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Flax & Cancer

by Barbara L. Minton

(NaturalNews) Flax oil and flax seeds have been shown to lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides, and to help reduce damage to cell membranes. Flax is also important in the body's ability to reduce inflammation and prevent the many degenerative diseases associated with it. 

Studies have shown that women with a high intake of flax oil and flax lignans are at much lower risk of developing breast cancer. Research is now documenting the benefits of flax oil, lignans, and flax meal in preventing and treating cancer in the gastrointestinal tract and colon, and breast cancer metastasis.

Recent studies and results

In a study published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology researchers noted that flax seed oil and flax seed meal are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Their objective was to investigate the feeding of flax seed oil and flax meal to groups of rats with induced precursors of colon cancer. These precursors form in the lining of the colon and rectum prior to the appearance of colorectal polyps.

The groups of rats were fed either a controlled diet alone, controlled diet plus soybean oil, controlled diet plus flax oil, or controlled diet plus flax meal. The rats were examined after 17 weeks. Those fed the flax seed oil and the flax seed meal showed reduced incidence of colon cancer precursor by 84% and 87.5% respectively. Glutathione-S-transferase (GST) activity rates were significantly higher in the rats fed flax seed oil and flax seed meal compared to those fed soybean oil. The enzymes in GST play a significant role in the detoxification of such substances as carcinogens, therapeutic drugs, and products of oxidative stress.

In the Journal of Nutrition and Cancer researchers note that fatty acid composition of dietary fat plays a vital role in colon tumor development in animal models. Fats containing omega-3 fatty acids, such as flax oil, and those containing omega-6 fats, such as corn oil, reduced chemically induced colon tumor development in rats. Lignans have also been shown to prevent colon tumor development in animal studies. These researchers investigated the effects of dietary flaxseed meal, a source of both omega-3 fatty acids and lignans, on colon tumor development and compared them with the effects of dietary corn meal.

One group of cancer induced rats ate a controlled diet supplemented with corn meal, while another ate the controlled diet supplemented with flaxseed meal. After 35 weeks, the gastrointestinal tract was isolated, and the site, size, and number of tumors were recorded and the tumors were evaluated. Tumor incidence in the corn meal group was 82.6% vs. 29.4% in the flax meal group. Tumor multiplicity was 1.3 for the corn meal group vs. 0.3 for the flax meal group. And tumor size was 44.4 mm for the corn meal group vs. 5.3 mm for the flax meal group. Researchers attributed these amazing statistics to the increased omega-3 fatty acids levels ingested by the flax meal group.

A third study, from the International Journal of Cancer reports that previous studies have shown dietary flax seed was able to reduce the growth and metastasis of human estrogen receptor negative breast cancer in mice. Researchers for this study sought to determine whether the tumor inhibitory effect of flaxseed was due to its oil, lignan secoisolariciresinol diglycoside (SDG), or both, and whether the effect on tumor growth was related to increased oxidative degradation of lipids.

Rats were injected with estrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells and after 8 weeks were fed either the basal diet, or basal diet supplemented with flax seeds, SDG, flax oil, or a combination.

Compared to the basal diet group, the tumors in all supplemented groups showed decreased cell proliferation and increased apoptosis. These results did not significantly relate to lipid peroxidation. Lung metastasis incidence was reduced by 16 to 70 percent by all treatments, and most significantly in the flax seed, SDG, and flax oil groups. Distant lymph node metastasis was significantly decreased (52%) only in the flax oil group. Total metastasis incidence was lowered significantly (42%) only in the SDG plus flax oil group.

What these studies may mean for you

The studies show both flax oil and flax meal to be highly effective against cancers of the gastrointestinal tract and colon. Flax oil was clearly the most effective at preventing lymph node metastasis, while the impact on total body metastasis was greatest when SDG, the active compound from lignans, was included with flax oil.

It is the omega-3 fatty acids in flax that are the active agents producing these results. Omega-3 fatty acids are electron rich, and are able to enter the cells to provide them with the electrical energy needed for the healthy completion of cellular processes.

Our bodies produce over 500 million new cells daily. When these cells divide, the old cell and the new cell must contain enough electron rich fatty acids to divide off completely from each other. When this process is not completed due to a lack of electron rich highly unsaturated fat, the course of growth and division is altered and the maturing and shedding process is never fully completed. This may lead to the formation of tumors.

Unless you frequently eat omega-3 rich foods such as salmon or walnuts, supplementing your diet with lignan rich flax oil may be one of the best choices for your health that you ever make.

Using flax oil

Flax oil is highly unstable and begins to oxidize quickly after processing. If you are going to use flax oil, you will want only the freshest, best quality organic oil. Fresh flax oil has a nutty taste that is good. Although results from study number three indicate that even when the oil has oxidized it will still do its job in the body, most health experts say that any oil that does not taste good is oil you should not use. Any trace of bitterness means the oil is oxidizing.

Most flax oil on the market is rancid to some degree, particularly the capsules. Taste one and you will be appalled. The maker of the capsules is counting on you swallowing them whole and never tasting the rancid oil that is in them. Oil that is bought from a drugstore, supermarket, or discount center is usually quite oxidized and bitter. Even house brands from online supplement stores are usually oxidized. Just because it's organic doesn't mean it isn't rancid.

There are two brands which produce organic flax oil that is usually fresh and good-tasting. These are Spectrum and Barleans. Spectrum is the more consistent of the two brands. These oils are available at health food stores, and grocery stores that cater to the health conscious. They are sold in the refrigerator section, and should be refrigerated again immediately after purchase.

If you do not have access to these oils where you live, they can be ordered from the online supplement stores. When it's relatively cold outside, the oil can be shipped to you without a problem. In the warm months or if you live in a place where it is warm all year, you will need to have them shipped in a cold pack. Not all online stores offer cold packs, but several do.

Taste the oil when you bring it home or have it delivered. If it does not taste fresh and good, if you detect bitterness, return it or call the online store and ask for a refund. Retailers seem to be quite used to people returning rancid flax oil, and they will give you a refund or replacement.

The amount of oil you need per day to keep yourself healthy is one tablespoon for each 100 pounds of body weight. If you have had cancer and are trying to prevent a recurrence you may want to double that amount. If you are actively fighting cancer or other serious disease, you will need to take the oil throughout the day, building up to an amount of 8 ounces or more as you are able to tolerate it.

Never heat flax oil. Always shake the bottle before using.

Using flax lignans

Spectrum and Barleans as well as others produce flax oil with lignans added. They usually settle to the bottom requiring you to give the bottle a hard shaking every time you use it.

If you don't want to take flax oil with lignans but want to get the benefits of lignans, you can get one of the capsule forms on the market containing SDG. The best known of these is Brevail, made by the Barleans company. There are others that are equally as effective.

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Medical Twilight Zone

by Gary Tunsky

With my twenty years of extensive research in disease pathology, I have discovered there are five conditions that cause poor health. The first three only account for approximately 5% of all the health problems that plague America. They are:

 1.  Hereditary weakness of genes (genetic predispositions)
  2.  Congenital deformity
  3.  Permanent organ injury

 The other two, or remaining 95%, that are the direct cause of all of mankind’s disease and suffering arises from Cellular Toxicities and Nutritional Deficiencies over which the principles of a healthy diet and lifestyle play a tremendous part. These two conditions are the primary result of an impoverished diet, inverted way of living, continuous exposures to toxic air and environmental contaminants, food and beverage contaminants, an overabundance of toxic chemicals absorbed through the skin from things such as chlorine, fluoride, water contaminants, and from the unlimited and unseen toxins found in many soaps, shampoos, deodorants, cosmetics, and household cleaners. These two conditions never occur separately, they always occur together in combination.

 As cellular contamination and nutritional deficiencies progress, they place the cells, tissues, organs, systems, and eventually the entire body into a state of stress, disorder, or Dis -Ease.  As explained in my previous article What In The Cell Is Going On?, when the cells malfunction and cannot perform their tasks, organ malfunction eventually occurs with a resulting cascading system malfunction.

 This sub-par congestive health condition is what I refer to as the “Medical Twilight Zone” where the patient is neither healthy nor in a state of severe chronic illness. They are somewhere in between where they have fallen into the cracks of one of the estimated 10,001 categorized disease labels and are well on their way to a life-threatening illness.

 In a full array of lab assays conducted by a medical doctor entailing such things as MRI’s, CT Scanning, Immune profiles, blood pathology, and hormonal assessments, the patient will most likely show no signs of abnormality because none of these tests have established parameters for measuring early decline of health, nor can they detect cellular toxicities and nutritional deficiencies.  Consequently, the patient will either be blamed for getting older, given a clean bill of health, be labeled by their doctor as psychosomatic or hypochondriac, or worse – be given palliative symptom suppressive pharmaceutical relief agents which will only shove the disease deeper with the patient unaware of the fact that they’re getting sicker because the drugs only mask their symptom(s) but do nothing to treat the real cause of their problem.

 There are over 40 abnormal Dis-Eases that won’t register on blood tests, urinalysis, PET Scan, X-ray, computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).  This doesn’t include the unseen emotional toxins such as anger, bitterness, stress, anxiety, unforgiveness, etc. that eventually lead to physical illness and can never be detected through means of medical diagnostic equipment.  Unfortunately, laboratory tests are only calibrated and limited to detecting chronic, severe crisis situations where it’s often too late to take preventative measures.  Their advanced equipment can easily detect liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, strokes, kidney failure, heart attacks, rheumatoid arthritis, metastasized cancers, etc., but not the medical twilight zone of Dis–Ease caused by cellular toxicities and nutritional deficiencies.

If you have toxic residues accumulating in the intestines, liver, blood, tissue, and cells and nutritional building elements are not able to penetrate the cell membrane to regenerate the cells and remove metabolic waste, then metabolic efficiency, energy and hormone/neurotransmitter synthesis is greatly reduced which will manifest symptoms of extreme lethargy, muscle weakness, gastric distention, aches and pains, depression, and memory and concentration problems.  These symptoms are God’s intelligence to warn us of a deeper cellular malfunction.  Remember; only after massive numbers of cells malfunction or die do you begin to notice symptoms of disease.  In other words, you’re already sick before you get sick.

 Allopathic physicians are taught that if you can’t see it in an x-ray or detect it through lab assays, if you can’t hear it in a stethoscope, or if you can’t feel it in a palpitation, it’s not there, even though the patient’s whole body is in a state of stress or Dis-Ease.  Since medical students are not taught the subject of toxicology and the dangers of accumulated toxins that cause free radical damage to the cells or the necessities of nutrition to establish and maintain health, the entire sick-care industry can keep disease in the medical twilight zone, where no cures can be discovered and a medical monopoly of risky surgeries and lethal pharmaceuticals can go on, with these companies profiting hundreds of billions of dollars each year.

 It is estimated that over 75% of all office visits to medical doctors are in the medical twilight zone category of neurological disorders, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, gastric disorders, immune-suppression, mental and auto-immune disorders, skin disorders, and acute bacterial, fungal and viral infections that are all caused by two things – cellular toxicity and nutritional deficiency.  The medical profession addresses neither, yet continues to thrive.

 Typical of such twilight zone disorders are symptoms of headaches, dizziness, nervousness, severe fatigue, flatulence, constipation, diarrhea, insomnia, brain fog, joint aches, and a lost feeling of well-being, which are intelligent warning signals of a healing crisis.  These symptoms are the cells’ cry or scream to the brain to warn you of a cellular malfunction in a certain organ or system.

 These subjective symptoms cannot be revealed by laboratory analysis until they have reached chronic degenerative proportions or metabolic disease states, nor can palliative pharmaceutical agents treat them because these symptoms are indicative of nutritional deficiencies coupled with toxic cellular accumulation.  Pharmaceutical agents do nothing to remove toxic residues in and around the cells nor fix nutritional deficiencies.  In fact, they add more toxins and rob more nutrients from the body.  Only natural, non-toxic treatment protocols can reverse the illness.

 All medical twilight zone Dis-Eases are endogenous and are the body’s built in intrinsic wisdom instituted as a response to a healing crisis; a purging of toxins to prevent the chronic disease from settling in.  These built in body-instituted symptoms of runny nose, mucous discharge, sweating, diarrhea etc. are misinterpreted as disease, when in reality they are the body’s effort to eliminate toxins or decaying morbid waste through the elimination pathways via skin, colon, urine or respiration.

 To the medical establishment – fever, diarrhea, mucous secretions, coughing, nasal drippage and excessive perspiring are looked at as unnecessary nuisances to attack or suppress when in fact they are intelligent purging mechanisms to expel toxic debris from the blood and tissues that have overloaded the elimination and detoxification pathways.  In their ignorance, medical doctors are drugging the symptoms of toxicities and nutritional deficiencies at the cell level, or surgically removing organs based on these two conditions.  If they only knew that once the toxic waste residue is excreted, the cells would be allowed to absorb oxygen and intelligent nutrients again, and the body’s organs and systems would self-heal and return to homeostasis, or balance and order.

 The Seven Stages of Disease Progression

 In order to better understand the disease process, it’s important to understand how it progresses in various stages beginning with mild symptoms and ending in a full-blown crisis. There are actually seven stages of disease progression, which are really just symptoms of intelligent body-instituted healing. They are:

  1.  Enervation
  2.  Intoxication
  3.  Irritation
  4.  Inflammation
  5.  Induration
  6.  Ulceration
  7.  Fungation

 1. ENERVATION (ENERVATE): To deprive of nerve, energy, vital force or strength; physical, mental, or moral weakness. Devitalize, and/or weaken.

 The first stage of disease progression is Enervation and it can be caused by overeating, drinking too much alcohol, worry, overindulgence of congestive, devitalized, refined, processed foods and lifeless, contaminated, carbonated beverages, excessive sugar intake, salt, coffee, tap water, drugs, polluted air, lack of sleep, stress, and stimulants. The result: overall weakness, depression, and reduced vital energy or strength.

 2. INTOXICATION: The state of being poisoned by a drug or other substance.

The second stage of degeneration is intoxication resulting from the abusive acts of stage 1 that slows the body’s ability through time to eliminate poisons by clogging the detoxification organs and filtration systems specific to intestines, liver, kidneys, skin, blood circulation and lymphatic flow.

 Our vital energy is always divided between digestion, assimilation, stimulation and elimination. As more energy is diverted to digest the poisons listed in stage 1, and as artificial stimulants from coffee, alcohol, sugar, tobacco, inorganic substances, and toxic by-products are taken in to try and compensate for the loss of energy, cellular energy capacity drastically declines. This leaves the body intoxicated, sluggish and weakened.  Continued enervation and intoxication leads to a susceptible crisis named Dis-Ease.

 3. IRRITATION: The bringing of a bodily part or organ to an abnormally excited or sensitive condition.

The third stage of disease progression is due to an excess of acid forming foods and beverages (i.e. sugar, fried foods, coffee, carbonated beverages, alcohol, red meat, antibiotics, etc.), which results in the body fluid condition developing into acid pH.  This condition depletes alkaline reserves and over time irritates tissue lining due to the acid wastes.  Irritation symptoms can manifest as sinusitis, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, nephritis, hepatitis, meningitis, appendicitis, nephritis, etc. which all cause swelling and inflammation.

 Normal healthy alkaline/acid ratio of the blood is approximately 80% alkaline and 20% acidic. Most people are 80% acid and 20% alkaline.  To neutralize acidic residues formed in the bloodstream the body pulls alkalizing buffering elements such as calcium and magnesium from the teeth, bones, liver and so on, to neutralize deadly acids and preserve life. Over time, osteoporosis and periodontal disease can result. When the body is too alkaline, it will result in gall bladder stress.  Normal blood homeostasis is 7.35 to 7.45 pH and urine pH should be anywhere from 6.5 to 6.8.  The body’s adaptation response to fight for homeostasis to maintain 7.35 to 7.45 pH is alkaline predominance in the blood.

 4. INFLAMMATION: The response of the tissues in the body to irritation or injury.  Inflammation may be acute or chronic.  Its chief signs are redness, heat, swelling, and pain, accompanied by loss of function.

The fourth stage of disease progression triggers the onset of inflammation, indicative of accumulated pustulence (dried blood) and thick mucous in and around the organs, joints, and cells of the body triggering an immune response condition.  The immune system responds to the toxemic condition by spilling histamines, cytokines and other inflammatory substances in the fight to clean up the congestive toxicosis.  Inflammation is also brought on by stone-like formations in joints, kidneys, and gall bladder, which consist of trapped inorganic substances from impure food, beverages, drugs, etc.  At this point the body’s filtration organs are unable to expel the accumulated, hardened waste material by the weakened enervated body. Allergies and immuno-suppression is the result.  A so-called allergy is nothing more than the irritation of an already chronically inflamed nasal passage or lung tissue from a pronounced toxemic condition. Toxemia is the basic cause of all inflammation including the intestinal lining and the epithelial lining in the lungs. This stage of inflammation is characterized by heat, redness, swelling, and pain.

 5. INDURATION: Hardening of a tissue, particularly the skin, because of excess fluid retention, inflammation, or growth of a tumor.

The fifth stage of degeneration is when a gradual thickening (hardening) of the mucous and sub-mucosal tissues manifests, due to the causes of continued inflammation un-removed or un-resolved by detoxification methods.  The increased levels of hardening due to solidifying compounds of hydrogenated fats, saturated fats, LDL cholesterol, chlorine, calcium, iron, and other inorganic minerals, chokes arterial circulation, cutting off oxygen (hypoxia) and inhibiting nutrient flow to the cells, giving rise to cell apoptosis (programmed cell death), open sores, or ulcers. Symptoms of indurations include hardening of the arteries, skin eruptions, pustulence, cataracts, cysts, polyps, liver spots, kidney stones, callused feet, calcium spurs and gall stones.

 6. ULCERATION:  A craterlike skin or mucous membrane lesion.  A sore open either to the surface of the body or to a natural cavity, and accompanied by the disintegration of tissue, the formation of pus, etc.

The sixth stage of disease progression is an active degeneration from cell apoplexy (paralysis of circulatory functions of blood and lymph due to tissue and arterial hardening). Ulceration can manifest as a stress ulcer, a stasis ulcer, a trophic ulcer, a peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis, etc. Instead of normal toxin elimination – excretion of dried blood and toxic laden mucous (pus) erupts from open wounds, boils, fistulas, internal ulcers, or is discharged from the eyes, ears, nose, vagina or other body cavities such as canker associated with AIDS and herpes simplex. Another symptom of ulceration is adrenal exhaustion from a highly toxic condition and adrenal stress.

 7. FUNGATION: Excessive overgrowth of fungi in the blood and tissues.

The last and final stage of degeneration is fungation.  It is known better as an overgrowth of fungus in the body and can consist of molds, mildew, yeasts (candidiasis), and cancer.  There are more than a thousand toxins produced by yeast, fungus, and mold, and their wastes contribute directly or indirectly to a huge number of symptoms.   In this final stage there is a cellular disorder from repeated free radical hits on the genetic material, damaging DNA during replication, transcription, and translation of the new cell generation.  This inevitably leads to cell proliferation and cell mutation of tissue growth to a morbid state. It is the final stage in which cells no longer renew themselves and form cancerous mutations.  Doing a live blood analysis with a high-powered microscope will easily detect yeast, fungus, mold and cancer cells.

All seven progressive stages of disease are nothing more than the body’s effort to return to balance and order (homeostasis) by attempting to purge itself of the unwanted toxins that are poisoning it.  The symptoms of this triggered healing crisis are what medical science calls disease.

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Is Prescription Data Used To Invade Your Privacy?

By Ellen Nakashima

Health and life insurance companies have access to a powerful new tool for evaluating whether to cover individual consumers: a health "credit report" drawn from databases containing prescription drug records on more than 200 million Americans.

Collecting and analyzing personal health information in commercial databases is a fledgling industry, but one poised to take off as the nation enters the age of electronic medical records. While lawmakers debate how best to oversee the shift to computerized records, some insurers have already begun testing systems that tap into not only prescription drug information, but also data about patients held by clinical and pathological laboratories.

Traditionally, insurance companies have judged an applicant's risk by gathering medical records from physicians' offices. But the new tools offer the advantage of being "electronic, fast and cheap," said Mark Franzen, managing director of Milliman IntelliScript, which provides consumers' personal drug profiles to insurers.

The trend holds promise for improved health care and cost savings, but privacy and consumer advocates fear it is taking place largely outside the scrutiny of federal health regulators and lawmakers.

Ingenix, a Minnesota-based health information services company that had $1.3 billion in sales last year — and Wisconsin-based rival Milliman — say the drug profiles are an accurate, less expensive alternative to seeking physician records, which can take months and hundreds of dollars to obtain. They note that consumers authorize the data release and that the services can save insurance companies millions of dollars and benefit consumers anxious for a decision.

"Some insurers can make a decision in the same day, or right on the spot," Franzen said. "That's the real 'value-add.' "

But the practice also illustrates how electronic data gathered for one purpose can be used and marketed for another — often without consumers' knowledge, privacy advocates say. And they argue that although consumers sign consent forms, they effectively have to authorize the data release if they want insurance.

"As health care moves into the digital age, there are more and more companies holding vast amounts of patients' health information," said Joy Pritts, research professor at Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute. "Most people don't even know these organizations exist. Unfortunately the federal health privacy rule does not cover many of them. . . . The lack of transparency with how all of this works is disturbing."

Ingenix and Milliman create the profiles by plumbing rich databases of prescription drug histories kept by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which help insurers process drug claims. Ingenix, for instance, has servers in the PBM data centers, updating the drug files as frequently as once a day, said John Stenson, senior vice president of consulting for Ingenix, which is a division of UnitedHealth Group. The corporation also owns UnitedHealthcare, the nation's second-largest insurer.

When an insurer makes an online query about an applicant, Ingenix or Milliman's servers scour the data and within minutes or less return reports to a central server at the company. The server aggregates the information going back as far as five years, including the drugs and dosages prescribed, dates filled and refilled, the therapeutic class and the name and address of the prescribing doctor.

Then comes the analysis.

Ingenix's MedPoint tool provides insurers a "pharmacy risk score," or a number that represents an "expected risk" for a group of people, such as 30- to 35-year-old women who have taken prescription drugs, Stenson said. Higher scores imply higher medical costs.

Milliman's IntelliScript codes drugs red, yellow or green, according to the insurer's instructions, with red signaling the greatest risk, Franzen said. Red codes could include the so-called AIDS cocktail drugs and cancer medications, he said.

The companies receive data only on individuals who are in clients in PBMs' databases, generally excluding, say, people who pay for drugs in cash. The profiles cost insurers about $15 a search. IntelliScript gets about 1 million queries from insurers a year, largely individual health insurers.

The system can save money for insurers, said Richard Dick, an entrepreneur who built the database system that Ingenix acquired in 2002.

For instance, if MedPoint produces a report that an individual has been on the highest dose of the cholesterol-reducing drug Zocor for 18 monts, the insurer "would be able to know that you have a very high, near-intractable cholesterol problem," Dick said, and could avoid a costly blood test.

From a business standpoint, it makes no sense for an insurer to sell a plan with a $200 monthly premium if the company knows that the consumer is taking medications that cost $400 every six months, industry experts said. That is why having access to an "objective" source of third-party information is valuable, said Tia Goss Sawhney, a Chicago area health insurance actuary who has used both companies' tools. "Though most people tell the truth most of the time, there are people out there who don't, who leave out something that's incredibly relevant, who may even be able to defraud a company," she said. "That's important because ultimately the people who tell the truth have to pay for those who don't."

Franzen, whose firm expects revenue of $575 million this year, said his clients tell him that about 10 percent of applicants do not disclose pertinent medical conditions in their applications that are later revealed by prescription drug history.

Some health experts worry that insurance companies can make faulty assumptions by looking at prescription drug records, because many drugs have multiple uses. "I had a patient on Amitriptyline for migraines and they were denied life insurance because it's also an antidepressant," said physician Kate Atkinson of Amherst, Mass. "I had to explain it wasn't being used for depression." Another patient was on Prozac — not for depression, but for menopausal hot flashes. "I wrote an appeal letter, and they still wouldn't give it to her," Atkinson said.

Services such as MedPoint are just "one of many tools" underwriters use to make coverage decisions, said Tyler Mason, a spokesman for UnitedHealthcare, which uses MedPoint. A high-risk score on a profile will often lead to requests for more information from the applicant, he said.

Ingenix and Milliman officials stress that they provide data only with the patient's consent, as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a 1996 law that governs personal health records information. But HIPAA does not give the Department of Health and Human Services the ability to directly investigate or hold accountable entities, such as pharmacy benefit managers or companies such as Ingenix and Milliman, who are not covered by HIPAA.

A health privacy proposal pending in Congress would expand federal officials' ability to regulate such "downstream" organizations, audit their activities and impose civil fines. The bill also includes a prohibition on the sale of electronic medical records.

Tim Sparapani, senior legislative counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union, said that the products that Ingenix and Milliman are marketing represent the "commodification" of electronic medical records by third parties. "We've got to stop these practices before the marketplace is fully developed and patients lose all control over their medical information," he said.

The field is growing rapidly. Realtime Solutions Group, a company in Woodridge, Ill., is testing whether lab data can be aggregated with prescription and other data for underwriting purposes. The firm is working with two major commercial labs and three large insurers, using thousands of real applicants. Initial results are promising enough that the company plans to proceed to the data-analysis stage, company co-founder Tedd Determan said.

"A lot of insurance companies are starting to use this type of data," said Determan, who co-founded IntelRx, a company that mined prescription databases and was sold to Milliman in 2005. "They said, 'All right. Prescription data is working, let's go and look at other types of data, too.' It's because of the success of one, that we're going after others."

In February, the Federal Trade Commission issued an order saying that MedPoint and IntelliScript are consumer reports under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, so the companies must notify insurers that consumers denied insurance on the basis of these reports have the right to request a copy of the report and that errors be corrected. The FTC's order followed a settlement of allegations that the companies violated the credit-reporting law by failing to provide such notice to insurers.

Bob Gellman, an independent privacy consultant in Washington, said the FTC's decision not to fine the companies sends "the message that it is okay to ignore the law." That, he said, "is absolutely outrageous."

As more health records become electronic, he said, more parties will compete to sell more comprehensive patient data to insurers, driving down data prices. "It will all likely be lawful," Gellman said, "but consumers will likely continue to have no real meaningful choices if they want insurance."

Dick, who conceived the idea of linking the pharmacy databases for underwriting purposes a decade ago, said the pharmacy benefit managers understood the system's privacy implications. He said their attitude seemed one of, " 'Ooh, this is a 60 Minutes' story in the making.' Generally, they wanted to make it a super-secret database, restricted to underwriting."

But now, he said, "there's a huge case for it being opened up for all legitimate access," whether for a patient in an emergency room or for federal government purposes. The key, he said, is full transparency.

He said he has created a privacy tool that requires users to consent before specific data, such as prescription histories, can be released. To work, he said, the tool must be independent of all who hold the data.

"Otherwise," he said, "you have the fox in charge of the henhouse."

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Mercury’s Link to Heart Disease Begins in Blood Vessel Walls

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Heavy metals and other toxins have been linked to many human diseases, but determining exactly how they damage the body remains a mystery in many cases. 

New research focusing on a relatively obscure, misunderstood protein suggests mercury’s link to heart disease can be traced to activation of this enzyme, which triggers a process leading to plaque buildup in blood vessel walls.

The study examined three forms of mercury, matching its characteristics in the environment. Each form of mercury caused changes in the behavior of cells that line the blood vessel walls and that can lead to cardiovascular diseases.

The study also suggests that chelation therapy, a process that removes metals from the body, and antioxidants both show signs of suppressing this activity and might be key to reducing the damage caused by mercury, and possibly other heavy metals.

The research was published in a recent issue of the International Journal of Toxicology.

“Mercury has been implicated as a risk factor in cardiovascular disease because of environmental concerns both from contamination and the atmosphere. But no one has looked at heavy metal regulation of this enzyme,” said Narasimham Parinandi, director of the lipidomics and lipid signaling laboratory at Ohio State University Medical Center and senior author of the study. “If we understand this regulation and know how to block it, we can come up with proper ways to prevent the activity.”

Parinandi and colleagues focused on activation of an enzyme called phospholipase D, or PLD, in cells that line arteries in the lung. They exposed the cells to the inorganic, environmental and pharmaceutical forms of mercury, and observed that all three forms activated the enzyme.

The activation of the enzyme involves a complex sequence of events in the cell membranes that in turn releases phosphatidic acid, which can damage cells in the vessel lining – called endothelial cells – and is believed to contribute to vascular disorders.

To further test the enzyme’s role in blood vessel lining damage, the scientists then showed that metal chelators and antioxidants lessen the mercury-induced activation of the enzyme in endothelial cells. This portion of the study showed that different types of mercury affect the cells in different ways.

In the three forms of mercury – methylmercury chloride, (environmental form), thimerosal (pharmaceutical form) and mercuric chloride (inorganic form) – the enzyme activation was prevented by metal chelators, which are organic chemicals that bind with and remove free metal ions from substances.

The power of methylmercury chloride to activate the enzyme was also affected by antioxidants, including vitamin C, suggesting that this form of the metal generates free radicals. This is the form of mercury most closely associated with the food supply.

“Chelators overall did a better job than antioxidants at protecting against mercury activation of the enzyme,” said Thomas Hagele, first author of the study and an undergraduate researcher in Parinandi’s lab. “This shows that activation of the enzyme is not isolated to one location in the cell. Since we can protect against the enzyme activation with both chelators and antioxidants, that means a few different types of activation are likely to occur, depending on the toxin.”

This research is not just about mercury, noted Parinandi, also an assistant professor of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. Mercury in this case acts as a model for other toxins that have similar effects on blood vessel walls, pointing to what happens in the body when toxic substances are a factor in causing diseases.

This research was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Other Ohio State coauthors of the study are students Jessica Mazerik, Anita Gregory and Bruce Kaufman; Drs. Ulysses Magalang and Clay Marsh of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine; and Periannan Kuppusamy and M. Lakshmi Kuppusamy of the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute.

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Three Peas In A Pod?

By Chuck Baldwin

Both Republican Party Presidential candidate John McCain and Democrat Party Presidential candidate Barack Obama recently spoke at the annual convention of the National Council of La Raza. I'm sure most readers understand that "La Raza" is Spanish for "The Race."

That McCain and Obama would pander before an organization such as La Raza indicates just how deeply both the Republican and Democrat parties are committed to appeasing the pro-illegal immigration forces. And mark it down: there is not a more pro-illegal alien organization in existence than La Raza.

As a comparison: can one imagine the maelstrom that would be created within the mainstream media if both major-party Presidential candidates appeared before a gathering of an all-white organization called "The Race"?

As if having the two major-party Presidential candidates appear before La Raza isn't enough, the current occupant of the White House, President George W. Bush, is also on record as supporting the goals of La Raza. Remember, it was George W. Bush, along with Senators John McCain, Ted Kennedy, and Lindsey Graham, who did everything within their power to coerce both houses of Congress into passing a sweeping amnesty bill for illegal aliens. Only a unified and thunderous protest from millions of average Americans defeated their efforts.

President Bush's support for La Raza is also demonstrated by the fact that the Bush administration (with the aid and assistance of Congress) has given millions of taxpayer dollars to the pro-illegal alien group.

Columnist Michelle Malkin recently wrote a revealing article that warned the American people of things everyone should know about La Raza. Here are a few samples.

La Raza supports driver's licenses for illegal aliens. La Raza demands in-state tuition discounts for illegal alien students that are not available to law-abiding U.S. citizens and legal immigrants. La Raza opposes cooperative immigration enforcement between local, state and federal authorities. La Raza opposes a secure fence on the southern border.

La Raza opposed the state of Oklahoma's tough immigration-enforcement-first laws, which cut off welfare to illegal aliens, put teeth in employer sanctions, and strengthened local-federal cooperation. La Raza joined other open-borders, anti-assimilationists and sued to prevent Prop. 227, California's bilingual education reform ballot initiative, from becoming law.

La Raza gives mainstream cover to a poisonous subset of ideological satellites, led by Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, or MEChA. The late Rep. Charlie Norwood rightly characterized MEChA as "a radical racist group . . . one of the most anti-American groups in the country, which has permeated U.S. campuses since the 1960s, and continues its push to carve a racist nation out of the American West."

La Raza sponsors militant ethnic nationalist charter schools subsidized by your public tax dollars (at least $8 million in federal grants). La Raza thrives on ethnic supremacy–and the elite's unwillingness to call it what it is. As historian Victor Davis Hanson observes: "[The] organization's very nomenclature 'The National Council of La Raza' is hate speech to the core. Despite all the contortions of the group, Raza (as its Latin cognate suggests) reflects the meaning of 'race' in Spanish, not 'the people'–and that's precisely why we don't hear of something like 'The National Council of the People,' which would not confer the buzz notion of ethnic, racial and tribal chauvinism." (Source: National Review Online)

In spite of La Raza's obvious racist, anti-American agenda, both John McCain and Barack Obama were more than happy to prostitute themselves in front of this grubby group. And, as already noted, President Bush has repeatedly championed many of La Raza's goals and has rewarded La Raza with millions of federal tax dollars.

Accordingly, President George W. Bush, and Senators John McCain and Barack Obama are not only three peas in a pod when it comes to illegal immigration: they are The Three Amigos.

Just as George W. Bush has no intention of securing America's borders, neither does John McCain nor Barack Obama. Both of these Presidential candidates will continue the policies of their predecessor and leave the U.S. wide open to the threat of potential terrorists, drug dealers, violent gang members, and felonious criminals.

The reason for this should be obvious: McCain and Obama, along with many others in Washington, D.C., do not believe in putting America first. They are globalists through and through. As I have often said, the real battle today is not between liberals and conservatives. Those labels are meaningless. It is not between Republicans and Democrats. Pat Buchanan was right when he said that the two major parties are merely "two wings of the same bird of prey."

The real battle today is between Americans and globalists. Between those who believe in constitutional government, national sovereignty and independence, secure borders, and putting America first, and those who want to merge the United States into some kind of global New World Order.

As I said, John McCain and Barack Obama are globalists. And their pandering before an anti-American, racist organization such as La Raza proves it.

Health & Freedom

Save The Planet? How About Saving The Republic?

by Chuck Baldwin

Yesterday, the Politico quoted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as saying, "I'm trying to save the planet; I'm trying to save the planet." 

She was responding, of course, to pressure that she and her fellow Democrats are experiencing to suspend a congressional ban on offshore oil drilling in the face of skyrocketing energy prices. It would be really wonderful, however, if the liberal congresswoman could get as energized about saving our once great republic.

Herein lies another problem: the vast majority of our politicos (from both major parties) do not even seem to know what kind of country the United States was designed to be. Virtually every reference made to the United States by our civil magistrates is that we are a "democracy." That's odd; someone should have told our Founding Fathers, because they emphatically rejected the concept of creating a "democracy" in favor of creating a constitutional republic.

Has anyone quoted the Pledge of Allegiance lately? Does it say, "And to the democracy for which it stands"? Or does it say, "And to the republic for which it stands"? Of course it says "republic."

At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention, a passerby asked Benjamin Franklin, "Well, Doctor, what have we got–a republic or monarchy?" Franklin replied, "A republic–if you can keep it."

Ladies and Gentlemen, that is the sixty-four million dollar question: Can we keep our republic? Can we keep our constitutional form of government? Can we keep our constitutionally protected liberties?

In Federalist No. 10, James Madison ("The Father of the U.S. Constitution") said, "[D]emocracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths."

The fear of what happens to freedom and liberty under democratic rule is what prompted Madison and the rest of America's founders to labor so hard to create what they did: a constitutional republic.

Under God, it is allegiance to the Constitution that has preserved our liberties, our peace and happiness, our security, and our very way of life. Furthermore, it is the repudiation and rejection of constitutional government that is responsible for the manner in which these very same blessings are currently being lost.

Someone needs to remind Rep. Pelosi that it is not her duty (nor does she have the power) to "save the planet." And by the same token, someone needs to remind Senators Barack Obama and John McCain that they are not campaigning to be President of the World, but President of the United States.

What every elected officeholder is expected and required to do is very simple: they are required to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. Period. End of story.

Our public servants are not charged with saving the snail darter or the Spotted Owl, or saving the profits of the international bankers, or saving Wall Street in general, or saving the perks of corporate lobbyists, or saving Freddie and Fannie, or saving the peoples of the world from all the bogeymen, or even saving humankind or the planet itself. What our public servants are charged with, however, is preserving (saving) our constitutional republic.

Of course, the problem is, the people who are charged with the preservation of our republic are the ones who are the most responsible for its destruction. The American people have far more to fear from Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, and John McCain than they do from any foreign adversary, because our leaders have proven that they have absolutely no fidelity to the principles of constitutional government. They have no compunction about eviscerating the protection of our freedoms, or about abolishing the vanguard of our liberties. They are Machiavellian, making King George of old look like a mere amateur.

No, I take that back. It is not our civil magistrates who are most responsible for the destruction of our republican form of government: it is "We the people."

At the end of the day, it is the responsibility of the people to govern themselves. We must be willing to hold our civil magistrates accountable to the contract they made with us, which is to uphold constitutional government. It is our duty to "throw off" any system of government that does not secure our liberties and protect our constitution. And this we have not done.

Christian pastors and ministers have failed us. The "Religious Right" has failed us. College professors have failed us. High School teachers have failed us. Newspaper editors and publishers have failed us. TV news anchors and reporters have failed us. Parents have failed. Friends have failed. The two major political parties have failed. As a whole, no one is talking about, or even thinking about, the loss of constitutional government, national independence, and sovereignty. Few seem even conscious that this is taking place.

Worrying about which major party wins a general election is like worrying about whether Coke or Pepsi sold more soft drinks last month. Pick your poison. One is just as bad as the other. Neither has any fidelity to the Constitution or to the principles of liberty, which it represents. Both John McCain and Barack Obama are enemies to constitutional government. Both are in the process of sacrificing our national sovereignty to global entities. Both men lied when they took an oath to preserve and protect the Constitution. So, why should we care which impostor wins the election?

It is up to the American people to enforce constitutional government. From a Christian perspective, it is "We the people" who are the "powers that be" in Romans chapter 13. Under our form of government, the source of authority and the source of legitimacy reside with "We the people." We are not the slaves of any king or despot. Our elected leaders are public servants, not private masters. In a nutshell, they work for us. They are contracted to preserve our liberties and our way of life. When they fail, they must answer to us.

So, when will the American people pick themselves up by the bootstraps and start acting like free citizens and stop groveling before these imbecilic political parties? When will we set this political house in order?

Of course, all of this demands that each of us understands constitutional government and the principles upon which liberty rests. It also demands that each of us be prepared to do whatever is our personal duty to preserve this republic.

Patriotism is more than waving a flag on July 4th, or singing The National Anthem at a ball game, or wearing a flag lapel pin on Flag Day. For an American, real patriotism means that we are willing to preserve and protect our constitutional republic. Remember, Franklin's answer: "A republic–if you can keep it."

Nancy Pelosi can talk about saving the planet all she wants to: her duty, however, is to preserve, protect, and defend the U.S. Constitution. And that is also the job of every single American citizen. Unfortunately, most of us are no better at doing our job than Pelosi is at doing hers.

Health & Freedom

Traitors In Congress?

By Devvy

Relax, Comrade Chertoff. The Case for Hanging Errant Public Officials is the title of a book by James Farrell who also wrote, The Judas Syndrome. The Case for Hanging Errant Public Officials was published in 1988, decades before a Nazi law called the 'The Patriot Act' was rammed down our throats. Today, only rich kids of famous people are allowed to exercise their First Amendment rights; see Indict Michael Reagan, Applaud Senator Karen Johnson. This talk radio gas bag got away with soliciting murder over the public airwaves because his father was Ronald Reagan. He was given a pass under "political hyperbole." Yours truly would already be in jail.

The title of Farrell's little book is what a lot of Americans are thinking today about the U.S. Congress and their state legislatures. After almost two decades in the trenches full time, few things shock me coming out of Washington, DC, but recently a comment from U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, [D-WA] caused me to think of Farrell's excellent little book. (Did I commit a thought crime?) What did this pusillanimous mush head say?

Why Democrats don't want to lower gas prices
Senator lets cat out of the bag on Bloomberg TV show

"July 22, 2008. In an interview with Bloomberg TV's "Money and Politics" last night, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., explained Democrats don't want to increase supplies of oil and gasoline because they want to wean Americans off of petroleum products."

This female who has NO legal right to sit in the U.S. Senate wants Americans to go without food to pay higher gas prices to "wean" us out of our cars. Yes, Americans are being forced to give up food, forgo dental appointments, necessary clothing for their children and health care premium payments to put gas in the tank. Our people are suffering the failed policies of Congress (both parties) for decades in a land rich in human and natural resources.

Now we understand why the Democrats stubbornly refuse to drill responsibly: these Gods from the bowels of Hell are going to force Americans into further financial distress in order to push their lunatic "green" agenda (drilling in ANWR will "kill the environment") and the big hoax known as global warming.

Let's not forget: The Republicans held power for 12 years and they did nothing about the energy problem that would only get worse. Now, these craven hucksters are blaming the Democrats to get votes in a election year. See how you're being played, America?

The Democrats, with the cooperation of Republicans like Juan McCain, want you to suffer. They want parents across this country to sacrifice healthy food for their children in favor of cheap, unhealthy food to fill those little bellies so they can buy gas to go to work. They want you immobile for "conservation" and on your knees begging these false gods to ease the pain at the pump. They revel in power, in making the common man grovel at their feet. While I am seldom at a loss for words, this disclosure, so brazen, so callous, literally took my breath away. Cranial damaged Cantwell and her coconspirators in Congress are playing with the lives of all Americans and it must stop.

Consider this as you fill up your tank and wonder where you're going to get the money to pay just the basic essentials of survival out of this week's shrinking cash flow. I caught this segment on Lou Dobbs, July 24, 2008:

"Well, Senator Jim DeMint is strongly opposed to the practice of passing critical legislation without public debate. Senator DeMint joins me tonight from Capitol Hill…

"This is called hot lining. You push the bills through without debate, but these cost the taxpayer $9 billion. It's outrageous, isn't it?

"Sen. Jim DeMint [R-SC]: Well, if Americans ever wonder why so much bad stuff comes out of Congress, this is one of the reasons. And the Democrat majority has taken this to a new level. 94 percent of the bills that have passed in this Congress have been by unanimous consent. And some of them were really big bills. And they've gotten to the point where they expect us to give consent to huge bills like the $50 billion foreign aid bill that passed last week…

"They did the same thing with this huge housing bailout. They wanted it unanimous consent without a vote. And so what Senator Reid, the Democrat leader, is doing now, is taking a number of these bills that Senator Coburn has been asking for an open debate on, and packaging them up and they're going to try to ram them through without debate….

Pilgrem: "Well, you know, we have some statistics on how many of these bills are going through. It's an enormous amount. Six percent were passed by a vote, but 94 percent passed without debate or vote, and they were — 388 were introduced and passed on the same day, which certainly does not give you time to read a 500 to 800-page bill. Why is everything getting pushed to the end, getting slammed through? What's so dysfunctional about this Congress? It can't possibly continue like this."

$5 MILLION dollars for a museum in Poland. Up your bucket, Harry Reid. Art. 1, Sec. 8 of the U.S. Constitution forbids stealing from the people's purse for this type of larceny. The people's purse is empty. For the past sixty years, these poltroons in Congress (both parties) have looted the public treasury and it's now over drawn $9.5 TRILLION dollars. The Democrats – with votes from Republicans, without a care in the world, are going to rob you to BORROW that $5 MILLION dollars to send to Poland for a museum. This is lunacy on the grandest scale.

$50 BILLION dollars in foreign welfare? Art. 1, Sec. 8 of the U.S. Constitution forbids stealing from the people's purse to give one penny to ANY foreign country for humanitarian aid, to build weapons of mass destruction or fund some potentate's week long spending spree in London ($1.5 million US dollars), riding around in a limousine buying whores and champagne. That $50 BILLION dollars doesn't exist. Like the $5 million to Poland, these craven crooks in Congress will borrow the "money" from the central bank and the interest will turn the tab into $100 BILLION dollars. Is this what you voted for last November? Change? What change? The buzz is Democrats will take a couple dozen more seats from the Republicans in November. The people allegedly gave the Democrats control in November 2006 for "change." Look what we have almost two years down the road and now the people want to put more of these changelings into Congress? This is nothing more than rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Taxation without representation. The colonials went to war over far less.

The Democrats have been looting this country since LBJ and his destructive, "Great Society." Not to be outdone, the Republicans took control in 1995 and outspent the Democrats during their reign of terror (1995-2006). The American people said they wanted change. In 2006, with the exception of changing 31 seats in House of Representatives, the people allegedly voted back the same incumbents, many of them leftovers from the phony "Republican Revolution" of 1994, many of them left over progessives and liberals who were ousted in 1994. Brought them all back for change!

How can you expect change when you put the same liars and crooks back in office? To vote against the "other side"? There is no logic in that justification because all you're doing is cutting off your nose to spite your face.


Over the years I have written many columns about the sacking of this country. The unconstitutional mortgage bail out is another example of these rats in Congress violating the supreme law of the land to protect Wall Street and their big money donors. It will do NOTHING to stop the hemorrhaging except add more debt onto the backs of the we the people and our children. Tragically, a hundred million voters didn't get the message back in 2004:

Speeches Ignore Impending U.S. Debt Disaster by Carolyn Lochhead, September 12, 2004: "Laurence Kotlikoff, Economics Chairman at Boston University, who has written abundantly on this subject, offers up a shocking response on how to close a $51 trillion dollar fiscal gap: "To give you idea how big the problem is, you'd have to have an immediate and permanent 78 percent hike in the federal income tax." More than double the payroll tax, immediately and forever, from 15.3 percent of wages to nearly 32 percent; Raise income taxes by two thirds (roughly 78%), immediately and forever; Cut Social Security and Medicare benefits by 45 percent, immediately and forever;"

As I said in my column highlighting Ms. Lochhead's warning, "That's not the end of it: "…borrowing by Congress to fund their immoral and unconstitutional wars, UN dues, 18% of the IMFs budget, billions in corporate welfare, trillions in foreign "aid," all these social welfare programs and basic government functions continues to rack up debt at a rate of $1.69 BILLION dollars a day from an empty treasury." I wrote those words September 28, 2004. Now the daily rape is $2.27 BILLION dollars per day – borrowed from foreign governments and banks. What you have is a financial disaster coming that will drown every American whose last name isn't Rockefeller, Sensenbrenner, Kennedy, Feinstein, McCain, Bush, Clinton or Frist."

The big bang isn't even here yet. The federal take over of banks is increasing and there will be a blood letting of epic proportions. The people of Washington State are stuck with Maria Cantwell as she was allegedly re-elected in 2006. This foolish female will continue to hurt the people of Washington State with her insane agenda to "save the environment." Is anyone interested yet in challenging the fraudulent ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment so the states can get rid of lunatics like Cantwell and Reid [D-NV]?

I've been trying to get one state to do this for more than a decade. Hasn't the unlawfully seated U.S. Senate done enough to destroy this country where one state legislature will finally stand up and say NO MORE? Will one state legislature finally stand together to save their own state and citizens? It won't happen until YOU contact your incumbent in your legislature and tell them you will work to throw them out in November unless they promise to challenge the fraud of the Seventeenth Amendment. It must happen or the states will not exist as sovereign entities five years from now.

The frustration and anger is growing in this country, but we need to reach out to every American regardless of party. Forget those whose blind loyalty to their political party is so ingrained, they will die by the actions of their party. So be it. Great things in history have never been done by the majority, but by a core group of dedicated people. As the situation deteriorates, more Americans will begin asking questions and want to become part of the solution.

There are those who say voting won't change a thing. Well, there's voting and then there's voting. How many of you remember Linda Smith?

From the Hoover Institute: "Ten days before the primary in her congressional district in southwest Washington, the leading GOP candidate suddenly withdrew. Smith, a state legislator, was persuaded to run as a write-in candidate because she had organized a strong grass-roots base of more than 10,000 volunteers. Smith's volunteers hit the streets and got out the vote. She won the primary as the first successful write-in candidate in state history, and then won the general election with 51 percent of the vote." This great lioness went to battle. She sent out 150,000 mailings explaining to voters how to cast a write-in ballot. Linda won the hearts and minds of a large grass roots base and together, they won.

Can this be done in November at all levels of government? We know vote fraud is rampant; I've written dozens of detailed columns on it, just use a search engine. Every column provides links with proof our elections are being stolen from us by high technology with the assistance of rotten "Americans" who think it's okay to cheat their fellow Americans to further their agenda or candidate. Read your state constitution. If there is no candidate running for your state legislature or CON-gress who will uphold their oath of office – jackals like U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham – then find a qualified individual to run on a write in and get busy. If the Constitution Party couldn't get on the ballot in your state, get the candidate who wanted to run and run him/her as a write in if your constitution allows it and audit the vote the next day. That means a hand count. It's the only way.

Come on, folks, this isn't that difficult. Where there's a will, there's a way. Use local talk radio. Get out to the town hall meetings, the debates and push your write in candidate. Put a flyer on every doors step possible. On the ground effort brings success. Don't get trapped by this BS about "experience." We don't need any more of the kind of experience the U.S. Congress has shoved down our throats for the past sixty years. The same applies to the state legislatures, city council, county board of supervisors, mayors and sheriffs.

I will be on the road the next two weeks, so no new columns. I hope you will book mark this one and take the time to read the links provided below. Knowledge is power, but only applied knowledge will make the revolution effective. Time is an issue with everyone, I know. However, we are fighting right now – right now – for our very survival and anyone who thinks that's just blarney is in denial. We are living through history. Will you be part of it or a victim of it?

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Tony Snow Dies Following Chemotherapy for Colon Cancer (opinion)

(NaturalNews) To anyone keeping count, the number of high-profile personalities and celebrities dying while under the care of conventional doctors and oncologists is truly staggering.
Some of the more notable deaths in recent memory include actor Heath Ledger's death following the consumption of doctor-prescribed medications, CNBC anchor Tim Russert's death while on cardiovascular medications, and even Anna Nicole Smith's death caused by a lethal combination of FDA-approved prescription medications.

Now, former White House press secretary Tony Snow has died at the young age of 53 following chemotherapy treatment for colon cancer. For reasons we will never know, Tony Snow chose the chemotherapy route in an attempt to treat his colon cancer, subjecting his body to systemic poisons that all the evidence shows produce absolutely no improvement in the five-year survival rate of colon cancer patients. And depending on the type of tumor, chemotherapy can actually accelerate the death of patients, killing them far more quickly than if they had done nothing(1).

As usual, the mainstream media is reporting that Tony Snow "died from cancer," refusing to even consider the possibility that it was the highly-toxic chemotherapy treatment that actually ended his life. I find it fascinating that the media remains unable to consider the possibility that people are killed by chemotherapy, especially when iatrogenic deaths (physician-caused fatalities) now top 780,000 Americans each year (2).

Colon cancer is easily cured with plant-based medicines

Sadly, Mr. Snow was apparently unaware that colon cancer is rather easily cured with plant-based medicines. By avoiding toxic chemicals, animal products and dangerous prescription medications while switching to a nutrient-dense diet of raw, living green juices from fresh vegetables, virtually anyone can reverse colon cancer (unless, of course, they've already gone through chemotherapy, which causes permanent damage to their immune system).

Fresh vegetable juices are absolutely loaded with anti-cancer phytonutrients: Broccoli, cabbage, kale, spinach, celery and even citrus fruits and berries have such powerful anti-cancer properties that Big Pharma's highly toxic chemicals, by comparison, don't even compare ( Had Tony Snow adopted a raw, vegan diet and engaged in high-volume vegetable juicing immediately upon learning of his colon cancer diagnosis, I have no doubt he would still be alive today.

At the very least, his chances of survival would have dramatically improved. And if he had combined those dietary changes with high-dose vitamin D intake ((…), and the consumption of powerful anti-cancer herbs like Reishi mushroom ((…) or Cat's Claw (, his chance of a complete recovery could have been very high, indeed.

From verbal poison to pharmaceutical poison…

Then again, it's hard to imagine someone who defended the Bush Administration actually embracing Mother Nature. Perhaps Tony Snow died the same way he lived: Steeped in lies and deception, fronting for a gang of criminals who brought death, suffering, fear and tyranny to an entire nation.

That Tony Snow would die of poison is a cruel metaphor for a man who used his own words as poison, implanting misinformation in the minds of media consumers while his bosses waged war against reason and truth (on topics like global warming, the invasion of Iraq, the Bill of Rights and many others).

I wish Tony Snow had embraced Mother Nature, cured his cancer, awakened to the real world and gone on to write a scathing book about the dark secrets of the Bush Administration. But instead, he is now dead, having maintained his loyalty to Big Pharma just as the Bush Administration has… even, perhaps, to his own death.

You reap what you sow, folks. Karma happens. And when you put your faith in Big Pharma's poisons, you are taking great risks with your own life. Tony Snow will certainly not be the last person to die following toxic chemotherapy treatments, but he is perhaps one of the best examples of what happens when you live a life steeped in poison.

The president of the American Medical Association has pancreatic cancer

In related news, the president of the AMA was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He, too, has chosen to undergo toxic chemotherapy treatment, meaning he will in all likelihood share Tony Snow's fate. Chemotherapy kills so many people that in any reasonable society, it would have been outlawed long ago — like mercury treatments, radiation pills for energy and other forms of quackery that have since been abandoned.

Chemotherapy is quackery, too, and those who choose to poison their own bodies with extremely toxic synthetic chemicals are blindly following nothing more than the lies and deceptions of the cancer industry (which preys upon consumers, invoking fear to convert human beings into corporate profits).

People who die from chemotherapy are, in fact, collectively winning the Darwin Award. To poison your own body with dangerous chemicals isn't "medicine" or "treatment." It's not courageous or considered. It's just plain stupid. As is most of modern medicine.

Stabbing your eye with a fork is stupid. X-raying your feet to see if your shoes fit is stupid. Drinking mercury to cure "evil spirits" is stupid. And shooting up your veins with extremely toxic chemicals is stupid, too. Oncologists can wear the costumes of doctors; they can speak a high-brow-sounding language of technical jargon; they can even be licensed by the State; but in the end, they are just as stupid as a guy who bungie jumps off a bridge with cord wrapped around his neck. (Bungie jumping has far fewer fatalities than chemotherapy, by the way…)

In Tony Snow's case, the media is gushing all over itself to sing the praises of this person merely for the fact that he expired. What kind of accomplishment is that? Anybody can die. This is not an extraordinary act, especially if the best years of your life were spent promoting an evil regime. Although I wish Tony Snow's soul well in realms beyond this one, let's make no mistake about what he was here: A front man for a criminal White House that has murdered millions in the Middle East, that has unleashed weapons of mass destruction (depleted uranium) in foreign lands, that has mortgaged the financial future of Americans by driving our nation into an economic crisis, and that has habitually lied to the People on almost every point that matters: Protecting the environment, WMDs, going to war, 9/11 and much more.

In choosing to defend and promote this criminal administration, Tony Snow should earn absolutely no respect from any person interested in truth, justice, freedom and compassion for fellow human beings.

Merely expiring is not, all by itself, worthy of honor

It's silly to honor someone just because they've died. What matters is what they did when they lived. Would you honor Hitler at his grave? Of course not. People like Hitler deserve condemnation long after they've passed away. So what about Hitler press secretary? Does that person deserve honor upon passing, or is scorn more appropriate?

I believe that enablers of dangerous criminals are, themselves, guilty for their own roles in promoting, protecting or advancing the agendas of those criminals. Is President Bush a dangerous criminal? Without question his administration is largely run by criminals who are guilty of many crimes: Violating the U.S. Constitution, supporting torture in secret war prisons, conducting illegal surveillance on U.S. citizens, protecting deadly corporations that are killing millions of people (like Big Pharma) and much more. Tony Snow was a key enabler for these criminals, and for that he deserves only condemnation, not praise. His tombstone should read, "Here lies" and that's it.

A man earns respect and admiration for the way he conducts himself in life, not merely for expiring after holding a pompous-sounding title. When carefully considering what Tony Snow supported and defended, it becomes clear that Mr. Snow's actions with the Bush Administration make him something far less than honorable. That society sees fit to heap praise upon this individual merely for the fact that he has died seems quite ridiculous.

There are far better souls who have expired and received no recognition whatsoever: The midwife who delivered 500 healthy babies without drugs, the mentor who helped an inner-city kid escape a life of violence and poverty, the natural healer who inspired patients to take up exercise and healthy dietary changes, the international peace organization volunteers who bring medical supplies to war-torn regions around the world, the Big Pharma whistleblower who blows the lid on a global scandal…

These people deserve recognition, for they accomplished things that benefit humankind and help preserve the future of life on our planet.

What, I ask you, did Tony Snow ever do to benefit humankind? I can't think of a single thing. In fact, his actions actually went a long way towards deceiving humankind.

I don't believe in a literal place called Hell, but from listening to some of George Bush's religious comments, it's pretty clear that he does. And that means he and Tony Snow will someday be meeting there in a new, fiery briefing room. Maybe Tony Snow can serve as the press secretary for Satan himself!