Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Advoid This !!!!

Oh My Goodness this is SOOOO TRUEEEE!!!

 “A great way to get depressed in Network Marketing is to stop prospecting.”
Just saw this quote and thought I would pass it on…I have to agree with this on so many levels. I know when I talk to other business partners that feel down about their business they almost always have stopped prospecting and meeting new people, setting appointments etc. It’s an easy fix and the most important thing we can do.



Thank you Jerry for your note, you are such awonderful blessing for our team and we are excited to share in all you achieve

Do not askt he Lord to Guide your Footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet. Do not ask the Lord for a blessing when you are not ready or willing to receiveit. Look around the answer could be right in front of you but if you arecritical, judgemental, doubtful and fearful..you might miss your answer andyour blessings.
Today be open to see whats before you already.   Be Blessed!   Someone is on their knees praying for help like I was.  Thanks Cindy for answering my prayer!   Open your eyes to others, first you must see whatthey see.   Then you can cast the vision for them to see what you see.  You already have free air to breath, a free body to carry you around, afree country to live in, the Blessings of a team of Leaders from our corporateoffice.  Our devoted leaders in the field.
Michelle and Lance, Marylou and Vincent, Nicole and Dan, Cindy and Geoff, yourleader and THE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS IS YOU. Your friends, Jerry and Pam

How awesome is this the Senior Vice President of Sales emails me updates.... What does your company do you for

 Brandy Luing,        Great news! Dollar Memberships are extended through June 30! There has never been a better time to call those on your contact list and introduce them to This special offer is only available until June 30, so take action now and get your new Customers enrolled today for just $1.
                                Jerry Felton
                              Senior Vice President of Sales
                              Melaleuca Inc.

This is worth reading! WOW!

Anyone can persevere!!! What is your purpose? Write it down, tape a picture to your work area, have a recurring email sent to you to read every day, find a way to keep that purpose in front of you at all timesJ This is SOOO INSPIRING!!!

Persisting Through Adversity
When JK Rowling began to write her first novel, she was a single-mother pent up in a tiny flat in Edinburgh, Scotland. Struggling to make ends meet, she scraped by on a meager public welfare check provided by the state. In the solitude of her desperate situation, Rowling even contemplated suicide.
Rowling’s saving grace and source of inspiration was her infant daughter.  Determined to support her child, she resolved to put her talents to work. While her baby napped, Rowling would pull out a pen and paper to compose ideas for a book.  Laboring under a lingering cloud of poverty, she would try to clear her mind in order to sketch out characters and plotlines.  In spare moments here and there, week after week, Rowling toiled away on her story.
Demonstrating a remarkable will to persevere, JK Rowling eventually secured a grant from a local arts council and published her first novel. Before long, the Harry Potter series became a worldwide sensation, and Rowling an international celebrity.
What can JK Rowling teach us about perseverance?
1) Perseverance springs from having purpose.
Even the most ambitious leader’s willpower eventually fails her in the absence of passion. Passion stems from having a clear sense of purpose. Furthermore, the most powerful passion comes from a desire to provide for, or serve, others.
2) Perseverance necessitates discarding the belief that life is easy.
When it comes to chasing our dreams and exercising our potential, we are quick to point to the obstacles in our path. We cite adverse circumstances as excuses for playing small in life, or we blame a lack of time, resources, and energy.  To step into a life of influence, there comes a time when we must drown out the excuses and get to work. Our dreams aren’t magically delivered to our doorstep; they must be tracked down by persevering through life’s trials and tempests.
3) Perseverance means not stopping because you’re tired, but because the task is done.
For an author, inspiration may come in a moment, but carrying a manuscript to completion takes thousands of hours of work. In struggling to convert the creativity in their minds into imaginative prose, many writers grow weary and give up. Rowling faced the additional fatigue of raising a child as a single parent. Yet she refused to let the tiresome process of fleshing out her ideas, and the weight of caretaking her daughter, deter her from finishing her books.
Questions for Leaders
Look back to a time in life when you had to persevere. What were the circumstances? How did you overcome them? What did you gain by persevering?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Moms what do you have to lose or gain ?

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What do you have to lose? What do you have to gain?

Information on what I do from home

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Mike Adam’s Interview with Randall Fitzgerald, author of The Hundred-Year Lie, on the prevalence of toxic chemicals

Mike: I am joined today by author Randall Fitzgerald, the author of "The Hundred-Year Lie: How Food and Medicine are Destroying Your Health," a groundbreaking new book that you would do well to pick up and read. Thanks for joining me today, Randall.
Randall Fitzgerald: Well thank you Mike. It is a real pleasure and honor to be with you.
Mike: Likewise. Your book was sent to me recently. I began reading it and was absolutely amazed at how well you explain the threats -- to our health, our way of life and even our future -- that are posed by the use of synthetic chemicals in foods, drugs and even things like personal care products. What was your intention behind writing this book?
Fitzgerald: I wanted to spotlight some trends and patterns that I had noticed in my circle of friends and among members of my family. I had noticed health problems, illnesses and diseases occurring at younger and younger ages among people I knew, and I was concerned about that. I wanted to find answers as to why these sorts of problems -- neurological diseases, Parkinson's, MLS, MS, the whole range of illnesses, and especially cancer -- were occurring in people that I knew at ages that, two or three decades ago, would have only been occurring in elderly people. So I began informally talking with people and trying to find out about their eating habits and about the sorts of chemicals that they were exposed to, because intuitively, I felt there might be some linkage between the health problems, their diet and synthetic chemicals.
I must add that prior to this time, which was about two years ago, I had never really written about or investigated the subject of health or synthetic toxins. I had always been an investigative reporter who dealt with government agencies and investigated trends pertaining to government corruption; and the way that federal agencies performed their duties; waste, fraud and abuse involving tax dollars. Health had never really interested me, frankly -- unless I was in poor health, and I have always been in good health -- so I never really had much reason to give the subject attention until I just began noticing that there was this pattern among my friends and relatives. I just wanted some answers to questions I had.
The evidence of harm emerges
Mike: In your research, do you believe that you have found many of those answers? What kinds of links were you able to substantiate and present in the book?
Fitzgerald: I feel like there were some patterns that stared me in the face once I began looking at the evidence from medical science. There are so many studies out there from not just the United States, but from countries worldwide, that indicate a pattern in which synthetic chemicals have increasingly played a role in the types of illnesses and diseases that we are beginning to see at very alarming levels. If you chart on a graph the production of synthetic chemicals, especially since World War II, and you compare that graph to the increase in certain diseases -- for instance, neurological disorders and cancer -- the graphs are almost one on top of the other in sequence, and synchronized.
That led me to believe, even more than just my intuition, that there was something here that needed to be examined in more depth. Once I compared statistics on the production of synthetics to statistics on the increase in diseases, I began looking for the evidence, the so-called "smoking guns" in the studies done by medical science. I found that those studies indeed exist. They are out there, and they just had never been brought together at one place, at one time, before.
Mike: Your book, I think, does an excellent job of translating all of that science into everyday language that people can pick up, without needing a technical background, by the way.
Fitzgerald: I appreciate that.
The lies told by chemical, food and drug companies
Mike: Let me play the skeptic with you for a second here. As consumers in the Western world, we are being continually assured by food corporations, petrochemical companies, drug companies and even government regulatory bodies like the FDA, that all of these chemicals are perfectly safe. There are even allowable limits of many of these chemicals, which the EPA says are perfectly safe. Why should a consumer believe that he or she needs to read your book if all of these chemicals are advertised as being safe for us?
Fitzgerald: There are two big -- and by big I mean monumental -- problems with the argument and the perspective taken by federal regulatory agencies and by the manufacturers of foods and medicines. The argument is that trace levels of these chemicals do no harm to human health. What that argument ignores is the cumulative effect of hundreds, if not thousands, of these chemicals entering and then mixing within the human body. This is known as the "body burden." We each carry a "body burden" of these synthetic chemicals.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, starting in 1999, began testing the blood of thousands of Americans to determine what synthetic chemicals are being carried in their blood, their body fat and their body organs. The results of these tests -- more than 10,000 people have been tested so far -- is that every single person tested was found to carry hundreds of these synthetic chemicals. The problem here is that our bodies do not recognize these synthetic chemicals, most of which have been invented, patented and produced since World War II. Our livers, which are the main detoxifying organs of our bodies, do not recognize these synthetic chemicals, and as a result, do not metabolize them. Instead, the chemicals are either pushed off into the far reaches of the liver, to be stored, or sent into body fat and body organs to be stored. As these toxins accumulate, they begin to interact with each other. This is where the problem -- that regulatory agencies and manufactures want to overlook -- becomes a health disaster for us.
That is the problem of synergies; the synergistic reactions of two or more chemicals in the body. When they interact, it is much more powerful than any one individual chemical can do on its own. It may be true -- manufacturers and regulatory agencies insist that it is true -- that these chemicals, in trace amounts on their own, may be harmless to human health. I have a question about that, but I don't really deal with that in-depth in the book. Instead I look at what happens when all of these chemicals accumulate in the human body and they interact with each other to create toxic synergies. This, I believe, is the key to the explosion in human illness and disease levels that we have seen since World War II.
Chemical interactions heighten toxicity, even in food
Mike: So these interactions create the really scary chemicals? For example, in soft drinks, sodium benzoate is a preservative?
Fitzgerald: Yes.
Mike: I think you cover this in the book. When that mixes with citric acid, it can sometimes create benzenes?
Fitzgerald: We looked at some of the studies done in the later part of 2005, examining the synergistic reactions between aspartame -- the synthetic sweetener that is found in thousands of products now -- and MSG, along with two common food colorings. This was a study done in England at a university in the later part of 2005. The result was found that when MSG, aspartame and these two food colorings were mixed together, they create a synergy that kills nerve cells. It causes neurological damage. We are only now at the threshold of medical science beginning to do any systematic examination of synergies.
Mike: Just to put in a real-world example of that, I would like to add that you can get that combination by drinking a Diet Pepsi and eating a bag of Doritos.
Fitzgerald: Absolutely. It is a children's meal. In fact, these researchers, at the University of Liverpool, wanted to examine what children commonly consume every day. That is why they picked aspartame, MSG and these two food colors, because they are so commonly found in all of the junk drinks and foods that children consume. The results should alarm us all.
A mutant species
Mike: Where do we go, Randall, if we as a global community don't wake up and come to our senses about this ongoing synthetic chemical pollution of our bodies, our land, our rivers and our streams? What is the bottom line if we don't make changes?
Fitzgerald: We will become a mutant species. In fact, we are becoming a mutant species.
Mike: That is a very strong statement. Can you explain? What do you mean by a mutant species?
Fitzgerald: Starting about two decades ago, wildlife biologists began noticing -- in lakes, rivers, the ocean and in swamps like the Everglades -- that fish and amphibian species, in particular, were becoming mutants. Hermaphrodites were emerging in numbers never seen before. Alligators in the swamps of the Everglades were developing both male and female sex organs. Fish off of the coast of California were developing both male and female sex organs. Fish in the great lakes began developing both male and female sex organs. The Potomac River, outside of Washington, D.C., has been documented, over the last few years, as having ever-greater numbers of hermaphroditic fish. We see it in frogs. We see it numerous wildlife species.
What is the common denominator in all of these changes that at are creating mutants in the wild? It is synthetic chemicals. It is pesticides, in particular along with other synthetic chemical contaminants in the water, that are being spewed out by waste water treatment plants, which do not have the technological capacity to remove these synthetic chemicals. The result is these chemicals are being excreted by humans and by industrial processes into our waterways. They are ending up in the bodies of fish and animals and producing hybrids, which I call a mutant species. In turn, humans are consuming many of these wildlife mutants, including the fish.
We are recycling, through our drinking water and through many of the foods we eat, these chemical toxins into our body. The water purification plants, much like the wastewater treatment plants, are not technologically sophisticated enough to remove these synthetic chemicals. We are recycling them in ever-greater quantities through our bodies and through nature, because more than 1,000 new synthetic chemicals are being created and introduced into the marketplace every year. Not only that, but more than 100,000 synthetic chemicals are already in wide use in the marketplace. The quantities of those individual chemicals being produced are increasing by the rate of every decade, doubling, and in some cases, tripling, in the manufacturing capacity.
Even scientists have no idea what's safe
Mike: Is it true that there are chemicals being manufactured today that would be illegal to dump into a river or stream, but are perfectly legal to put into the food supply or medication?
Fitzgerald: Yes, that is true, but let me change the focus of your question a little bit. That is the question of, "What is safe? Does the government even really have any practical idea about what is safe, by way of chemicals in our foods and medicines?" The answer I found, and document in this book, is "No." We do not have the technology to measure the synergistic effects of chemicals to determine what is safe, and we do not have the technology to even measure, in the wild, the presence of most of the synthetic chemicals that have already been created in the laboratory, introduced into products and industrial processes, and then released into nature.
Mike: We don't even know the scope of this problem, is what you are saying?
Fitzgerald: We are only beginning to realize that we don't know the scope of this problem.
Mike: Okay, I have a couple of questions on that one, but let me get to the book for a second here. What does book provide to a reader? What are they going to walk away with after reading "The Hundred-Year Lie"?
Fitzgerald: The book is scary. The book is frightening. The book is a wake-up call. The intention of writing the book, and my intention for the reader, is not just to frighten; not just to wake you up to the toxic threat that exists within us and around us. It is also a prescription, or steps and strategies to take, where any individual can go through a practical detox program and begin to eliminate some of the chemicals from our bodies.
At the end of the book, the last few chapters are concerned with detox strategies. One of them I experimented with myself. I had my blood drawn and then tested at the Accu-Chem laboratory in Dallas to determine the extent to which I was contaminated with several dozen chemicals, including common pesticides. After I had my blood test results, I went into a detox facility, located in Palm Beach, Fla., called the Hippocrates Health Institute. I spent three weeks in their program, going through a detox that involved daily infrared saunas. It involved raw, organic foods. It involved exercise, and it involved taking some supplements, the primary one being chlorella. At the end of three weeks, I had my blood tested again, at the same laboratory in Dallas, and it was found that the synthetic chemicals that I had focused on eliminating from my body, especially the pesticides, had almost been totally eliminated. So I know it is not a hopeless, helpless, situation for readers of the book. There are tried and proven strategies where we can bolster our immune system while eliminating the toxins that depress our immune systems, and make us more susceptible to the triggering of a genetic predisposition to illness and disease.
The link between chemicals and degenerative disease
Mike: How much do you think these chemical toxins account for today's most common degenerative disease conditions? Do you think this is an 80 percent factor, or is it something less than that?
Fitzgerald: I'm just an investigative journalist. I am not a health specialist, or authority. So the answer I'd give is simply based on my interpretation of what the data, the medical science data, so far seems to indicate. My guess would be at least 75 percent of the explosion we've seen in degenerative diseases since World War II can be attributed to contact with synergies of synthetic chemicals in our foods, medicines and consumer products.
Mike: Do you find it strange that the commonly accepted treatments for most of these degenerative conditions, like cancer or diabetes, involve the introduction of additional synthetic chemicals into the body?
Fitzgerald: It's a vicious cycle. The synthetic chemicals in pharmaceutical drugs, by the admission of the pharmaceutical industry, are designed to treat symptoms and buy time for our own immune systems to kick in and actually heal ourselves, to the extent that we can be healed in the face of some of these illnesses and diseases. The irony is that many of these synthetic chemicals and pharmaceutical drugs, over time, end up either creating toxicity, which must be treated by more synthetic chemicals or drugs, or in depressing the immune system to the point that we become even more susceptible to other illnesses and diseases. It is a vicious cycle, and it is a cycle that can only be broken if we focus our attention on eliminating, as much as possible, our contact with synthetic chemicals and going through our own personal detox programs. We are all guinea pigs in a vast chemical experiment. It is up to us, individually, to take responsibility for navigating the minefield of synthetic chemicals in our lives and creating, through experimentation, our own regimen for health.
Mike: Do you cover in the book the synthetic chemical content of personal care products, like shampoo, lotion, perfume and that kind of thing?
Fitzgerald: Yes, I do.
Mike: So what is your take on that, because a lot of these manufacturers say that the skin is a barrier?
Fitzgerald: Many of these products contain enhancers -- chemicals that open up the pores of the skin -- to allow deeper penetration of these products. Hand lotions and body lotions are good example. These enhancers have been introduced over the last decade in order to make these products "more effective." The result of these enhancer chemicals, in many personal care products, is that toxins are driven ever deeper into our body tissues. What happens when these toxins are driven deeper? They accumulate in those tissues and joints. Other toxins, which are being introduced through our air, our water and our food, once again set up a chain reaction in which synergies can occur.
Dispelling common myths
Mike: You also cover some of the sacred myths that we in Western society believe, and have believed for quite sometime, but you explode those myths. Can you give us one example of a myth that you cover?
Fitzgerald: Sure. We have been led to believe, and most of us have chosen to believe, over the last few decades, that chemicals and the toxicity of chemicals are all determined by the dose we receive. What we are finding through medical research is that new mixtures of chemicals are being absorbed by us that have never entered the human body before. These are substances that break down very slowly in the body, and sometimes these molecules of chemicals are even indestructible. They don't follow the old public health rules of what is generally know to be risky or a danger to human health, so the poison is no longer just in the dose.
Mike: That message there -- exploring that myth -- and many of the other sections in your book, really attacks the foundational defenses of many of the most powerful corporations in the world. Do you expect to be heavily criticized by those companies? Or do you think your message will be able to withstand the backlash from those companies?
The five flawed arguments of chemical producers
Fitzgerald: I certainly believe the message can withstand the backlash and the attack that will be made on me, because I am an investigative reporter and I am not a medical professional. However, the point the book makes -- I think most persuasively -- is that the entire foundation on which our public health standards are based is a flawed foundation. If you will give me just a moment, I will explain the five areas in which I think these flaws can no longer be ignored by manufacturers, by the regulatory agencies or by the public.
The first is that the animal studies that have been used for decades, which test whether chemicals in our foods and medicines are safe for human health, no longer work. We now know that animal studies are not reliable predictors of harm to human health. We know that because thousands of people sicken and die every year from chemicals that animal studies predicted were safe. Such studies are suggestive, but they are not predictive. If aspirin were introduced into the marketplace for the first time, and was tested on animals, most animal species would sicken and die. Aspirin is toxic to animals, but obviously, for most humans, aspirin isn't toxic. We find many examples -- and it cuts both ways -- where a chemical that is safe for animals turns out to be toxic to humans, and chemicals safe for humans turn out to be toxic for animals, and yet we have based our entire public health foundation on animal studies.
The second point, as I indicated earlier with you, is that wastewater treatment and water purification plants are supposed to filter out chemical toxins. We now know these plants are not technologically sophisticated enough to remove most of the synthetic chemicals that show up in our foods, our medicines and our consumer products. A U.S. geological survey has done testing of ground water throughout the Western states, and found Ritalin, Prozac and other pharmaceutical drugs along with industrial chemicals; chemicals from personal care products. These chemicals are being recycled through us, and right now there is nothing that industry or government can do about it.
Mike: Real quick on point two, you are saying that we are all -- or many of us -- are being medicated with trace amounts of these pharmaceuticals?
Fitzgerald: All the time. Absolutely. And think about this: Since the water purification plants can't remove these synthetic toxins, the beverage industry, which uses tap water to create beverages in this country -- the soft drinks and the beers -- are simply recycling many of these toxins along with chlorine and fluoride into synergistic combinations that no one has even begun to test the problems with.
Mike: Wow.
Fitzgerald: Third point. To the extent that chemicals are tested for safety at all, they are only tested individually and it gets back to the earlier point I made about synergies. The real looming threat to public health is from chemical synergies; the combinations of these chemicals stored in our bodies.
Fourth point. The human umbilical cord, we have been told by medical science for decades, would protect fetuses from chemical harm. We were told that the human liver would filter out these synthetic toxins, but we now know from tests of umbilical cord blood that fetuses are absorbing the chemical "body burdens" of their mothers, and fetuses are even more susceptible than children and adults to these toxins. We have seen this in the "body burden" test done by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These toxins are overwhelming our livers. Our livers cannot store these toxins, and the consequences for human health are totally unpredictable.
Fifth point. The FDA was supposed to ensure that our pharmaceutical drugs are safe by requiring drug companies to conduct safety studies after the drugs were approved for human use. The last few months we have been told by the FDA that 63 percent of these studies that had been promised by pharmaceutical companies had never been performed.
Mike: These are the follow-up studies, right?
Fitzgerald: No, the original. Many of these drugs were approved by the FDA without any studies. Many were approved with the promise that there would be follow-up studies on the long-term health effects. The FDA has now conceded, and this was conceded two months ago, that 63 percent of the studies, over all these years, were never performed. Now, my conclusion from this is that is one reason why more than 100,000 Americans sicken and die each year from adverse reactions to prescription drugs. That is a statistic from the AMA. Imagine, Mike, the outrage, if 100,000 Americans were dying in airplane crashes every year caused by faulty engines. Why don't we hear that outrage about what our foods and medicines are doing our health? The reason is because most people have chosen to believe the lie.
FDA fails to protect consumers
Mike: The FDA though, claims that it is the "gold standard" of evidence-based medicine, and that it only approves drugs that have gone through a rigorous testing program; that we, the American public, can be assured that those drugs are perfectly safe, even for long-term use. So you are saying that is hogwash?
Fitzgerald: The FDA's "gold standard" is radioactive.
Mike: A little bit of regulatory alchemy going on, perhaps?
Fitzgerald: The only alchemy that's going on is the public relations spin that is being cast on the health of the American public and the levels of toxins in our foods and medicines. We were sold the idea that synthetics are an improvement over nature.
Mike: Right.
Fitzgerald: That belief has become a health care disaster.
The myth of better living through chemistry
Mike: I know I am playing the skeptic frequently in this interview, but here is another one for you. People walking around, shopping for groceries, just on the street, look at themselves and they look at other people and they say, "Well, I don't look any sicker than anybody else. We all look about the same. We can't be doing that bad." But isn't it true that as a population we are all equally diseased? Compared to healthy people 100 years ago, we look pretty bad, don't we?
Fitzgerald: There is a myth that people are living longer because they are healthier. In actuality, what I have found is that, on average, people are living longer because of technology. Technology in the form of kidney dialysis machines. Technology in the form of heart pacemakers. Technology in many forms that are, indeed, extending people's lives. However, what I also found is that this life extension doesn't translate into healthier lives. Just the opposite. We may be living longer because of technology, but the quality of our life, the quality of our health, has deteriorated markedly since World War II. A big reason for that is the premise, a foundation on which the Hundred-Year Lie book is based, which is that synthetic chemicals have alarmingly and rapidly led to the degeneration of our health.
Mike: Sometimes, Randall, I say we are not living longer, we are dying longer. That seems to make sense to a lot of people.
Fitzgerald: That is a good way to put it.
Creating a healthier, non-toxic future
Mike: Let me ask you then, what do you hope to see happen? If you had all the power in the world and you could make the changes, what would you like to see change in terms of companies, consumption and a manufacturing? What would be ideal for us as a civilization to move forward?
Fitzgerald: I would like to see the toxins manufacturers constantly pressured to remove some of the more noxious individual toxins from their products. That can only be done as a result of public scrutiny and public pressure. Sometimes it does work. I am reminded of what happened last year at the San Francisco breast cancer fight, and the campaign for safe cosmetics pressured some cosmetics manufacturers to purge their products of certain chemicals that individually had been shown to cause cancer, birth defects and infertility, and these were voluntary actions. These actions can occur with more regularity if people simply begin refusing to buy products that contain some of these toxins. That doesn't address the problem of synthetic chemical synergies. That is going to require a public health effort, a medical science effort, equal to the Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb.
Mike: Wow.
Fitzgerald: There are other suggestions I would make. For one, I believe we need a naturally occurring standard for products. Especially for foods and medicines, and for vitamins and mineral supplements. It would be a standard, much like the organic standard, but going far more deeply into the problem. That would demonstrate which companies are producing products that are taken directly from plant or botanical sources, and do not contain any synthetics at all. I believe a naturally occurring standard needs to be implemented in such a way to where we have more choices available to us. The problem with labeling right now -- and this is a whole separate area of the book -- is that under trade secrecy laws, the ingredients of many products, of foods and medicines and consumer products, are hidden from public view. You'll find "natural" on products, but that listing doesn't mean that these products are really natural.
Mike: Right.
Fitzgerald: It's simply a heading under which synthetic chemicals are hidden. Just like "flavorings." "Flavorings" is another general category in which product manufacturers can hide synthetic chemicals from view. Its all done in the name of trade secrecy, but the only people for whom the truth is being hidden are the consumers, because the competitors of these companies are well endowed enough and technologically sophisticated enough to reverse-engineer all products to determine what the synthetic chemical ingredients are. So the trade secrecy laws are a joke.
Mike: They only harm the consumer, but they don't protect the intellectual property.
Fitzgerald: Absolutely.
The takeover of organics by chemical companies
Mike: Even the term "organic" has now been somewhat re-appropriated. There's a lot of debate now about what is organic...
Fitzgerald: "Organic" as a term to inform consumers has been diluted and the threat exists every year that it will be diluted more as a result of actions by the U.S. Congress and by the agriculture department, because, as you well know, the organics industry has been infiltrated and to some extent taken over by the large corporations that also produce synthetic chemicals in a wide range of products. It is to their best interest for the organic label to be as general and as diluted as possible so they can begin to sneak more synthetic chemicals in the form of preservatives, colorings and so forth into products that are labeled organic.
We also find the problem of pesticide contamination of organic products. Every organic product tested contained some level of pesticide residue. It may well be much less by a factor of 5, than other products that are produced with pesticides, but there is still a residue of pesticides in organics, and the reason for that is that pesticide chemicals do not respect boundaries, they do not respect geographical boundaries. The molecules of pesticides attach themselves to dust particles and go everywhere. Pesticides are being found in the Artic, in the bodies of polar bears, so we cannot escape synthetic chemicals, especially pesticides. Not only that, but anytime soils absorb pesticides, those residues remain in the soil. They leech into the roots of plants, and they end up in the food crops. So if soil, even if it goes organic, has ever used in its farming practices a pesticide, there's going to be some contamination.
We've polluted ourselves on this planet and in our bodies to an extent that we can't escape these contaminates, even if we are living on a deserted island in the Pacific, or if we are living in the Artic. These toxins come and find us.
How to minimize your exposure to toxins
Mike: How much of this toxicity load is under the direct control of the consumer through food choice and medicine choice and personal care product choice, and so on? I mean, some of it they can't escape, but how much do they control?
Fitzgerald: We can eliminate two-thirds of the toxic contaminants that go into our body simply by eating organic whenever possible, by limiting our exposure to synthetic chemicals in our personal care products, and in the way we live our lives. That means we each have to take an inventory. We must sit down and look at everything we come in contact with in the course of a normal day, and write down all of the synthetic chemicals and ingredients in the products that we use and what we absorb, they types of water that we use, especially tap water. Once you take an inventory, you discover -- and for most people it's very alarming -- we are in contact with hundreds if not thousands of these chemicals every day. Yet we can make choices about what we put on our bodies, in our bodies and around our bodies simply by being mindful of alternatives to the conveniences of modern life.
Mike: Laundry, too. I have to mention laundry, because most people are just bathing their clothes in toxic fragrance chemicals and then throwing them in the dryer with more toxic chemicals in the dryer sheet.
Fitzgerald: Yes indeed, and that's true with dry cleaning as well, and bringing home those plastic-insulated chemicals on our dry-cleaned clothes, and then opening them up in our heavily insulated bedrooms and closets and getting a whiff of all of these fumes. It's true with the new car smell and the smell of vinyl, which is really the off-gassing of chemicals such as formaldehyde, and we take a breath of it and get a high. Some people are even addicted to the "new couch" smell or the "new car" smell. As soon as we smell it we should realize that we are contaminating ourselves with these chemicals we are breathing -- these molecules of toxins -- into our bodies, absorbing it into our body tissues.
Staying informed via the web
Mike: Well said, Randall. Now, we are about to wrap this up, what I'd like to ask you as a last question here to maybe give our readers a brief about your website, www.HundredYearLie.com. That's a fantastic resource. Can you tell people what they can find there?
Fitzgerald: The website has summaries of many chapters in the book, but it also has resources that people can refer to in order to educate themselves about what alternatives to synthetic chemicals are available, and which organizations are involved in making these alternatives available. We don't promote any products on the website but we do promote ideas and strategies on the website to enable people to protect themselves.
Mike: So again, that's www.HundredYearLie.com and the book, by Randall Fitzgerald, is "The Hundred Year Lie: How Food and Medicine are Destroying Your Health." I want to thank you again for joining me today, Randall.
Fitzgerald: Mike, it's been a great pleasure and I very much admire and appreciate your work.
Mike: Likewise.   

Is wondering ~ Are your kids eating this too???

I just saw this article from one of writers on The Stir on Cafe Mom about some of the grosse and SCARY stuff we're feeding out kids... Are you ready to clean out and keep it out???? After reading some of these things I sure as heck was. I can't put it in any better words than they did by saying :” Well Parents we've just been served a big dose of OMG, it's time to Freak out!!!”

So after reading this article I started doing my own independent research and guess what??? Our kids favourites may be causing them some serious harm. BPA in our kids soups, and other canned goodies.
My girls are 4 and 8 so both were born before they taught us that BPA is seriously toxic. So they did use the plastic bottles and what nots but that's only because I didn't KNOW any better! Now that I know that Bisphenol-A is one nasty toxin they use their own cups at home and only mom-approved bottles to drink from outside the home!
And then along comes this study (yet another one I might add) That claims that the things we've been feeding our children may secretly be HARMING them! 6 of the canned foods out there specifically made for children are toxic they claim. Every one of them came back with BPA in the food. These tests were done by the Breast Cancer Fund. My kids are truly not big on can-food they prefer mom's home cooked meals BUT for quick lunches or dinners they truly are ToyStory , Spagetti or Princess devoted! I do allow them the soups and canned foods because they are a lot healthier than the snacks! Now I learn something new... These soups have BPA in them so I suppose again I was sadly mistaken.

Product testing by the Breast Cancer Fund has uncovered bisphenol A, the estrogenic chemical linked to breast cancer in lab studies, in canned foods marketed directly to young kids.
BPA in Kids' Canned Food report, highest levelsFor our report, BPA in Kids' Canned Food, the Breast Cancer Fund tested six different canned foods marketed to and consumed by kids:
Annie's Homegrown Cheesy Ravioli
• Campbell's Disney Princess Cool Shapes, Shaped Pasta with Chicken in Chicken Broth
• Campbell's Spaghettios with Meatballs
• Campbell's Toy Story Fun Shapes, Shaped Pasta with Chicken in Chicken Broth
• Chef Boyardee Whole Grain Pasta, Mini ABC's & 123's with Meatballs
• Earth's Best Organic Elmo Noodlemania Soup

Every food sample tested positive for BPA, with Campbell's Disney Princess and Toy Story soups testing the highest.
The levels of BPA we found in these canned foods marketed to children are of great concern because BPA disrupts the body's delicate hormonal systems. While a child-sized serving of these foods may result in BPA exposure at a level of concern, the repeated servings of canned soups, pastas, vegetables, fruits that a child eats in a week, in a year, and throughout her developing years, are what drive our Cans Not Cancer campaign.


Because I live in the real world, buying organic isn’t always an option and because consuming massive amounts of hidden pesticides didn’t seem like a viable alternative either for myself and my family – I needed info on when to splurge. While browsing multiple consumer advocate sites, I discovered the Environmental Working Group’s compilation of the most pesticide-laden fruits and veggies. Using this list, it’s easy to see what foods to avoid or when to fork over your cash for the organic version.

5 Pesticide Foods to Avoid

1. Peaches. Conventionally farmed peaches are number one because so many pesticides are needed to grow them. Plus, their skin absorbs much of it infecting the flesh with carcinogenic chemicals that far outweigh the peach’s natural health benefits.
2. Apples. Apples are often grown in mid-western states where they are not native and as a result have not developed natural defenses to predators. Because of this, they are treated with many harmful pesticides that seep into the peel. You can always peel your apples but will lose a third of the nutrients and some of the flavor.
3. Sweet Bell Peppers. This vegetable has the highest likelihood of containing multiple pesticides, as many as 64 found on a single sample.
4. Celery. As this vegetable has no skin, the pesticides are absorbed directly into the plant. Scrubbing doesn’t help so it’s best to only buy this fresh and organic.
5. Strawberries. Their skin doesn’t absorb as much as a peach but because they are small, we don’t often wash them as carefully as we should. According to the The Organic Trade Association more than 371 pesticides are approved for use on U.S. strawberries and because they grow so close to the ground are also subject to the chemicals used on soils.

Check out the complete 45-item list here.

A more serious topic this fine Morning

I've been thinking a lot about the different cancers and how there is so many cases and causes that it's often overwhelming. I know this is a more serious subject but I'd like to talk about it anyways. Cancer has touched our lives in so many ways. People we know are effected by it on a daily basis. Whether it is somebody we know and care about personally or it's their loved one or just somebody who we've heard of. Cancer is a scary thing and we as people can make changes in our own homes and lives to downsize the chances of being as susceptible to it. We are still daily exposed to our environment and there are things we can not change but there is some things we can and those things I'd like to share with you all.

One of the main things is the toxins we have in our homes. Did you know that the carcinogen's in our homes are often what are the leading causes for cancers and other illnesses like astma, other internal organ failures and birth defects in children?! Residues of more than 400 toxic chemicals – some found in household cleaners and foods – have been identified in human blood and fat tissue.
The list of Chemicals in common household products is endless but to name a few -
Acetone – it's a skin irritant. Neurotoxic. Used in art products, paint removers and thinners.
Acid Blue9 –Acidtoxic. Teratogenic. Used in Toilet Bowl cleaners and deodorizers
Calcium Carbonate –Moderate to severe eye irritant. used in all purpose cleaners.
DEET – eye and skin irritant. Sensitizer. Neurotoxic. Readily absorbed into skin. Used in some mosquito repellants as well as pet flea control products.

When you put shampoo or conditioner onto your scalp, the 20 blood vessels, 650 sweat glands, and 1,000 nerve endings soak in the toxins!
These are the 5 most toxic shampoo ingredients :
#1: Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate. Studies link it to skin and eye irritation, organ and reproductive toxicity.
#2: Dioxane. It is linked to brain, kidney, liver, and central nervous system damage.
#3: Diethanolamine. It reacts w/ nitrite preservatives to create nitrosodiethanolamine, a potent carcinogen.
#4: Propylene Glycol. It is considered a strong skin irritant and can cause liver and kidney damage.
#5: Parabens. Traces of parabens were found in every tissue sample taken from 20 different breast tumors.

The risk for Leukemia increases by 4 to 7 times for children under the age of ten who's parents use garden and home pesticides.
The risk of childhood brain cancer is associated with the use of 'pesticide bombs' in the home including exposure to two common pesticides found in garden stores, carbaryl and diazinon.
In 1990 over 4000 toddlers were admitted to hospital emergency rooms due to the exposure of toxic household related cleaner injuries. That very same year over 18000 pesticide-related hospital emergency room admissions were reported with almost three-fourths for children age fourteen and under.
Not a single cosmetic company warns consumers of the presence of carcinogens in its products - despite the fact that a number of common cosmetic ingredients are carcinogenic or carcinogenic precursors.
Some experts estimate that 20 percent of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cases among women are attributable to their use of hair dyes.
These lists are both endless but what can we do as consumers to protect ourselves and our families? A good start is to change ALL of your household products to safer more effective ones. Nature has always known exactly how to protect us so we should stick to what Mmother Nature has to offer.
Other things you can do if you chose to stick to the good old Mr.Clean and Gang just like Mama always did ~
  • read all labels very carefully before using and be aware of the dangers and warnings
  • Leave products in their original containers with the labels clearly visible
  • Never never ever put household cleaners into food containers!!!!
  • Do not mix these toxic products unless the label tells you so. This can cause explosive or toxic chemical reactions. Even different brands of the same product may include incompatible ingredients.
  • If you are pregnant, avoid toxic chemical exposure as much as possible. Many toxic products have not been fully tested for their effects on the unborn.
  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke while using hazardous products. Traces of hazardous chemicals can be carried from hand to mouth. Smoking can start a fire if the products are flammable

Steinman, David and Samuel Epstein, MD, The Safe Shopper's Bible, Macmillan Publishing Company, 1995.

Steinman, David, Diet for a Poisoned Planet, Ballantine Books, 1990, $12.50.
Berthold-Bond, Annie, Clean & Green, The Complete Guide to Non-toxic Housekeeping, Ceres Press, 1989, $8.95.
Dadd, Debra Lynn, The Nontoxic Home & Office, Jeremy Tarcher Press, 1992.
Harte, John, Cheryl Holdren, Richard Schneider and Christine Shirley, Toxics A to Z: A Guide to Everyday Pollution Hazards, University of California Press, 1991.
Needleman, Herbert and Philip Landrigan, Raising Children Toxic Free: How to keep Your Child Safe from lead, Asbestos, Pesticides and Other Environmental Hazards, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1994.

Just enhanced the lives of another family Friday

Just enhanced the lives of another family this evening.I am so excited helping others change their lives permanently for a WHOLE DOLLAR! Yep $1, less than your timmie's coffee, less than a Liter of Gas ... even less than most things at the Dollar store... and that will change your life forever just like it has ours! you can earn an income from home, become part of my amazing team, get away from all the toxins in your environment, and more:) but this fantastic deal is only on till the 20th!

Commitment vs. Interest: Wise words from Tara Wilson

Commitment vs. Interest: Wise words from Tara Wilson

How important is your goal? If it's really important to you, it will consume the majority of your thoughts. You will all of the sudden find extra time to work at it and you won't care what people think. You won't watch TV, you won't care about opinions of others and you won't quit.

If you goals and dreams are small, you will watch TV like most Americans, who watch 20+ hours a week. You'll care what your average friends and family say. You'll find excuses. You'll eventually quit.

People who are interested will do what is convenient.
People who are committed will do WHATEVER it takes...

Which are you???

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Cancer is not easy to go through the first time

Cancer is not easy to go through the first time, but the second time for some is hopeless! Don't give up! Always, Always, fight and know that there are so many praying for you! Detox your home and visit the Cancer Center for healthy foods ...to strenghten your immune system! http://www.cancercenter.com/complementary-alternative-medicine/nutritional-therapy.cfm?source=GOOGLEWE&channel=paid+search&c=paid+search%3AGoogle%3AGoogle+-+Southern+CA+Core+Terms%3AGeneral%3A+Cancer+Nutrition%3Acancer+fighting+diets%3ABroad&OVMTC=Broad&site&creative=4793058801&OVKEY=cancer+fighting+diets&url_id=129213741&adpos=1t1&gclid=CP-J193Ox7ACFQF_hwodlX1nXQ

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It's just not right.

It's just not right. When companies like Hawaiian Tropic and Banana Boat use dangerous chemicals in their sunscreens, it's you and me who pay the price.

Why do we shell out so much money during sunscreen season for chemical cocktails and end up with ingredients that disrupt hormones and accelerate skin tumors and lesions on sun-exposed skin?

Because we assume that labels don't lie and that our... government is watchdogging this billion-dollar industry.

And it's not just sunscreen. There could be harmful ingredients in anything from your moisturizers to your tap water - even your fruits and vegetables.

We depend on companies to tell the truth about the toxins we put on or in our bodies, these manufacturers should put the info on their labels in plain english so everyone will understand the dangers from using them.

Moms, learn what quaternium 15 & 22 is, google it and then see if it is on the label of your childrens products you use on your babies and toddlers! If it is, contact me and I will show you how to detox your home and raise healthy and happy babies!

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At one point or another you asked for information on working from home. I'm wondering... what's stopping you from getting that information? The worst that will happen is you won't like what you hear. So what! You'll know what it's all about, and things will stay the same, or you'll continue looking for something else. But, what if you do like what you hear, and this turns out to be the answer you've been looking for? The only way to find out is to get the information. I'm not here to push you into anything. I am only going to get you the information you need to make an educated decision. This is something that potentially could change your life. Why not find out what it's all about?

I started with this company in February 2007. I was skeptical, nervous, and very worried that this would be a waste of time. I decided to give it a try because it's completely risk free. I read over everything very carefully before I got started to make sure I wasn't going to lose any money by giving it a try. I very easily could have decided not to bother. Even after I signed up it took me about 3 weeks before I got started. I kept looking for the catch. But the more I learned about the company the more impressed I was. This isn't down to luck, it's all down to the work you do. The training and support are amazing! Now, I KNOW I've found the answer I was searching for.

This company is with the Better Business Bureau, and that was very important to me. Everything I do is only improving people's lives. No one gets hurt with this, and everyone benefits. This is not a get rich quick scheme. You can't spend 10 mins a week and earn thousands in your first month! If there truly was an honest way to do that, everyone would be doing it! But what it is, is a business anyone can succeed with. Full time, part time, it doesn't matter. It just takes a consistent effort. I am here to help you every step of the way.

I have 5 beautiful children, Taylor 12 years old, Devin 8 years old, Jesse 7years old, and Brooke 5 years old and Easton 1 years old. They are the reason I want to work from home. I'm a very busy person, and I know how hard it is to find time for anything. I don't have unlimited time to spend working. I probably work about 20-30 hours a week. I'm seeing results, things are going great! Best of all I LOVE what I'm doing, and feel proud! I'm reaching my own goal, while I'm helping others reach theirs!

If you're ready to see what this is all about, email me and give me 3 times when you would be available for about 30 mins. Make sure to include your name and phone number in the email. You will find my contact information at the bottom of this email. Due to the number of people requesting appointments, spaces are limited. To get your requested time you must email me as soon as possible to reserve your spot. There will be no pressure to join once you've heard the information. You'll either think it's for you or not, that's your decision. I'm only here to make sure you have the information you need to make an informed decision. I am NOT a salesperson.

I look forward to speaking to you. Have a great day!

Brandy Luing