faster than we think.

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                                                                                Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eilish Cleary Put on Leave After Revealing Toxicity of Glyphosate Herbicide

                                                                                New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health was working on a study of the controversial herbicide glyphosate when she was put on leave, CBC News has learned.

                                                                                Dr. Eilish Cleary wrote to a Kent County resident in August that her office would be “developing a plan to further explore” the herbicide, which is used in New Brunswick by forestry company J.D. Irving Ltd. and by NB Power.

                                                                                Cleary confirmed in an email to CBC News Wednesday that “This is not a situation where I requested a personal leave.”

                                                                                She said she was not allowed to discuss the reasons for the leave.

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                                                                                  Trans-Pacific Partnership Undermines Safety of Food Supply - Gives Power to Biotech Monopoly

                                                                                  A few weeks ago, the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal was finally released after many years of closed-door negotiations between officials from the US and eleven other countries, all of whom border the Pacific Ocean. Its provisions were apparently kept secret from all but the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

                                                                                  Details of the long-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership are public at last: it will undermine the safety of our food supply, make medicine more expensive, and give power to the biotech monopoly.

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                                                                                    Virgin Coconut Oil Helps Reduce Diabetes

                                                                                    A new study from India published in the Journal of Food Science Technology showed positive results in improving glucose metabolism in high fructose diets in rats.

                                                                                    Coconut oil is a common dietary oil in South India, so the researchers wanted to compare the common refined copra-based coconut oil found in the market place with the less-refined “virgin” coconut oil which has become more readily available in recent years.

                                                                                    The results were very promising. The researchers found that glucose metabolism only increased 17% in a high-fructose diet as compared to 46% for those rates fed a standard coconut oil diet.

                                                                                    This research confirms what we have observed over the years since we brought Virgin Coconut Oil into the U.S. market: many who switch to Virgin Coconut Oil see their blood sugar levels normalize. Here are some testimonials.

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                                                                                      How to Make Your Own Healing Salve with Plantain-infused Olive and Coconut Oils

                                                                                      Whether you are looking for a safe salve for diaper rashes, or something to rub into working hands that could use a little TLC from all those winter-weather cracks, or an active playful child who has knees and elbows, this salve is for you.

                                                                                      It’s good for use on insect bites, scratches, rashes, nicks, cuts, dry skin, you name it – and even works as an earthy lip-balm.

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                                                                                        Study: Coconut Oil Improves Cognitive Functioning in Alzheimer's Patients

                                                                                        Health Impact News has been a leader in the alternative media publishing research and testimonials supporting the positive use of coconut oil with people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. These remarkable stories of families seeing dramatic improvement from Alzheimer’s and dementia are documented at CoconutOil.com. In many cases, adding several spoonfuls of coconut oil a day to the diet of one suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia has resulted in memories returning, the ability to once again converse with friends and loved ones, etc. (Read the testimonials.)

                                                                                        However, pharma-based physicians and groups have largely condemned the use of coconut oil, stating that all the evidence is “anecdotal,” lacking peer-reviewed scientific research. Of course coconut oil is a natural food, with virtually no risk or side effects, and funding for research on a natural food is difficult to come by when no product can be patented as a result of the research, such as lucrative pharmaceutical drugs. As we have stated in the past, the lack of scientific research on coconut oil and Alzheimer’s should not stop people from trying it.

                                                                                        Some are taking notice and beginning to publish studies, however, so the claim that coconut oil improving Alzheimer’s lacks scientific support may not be true much longer. A clinical trial in Spain was published this month (December 2015) studying the effects of coconut oil on Alzheimer’s, and the results were very promising. Another study in Florida is in process and should be published in 2016.

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                                                                                          Study: Candida Infections Can Be Controlled with Coconut Oil

                                                                                          A new study from the University of Tufts shows that a diet high in coconut oil can control Candida yeast infections. In addition to this study and other previously published studies, there have been many anecdotal reports on curing Candida by including large amounts of coconut oil in the diet. The studies also confirm coconut oil’s efficacy for curbing Candida without side effects from the oil itself, a claim anti-fungal pharmaceuticals cannot make.

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                                                                                            Coconut Oil and Other Saturated Fats Are Essential for Health

                                                                                            Saturated fats are commonly solid fats like animal and dairy fats and plant fats like nuts, avocado, and coconut oil. Unprocessed coconut oil remains solid up to 76 degrees Fahrenheit.

                                                                                            It’s impossible to know about a food’s health benefits if the food is officially taboo. The nutritional taboo of saturated fat started by one man’s highly publicized hypothesis that declared dietary saturated fats as the major source of heart disease.

                                                                                            His name was Ancel Keys, a physiologist and researcher with the University of Minnesota who conducted a massive international study called the Seven Countries Study. Even then, several scientists questioned Keys’ epidemiological evidence that led to his hypothetical conclusions.

                                                                                            Ancel Keys made the cover of Time Magazine in 1961, the year when he managed to persuade the American Heart Association (AHA) to issue dietary guidelines that excluded saturated fats. In their place came refined carbohydrates and processed vegetable oils.

                                                                                            The false causation of heart disease from saturated fats true cause is currently scientifically disputed by iconoclastic cardiologists such as Dr. Dwight Lundell, Dr. Stephan Sinatra, Dr. Ron Rosedale, Britain’s Dr. Aseem Malholtra and other cardiologists and health experts who have been courageous enough to publicly speak against the unproven theory of the saturated fat causing heart disease theory.

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                                                                                              How to Make Your Own Naturally Tinted Coconut Oil Lip Balm

                                                                                              When there are so many reasons to smile, why should yours be painful, dry and cracked?

                                                                                              The good news is, your lips don’t have to suffer that way – with a little TLC you can keep your gorgeous smile on all year long, naturally!

                                                                                              Come learn how to handcraft small batches of shimmery, healthy lip balm – only 5 ingredients – 100 percent organic.

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                                                                                                Study of Preterm Infants Confirms Benefits of Coconut Oil for Skin

                                                                                                A recent study in India was devised to give scientific authenticity for a traditional Indian practice of massaging newborns’ skin with coconut oil. The study was published by the Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, in September 2015 as “Topical Oil Application and Trans-Epidermal Water Loss in Preterm Very Low Birth Weight Infants-A Randomized Trial.”

                                                                                                The researchers’ objective was to determine coconut oil’s protection against trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL). There have been many attempts at resolving preterm and term birth water loss among newborns that are more along the technical lines of Western medicine’s hospital hardware.

                                                                                                This was the first study that focused on the traditional Indian method of massaging the infants with coconut oil. The researchers discovered the coconut oil treated infants had significantly lower TEWL than the group that was not treated topically with coconut oil. Those coconut oil treated newborn infants were without skin bacterial colonization and displayed an overall better quality of skin than the untreated group.

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                                                                                                  Study: Cats Fed Coconut Oil and Supplements Lose Weight While Maintaining Lean Body Mass

                                                                                                  Veterinarians and researchers at the Pet Nutrition Center in Topeka, Kansas recently conducted a study “to determine the effect of feeding a food with coconut oil and supplemental l-carnitine, lysine, leucine, and fiber on weight loss and maintenance in cats.”

                                                                                                  The results of their study were published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

                                                                                                  Their results found that feeding coconut oil and the other supplements to the cats resulted in a loss of a significant amount of body weight and fat mass, but retained lean body mass.

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                                                                                                    84 Year Old Man Beginning to Lose His Mind Makes Full Recovery After Consuming Coconut Oil

                                                                                                    He didn’t even want to have anything to do with the chickens or cats for about 5 days. He was getting really worried and was even beginning to think this was the end of his life, when we got him to the hospital he said that he wouldn’t be coming back out.

                                                                                                    I gave him 1 huge teaspoon full of coconut oil 3 different times in a very small cup with warm juice so that the coconut oil would melt, he drank the juice very willingly. At the hospital the doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with him.

                                                                                                    My sisters and I believe that the coconut oil helped him recover quickly. Something was going on in his brain, we don’t know what and the doctors didn’t know either.

                                                                                                    The great news is that it hasn’t happened again, my father feels strong and healthy at 85 years old.

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                                                                                                      Study: Soybean Oil Linked to Obesity and Diabetes More than Coconut Oil and Fructose

                                                                                                      Scientists in California recently published a study investigating the effects of saturated versus unsaturated fat in the diets of mice, as well as fructose, on obesity and diabetes. The unsaturated fat was soybean oil, and the saturated fat was coconut oil, along with a fructose.

                                                                                                      Soybean oil came out the clear loser when looking at the dietary effect on obesity and diabetes.

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                                                                                                        Epigenetics, a Revolution with a Long Onramp, Poised to Accelerate Design Thinking

                                                                                                        Some revolutions have long onramps. Modern epigenetics has been around for well over a decade, but its impact has yet to be fully explored. Which interpretation of biology — evolution or intelligent design — stands the best chance of advancing scientific understanding of genomics through epigenetics research?

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                                                                                                          Stasis: Life Goes On but Evolution Does Not Happen

                                                                                                          Species often explode suddenly into life, as in the Cambrian explosion, which even Darwin found to be a problem for natural selection. Some of them do not persist beyond the age to which they are adapted. That does not require an explanation.

                                                                                                          But others just settle down to long eons where they don’t change much, no matter what the environment. And “stabilizing selection” does not account for that. The cockroach, for example, is still around and still easily identifiable after perhaps 350 million years. The 350-million-year-old coelacanth fish and the 300-million-year-old horsetail grass survive largely unchanged.

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                                                                                                            Is "Pastor" A Biblical Title for Church Leaders?

                                                                                                            The English word “pastor” today is most often used in front of a person’s name as a title of someone in a leadership position within a church or religious organization. But is this common title used so often in modern culture really biblical? Would believers in Jesus Christ in the First Century, among whom are the writers of the New Testament portion of the Bible, have used this term as a title, representing leaders and authorities?

                                                                                                            Who will follow the one true Pastor Jesus, who is the rightful owner of the one true flock, and tend to his sheep under his leadership? Who will pray in faith with the power and authority of Jesus to affect true healing for the multitudes that are suffering in the 21st century? Who will deal with the disease and effects of sin and receive the forgiveness from Jesus that cleanses and heals?

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                                                                                                              The Practice of Receiving

                                                                                                              What do you enjoy more? Giving a gift, or receiving one? If you are like most people, you enjoying giving gifts to others more than you do receiving gifts. However, the joy you receive back in seeing someone accept your gift is 100% dependent on that person deciding to receive it. If they don’t take it, they rob you of the joy you receive in giving the gift.

                                                                                                              Did you know that your unwillingness to receive gifts could keep you from entering the kingdom of God?

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                                                                                                                The Corrupting Influence of Scientism

                                                                                                                Perhaps the greatest leap of blind, uncritical and unquestioning faith that I see among well-educated people today is something called scientism. Scientism is the belief that science is the best and only trustworthy method to discover truth. Supernatural explanations are a priori ruled out. The result is atheism dressed up as science.

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                                                                                                                  Planned Parenthood Caught Selling Body Parts of Aborted Fetuses in Undercover Video

                                                                                                                  After a 3-Year investigative journalism study of Planned Parenthood, the Center for Medical Progress released its videotaped exposé filmed on July 25, 2014. The video shows two actors posing as employees of a human biologics company discussing with Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted fetuses, using partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.

                                                                                                                  Selling and buying fetal body parts is against federal law, a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000.

                                                                                                                  Planned Parenthood denies that they are selling fetal body parts, and claims that the money discussed is related to transportation costs.

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                                                                                                                    Is Artificial Intelligence Possible?

                                                                                                                    Over the past half-century, Artificial Intelligence has been all the rage among computer scientists, and among many other scientists and philosophers and the general public. Can machines think? Is it possible that a computer could have intentions and desires and understanding of its own?

                                                                                                                    Many otherwise well-informed people have taken it for granted that machines are capable of thought, particularly if a substantial level of complexity is reached. Several philosophers and scientists have argued that AI is not possible — machines will never be capable of thought. They are right to deny the possibility of AI. The arguments against AI are several.

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                                                                                                                      Mapping the Genome and Modern Genetics: Eugenics Repackaged for Modern Times

                                                                                                                      The “science” of eugenics in America’s past history resulted in racism, forced sterilization, forced vaccination, and tyrannical government policies all in the name of developing a “superior” race of people. In Germany, the “science” of eugenics was used by the Nazi Party to “eliminate” over 11 million men, women, and children.

                                                                                                                      The term “eugenics” has fallen out of favor and is no longer a politically correct word to use, because of its negative stigmatization. But has the philosophy behind “eugenics” simply been replaced with the “new science” of genetics, and the mapping of the human genome?

                                                                                                                      Is there reason to suspect hidden motivations of certain groups who want us to be convinced that our genes, and only our genes, control every aspect of our health and well-being? Can we trust everything we hear about the benefits of genetic research? Is there a dark side to genetics? Is America heading down the same path that eugenics led us in the past, and that led Nazi Germany up to World War II?

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                                                                                                                        Eugenics in the United States Today: Are We on the Same Path Nazi Germany Followed?

                                                                                                                        The word Eugenics means “good genes.” Eugenicists believe that principles of Darwin’s theory regarding “the survival of the fittest” can be used to support the elimination of weak and undesirable people from society.

                                                                                                                        When Adolf Hitler applied Darwin’s theory of evolution and the principles of eugenics to the goals of the German state, the result was the murder of eleven million men, women and children. These lives were sacrificed in the name of eugenics. Eugenicists were seeking to improve the conditions of life for humanity by creating a “superior” race of people.

                                                                                                                        The eugenics movement had a very dark side, which led to social control, loss of reproductive freedom, and the loss of life. Should we be concerned that modern genetic science might have a dark side as well? Will the fruit of genetic research be misused by ill-intentioned people to gain control over others as happened with eugenics in the past? Has modern genetics completely severed itself from its roots? Or, might it become the tool that will be used to try to control the lives of certain groups of people in America today, such as those who refuse vaccines?

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                                                                                                                          Does Medical Science Need Evolutionary Science?

                                                                                                                          Is evolutionary theory “critical” to medicine?

                                                                                                                          A poll of doctors from 2006 found that at least 34 percent of U.S. physicians think intelligence played a role in the origin of humans. That’s a very significant portion of doctors who support intelligent design.

                                                                                                                          On the flipside, evolutionary science has hindered medical research by promulgating the now-defunct concept of “junk DNA”. That’s the evolution-based idea that most of the DNA in human cells is useless junk. It’s now known that the vast majority of our DNA has function, but evolution discouraged research into “junk DNA.” In this regard, with its faulty understanding of “the human person” as being the result of strictly blind physical mechanisms, evolution has obstructed “advances in medicine.”

                                                                                                                          Many other examples could be given. For another, evolutionary science has wrongly assumed that many organs are “vestigial” and thus unnecessary or unimportant. Those organs include the appendix, tonsils, coccyx, and thyroid. It’s now known that each of those organs plays an important role in human physiology. By presuming nonfunctionality or reduced functionality in these organs, evolutionary science did great medical damage to many patients.