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Prostate Prospects Prostituted?

by Christopher C. Barr

Big news in the mainstream press noted a popular male baldness drug treatment prevented prostate cancer. A study to that effect was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The drug finasteride (marketed as Propecia and Proscar) reportedly reduced the incidence of prostate cancer by 25 per cent. This was at a high level of use five times the dosage normally recommended for the drug.

The results of this drug trial were noted as promising.

"This trial proves that prostate cancer, at least in part, is preventable. It is a huge step forward for cancer research", said Dr. Peter Greenwald, director of the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.

It was reported that the drug manufacturer plans to seek an expedited decision to allow marketing of this drug as a prostate cancer preventative as soon as possible.

Small step backward

Another report several years before by the mainstream press noted a mineral prevented prostate cancer. A study to that effect was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The essential mineral selenium (called a trace element because its need is so small) reportedly reduced the incidence of prostate cancer by 63 per cent. This was at a moderate level of use though more than consumed in common diets, yet still much less than the amount consumed in other healthful diets.

The results of this nutrient study were noted with considerable caution.

"It's one study with provocative findings that have to be confirmed. We do not recommend supplements", said the same Dr. Greenwald as above, then as now director of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.

Greenwald called for additional studies (as in more than one) with many more people before going forward with any selenium recommendations.


The drug study excitedly recommended by a prominent NCI Director was much shorter with less than a few hundred men and much less than half the benefit of the nutrient study conducted for more than a decade with more than 1,300 men though somehow decidedly not recommended by the same NCI doctor.

More comparisons

The drug finasteride did exhibit some troubling aspects in the new study. Those tumors that did develop had a greater likelihood of being more aggressive. Impotence was another side effect that presented itself.

The mineral selenium on the other hand exhibited other promising aspects in the previous study completed more than a decade ago. Those who developed cancer while on selenium survived cancer 50 per cent more than those not on selenium. Other studies have noted that higher selenium levels combat impotence.

The cost of the finasteride drug therapy of 5 milligrams is about $5 daily or more.

The cost of the selenium mineral supplement of .2 (that's 'point 2') milligrams (which is 200 micrograms) is about $1 dollar daily or less.

Cadmium again

A Georgetown University study related the mineral cadmium (a toxic, heavy metal) to cancer and to adverse changes in the prostate about the same time as the drug study previously noted.  That again ties directly to selenium.

Selenium combines with cadmium to remove it from the body. The more cadmium you have in your body the more that selenium will be used to dispel it from your body. Reduced selenium levels have been noted for decades to render one more susceptible to cancer.

Cadmium is a common air contaminant due to burning of fossil fuels. It is also abundant in shellfish, liver and kidney. Cigarette smoking is another significant source of cadmium. Also consumption of refined flours and sugars contributes to increased cadmium levels.

How is your addition?

Let's sum things up.

A high dosage level of the optional drug finestrade has been shown to reduce prostate cancer by 25 per cent at a cost of about $5 daily or more. There are also side effects as with any drug and some of them may be quite serious. In some instances cancer may even be worse.

Meanwhile, the essential mineral selenium taken in an amount only a tiny fraction of the drug has been shown to reduce prostate cancer by more than twice that of the drug (63 per cent) at a cost that is just a small fraction of the drug price … or less. There are also side benefits associated with the mineral including better survival rates if one does get cancer.

So … what answer do you come up with for prostate cancer?

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Financial Bailout will Lead to Demise of the Dollar

(NaturalNews) This is an important analysis and update on the financial bailout situation.

* See financial disclaimer at the end of this article…

1. The financial bailout will be approved

Lawmakers are privately being warned that if they do not pass this bill, the entire global financial system will collapse. Publicly, they only say we "might have a recession," but behind closed doors, they realize the whole system is at stake. That's why a bailout bill will ultimately be approved.

2. Temporary euphoria will spike the stock market.

You'll likely see this on Monday: A declaration that "the problem has been solved!" and a huge spike in stock prices. For a day or two, everyone will talk about how great it is that we've all been saved, and what wonderful leadership we have in Washington, and look how the stock market is proving them right!

This is all, of course, a smokescreen. It will, however, be a great opportunity to buy the dips in gold stocks, gold mining stocks and other equities that run counter to stock market euphoria.

3. Foreign central banks will reassess their purchasing of U.S. debt.

With the U.S. taking on another $1 trillion in debt, foreign central banks will realize the game's over, and the U.S. is never going to be able to pay back its IOUs. As a result, many foreign banks will either stop buying U.S. debt, or even start trying to sell off the U.S. debt they already carry.

The result of this is increased costs of borrowing for the U.S. There is a small chance that there could be a panicked sell-off of U.S. debt, but I put this chance at only 10% or so. However, this is an important article worth considering on this point:…

Regardless of what foreign banks do, it will suddenly become MORE expensive for the U.S. to borrow money. Imagine the country paying credit card interest rates just to borrow money that it's using to pay the INTEREST on the debt it already owes to other countries!

4. Following the false euphoria, investors will sober up as they learn about the actions of central banks, and the stock market will begin to teeter, then head downward. Yet more banks will fail (Wachovia now looks dangerously close…).

Yet more money will be created out of thin air to bail them out, and every time another bank is bialed out using new (created) money, foreign central banks get closer and closer to pulling the trigger on a fire sale of U.S. debt.

5. The Christmas shopping season will be sharply down

With consumers increasingly concerned about their finances (and many losing their jobs), the upcoming Christmas shopping season will be quite bad. Expect to see massive discounting across most retailers. Newspapers will report how terrible the Christmas season is, and even retailers like Wal-Mart will report seasonal sales dropping compared to 2007.

6. A wave of bankruptcies will sweep through retailers

Following the poor Christmas performance, a wave of bankruptcies will sweep through mass-market retailers.

This wave of retailer bankruptcies will spell yet more financial chaos for the banks already walking on thin ice. Expect to see yet more financial institution failures announced in January, 2009.

Why? Because as retailers fail, their landlords will be left holding devalued commercial real estate! It's like the housing bubble, but now in the commercial markets, all over again. And guess who holds the mortgages on all the commercial retail space? Banks, of course. The same banks that are already leveraged beyond all reason.

7. The Fed cranks up the printing presses

All this time, between now and January, 2009, the cost for the U.S. federal government to borrow money will steadily rise. As the cost to borrow money becomes too much to bear, the U.S. government (in conspiracy with the Fed) will fire up the printing presses (metaphorically speaking, of course) and start creating hundreds of billions of dollars of fictitious money.

If you or I did this, we'd be arrested for counterfeiting, but when the Fed does it, it's somehow legal. So instead of taking money from foreign central banks (which will increasingly refuse to loan money to the U.S.), the government will start taking the money from YOU.

This could start happening in early 2009, or depending on events, the crooks in Washington might be able to delay this for a few months (or even a couple of years), but this looks like the most likely outcome.

What it's all REALLY about…

In all, this grand financial bailout is not about bailing you out, it's about ripping you off. It's all about stealing the savings of hard-working people like you and me, and transferring that money to the government where it's redirected into the pockets of criminal bankers who fettered away all that cash over the last twenty years (and now want us to pay for it).

Thus will begin the runaway hyperinflation of the U.S. dollar, and the draining of your savings.

The key tipping point here will be when foreign banks stop buying U.S. debt or, just as dangerously, when foreign banks start SELLING OFF U.S. debt.

Either one will trigger a landslide rush to dump U.S. debt, flooding the market with useless paper that no one wants to buy.

Germany, China and many other countries are already calling for an end to the American Empire (see… ).

Sadly, China actually has a way to accomplish that end. All they have to do, right now, is start a fire sale of U.S. debt, and the American empire crumbles within days.

This is what happens when you're a debtor nation. You give up control and power to those who own your debt. As the U.S. claimed to be "fighting for freedom" in Iraq and the Middle East, it was actually imprisoning its own citizens in a matrix of never-ending debt, handing over the keys of control to China, Japan and Middle Eastern nations who now decide the fate of this country.

There is no way out of this financial mess that does not involve depleting the savings of American citizens. Your government is not going to BAIL you out; it's going to SELL you out as it moves to protect itself and its corporate buddies.

Stay informed to protect yourself

Check out my LIVE financial preparedness event:…

You may also wish to subscribe to my Mindful Wealth Email List which discusses strategies for protecting your wealth from the coming financial tsunami:…

Also, now is a good time to find innovative ways to earn more money, but only those ways that don't require large capital investment up front. If you can start bringing in some extra cash as a buffer — and then learn how to protect it from hyperinflation risk — you'll be way ahead of the crowd. I offer lots of business ideas and wealth attraction strategies on my Mindful Wealth Email List (above).

There's good news to report, too…

Want to know the good news in all this? All the unindicted criminals working for the FDA, FTC, USDA, DEA and other organizations are all one paycheck away from complete disloyalty to their employer. Soon, their employer (the government) will be broke.

We may very well witness the rebooting (or at least the radical shrinking) of this system of evil, brought down by its own excesses; its crimes; its greed and its arrogance.

I can't predict exactly when, or exactly how this is all going to happen. I just know it's coming. It's inevitable. The American empire was a fascinating experiment in the history of nations, and it is an experiment that is now approaching its final curtain. The conclusion? Democracies don't work when you allow power to be centralized in the hands of the greedy corporations (and when half the citizens are drugged up on medications).

We can do better. And soon, friends, we will have the chance to create something better.

Let's make this world a better place for future generations

Life will go on after the United States of America falls from its throne. It is important that we all WATCH and learn from these present mistakes on the money supply, fractional reserve banking, executive powers, military imperialism, corporate-sponsored lobbyists, and even disease-based health care policies that encourage people to stay sick. In a NEW society, we must have better solutions, such as:

• Instant Runoff Voting (…)

• Abolishing Congress! There is no need for representative government in the age of the Internet. Direct Democracy works better (…)

• The ending of military imperialism and illegal interventions in foreign nations

• A fair, simple tax that's easy to calculate and easy to pay

• A health care system based on health, not disease profits

• The ending of intellectual property on genes, seeds and medicines

• The decentralization of media power and control

• The separation of Industry and State (separate corporations from the government)

• A new focus on investing in education and health

• A reestablishment of personal liberties and the power of the People (government should serve the people, not enslave them)

• Returning the money supply to the People (abolish the Fed, end fractional-reserve banking)

• Freedom of speech for health supplements, herbs and natural medicine

• The ending of all advertising of junk foods, processed foods and sodas (and a ban on DTC drug advertising)

Soon, we will have our opportunity to stand up and help construct a new society. It is crucial that the People be in charge of this process, not the Corporations. If the Corporations run the Next Society, we will be enslaved by them. That's why YOUR involvement in the creation of the Next Society is so important.

Until then, take care of your health. You'll need to be up to the task!

The Best Years In Life

Yerba Mate

by Tony Isaacs

(NaturalNews) More than a drink, Yerba Mate (pronounced "yerba mahtay") has become a cultural phenomenon throughout South America and its use is rapidly spreading to the United State. Its benefits are obvious. In Buenos Aires, where people carry their Mate with them throughout the day, the sight of an obese person is rare.

Known to South Americans as the "Drink of the Gods", yerba mate is a hot beverage made from the dried leaves of the Ilex Paraguariense bush indigenous to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. And thanks to its caffeine-like content, the drink is a natural stimulant.

Yerba Maté has been used since ancient times as a tea, is recommended throughout South America for its rejuvenating, nutritional, and energizing effects, particularly for mental and physical fatigue. Yerba Maté can be taken as an effective weight-loss aid and scientific research shows Maté to be a powerful antioxidant and that it can protect DNA from double-strand breaks. It also has the ability to inhibit LDL oxidation. Maté naturally contains a wide range of polyphenols, methylxanthines, and chlorogenic acid, which together are responsible for its many health benefits.*

Traditionally steeped and served in a hollowed-out gourd and sipped through a metal straw designed to filter out stems and leaf bits, yerba mate was first consumed by the Guarani Indians centuries ago.

It is the national drink of Argentina, where drinkers of yerba mate (pronounced yair-ba mah-tay) are even more ubiquitous than coffee drinkers in the United States. It is not uncommon to see Argentines walking down the street sipping out of a mate gourd.

In recent years, its popularity has spread to the United States, where countless online vendors and teahouses, coffee shops and restaurants from Boston to Los Angeles are catering to an adapting palate. Those who drink it say they have turned to the beverage as an alternative pick-me-up with less caffeine and acidity than coffee and a host of supposed health benefits.

Many Americans may not like Yerba Mate the way Argentinians drink it –- as it has an earthy and somewhat bitter taste. For that reason, many sellers in the U.S. are blending yerba mate with mint, vanilla, orange or other flavorings.

Web vendors claim the beverage, which contains a mix of vitamins and amino acids, can "boost immunity, restore youthful hair color, retard aging, combat fatigue, control the appetite and eliminate insomnia", and more –- and research is tending to support many of those claims, such as finding Yerba Mate to have hypocholesteremic (cholesterol lowering), antioxidant, hepato protective (protecting the liver) properties and a bitter taste -– all of which are attributed to the phenolic constituents of the leaves.

Yerba Mate is packed with naturally-occurring nutrients and anti-oxidants and there are 196 volatile (or active) chemical compounds found in the Yerba Mate plant. Of those, 144 are also found in green tea. Yerba Mate contains 11 polyphenols. Polyphenols are a group of phytochemicals. Phytochemicals (phyto- meaning plant) are recently-discovered compounds that act as powerful antioxidants and are considered to exhibit anti-cancer effects in mammals by strengthening an organism's natural defenses and protecting it against cellular destruction (i.e. lycopene in tomatoes, flavonoids in blueberries, and isoflavones in soy).

Yerba Mate has caffeoyl derivatives (caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, 3,4-dicaffeoylquinic acid, 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid and 4,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid) and flavonoids (quercetin, rutin and kaempferol). In addition to polyphenols, Yerba Mate leaves contain saponins (In fact, one recent study yielded 3 new saponins in the Yerba Mate leaf!) Saponins are phytochemicals that have been found to specifically stimulate the immune system and aid the body in protecting against disease.

In 2005, researchers at the University of Illinois studied 25 different types of mate. They found the tea to contain "higher levels of antioxidants than green tea"… and, based on cell studies, "may help prevent oral cancer."

Each infusion of Mate contains:

* Vitamins – A, C, E, B1, B2, Niacin (B3), B5, B Complex

* Minerals – Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus

* Additional Compounds – Fatty Acids, Chlorophyll, Flavonols, Polyphenols, Trace Minerals, Antioxidants, Pantothenic Acid and 15 Amino Acids.

According to Dr. Mowrey, Director of Mountainwest Institute of Herbal Sciences, one group of investigators from the Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific Society concluded that Yerba Mate contains "practically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life". They focused especially on Pantothenic Acid, remarking that it is "rare to find a plant with so much of this significant and vital nutrient… It is indeed difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to Mate in nutritional value."

In addition, results from a study done by researchers at the University of Madrid assert a high content of mineral elements, especially K, Mg, and Mn, in Mate. They considered those findings "to be of great relevance" to the nutritional value of Mate infusions.

Yerba Mate Research:

Vascular responses to extractable fractions of Ilex paraguariensis — yerba mate — in rats fed standard and high-cholesterol diets.

Biol Res Nurs. 2005 Oct;7(2):146-56.

Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Ciencias Fisiologicas-Fisiologia Animal Comparada, Fundacao Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil.

The authors investigated the vasorelaxant properties of the aqueous and acid n-butanolic extractable fractions from yerba mate leaves. Perfusion pressure was evaluated using isolated and perfused mesenteric arterial beds (MABs) from rats fed hypercholesterolemic and standard diets. Extract-induced vasorelaxation in the presence and absence of various inhibitors was examined. These results suggest that yerba mate induces vasodilation in rats fed a standard diet in a dose-dependent manner and that the hypercholesterolemic diet substantially reduced the effect of yerba mate.

Naturally occurring proteasome inhibitors from mate tea (Ilex paraguayensis) serve as models for topical proteasome inhibitors. – J Invest Dermatol. 2005 Aug;125(2):207-12. Arbiser JL, Li XC,
Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Proteasome inhibitors have emerged as a clinically important therapy for neoplastic disease, with velcade, an organoboron compound used extensively in multiple myeloma. Recently, epigallocatechin gallate has been found to be a potent inhibitor of the proteasomal chymotrypsin-like activity. Other compounds that inhibit angiogenesis and are active as chemopreventive agents, such as curcumin, also inhibit proteasome activity. We have screened natural product extracts and found that extracts of yerba mate tea (Ilex paraguayensis) inhibit the growth of these endothelial cells. The extract was fractionated and found to have novel cinnamate esters that inhibit proteasome activity. Based upon these findings, preclinical and clinical trials of topical cinnamate esters as proteasome inhibitors are warranted for psoriasis and other inflammatory disorders.

Ilex paraguariensis — Yerba Mate — extracts inhibit AGE formation more efficiently than green tea. – Fitoterapia. 2005 Jul;76(5):419-27. Lunceford N, Gugliucci A.

Glycation, Oxidation and Disease Laboratory, Division of Basic Medical Sciences, Touro University-California, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA

Glycation, the nonenzymatic adduct formation between sugar dicarbonyls and proteins, is one key molecular basis of diabetic complications due to hyperglycemia. Given the link between glycation and oxidation, we hypothesized that herbal extracts with a high concentration of antioxidant phenolics might possess significant in vitro antiglycation activities as well. The aim of the present study was to address the hypothesis that polyphenol-rich yerba mate extracts are capable of inhibiting advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) formation and to compare the potency of these extracts with green tea and with the standard antiglycation agent aminoguanidine. Taken together our results demonstrate a significant, dose-dependent effect of water extracts of yerba mate on AGE adducts formation on a protein model in vitro, whereas green tea displays no significant effect. The inhibition of AGE formation was comparable to that obtained by using millimolar concentrations of the standard antiglycation agent aminoguanidine.

Cardioprotective effects of Ilex paraguariensis (yerba mate) extract: evidence for a nitric oxide-dependent mechanism. – Clin Nutr. 2005 Jun;24(3):360-6. Schinella G, Fantinelli JC, Mosca SM — Catedra de Farmacologia, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, CIC, La Plata 1900, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

To examine the effects of a yerba mate extract on post-ischemic alterations derived from 20 minutes of global ischemia and 30 minutes of reperfusion. Methods: Isolated rat hearts were treated 10 minutes before ischemia and the first 10 minutes of reperfusion with yerba mate 30 microg/ml. In other hearts, chelerythrine (1 microM), a protein kinase C blocker, or l(G)-nitro l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME), a nitric oxide synthase inhibitor, were administered prior to yerba mate infusion. Conclusions: These data are the first demonstration that yerba mate extract attenuates the myocardial dysfunction provoked by ischemia and reperfusion and that this cardioprotection involves a diminution of oxidative damage through a nitric oxide-dependent mechanism.

Antioxidant activity of a botanical extract preparation of Ilex paraguariensis (yerba mate): prevention of DNA double-strand breaks in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and human low-density lipoprotein oxidation. – J Altern Complement Med. 2003 Jun;9(3):379-87

We analyzed the antioxidant properties of Ilex paraguariensis infusion popularly known as yerba mate, by using two experimental models: the induction of DNA double-strand breaks (DSB) by hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) and lethality in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, as well as peroxide and lipoxygenase-induced human low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation. Conclusions: Yerba mate is thus a rich source of polyphenols and has antioxidant properties comparable to those of green tea which merit further in vivo intervention and cross-sectional studies.

Yerba Mate Side Effects

Side effects similar to caffeine excess are possible from drinking too much yerba mate tea or taking too high a dose of yerba mate supplements.

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Franken-Animals Now- Frankenstein Next?

WASHINGTON (AFP) — US authorities Thursday unveiled new guidelines aiming to regulate the production of genetically-modified animals destined for human consumption.
The guidelines aim to set out clearly how the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intends to regulate meat, diary products and other foods which originate from genetically-modified animals.

The draft rules, which seek to address concerns about such products dubbed "frankenfoods," will be opened up to public and professional comments for the next 60 days before coming into effect.

"Genetically engineered animals hold great promise for improving human medicine, agriculture, the environment and the production of new materials," said deputy commissioner Randall Lutter.

"The FDA has long been involved in their scientific evaluation," Lutter said. "Our guidance provides a framework for both GE animals and products made from them to reach the market."

But consumer protection organizations condemned the draft rules, noting that the FDA was not imposing a labelling system to say where the products originate from.

"It is incomprehensible to us that FDA does not view these animals differently from their conventional counterparts," said Jean Halloran from the Consumers Union.

"In our view, consumers have a right to know if the ham, bacon or pork they are buying come from pigs that have been engineered with mouse genes."

Michael Hansen, also from the Consumers Union, said animals that have been genetically engineered can contain genes from completely different species.

Mouse genes may be inserted into pigs to help them process phosphorous more efficiently, or spider genes could be put into goats to make them produce silk in their milk, he said.

Some saw the FDA draft guidelines as a first step as the agency navigates its way through this controversial area of biotechnology.

"Although the FDA's announcement is a good first start, it does not address the risks that GE animals might pose to the environment," said Gregory Jaffe from the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

"Would it be the FDA that would determine whether fast-growing genetically engineered salmon would endanger native salmon populations?" he asked.

Genetic engineering can help ensure that fish grow bigger more quickly, or create animals which produce in their blood or milk substances which can be used to make medicines.

Such techniques, under which a plant or animal's existing DNA is mixed with the DNA of another organism, are already common in agriculture to render crops more resistant to insects or drought.

This is different to cloning in which the scientists create the exact double of an animal or organism.

The FDA and its European counterpart in January approved the sale of meat and diary products coming from cloned animals, judging they posed no risks to humans.

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Finally “Lawmakers” Push FDA

by David Gutierrez

(NaturalNews) Congress has promised to raise more money to enable the FDA to inspect foreign drug-making plants more frequently, but has yet to decide upon a method for that fundraising.

A series of recent recalls of products made in China, including pet food and toothpaste, has drawn attention to the risks posed by an increasingly globalized world market. This was highlighted when 81 people died after taking Baxter International Inc.'s blood thinner heparin and the FDA said the cause might have been contamination that occurred in the Chinese factory where the drugs had been made.

"What worries me is that without congressional intervention, this could happen again," said U.S. Representative Frank Pallone of New Jersey.

More than 80 percent of the active ingredients in the U.S. drug supply are manufactured in other countries, but the FDA is not required by law to ever inspect drug plants operating outside of the United States. While the agency does make an effort to do so, lack of funding has hampered these efforts.

Democrats have proposed a law that would require the FDA to inspect foreign drug plants once every two years. According to Janet Woodcock, head of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, it would cost $225 million each year to pay for this rate of inspections.

Under the proposed law, this money would be raised by fees leveled on all drug companies producing drugs for sale in the United States that are not manufactured in that country.

Republicans have opposed this funding model, saying that inspections should be paid for with taxes paid by the public rather than fees imposed on corporations.

Woodcock agreed that the FDA needs congressional measures to ensure the safety of the foreign drug supply, but said that focusing on inspection is the wrong approach. Instead, she said, the law "should be more closely targeted and prioritized according to risk" to avoid wasting resources on unnecessary inspections.

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FTC Launches Operation False Cures to Suppress Natural Cancer Remedies

by Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today launched "Operation False Cures," a coordinated scheme to censor natural cancer remedies and financially destroy companies offering them for sale. In doing so, the FTC joins the criminals at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who currently operate an extortion racket that works by threatening health supplement companies with legal action unless they settle with the FDA by paying them million of dollars. Both the FTC and FDA work to protect the interests of the pharmaceutical companies by discrediting or outlawing competing natural cures that work better, more safely and more affordably than FDA-approved pharmaceuticals.

In order to understand what's really going on with the FTC, the key question to ask yourself is simply this: Are there such things as anti-cancer nutrients?

In other words, do anti-cancer nutrients actually exist in the real world?

Of course they do. Broccoli is loaded with them. So is green tea. Zinc is anti-cancer, selenium is anti-cancer, and rainforest herbs are absolutely loaded with anti-cancer nutrients. Vitamin D is such a strong anti-cancer nutrient that, all by itself, it prevents an astonishing 77% of all cancer, and this is all published in peer-reviewed science journals.

Turmeric is anti-cancer, especially when combined with black pepper. So is resveratrol, seaweed, spirulina, chlorella, brown seaweed extract, raw foods, sprouted foods, cabbage, onions, garlic and a thousand other foods.

Now get this: The FTC doesn't believe anti-cancer nutrients exist!

That's where this whole story enters bizarro land. The FTC, you see, doesn't believe anybody should be able to state on any website that there is such a thing as an anti-cancer nutrient. Period! According to the FTC, anyone even mentioning a "cure for cancer" is automatically a quack, regardless of the science backing their position.

Why won't the FTC question the fraud of Big Pharma?
That's because the real intent of the FTC is, of course, to shut down the health supplements industry, thereby protecting its corporate buddies in Big Pharma. Notice how the FTC never goes after the fraudulent advertising and outrageously false health claims of drug companies?

I mean, if you're going to protect consumers from dangerous substances being sold, then there's no better place to start than with Big Pharma. Its drugs kill 100,000 Americans a year. What does the FTC have to say about that? Nothing.

How about the fraudulent science, the censored negative studies, the criminal price fixing practices and the monopoly racket run by Big Pharma and the FDA… does the FTC spend any effort looking into that? Of course not.

What about the fact that FDA and Big Pharma are running a monopolistic price fixing scheme that allows some drugs to be sold at more than 500,000% markups over their manufacturing prices? Americans pay the highest prices in the world — by far — for their prescription drugs, and the drug control authorities trap Americans into monopoly pricing by banning imports from Canada and other countries. It's blatant monopolistic pricing, and if it were happening to T-shirts, cars or software, the FTC would leap right in and start suing the companies involved. But when it concerns pharmaceuticals, the FTC remains silent, covering its eyes to the interstate commerce crimes being committed right now by the pharmaceutical industry.

Why the FTC is a threat to America
The FTC isn't looking out for you folks, it's just part of the criminal gang that's taking away your Free Speech, suppressing your access to truthful information about natural cancer cures, and harming tens of millions of Americans in the process. It's just another corrupt, government-run group of con artists who delude themselves into thinking they're protecting people by suppressing information about cancer cures.

You see, the official position of the U.S. government, the drug industry and the entire medical system is that cancer cures don't exist! That's astonishing, given that I've personally spoken to hundreds (maybe thousands) of people who CURED cancer using raw foods, nutritional supplements, anti-cancer herbs and alternative therapies.

I've personally spoken with people who have cured pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, skin cancer, bone cancer, throat cancer, thyroid cancer and all sorts of other cancers. I suppose, according to the FTC, I must have been imagining all these conversations. Maybe I'm hallucinating from eating too much vitamin C, and now I'm dreaming up imaginary conversations with people who claim to have cured cancer. That's apparently what the FTC believes.

You see, the FTC has fallen in line with all the other health system criminals operating in the United States today by declaring there is no cure for cancer. It's like claiming "The Earth is flat!" It's such outmoded, ignorant thinking that I can only laugh in total disgust at the so-called "intelligent" people making that argument.

Of course, it's in the interests of the cancer industry to keep everybody completely misinformed about cancer cures. They can't afford to let you learn the truth about how easy it is to cure cancer. Cancer cures are so commonplace now that you'd have to actually make a conscious effort not to see them.

You can cure cancer with infrared sauna therapies (detox through sweat) combined with the Max Gerson diet (, a raw foods diet, superfood supplements, and even things like insulin potentiation therapy, ultraviolet irradiation of your blood, oxygen therapy, Chinese medicine herbs and a whole host of other natural therapies that really work. You can't find most of these therapies offered in the United States because all the natural cancer doctors have either been arrested or fled the country due to the outright oppression of any medical technology outside the toxic chemotherapy and radiation protocols.

Curing cancer, as one Chinese medicine doctor once told me, is easier than curing the common cold. But you'll probably have to leave the USA to actually participate in a cure, since curing or treating the cause of cancer (or just about any disease) has been outlawed in the U.S.

Eliminating cancer tumors and boosting natural immune function is so incredibly easy that it takes the cancer industry billions of dollars a year in propaganda just to try to hide the truth from people. The FTC and FDA, for their part, use taxpayer money to continue the charade, so they essentially have unlimited funds to pursue their cancer propaganda and disinformation campaigns.

Only the internet allows people to learn the truth about cancer, and of course they're trying to shut that down, too. Only a few organizations like NaturalNews — which sells no supplements whatsoever — remains insulated from the orchestrated attacks on free speech now being waged by the FTC and FDA. Together, these two government monstrosities have become a force of death and destruction, laying waste to the health education of the American People, enforcing ignorance and health illiteracy that keeps the People enslaved in a fraudulent cancer racket offering nothing but bankruptcy and death.

Operation False Information
If anything, the FTC's announcement today should be called Operation False Information, because that's what it's all about: Spreading lies and disinformation about cancer cures, hoping to dissuade people from learning the truth about the very real cancer cures that exist right now.

In taking this position, the FTC has joined the ranks of the criminally-operated FDA, EPA, DEA and USDA, all of which now operate as taxpayer-funded branches of Big Pharma that seek to destroy anything that competes with drug profits and the "culture of death" permeating American society. From a Biblical perspective, these organizations would be considered satanic, as if they were possessed by the devil himself. If this were Lord of the Rings, they would be like the Dark Lord Sauron, raising armies of orcs to spread darkness and death across the land in the quest for power and control.

Make no mistake: The FTC is waging war against the People, much like the FDA, and it will stop at nothing to discredit, destroy and bankrupt the natural products industry in its desperate, evil-minded efforts to enslave Americans in the Big Pharma system of medical control.

Because, let's face it: Any organization that claims there is no cure for cancer is delusional. They also claim there's no cure for diabetes, or heart disease, or osteoporosis. In fact, these delusional government people believe there is no cure for ANY disease! That's right: They don't believe there is any such thing as a cure for anything.

That's a serious sign of complete detachment from reality. These people are more delusional than a bunch of DEA agents smoking up the crack they confiscated from the local crack house. They are high on their power and steeped in ignorance. They know nothing of the real world and operate from a fictional set of delusions they're now trying to imprint upon the American people.

To say there's no such thing as a natural cure for cancer is to instantly label yourself a moron. There are hundreds of natural cures for cancer, and people are curing themselves every day, using no pharmaceuticals, no chemotherapy, no irradiation and no doctors. And it's that reality that scares the bejeezus out of the cancer industry. No doctors? Well how on earth are they supposed to make their money if people can cure cancer themselves?

That's the whole point, actually: While I want to set you free with the knowledge and power to heal yourself (and I have nothing to gain from you curing cancer, by the way), the cancer industry has everything to lose if you are empowered with knowledge and informed about natural cancer cures that really work. If you're cancer free, they'll lose your business, and the cancer industry is far more concerned about its own revenues than your health, believe me.

Is there such a thing as false advertising of natural cures?
Of course there is. Not all cancer cures on the internet are honest. But the FTC doesn't limit its targeted to just false promises. The FTC, by its own admission, believes that ANY mention of a cancer "cure" is, by itself, fraudulent. Thus, it throws the baby out with the bathwater by targeting all products that claim to cure cancer.

Now, if you want to talk about false cures, let's talk about the chemotherapy industry, and the mammography industry, and the whole fraudulent system of oncology. A rigorous review of the scientific literature on chemotherapy reveals that chemotherapy simply doesn't work on 98% of people. It's a fraud all by itself. And even when it "works" to shrink tumors, it doesn't give people quality of life or restored health. It doesn't cure cancer, in other words. It merely poisons the patient.

Mammography is also a fraud. Rigorous scientific studies reveal that mammography harms ten women for every one woman it helps. The devices actually cause cancer by irradiating the breasts! (See )

Modern oncology is a fraud. It's marketed through a system of controlled, fabricated fear. An oncologist makes a false diagnosis, then scares the patient into agreeing to high-profit treatments by telling them, "You only have six months to live." This is not merely unethical, it's a criminal deception that's used every day in America to sign up consumers for conventional cancer treatments that will only harm them.

So where is the FTC on investigating the chemotherapy fraud? The mammography fraud? The fear marketing tactics of modern oncology? The FTC, as you well know, is a no-show on these issues. Apparently, poisons that kill people, and procedures that maim women are perfectly fine with the FTC, even when they are promoted using deceptive marketing tactics!

The FTC, you see, thinks nothing of women being disfigured and having their breasts sliced off by cancer surgeons, even when they don't yet have breast cancer! That's perfectly fine with the FTC. But if you approach that same woman and offer to sell her some broccoli sprouts that can help reverse breast cancer, then suddenly you're the criminal!

So the insane doctors wielding scalpels, poisons and lies are fully protected by the FTC, while the naturopaths selling healing nutrients and safe, effective cancer therapies are considered criminals. Welcome to the USA, friends… the land of medical insanity and government-enforced oppression of natural cures.

The People's Protection Agency
I think we need a new agency called the People's Protection Agency (PPA). The PPA is tasked with making arrests of the top criminals at the FTC, FDA, DEA, USDA and other government racket groups that threaten the health and safety of the American People.

The PPA would have a list of certain people to arrest and prosecute for their crimes against humanity. It should be a completely non-violent organization, of course, but it should bring these unindicted criminals to justice and let all the evidence come out in a public forum where the truth is a matter of public record.

This list should include the top criminals at the FTC and FDA who are orchestrating these campaigns of health destruction and enforced ignorance against the American people.

I would hope that these criminals be brought to justice through proper arrest and prosecution, and I might even recommend that we grant them immunity in exchange for their full accounts of what happened (like many Nazi war criminals, or even the Apartheid criminals in South Africa) so that future generations can learn from the mistakes of our own.

It's time to end government-sponsored medical tyranny
We are past the time of tolerating the ongoing medical abuse of our families and our children. It is time for the American People to stand up against tyranny, ignorance and oppression. It's time to take back our rights to openly and honestly describe the anti-cancer properties of plants, nutrients and therapies. And it's time that we recognized any person, institution or government that interferes with those God-given rights is itself an enemy of the People, and a disservice to all of humanity.

Stay subscribed to NaturalNews to join the (peaceful) revolution that's coming. Together, we can help transform this world from a place of death, destruction and ignorance to one of life, abundance and free knowledge. There are institutions that wish to prevent us from setting our fellow human beings free, but those institutions are already beginning to crumble, and soon, the opportunity will be right to step forward and be part of the creation of The Next Society, where knowledge reigns over ignorance, peace triumphs over war, and the People are set free from the mental prisons in which they've been trapped for generations.

Today's actions by the FTC are the last, desperate attempts to hold together the fragile bars of those prisons and prevent the human race from being set free by the truth about healing cancer.

We can live in a world without cancer. The technology exists right now. It's probably growing in your back yard. And yet the cancer industry is doing everything in its power to isolate people from the truth and prevent cancer cures from becoming so widely known that the entire cancer industry implodes like Bear Stearns Co.

Be part of the revolution. Forward this article to everyone you know. Post it everywhere. Spread the truth, free the People, and stand up against the ignorance, tyranny and oppression of the cancer industry and its police state enforcers: The FTC and FDA.

Healthy Recipes

Vegetable and Fish Chowder

The following chowder is a creamy fish soup – a comfort food without the usual fat – that achieves its rich body by puréeing both potatoes and (surprise!) squash.
Ingredients:1/2 to 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 medium stalks celery, diced
1-2 cloves garlic (or to taste), minced
4 cups reduced-fat (2% or less) milk
1 cup potatoes, peeled and diced
2 cups butternut squash, peeled and diced
1 bay leaf
1 lb. fish fillet cut in 3/4 inch pieces
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. dried marjoram
Himalayan Salt and freshly ground white pepper
Paprika for garnish


Mix ingredients together and simmer over a low heat until potatoes are  done.

In a heavy, deep pan, heat the oil over low-medium heat. Add the onion, celery and garlic into the olive oil and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft, translucent and pale gold. Add milk, potatoes, squash and bay leaf. Bring to a boil over high heat, then immediately reduce heat to a gentle simmer. Partially cover with a lid and simmer about 15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender but not falling apart.

With a slotted spoon, transfer potatoes and squash to a blender. Purée with a small amount of the soup liquid until completely smooth. Transfer back to the pan.

Add thyme, marjoram, salt and pepper. Add fish and simmer gently until seafood is just barely cooked through, being careful seafood does not overcook.

Remove from the heat. Check seasoning and add salt and pepper, if necessary. Remove the bay leaf and ladle chowder into individual bowls. Garnish with a light sprinkling of paprika.
Nutritional Information:

Makes 5 servings.

Per serving: 266 calories, 6 g. total fat (3 g. saturated fat), 28 g. carbohydrate, 25 g. protein, 4 g. dietary fiber, 190 mg. sodium.

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Hep C

Utopia Silver,
How much colloidal silver should be taken for Hep C?



Hi Fatimah,
Every person and every situation is different so you must determine that for yourself. Our silver (low ppm and small particle) cannot be ‘over used’ in the short-term. Many use 1-2 ounces a day for weeks or a month or so. A longer time for larger servings is seldom required, but if using more than a tablespoon per day, one should take Probiotics and Acidophilus to replenish the flora in the colon to ensure proper digestion. If you get relief with your issue, it is suggested that you reduce your consumption to a maintenance level of 1-3 teaspoons per day.

Also remember, you may experience a Herxheimer effect caused by the die-off of virus and bacteria where using larger quantities.

You are appreciated in Utopia.

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Utopia Silver Supplements
830 966-2315

Notice: We are not doctors and we suggest that you consult a healthcare professional, preferably a qualified naturopathic doctor or one who has been trained in integrative medicine if you have a life or health threatening illness. All opinions and information presented by me are done as an exercise of our God-given unalienable right of free speech.

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Colloidal Silver Generator

Hello Utopia Silver,
I have a colloidal silver generator. I am trying to make a quart batch of silver.  I checked my 9v batteries.  They check good.  I have fresh distilled water.  Set a timer for 80 minutes and expected to get 10 ppm solution, measured with the ppm tester.  Only tested 2 ppm.  The electrodes I am using only made about 2 quarts of silver. What am I doing wrong? When replacing electrodes, would I replace both negative and positive, or just the positive? …and what is the best way to know if either of the electrodes need replacing?

John K.


Hi John,
How many volts do your batteries show using a volt meter? You may want to try making a ½ quart or less and see what happens.

There aren’t too many things that can go wrong.

1) Batteries- low voltage

2) Water- You must be good distilled water (What is your ppm reading on your water?)

3) Connections- Be sure clips are tight and soldering isn’t broken and electrodes are clean

4) PPM Meter- Are you sure your meter is working ok? (Check distilled water-it should be no more than 1 ppm. Check a glass of tap water- it generally will be anywhere from 70-200 ppm depending on your water source.) It’s possible that it may need to be calibrated and there is calibration solution for that.

Also, does your product have color? If so, then you have some particle silver which will not register on the ppm meter. If your electrodes are eroding then you are making silver.

You need only replace the positive electrode. The positive erodes as product is made; the negative erodes very little.

You will know it needs replacing because it will start getting very thin. The thinner it gets, the longer it takes to make product. It will eventually disintegrate and break off, …but save your silver, it is still worth something.

You are appreciated in Utopia.

Ben Taylor
Utopia Silver Supplements
830 966-2315

Notice: We are not doctors and we suggest that you consult a healthcare professional, preferably a qualified naturopathic doctor or one who has been trained in integrative medicine if you have a life or health threatening illness. All opinions and information presented by me are done as an exercise of our God-given unalienable right of free speech.

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We started taking Utopia (Silver) and she has not had to take an allergy shot and I am not stopped up all the time. We have also gotten several of our friends at church on it also.  They are not having bad headaches or allergies.  I have found this product to be the answer to our allergies.

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