As children’s brains are being eaten by vaccines, parents urged to ignore the symptoms and ‘soothe’ their babies

by Jonathan Benson, staff writer
 “natural news ”

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that administering one or more of the five “Ss” — swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging, and sucking — to babies in conjunction with their childhood vaccine regimens can help alleviate the physical and emotional stress typically brought about by this highly-invasive medical tradition.

Swaddling babies, or wrapping them in a warm blanket after they are vaccinated, as well as placing them in certain positions can help reduce their levels of anxiety, say researchers. Gently shushing them while rocking them or giving them a pacifier can also help to make the vaccination process move along much more smoothly and less painfully.

Though these measures do absolutely nothing to address the potential neurological damage caused by vaccines, researchers say they can “soothe” babies and help them to stop crying. According to Dr. John W. Harrington from Eastern Virginia Medical School and Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, the methods serve as a “distraction” from the pain caused by the needles.

For their study, Harrington and his colleagues divided 234 two- and four-month-old babies into four study groups, two of which received the five Ss after their vaccinations. They found that those who received these interventions experienced less visible pain, grimacing, and frowning, according to Reuters, and they cried less.

But as good as it might be to effectively comfort a child who has just been bombarded with dozens of vaccine injections, no amount of physical comfort will mitigate the damage being done to babies’ brains by vaccines. The combination diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus shot, also known as DPT, for instance, is known to cause severe and permanent brain damage in some children (http://www.naturalnews.com/031469_vaccine_brain_seizures.html).

All vaccines, in fact, come with the potential to cause permanent nerve damage, particularly in the brain. Going back as far as 1855, when Massachusetts passed the first law in the United States requiring vaccinations for schoolchildren, it was known that vaccines carried with them the risk of encephalitis, also known as inflammation of the brain (http://www.naturalnews.com/031476_vaccines_nerve_damage.html).

Brachial neuritis, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), multiple sclerosis, narcolepsy, Opsoclonus-Myoclonus syndrome (OMS), trigeminal neuralgia, and transverse myelitis are among the many neurological side effects that can be caused by vaccines. And none of these conditions, of course, can be mitigated with a pacifier or a blanket.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.reuters.com

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Supermarkets everywhere are selling ‘counterfeit’ bagels

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) Bagels have their origin as a traditional food among the Jews of 16th century Poland. Because fresh bread was a staple food but no cooking could be done on the Sabbath, the bagel dough would be prepared before the Sabbath and then placed in a cool place to slowly rise throughout the course of the day. Once the Sabbath was over, the dough would be immersed briefly in boiling water and then baked. The reason for the boiling is murky, but the effects are clear: boiling gives the outside of the dough a thick, chewy crust that prevents the inside of the dough from rising much during baking. This, in turn, makes the inside of a bagel dense and also chewy.

Most bagels sold in supermarkets and even bagel shops across the United States lack this signature texture, because boiling each individual bagel is a labor-intensive process that would raise manufacturing costs significantly. To avoid these costs, most modern manufacturers instead use machinery to steam the bagels before baking. Unfortunately, this does not produce the same texture as the traditional method, leaving many bagel purists with no choice but to make their own.

Even worse, many bagels sold in grocery stores today are really just “donut-shaped rolls” in that their bread quality and texture is exactly the same as a regular dinner roll. Many consumers have never had real bagels, so they don’t know the difference.

For the record, when I was 15, I taught a computer summer camp that taught young children how to use computers (this was back in the day when personal computers where just coming onto the scene). That business was owned by a Jewish gentleman who also owned a bagel shop nearby, and each morning before I began teaching, I would purchase a couple of bagels and enjoy them. This was my first exposure to real bagels, and I still remember the taste and texture to this day.

The bagels I see in the grocery store today are a complete joke.

Source: 25 Amazing Facts About Food, authored by Mike Adams and David Guiterrez. This report reveals surprising things about where your food comes from and what’s really in it! Download the full report (FREE) by clicking here. Inside, you’ll learn 24 more amazing but true facts about foods, beverages and food ingredients. Instant download of the complete PDF. All 25 facts are documented and true.

Additional sources:
http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/food-science/food-science-why-bagels-are-boiled-086711
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagel
http://www.aish.com/j/fs/82246757.html

Spike in US autism rates linked to high-fructose corn syrup consumption

natural news “by Jonathan Benson, staff writer

A new study published in the journal Clinical Epigenetics reveals that both the Standard American Diet (SAD) and various toxic environmental factors play a definitive and synergistic role in the development of autism. According to the study, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), mercury in vaccines, and agricultural pesticides are among the many cofactors that contribute to the onset of autism spectrum disorders, all of which deserve more attention from health authorities than they are currently getting.

Renee Dufault from the Food Ingredient and Health Research Institute (FIHRI) and her colleagues examined how various foods and environmental factors affect the neurodevelopment of children, and particularly how these factors inhibit the body’s ability to eliminate disease-causing toxins and heavy metals from the system. Known as “macroepigenetics,” this comprehensive approach to disease research offers unique insight into how the human body responds to multiple inputs from diet, environment, and genetics.

What the team discovered is that HFCS, for instance, which is a highly-processed chemical sweetener used in many processed foods and beverages, depletes the body of the natural mineral zinc. And zinc, of course, is responsible for cleansing the body of heavy metals like mercury, arsenic, and cadmium, as well as aluminum and other toxins that are known to disrupt proper brain development.

“To better address the explosion of autism, it’s critical we consider how unhealthy diets interfere with the body’s ability to eliminate toxic chemicals, and ultimately our risk for developing long-term health problems like autism,” said Dr. David Wallinga, co-author of the study and physician at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP).

You can view the complete study at the following link:
http://www.clinicalepigeneticsjournal.com

HFCS laden with brain-destroying chemicals, mercury

Back in 2009, it was revealed that HFCS is actually a source of heavy metal poisoning as well. The heavy processing required to produce HFCS involves the use of caustic soda chemicals and mercury, two brain-destroying chemicals that end up in the final product fed to millions of American children (http://www.naturalnews.com/025442_HFCS_Corn_Refiners_Association.html).

Ketchup, sodas, juice drinks, breads, crackers, cookies, and many other processed food items are loaded with HFCS, and these items are a staple in many children’s diets, including in the meals fed to them at school. So it is no wonder that children’s bodies are being overwhelmed by mercury and other autism-related toxins, which is only worsened by the onslaught of neurologically damaging vaccines, some of which still contain mercury, most of them received throughout their early childhood developmental years.

Besides affecting zinc levels, HFCS in particular has also been shown to deplete the body of calcium and other important vitamins and minerals as well. Without these and other critical nutrients, the body is unable to effectively protect itself against the myriad of toxic exposures it faces every single day, which include pesticide residues found on conventional produce, for instance, or flame retardant chemicals found in bedding and clothing.

“Rather than being independent sources of risk, factors like nutrition and exposure to toxic chemicals are cumulative and synergistic in their potential to disrupt normal development,” added Dr. Richard Deth, another co-author of the study and Professor of Pharmacology at Northwestern University near Chicago. “These epigenetic effects can also be transmitted across generations. As autism rates continue to climb it is imperative to incorporate this new epigenetic perspective into prevention, diagnosis and treatment strategies.”

Recent research has also pinpointed the artificial sweetener aspartame and other methanol-producing foods and environmental factors as causes of autism (http://www.naturalnews.com/035606_methanol_aspartame_toxicity.html). And the ever-increasing childhood vaccination schedule is also directly linked to a significant uptick in autism rates over the years, even when vaccines that do not contain mercury are used (http://www.naturalnews.com/035452_autism_vaccinations_children.html).

Parents will want to proactively protect the health of their children by helping them to avoid HFCS and all products that contain it, and teaching them to eat and enjoy organic, pesticide-free produce and other whole foods. Feeding children “superfoods” rich in vitamins and minerals, and supplementing their diets with brain-boosting nutrient foods like omega-3 fatty acids, spirulina, and probiotics will also go a long way in protecting these young ones from the continuous onslaught of dietary and environmental toxins that are constantly at war with their brains.

Sources for this article include:

http://foodingredient.info/fihrinews.html

http://www.clinicalepigeneticsjournal.com/content/4/1/6/abstract

The food industry is waging war on your cells with these 10 toxic ingredients

by S. D. Wells

(NaturalNews) Preservatives and synthetic food agents found in foods inhibit oxygen and delay the development of fungus and mold, creating a longer shelf-life for products. But after being consumed, these toxins deprive human cells of oxygen and rob them of nutrients, thus leading to cell mutation and the perfect breeding ground for cancer.

Just like humans, cells need oxygen to survive and thrive. “Fungus fighting” preservatives and man-made food agents choke out your body’s nutrients at the DNA level by depriving mitochondrial cells of oxygen, sometimes completely shutting them down. And if the body does not have enough essential nutrients, it becomes more susceptible to disease.

Longer shelf life, shorter human life

If you’re not a label-reader already, you better become one soon. You don’t have to be a chemist or a linguist either, just be able to sight read and spot the poisons so you can live cancer-free. Most food toxins are followed by a phrase, often in parenthesis, to make them sound “safe” and in your best interest, like “as a preservative,” or “for added freshness,” or “to preserve flavor.” These catchy little phrases really mean for the added choking of your cells to aid with cancer development.

The top 10 cell stranglers revealed

The United States has several major regulatory agencies and “cancer prevention” organizations which have not only been suppressing natural cancer cures for 70 years, but have been approving, supporting, endorsing and profiting from cancer-causing agents in food, beverages and cosmetics since World War II.

1. Sodium Benzoate: This stealthy killer flies under most people’s radar, and is found in just about everything in jars and bottles, like salad dressing, pickles, sauces, mayonnaise, almost all soda and juice drinks, and even in foods labeled as “all natural.”

2. Canola Oil: This artificial, Canadian-exported GMO is super popular and is found in over 30% of all products. It chokes out your mitochondrial cells. Canola oil is really rapeseed oil and can cause emphysema and respiratory distress, eventually leading to cancer.

3. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG): The FDA allows 20 “pseudo” names for it including autolyzed yeast extract, free glutamate, glutamic acid, soy lecithin, calcium caseinate, hydrolyzed corn, hydrolyzed soy protein, and maltodextrin to name a few. Just because a product says “No MSG” doesn’t mean it’s not in there!

4. Sodium Nitrates (nitrosamines): Used for fertilizers and explosives, and as a solvent in the dry cleaning industry. This ingredient keeps hemoglobin molecules in your blood from carrying oxygen to your body tissues. It’s considered a “super salt” (like MSG) added to things like hot dogs, cold cuts and bacon for added shelf-life, color and flavor. Problems compound when microwaved.

5. Margarine: The body cannot incorporate trans-fatty acids into membranes, thus causing deformed cellular structures. Vegetable shortening and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils accelerate aging and degenerative changes in tissues.

6. Anti-foaming agents: (Dimethylpolysiloxane) An industrial chemical used in caulks and sealants. This component is mostly used in fast food chicken nuggets and eggs. Also watch for TBHQ, a petroleum derivative, used as a stabilizer in perfumes, resins, varnishes and oil field chemicals, and linked to stomach tumors and DNA damage.

7. Anti-caking agents: Chemicals that absorb moisture and prevent other compounds from sticking together. These are added to table salt and powdered food products. They are often composed of phosphate, carbonate, silicate and oxide compounds which contain aluminum. Watch for sodium alumino-silicate, alumino-calcium silicate and aluminium silicate. Aluminum is linked to Alzheimer’s and is also used in flu shots and vaccines.

8. Artificial colorings: Synthetic petrochemicals made from petroleum, antifreeze and ammonia. Blue #1 causes kidney tumors in mice. Red #2 and Blue #2 cause brain and bladder tumors in rats. Red #3 causes thyroid cancer in animals, and is banned in cosmetics, but still allowed in food. Red #40 debilitates the immune-system. Green #3 causes bladder and testes tumors. Yellow #5 and #6 cause adrenal tumors in animals.

9. Emulsifiers: Carrageenan, polysorbate 80 and brominated vegetable oil (BVO). These are stabilizing, smoothing and thickening agents. They are typically found in chocolate milk, cottage cheese, ice cream, infant formula and jelly. BVO remains in body fat for years. Polysorbate 80 is also found in most vaccines.

10. Artificial Sweeteners: Aspartame, Acesulfame K, Sucralose, Sorbitol, Truvia, and of course, Saccharin. Because they taste sweet, these chemical sweeteners trick the body into ingesting them and holding on to them for extended periods of time, turning rancid in the body fat. Fake sugars are the “Trojan horses” of the cell-choking and mutating, food agent industry. Sorbitol is also found in many vaccines.

America has been breeding and treating cancer with chemicals for 70 years

How does a politician running for office or for a position with a United States Government regulatory agency guarantee winning that election or appointment? He or she simply supports the insidious toxic food and medicine industry by meeting with lobbyists, promising the approval of chemical food agents that strangulate human DNA cells, and furthering legislation which supports cancer treatments to do more of the same.

Besides the wars in the Middle East, there’s a Domestic War going on right now in our country, so pay very close attention to everything you eat, and every “medicine” your doctor recommends. Also, do some research of your own if you want to protect your cells and keep them oxygenated, preventing cancer and other disease.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.truthinlabeling.org/nomsg.html
http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/f-w00/nitrosamine.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/033726_sodium_benzoate_cancer.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/022194.html
http://www.naturodoc.com/library/nutrition/margbutt.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_food_additives
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0813/is_2_26/ai_53996201/

Pepsi’s ‘Next’ generation – Less sugar, more toxins!

natural news   {by Scott Morefield }

On March 26, 2012, Pepsi introduced their latest in a long line of soft-drinks aimed at the health-conscious consumer. According to their press release, Pepsi Next is aimed at, “a segment of consumers who are resistant to both regular, full-sugar cola and diet cola offerings. These consumers love the taste of Pepsi but they don’t believe you can achieve full-flavor taste with a diet cola. The launch of Pepsi NEXT is intended to fulfill this unmet need in the category.”

They say Pepsi Next is “crafted from the right mix of cola flavor and a blend of sweeteners to closely mimic the taste curve of a regular cola.” The marketing draw is 60 percent less sugar. There are 15 grams of sugar in a 12 oz can of Pepsi Next, compared to 40g in Pepsi’s Throwback ‘real sugar’ version, and 41g in regular HFCS Pepsi. While less sugar is certainly a desirable feature, what is not mentioned is the fact that, in the absence of the usual bucketful of sugar (in this case, high fructose corn syrup), the ingredients to attain that trademark Pepsi icky-sweetness need to come from somewhere. In this case, not only does aspartame fill the bill, but sucralose and acesulfame potassium do as well! Now we have a beverage on the market with not one, not two, not three, but FOUR dangerous sweeteners – HFCS, aspartame, sucralose, and acesulfame potassium.

Another thing the marketers fail to mention is the whopping 60mg of sodium, compared to 40mg in Pepsi Throwback and 30mg in regular Pepsi. The real irony is the top of the ingredient list actually lists the product as containing ‘low sodium!’ Leave it to Pepsi to introduce a product with not only twice the sodium, but HFCS, aspartame, AND sucralose, and actually have the gall to market it to health conscious consumers.

Here is the ordered ingredient list for Pepsi Next, followed by some potential health complications:

Carbonated water – tap water containing fluoride, among other potential dangerous chemicals.
http://www.naturalnews.com/030123_fluoride_babies.html

High fructose corn syrup – promotes obesity and liver damage.
http://www.naturalnews.com

Caramel color – potentially cancer causing.
http://www.naturalnews.com/031383_caramel_coloring_cola.html

Natural flavor – can be quite literally anything.
http://www.naturalnews.com/035353_fruit_juice_soda_alternatives.html

Phosphoric acid – causes tooth enamel corrosion, almost as bad as battery acid.
http://www.naturalnews.com/021774.html

Sodium citrate – can cause muscle spasms, elevated sodium, and other side effects.
http://www.livestrong.com/article/315235-sodium-citrates-side-effects/

Caffeine – addictive, causes extra wear and tear on the adrenal glands, stress, and other issues.
http://www.naturalnews.com/012352.html

Potassium sorbate – generally non-toxic, but can cause side-effects to certain individuals.
http://www.buzzle.com

Aspartame – can cause cancer, mental disorders, headaches, weight gain, and a host of other health issues.
http://www.naturalnews.com

Citric acid – linked to the erosion of tooth enamel. Sodas are certainly not a healthy way to consume this ingredient naturally found in citrus fruit.
http://www.livestrong.com

Acesulfame potassium – yet another artificial sweetener, could cause cancer and thyroid problems.
http://www.naturalnews.com/028187_food_additives_dangers.html

Sucralose – causes poor ‘gut health’ by reducing the amount of ‘good bacteria’ in the intestines. Also causes weight gain, among other issues.
http://www.splendaexposed.com/articles/2009/01/new_splenda_suc.html

So the next time you consider knocking back a Pepsi Next or some other toxic heavily-marketed ‘beverage,’ consider the fact that there is absolutely nothing redeeming health-wise about it.

Drink filtered water instead.

In addition to the above links, sources for this article include:
http://www.pepsico.com

About the author:
Scott is a blogger, writer, and researcher, primarily focused on how to raise healthy kids despite a system and status quo that makes it as difficult as possible. He and his wife, Kim, live in the hills of east Tennessee with their four small children. He holds an MBA from East Tennessee State University. Scott and Kim blog about parenting, marriage, healthy lifestyle, nutrition, and homesteading at www.amorefieldlife.com.

Unconstitutional New York bills would give children the right to consent to vaccines

natural news > by Alan Phillips, J.D.

New York’s A343 and S384, if enacted into law, will give children the right to consent to HPV and Hep B vaccines, without the knowledge and consent of their parents. Regardless of your position on vaccines, these bills set a disturbing precedent in violation of the U.S. Constitution. If you live in New York, take or send this Memorandum of Law to your state representatives, along with any other concerns you may have, to oppose these bills!
As a starting place, constituents are “one person with one vote.” If your position is one held by a minority, which is usually the case with vaccine freedom-of-choice advocates, legislative activism is an up-hill battle. But legislative activism involves the art of persuasion, since ultimately, legislatures can enact any law they have the votes for, Constitutional or not. So, if you can tell your representative, “I don’t like this bill” and why that can be persuasive, but if you can add to that, “and by the way, you can’t enact this bill into law because it’s unconstitutional,” you can substantially bolster your “one person, one vote” starting point. Furthermore, a loud minority can often influence legislation considerably, and a compelling legal argument can add considerable “volume” to your position. So, if this Memorandum represents your views, then given a copy to your NY rep today!
Meanwhile, here’s a summary of some of the legal and other problems with NY’s A343 and S384:
1. They are unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court has stated: “Most children, even in adolescence, simply are not able to make sound judgments concerning many decisions, including their need for medical care or treatment. Parents can and must make those judgments.”[1] Giving medical decision-making authority to children violates parents’ 14th Amendment Constitutional due process right to parent their children. When the state takes parental decision-making away from parents, it is essentially saying that the parents are unfit to make those decisions. When the state gives that authority to children, it is saying that kids are fit to make decisions that the parents aren’t fit to make. Rather absurd, isn’t it?!
2. These NY bills violate parents’ First Amendment “free exercise” of religion. Parents, and not children, have the legal authority to exercise a vaccine religious exemption for their children under N.Y. Pub. Health Law § 2164(9). They also violate the NY State Constitution’s religious liberty section, which supports NY parents’ right to refuse vaccines for their children for religious reasons.[2]
3. These bills violate the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which requires “each healthcare provider who administers a vaccine” to “provide to the legal representatives of any child” a copy of information “prior to the administration of the vaccine.”[3] A child can’t consent to the administration of a vaccine without the parent’s knowledge and consent if the person administering the vaccine must first give the parent vaccine information. If healthcare providers administer a vaccine to a child without first giving the required information to parents, they are violating federal law, and in the process, probably violating state medical ethical rules at the same time (because of violating federal law), subjecting themselves to discipline by their state medical, nursing, or other relevant boards.
4. States are not without the right to administer healthcare to children without parental consent absolutely. In emergencies, doctors may treat minors without consulting parents first; and when children are emancipated, they can make decisions for themselves. But absent an emergency or emancipation, there is no need for intervention prior to consulting the parent. In those situations where parents are unfit and can’t or won’t provide proper healthcare for their children, the state can take custody and give parental consent for medical treatment in the place of the parent. So, absent an emergency or other applicable exception, there may never be a need for the state to give medical decision-making authority directly to children at all. But this is only logical, since children, by both medical and legal definitions, are neither developmentally capable nor legally competent to make those decisions.
5. New York legislators take an oath to “support the constitution of the United States, and the constitution of the State of New York” before performing the duties of their offices.[4] Since A343 and S384 violate the U.S. and New York Constitutions as explained above, legislators will be violating their oaths if they vote for these bills.
6. Finally, these bills do not explain how a healthcare provider is to determine whether or not a child “has the capacity to consent to the care,” as the bills require. Who gets to decide that? On the basis of what criteria? Subject to what supervision or scrutiny? These are questions that require a combination of therapeutic and legal expertise to answer; physicians are not qualified to make the assessment, especially given the hurried environments in which most of them work.
Other states have enacted laws allowing children to consent to vaccines (see, e.g., Natural News articles Stealth Vaccine Laws Allow Children to Consent to Vaccines), but these laws are subject to court challenges that could result in these laws being stricken. We must vigorously oppose the New York bills, to prevent this from setting a precedent that quickly sweeps the nation. New York residents can quickly contact their reps by joining the NVIC’s Advocacy Portal. Consider joining the Pandemic Response Project’s email list as well!
Alan Phillips, J.D. is a nationally recognized legal expert on vaccine rights issues. He advises clients, activists and other attorneys nationally on vaccine rights issues and legislative initiatives. Learn more at www.vaccinerights.com.
—– 1. Parham v. J.R., 442 U.S. 584, 603 (1979)
2. N.Y. CONST. art. I, § 3, Freedom of worship; religious liberty
3. 42 U.S.C. § 300aa-26
4. N.Y. Const. art. 13, § 1
About the author: Alan Phillips, Attorney at Law P.O. Box 3473 Chapel Hill, NC 27515-3473 919-960-5172 Vaccine Rights: www.vaccinerights.com The Pandemic Response Project: www.pandemicresponseproject.com

 

Detox your dwelling and purify your indoor air with plants

natural news -by Paul Fassa

The air quality in an airtight home or office is usually worse than outdoor air. Since a good deal of time is spent inside one’s home and/or office space, then measures to improve that air quality are in order.

Dwelling detox

It’s important to be aware of mold, what it looks like, and the hazards it presents to your health. If black mold is spotted, get rid of it right away. Homes in moist or high humidity areas are prone to mold issues. Leaky roofs, windows, plumbing, and cellars contribute toward creating toxic mold (http://www.naturalnews.com/033341_mold_indoor_air.html).
Toxic shellacs and thinners should be restricted to outdoor sheds if possible. They shouldn’t be in your home. Use your flyswatter and ditch the insect spray poisons. Those are extremely toxic and shouldn’t be in your home or even garage (http://www.naturalnews.com).
Keeping the house clean inside is important. But what you use for cleaning the house can be worse than collecting dust and dirt. Commercially produced household cleaning items pollute indoor air with their toxins. Get rid of them and use non-toxic soaps (http://www.naturalnews.com/028846_laundry_detergents_dioxane.html).
Chemical air freshening fragrances should be discarded. There are air treatment machines that you could research carefully to determine which one is suitable for you (http://www.naturalnews.com/033143_indoor_air_purification.html). Try to choose a machine that involves more than one method of purification.
Use high quality air filters for your central AC/forced hot air system, and change it seasonally. Indoor plants can do wonders to oxygenate your indoor air, making it fresher and healthier as well as creating a naturally aesthetic setting.

NASA’s chosen plants for purifying indoor air

The National Aeronautic and Space Agency (NASA) researched plants’ abilities to eliminate air pollutants, presumably to determine how to decorate a space station and help the air stay oxygenated and fresh.
NASA recommends placing 15 to 18 of your choices from their researched plants in an 1800 square foot or 167 square meter dwelling or office. Obviously, less are required for smaller spaces. Just make sure the plants are as large as possible for their types.
These plants can help reduce all sorts of serious air pollutants, even benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene, as well as microbial pathogens. Living in low pollution areas still leaves you with chemicals released from particle boards and fiber glass insulation materials. The plants reduce air toxins and carbon dioxide while increasing oxygen levels and humidity.
You won’t need all the different types of indoor plants, of course. The options are yours from which to choose for monetary and aesthetic reasons. NASA’s choices are:
* English ivy (Hedera helix) * Spider plant (Chlorphytum comosum) * Golden pothos (Epipemnum aureum) * Peace lily (Spathiphyllum Mauna Loa) * Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema modestum) * Bamboo or reed palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii) * Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) * Heartleaf philodendron (Philodendron scandens oxycardium) * Selloum philodendron (Philodendrum selloum) * Elephant ear philodendron (Philodendrum domesticum) * Red-edged dracaena (Dracaena marginata) * Cornstalk dracaena (Dracaena fragrans Massangeana) * Janet Craig dracaena (Dracaena deremensis Janet Craig * Warneck dracaena (Dreacaena dermenisis Waneckii) * Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina)
Aloe Vera plants received honorable mention as air cleaners. You could use the gooey jell from inside a leaf to treat minor burns.
A couple of these plants are poisonous if eaten. So consider that if you have pets or toddlers. Most of them are low maintenance, but a couple of them have their quirks. In addition to basic maintenance, being nice to plants and playing classical or quality new age music does increase their life force.
For more information on these plants, with pictures to help you identify them, go here (http://www.toptipspot.com/tips/health/howto/air-cleaning-plants.php).
Sources for this article include
http://www.zone10.com/nasa-study-house-plants-clean-air.html
http://www.blankees.com/house/plants/air_cleaners.htm
http://www.extension.umn.edu/yardandgarden/ygbriefs/h110indoorair.html
About the author: Paul Fassa is dedicated to warning others about the current corruption of food and medicine and guiding others toward a direction for better health with no restrictions on health freedom. You can visit his blog at http://healthmaven.blogspot.com