TSA Claims X-ray Scanners are Safe as Europe Bans Scanners for ‘Health, Safety’

Anthony Gucciardi { Activist Post }

The European Union has decided to ban all X-ray scanners from EU airports in order to protect the health and safety of EU citizens, yet the TSA still claims that the scanners are completely safe. The ban comes after the recent media outburst regarding the 1998 report that linked the X-ray scanners to cancer. The report found that the machines could be causing 100 cases of cancer per year conservatively.

It is quite clear that the TSA is clinging on to the X-ray scanners for dear life, while the EU is taking the appropriate steps in protecting the health of travelers. This is evidenced by how differently the two governing bodies responding to the X-ray scanner cancer issue.

The European Union, following the news that the scanners are causing a threat to public health, decided to address the threat by removing the scanners. The European Commission issued a press release on November 14th calling for members of the European Union to remove X-ray scanners from its airports to avoid risking “citizens’ health and safety.” The United States on the other hand, went back on a promise to launch an independent safety into the machines.

Instead of commissioning the independent review, TSA administrator John Pistole has declared a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ‘draft’ that focuses primarily on the upkeep and maintenance of the machines to be sufficient evidence that the machines are safe. The draft has not yet been released, though Pistole assures the American people that it is very conclusive and reassuring. In fact, Pistole actually states that it is his ‘belief’ that the scanners are safe during a Senate hearing that was to be centered around hard evidence regading X-ray scanner safety.

‘My strong belief is those types of machines are still completely safe,’ Pistole said. ‘If the determination is that this IG study is not sufficient, then I will look at still yet another additional study.’

Of course there is hard evidence that the machines are posing a risk to the health of citizens, just as the European Union has stated.

The scanners admittedly use ionizing radiation, which is known to cause DNA damage as well as cancer. The 1998 estimate of 100 cancer cases per year as a result of the body scanners is most likely far below the real numbers, considering that the radiation level of the machines was oftentimes found to be “10 times more” than expected.

It is quite outlandish how the TSA still expects citizens to blindly accept their lack of evidence on the supposed safety of the machines in place of the real evidence highlighting the powerful dangers. 

 

 

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Hope You Had a Wonderful Thanksgiving! Encore Presentation: Dr. Frank King, Healing Revolution, Darren Craddock, EnerFood, Mike Maharrey, “Nullify Now!”, Depression Options, Pink Eye, GERD Drugs Be Gone and More on The Robert Scott Bell Show November 25, 2011

November 25, 2011 By Robert Scott Bell

Dr. Frank King joins me to discuss natural options for depression and restoring emotional balance. Also, do your kids have colic? Don’t drug them! Homeopathy’s got remedies for that and more! and more! Do you live a purpose-driven life? Is there a history of depression in your family? The reason may be dietary deficiencies or fat-soluble toxin proficiencies! It is not a lack of SSRI medication! Plus, how can your doctor plug into homeopathy? It’s time to turn your awareness into healing action on the Healing Revolution! http://kingbio.com/drking.html and Healthy Mind: http://www.kingbio.com/store/catalog/Healthy-Adaptation-orderby0-p-1-c-856.html and Colic Relief: http://www.kingbio.com/store/catalog/Colic-Relief-p-16167.html download the PHA & PHH Mind-Body Appraisal forms below to help you identify issues that may be addressed with our homeopathic formulas http://www.kingbio.com/education.html

Darren Craddock from EnerFoods returns to discuss how food is the most critical component in survival preparation. How is it that we have abandoned dietary common sense that we would allow drugging of infants with GERD medications? What about that study showing 10% of Americas are now taking antidepressants? Our food is our medicine and our medicine is our food! Darren will reveal the new Complete Herbal Medicine Cabinet during RSB’s 2nd hour today… Call 1-866-762-9238, mention RSB and get special discounts on Preparedness Packs! http://www.enerhealthbotanicals.com/contact/ and survive2thrive.net

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Here are some other stories we’ll be covering on this encore presentation today:

New drops to prevent Pink-eye out break? What about the old drops? RSB shares the secret… http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/10/19/new-drops-to-pre-empt-pinkeye-outbreak/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fhealth+%28Internal+-+Health+-+Text%29

Don’t just do something, sit there! When do doctors do too much? Would it not be better in most instances if they just did nothing? An amazingly cogent article on just this subject appears in the NY Times! You know what they say about a broken clock… http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/20/when-doing-nothing-is-the-best-medicine/?partner=rss&emc=rss

A new poll says that half of U.S. population favors cannabis legalization – where is the Obama Administration on this one? http://www.healthnews.com/en/news/Half-In-US-Support-Legalizing-Marijuana-UsePoll/2bawK2KdzAIOBXqf1KmVFi/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+us%2Fhealthnews+%28HealthNews+Articles%29

McDonald’s 3rd Quarter profits jumped 9%! Is this a good thing? http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-mcdonalds-3q-profit-jumps-9-20111021,0,4685167.story?track=rss

The CDC spending spree – 12,000 dollars per person for furniture, failures in aids, syphilis, aids programs devoted to ‘flirting, alcohol parties,’ and more… http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=3010130n

The economy is not on the rise – but guess what is… Prescription rates for acid-blocking drug being prescribed to infants! http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/236327.php

“With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland…” This is why we need a Department of Energy? Ron Paul is right. Eliminate it. http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/car-company-us-loan-builds-cars-finland/story?id=14770875

More than 1 in 10 Americans is taking an SSRI drug for depression. Women are more than 2.5 times more likely than men to be on them! How depressing! http://www.koat.com/r/29529405/detail.html

Americans are still getting sunburned… http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2011/10/20/Despite-warnings-Americans-get-sunburned/UPI-85131319089491/

GE profits soar by 57%! Could corporatism have anything to do with it? http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/22/business/ge-profit-up-despite-volatile-economy.html?_r=1

Robert Scott Bell is interviewed by Darren Craddock of EnerHealth Botanicals to discuss the importance of Gut and Liver health in improving your own health. http://www.youtube.com/user/enerfood#p/a/u/0/4ANoIK5TcW4

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Benefits of cinnamon – surprising health facts

by Tara Green { Natural News }

A shaker of cinnamon often sits on the spice rack in most of our kitchens. Given its frequent use in sugary baked goods, many health mavens overlook cinnamon’s centuries-old history as a healing substance, focusing on more exotic herbs rather than a brown powder found in Grandma’s kitchen. Yet cinnamon, derived from the bark of a tree commonly found in South Asia and the Middle East region, not only adds flavor to pies, it also delivers a host of health benefits.

Ancient India’s Healing Tradition

Ayurveda, the ancient healing system of India, often uses cinnamon to stimulate circulation as well as to increase the bio-availability of other herbs. Ayurvedic healers, prescribe remedies based on an individual’s dosha or type. Ayurveda sees cinnamon as an appropriate remedy for people who belong to the kapha type (characterized as sturdy, heavy, calm, slow and moist) and the vata type (thin, cold, prone to nervousness) since cinnamon tends to have a heating and energizing effect. People who belong to the pitta type (fiery, oily, sharp) can partake of cinnamon in moderation.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Herbalists and acupuncturists in the Chinese tradition value cinnamon for its warming qualities. Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may prescribe cinnamon, often in combination with another warming substance such as ginger, to ward off colds. TCM healers may prescribe cinnamon for disorders associated with the kidney meridian.

Anti-Viral

During the 1918 influenza outbreak, workers at cinnamon factories seemed immune to the Spanish flu which decimated the population. A potent new form of cinnamon extract may even protect against HIV. An Israeli researcher, taking a cue from a Biblical reference to high priests using a holy oil containing cinnamon, in 2007 developed a powerful cinnamon extract which may protect against modern viruses like the Avian flu.

Blood Sugar Control

There may be a touch of ancient wisdom at work in all the recipes which combine cinnamon with high-carb and high-fat ingredients. Cinnamon can mitigate the impact these foods have on blood sugar levels, slowing the rate at which the stomach empties after meals and thereby reducing the potential spike in blood sugar. Cinnamon can offer aid to people who have type 2 diabetes by preventing insulin resistance and has even been recommended by the American Diabetes Association. Research has shown cinnamon outperforms diabetes drugs. In a study published in The Journal of Diabetic Medicine, research subjects given cinnamon supplements experienced greater improvement in blood sugar levels than those who received standard diabetes drugs.

Muscle to Fat Ratio

Studies indicate that cinnamon supplements go beyond just improving blood glucose levels; they can also reduce body fat percentage and help increase lean muscle mass.

Scent

If people at the holiday dinner table seem especially alert when the cinnamon-spiced pumpkin pie is being served, it might be because of its scent, not just an appetite for sweets. A 2004 study found that the smell of cinnamon helped boost brain function. Study participants performance on tasks involving virtual recognition memory, attentional processes, working memory, and visual-motor speed while using a computer were measured comparing the relative effects of jasmine, peppermint, cinnamon and no odor. Cinnamon had the strongest positive effect on study subjects’ cognitive processing skills. Cinnamon’s aroma comes from cinnamonaldehyde, an essential oil in the bark of cinnamon trees.

Anti-Microbial

Cinnamon has the ability to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, molds and yeasts, including Candida yeast. In a 2003 study, two batches of vegetable broth were refrigerated, one with, and one without cinnamon oil. The broth with the cinnamon oil was resistant to food-borne pathogenic Bacillus cereus for at least 60 days. Researchers in this study observed that the cinnamon not only served as an effective preservative but also improved the flavor of the broth. In another study, researchers at Kansas State University discovered that cinnamon eliminates E. coli in unpasteurized apple cider.

Sources:

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?…

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Report: Investors (China?) buying up US farmland at alarming rate

by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer { natural news }

There are arguably a number of varying factors influencing the mass farmland sell-off currently taking place in the American Midwest. One thing seems certain, though — America’s once-treasured farming tradition is quickly fading into history as the next generation of Americans abandon rural life, and investors come in to snap up their fertile plots of soil in Iowa and elsewhere.

The trend of migration from rural to urban life is nothing new. But what is relatively new is the heightened interest among investors from around the country, and even from around the world, in purchasing US farmland as a type of “hedge” commodity for their portfolios — and this is especially true as the value of farmland continues its rise to record levels.

A recent Reuters report explains that in Iowa, an agricultural mecca marked mostly by corn and soy crops these days, fertile farmland has become a hot commodity that is attracting many out-of-towners. Unable or simply unwilling to further the legacy of their parents and grandparents, farmland heirs are selling or auctioning off their family land to the highest bidder.

At the same time, demand for farmland is so high that many landowners feel it just makes good financial sense to sell their land. According to the latest figures, farmland prices in Iowa have increased about 24 percent within the past year, and the average per-acre price of cropland across the state is now $5,700 (http://www.iowafarmertoday.com/news…).

Another issue is the exorbitant federal estate tax, also known as the “death” tax, that farm heirs are levied following a farmer’s death. This tax, which can exceed 50 percent of an estate’s total value in some cases, can force farm heirs to sell some or all of the land just to pay it, which inadvertently forces farming families out of the business whether they want to or not.

And just who is buying all this land? Well, as we reported a few months ago, wealthy investors like George Soros (http://www.naturalnews.com/033319_f…), and China, which currently holds the most US debt currency in the form of Federal Reserve Notes (http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/06/16…) have been busy buying farmland around the world.

In other words, when the ever-worsening economic meltdown eventually leads to massive food shortages, Americans will have already sold their source of food down the river for a heap of worthless debt currency.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011…

 

Study: Vitamin D deficiency linked to recurrent inflammatory spinal cord disease

by Jonathan Benson, staff writer { natural news }

Patients who suffer from recurrent transverse myelitis (TM), neuromyelitis optica (NMO), or various other NMO spectrum disorders, all of which are spinal cord diseases, could be deficient in vitamin D. A new study published in the journal Archives of Neurology has identified a link between recurrent inflammatory spinal cord disease and low levels of vitamin D.

Maureen A. Mealy, RN, BSN, from Johns Hopkins University and her colleagues studied the association between these spinal cord conditions and vitamin D levels in patients with monophasic, or single-stage, spinal cord diseases, as well as those with recurrent spinal cord diseases. They found that vitamin D levels were significantly lower in the recurrent group compared to the monophasic group.

“Our findings suggest that there may be an association between lower total 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in patients with recurrent TM/NMO/NMO spectrum disorders as compared with their counterparts with monophasic disease,” wrote the authors. “This is consistent with other recurrent autoimmune conditions and points to a common link between low vitamin D levels and immunologic dysregulation.”

Since all such recurrent spinal cord conditions involve severe inflammation that damages tissue and nerve cell fibers, it makes sense that increasing vitamin D levels might help remedy the problem and stop these recurrences. The Vitamin D Council has conducted and compiled extended research on vitamin D, and has already found that this natural hormone plays a key role in mitigating inflammation throughout the entire body (http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/).

The Johns Hopkins team plans to conduct further research into how supplementing with vitamin D, either through increased sun exposure or with vitamin D3 supplements, might help spinal cord disease patients to find relief, and potentially even be cured. But in the meantime, research has already confirmed that boosting vitamin D levels through supplementation is a safe way to improve overall health and prevent disease.

“In humans, vitamin D is critically important for the development, growth, and maintenance of a healthy body, beginning with gestation in the womb and continuing throughout the lifespan,” says the Vitamin D Council.

To learn more about vitamin D and how to safely supplement with it, visit the Vitamin D Council: http://www.vitamindcouncil.org

You can also check out the NaturalNews archives on vitamin D at:
http://naturalnews.com/vitamin_d.html

Sources for this article include:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_relea…

 


Omega-3 fats reduce systemic inflammation and lower feelings of anxiety

Natural news  (by John Phillip)

The Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA continue to garner well deserved attention as essential components of human health. Researchers publishing in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity show that the long-chain fat duo significantly lowers elevated levels of systemic inflammation, the metabolic flame that promotes most chronic conditions from heart disease and cancer to dementia and diabetes. The study authors found that consuming more fish or supplementing with omega-3 fish oil reduced both anxiety and inflammation among a group of young healthy individuals. Many health-minded children and adults alike will want to ensure adequate fish consumption from diet or supplementation with fish oil to lower dangerous cellular inflammation and reduce the underlying effects of anxiety.

A team of researchers from Ohio State University set out to determine the science behind more than thirty years of data that suggests a link between psychological stress and immunity. Omega-3 fats including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are known to be critical nutrients required for early development and health maintenance in the human diet. Earlier research suggested that the long-chain fatty compounds might play a role in reducing the level of inflammatory metabolites in the body known to promote inflammation and even reduce depression.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce the Effects of Stress and Anxiety by Twenty Percent

The study authors wanted to test the theory that increased production of inflammatory cytokines in the body was caused by psychological stress and that increased levels of omega-3 fats could be used to mitigate the metabolic process and reduce inflammation. They assembled a group of 68 volunteer medical students known to be under a high degree of stress. The students were divided into six groups and interviewed at six intervals during the study to determine their levels of stress, anxiety or depression. Half the participants were given omega-3 supplements while the other half were given placebo pills.

Study co-author Martha Belury, professor of human nutrition, explained: “The supplement was probably about four or five times the amount of fish oil you’d get from a daily serving of salmon, for example”. Or, it was an equivalent to 1,200 mg EPA/DHA from a fish oil supplement. The results of the psychological surveys demonstrated an important change in anxiety among the students. Those receiving the omega-3 supplements showed a 20 percent reduction in anxiety compared to the placebo group. Blood samples taken from the medical students showed a similar reduction in circulating inflammatory factors.

Inflammation is a natural immune response necessary to protect us and help the body heal. Systemic inflammation from stress and the release of cytokine chemicals in the body are behind many chronic illnesses ranging from arthritis to heart disease to cancer. Ensure proper omega-3 status by including fatty fish in your diet several times each week or by supplementing with an organically distilled fish oil supplement and lower stress, anxiety and whole-body inflammation.

Sources for this article include:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc…
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About the author:
John Phillip is a Health Researcher and Author who writes regularly on the cutting edge use of diet, lifestyle modifications and targeted supplementation to enhance and improve the quality and length of life. John is the author of ‘Your Healthy Weight Loss Plan’, a comprehensive EBook explaining how to use Diet, Exercise, Mind and Targeted Supplementation to achieve your weight loss goal. Visit My Optimal Health Resource to continue reading the latest health news updates, and to download your Free 48 page copy of ‘Your Healthy Weight Loss Plan’.

 

FDA withdraws approval for breast cancer drug Avastin after declaring it medically useless, but says doctors can still prescribe it

by Jonathan Benson, staff writer ( Natural News )

Several years after declaring it to be not only medically useless but also dangerous, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially withdrawn approval for the $100,000 breast cancer drug Avastin. In a statement, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said that Avastin has never been proven to be safe or effective, but also in the same breath noted that doctors can still prescribe the drug if they feel like it.

“FDA recognizes how hard it is for patients and their families to cope with metastatic breast cancer and how great a need there is for more effective treatments,” Hamburg is quoted as saying by The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “But patients must have confidence that the drugs they take are both safe and effective for their intended use.”

After being rapidly approved for use by the FDA back in 2007, Avastin quickly generated more than $1.7 billion for its producer Genentech within the first year. When the FDA finally got around to actually reviewing the drug after approving it, though, the agency discovered that Avastin does not lengthen the lives of breast cancer patients, and that it carries with it severe side effects that include death (http://www.naturalnews.com/023524_d…).

In her 69-page report on Avastin, Hamburg wrote that Avastin’s side effects include high blood pressure, bleeding, heart attack or heart failure, and the development of perforations in the nose, stomach and intestines. In at least one case, a patient taking Avastin has died from infection.

But the way the FDA is handling the situation shows how blatantly biased it is towards the drug industry. Avastin was proven dangerous and ineffective several years ago, but the FDA allowed it to remain on the market. Now, it has decided to withdraw approval for Avastin, but is still allowing it to remain on the market.

If Avastin had been a dietary supplement in the same predicament, the agency would have immediately withdrawn its approval (if it would have approved it in the first place), and demanded that it be removed from the market. The agency likely would have also shut down Avastin’s manufacturer, as it has done a lot worse to supplement companies that produce safe and effective natural treatments.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.lef.org/news/LefDailyNew…