SchwartzReport: Obesity in Kids Costs Billions – Combination of Corporate & Government Corruption with Social & Cultural Malaise

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

We reap what we sow as a country. Much of this child obesity arises from toxins and pollutants in the environment. Whatever the source when one tracks it back to fundamentals it always gets down to profit for the few, at the risk of wellness for the many.

Obesity in Kids Costs Billions
SALYNN BOYLES – MedPage Today

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Apr 9

SchwartzReport: Autism of the Poor Linked to Pollution for the Rich

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

We are literally crippling and killing our children so the few can become richer. It is a form of national insanity. Click through to see video.

Growing Evidence That Autism Is Linked to Pollution
ALEXANDRA SIFFERLIN – Time

A new study offers strong evidence that environmental toxins play a role in the disorder. The report looked at birth defects associated with parental exposure to pollution and found a 1% increase in the defects corresponded to a 283% increase in autism

Several studies have shown a link between air pollution and autism, but a new study published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology is one of the largest to put the two together.

Researchers studied insurance claims from around 100 million people in the U.S., and used congenital malformations in boys as an indictor for parental exposure to environmental toxins. ‘Autism appears to be strongly correlated with rate of congenital malformations of the genitals in males across the country. This gives an indicator of environmental load and the effect is surprisingly strong,” study author Andrey Rzhetsky from the University of Chicago said in a statement.

Every 1% increase in malformations corresponded to a 283% increase in autism in the same county.

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Apr 8

Berto Jongman: America’s Homegrown Nuclear and Fracking Terror

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

America’s Homegrown Terror

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The U.S. security complex is up in arms about cyberhackers and foreign terrorists targeting America’s vulnerable infrastructure. Think tank reports have highlighted the chinks in homeland security represented by unsecured ports, dams, and power plants. We’ve been bombarded by stories about outdated software that is subject to hacking and the vulnerability of our communities to bioterrorism. Reports such as the Heritage Foundation’s “Microbes and Mass Casualties: Defending America Against Bioterrorism” describe a United States that could be brought to its knees by its adversaries unless significant investments are made in “hardening” these targets.

But the greatest dangers for the United States do not lurk in terrorist cells in the mountains surrounding Kandahar that are planning on assaults on American targets. Rather, our vulnerabilities are homegrown. The United States plays host to thousands of nuclear weapons, toxic chemical dumps, radioactive waste storage facilities, complex pipelines and refineries, offshore oil rigs, and many other potentially dangerous facilities that require constant maintenance and highly trained and motivated experts to keep them running safely.

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Apr 7

Eagle: Empowering Your Health – Beyond Monsanto, Rockefeller and the American Medical Association

300 Million Talons...

300 Million Talons…

Empowering Your Health: Beyond Monsanto, Rockefeller and the American Medical Association

By Kimberly Carter Gamble with Erin Breech

When your doctor tells you your prescription is approved by the American Medical Association (AMA), it’s intended to give you confidence. But what it really means is that the drug or procedure is endorsed and funded by the same corporations that endorse and fund Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other products that are harmful to your health. In fact, the AMA is in part financed by Pfizer, which owns Monsanto, the company that manufactured controversial and proven-to-be-dangerous products such as the insecticide DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange, and recombinant bovine somatotropin (a.k.a. bovine growth hormone) and is now the largest manufacturer of genetically modified seeds and the herbicide glyphosate, which GMO’s require. This is only one of the insidious connections between the AMA and corporations that cause, and prosper from, your ill health.

Here’s how it works:

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Apr 6

Jon Rappoport: US Pharma Kills More Than All Wars — US Medical Systems Kills 225,000 People a Year

Jon Rappoport

Jon Rappoport

Shocker: Comparing deaths from medical drugs, vitamins, all US wars

People want to believe medical science gives us, at any given moment, the best of all possible worlds.

And of course, the best of all possible worlds must have its enemies: the quacks who sell unproven snake oil.

So let’s look at some facts.

As I’ve been documenting for years, the medical cartel has been engaged in massive criminal fraud, presenting their drugs as safe and effective across the board—when, in fact, these drugs have been killing and maiming huge numbers of people, like clockwork.

I’ve cited the review, “Is US Health Really the Best in the World?”, by Dr. Barbara Starfied (Journal of the American Medical Association, July 26, 2000), in which Starfield reveals the American medical system kills 225,000 people per year—106,000 as a direct result of pharmaceutical drugs.

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Mar 31

SchwartzReport: Toxins That Threaten Brains

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

This is a very sobering essay. Read this carefully and it will give you information to make informed choices with how a number of chemicals enter your life, or are kept out. Click through to see the many useful graphics that accompany this report.

The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains
JAMES HAMBLIN – The Atlantic

Forty-one million IQ points. That’s what Dr. David Bellinger determined Americans have collectively forfeited as a result of exposure to lead, mercury, and organophosphate pesticides. In a 2012 paper published by the National Institutes of Health, Bellinger, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, compared intelligence quotients among children whose mothers had been exposed to these neurotoxins while pregnant to those who had not. Bellinger calculates a total loss of 16.9 million IQ points due to exposure to organophosphates, the most common pesticides used in agriculture.

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Mar 26

SchwartzReport: Lies About Food and the One Truth – Processed Food = Poison

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

This is upsetting news but good news, and excellent science. The strength of science is its capacity for self-correction. And this is a good example. I completely agree with the observation: “The crucial phrase ‘avoid processed food’ appears nowhere in government nutritional guidelines, yet this is the most concise way to sum up in practical terms w! hat is wholesome and healthy to eat. Until this awareness shapes dietetic advice, all government dietary guidance should come with a tobacco-style caution: Following this advice could seriously damage your health.”

Why Almost Everything You’ve Been Told About Unhealthy Foods Is Wrong
JOANNA BLYTHMAN – The Raw Story/The Guardian (U.K.)

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Mar 24

SchwartzReport: True Cost of Plastics Leaching Poison Into Foods and Bodies Now Emergent…

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Here is the latest on plastics, and the potential for harmful substances leeching foods packaged in plastics. This is not a happy story. My counsel is to choose foods, particularly liquid foods, that are not in plastic containers.

The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics
MARIAH BLAKE – Mother Jones

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Mar 18

SchwartzReport: US Milk Bad — and Why

If you have issues with milk you are going to find this story very important. We have here what I think is going to be an new datastream, a new thread tracing the failure of the Industrial Animal Husbandry model.

You’re Drinking the Wrong Kind of Milk
JOSH HARKINSON – Mother Jones

When my in-laws moved from India to the United States some 35 years ago, they couldn’t believe the low cost and abundance of our milk-until they developed digestive problems. They’ll now tell you the same thing I’ve heard a lot of immigrants say: American milk will make you sick.

It takes HOW much water to make a glass of milk?!

It turns out that they could be onto something. An emerging body of research suggests that many of the 1 in 4 Americans who exhibit symptoms of lactose intolerance could instead be unable to digest A1, a protein most often found in milk from the high-producing Holstein cows favored by American and some European industrial dairies. The A1 protein is much less prevalent in milk from Jersey, Guernsey, and most Asian and African cow breeds, where, instead, the A2 protein predominates.

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Mar 13

Yoda: True Cost of Daylight Savings Time….

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Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Daylight saving time may have health costs

Springing ahead for daylight saving time may in fact be March Madness as numerous studies list detrimental effects of losing an hour’s sleep.

Preliminary Cost List Only:

Cost 01: Quantity and Quality of Sleep

Cost 02: Class and school performance

Cost 03: Traffic accidents

Cost 04: Heart attacks

Cost 05: Physical activity

Cost 06: Cyberloafing

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Mar 7