Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bailout info

Since this country, the United States, and others like Great Britain, are in a financial crisis, I am posting some information on the proposed and rejected $700 billion dollar bailout. Here is a good link:

And here is a great video that I watched this morning about money, what it is, and how we are basically stuck in a debt-ridden system.

This video is beneficial where every you live, whether it be here in the U.S., or in Europe or wherever, this video has information that is applicable to you. It is 48 minutes long, but it is well worth it because it will give you a greater understanding of what is going on with not only the U.S. financial crisis, but ultimately the world financial crisis.

Answer to Some Comments

A user named Orlin left the following comment:

Sorry for the mistake well referring to your name Ella. sorry for the Ammy word. Whoops.

Don't worry about it! Ella is my pen-name, Emily is my birth name, I am not offended if you refer to me as Emily or Ella, either one is fine. Now that that is cleared up, another reader named Kate left this comment:

For years I've been reading on Natural News that cows milk (in addition to being pasturised and homogenised) is for baby cows, is full of pus, causes mucus, contains dead white blood cells and natural growth hormones (for baby cows) as well as man made hormones to fatten up the cows etc etc etc

OK, so Raw Milk solves the issue of pasturisation and homogenisation - but it still has all the other stuff which was addressed on natural news (in the past) and (currently) for years.

I am so confused. I understand about raw milk being live food, with enzymes - but I just can't get it off my mind that 'cows milk is for baby cows' and contains all those nasty things as reported by Mike Adams (previously) and NotMilk.

If drinking raw milk - does it still contain growth hormones (natural, for growing baby cows), dead blood cells and it mucus forming?

Was all that info on NotMilk wrong?

Would love to not feel guilty about drinking raw milk again.

Kate xx


The other factors in milk that you have listed may be associated with more commercial dairy cows, not necessarily raw milk cows. See, I do not advocate just drinking raw milk, I advocate drinking raw milk from healthy, grass-fed cows who have not consumed the man-made hormones. Even if baby cows were only meant to consume raw milk, then pus and dead white cells in milk would probably not be that healthy for the calf.

In essence, I have no real way of knowing whether or not the situation of pus, dead-white blood cells, or any other nefarious cow products are related to the stressed conditions that commercial dairy cows suffer and if it is the same for raw milk cows. Raw milk cows are raised in a substantially better environment than commercial dairy cows, which are often mistreated, stressed and fraught with disease.

I visited the notmilk website, and it really seemed to be a bastian for not only the soy industry, but the vegetarian industry that seeks to make artificial alternatives to what is natural and what has worked.

I used to be on the no-milk agenda, because everyone says it is unhealthy, especially raw milk. I changed because my health deteriorated because I substituted with soy, and I was eating well. My reasoning is this, if raw milk was really as bad as people made it out to be, then how is it that they many civilizations that relied on such dairy products survived? That is the question I asked myself.

As far as baby calves are concerned, I am not sure how they factor into the equation as far as milk being solely for calves. I think though that cows produce a lot of milk so that people and calves can be healthy. I read some where that cows produce about 5 gallons a day! But I will call my local raw milk provider and get their take on it and ask exactly how that works.

In summary, you don't need to feel guilty about drinking raw milk. It is healthy, and has sustained families for centuries. And if your concerned about it causing weight gain, I actually lost five lbs once I started drinking it. Raw milk has been known to have that kind of weight-loss affect.

One more thing, I no this isn't really scientific or anything, but I noticed that raw milk causes less mucus than regular dairy. I used to sing in my church choir, and when ever we had a performance, the director would tell us not to drink milk before the performance. Although I don't sing in that choir any more, the heavy feeling of mucus on my vocal chords hasn't been there in a while. But I will have to look into that as well for you.

Monday, September 29, 2008


I am not a huge fan of conspiracy theories, and I always try to objectively view the evidence before coming to any conclusions. I don't mean to come off paranoid, I try to always think things through when I see things like this, and the video has some pretty valid points I kind of stumbled on this video on youtube about a covert operation by the government, where they spray chemtrails. If you look up in the sky on a clear day, you might see some jets or airplanes flying overhead, leaving behind a trail that is supposed to disappear. Well, the maker of the video believes that the chemicals left behind these jets serve a dubious purpose.

Supposedly, there has been a continual spraying of low density particles in the sky. I. Like, the video shows a picture of deep blue skies during the day, and a beautiful display of stars at nighttime in Arizona. While I have always lived in Pennsylvania, I can comfortably say that I have never really seen such deep colors in the sky before.

The Pennsylvania skies are usually that pale blue color/white color that is described in the video. And on overcast nights, the sky is usually red (not sure if that has a whole lot to do with the video or chemicals sprayed in the air, but I have always wondered why the sky is so red at night).

Any way, the video goes on to say that these chemtrails have been sprayed over America since World War II for sinister reasons. The chemicals in the spray are known to cause infertility, and lower the pH of the rain.

Here is the video:

it is about 40 minutes long but I think it is pretty important to watch.

At first, I thought the message of this video was kind of ridiculous. I mean, the government spraying chemicals over us to poison us? It seemed kind of silly. But then, once I thought about it more, it seemed a lot more plausible. I mean, they sprayed chemical pesticides over San Francisco this year, the FDA continues to poison us with their so-called medicines, and more recently, our own government laid the burden of bailing out the stock markets on us the tax payer, to the tune of $700 billion dollars. So why not? I mean, our government has had our best interests at heart, this would seem like a small task considering their track-record.

A good website for more about this is mentioned in the video, but I will post it here. The website is called Carnicon, and it has a wealth of information.

Another video which is interesting:

Thursday, September 25, 2008

What to do and FWW

With the U.S. economy currently circling the drain, it would be a wise move to begin taking care of ourselves by starting our own gardens, and producing our own food.

The best way to accomplish this is by raising chickens (pigeons or turkeys, which ever you have the most space for), and goats, and vegetables in a natural and sustainable way.

Forest gardening or other permaculture systems will work to provide a near-year-round supply of vegetation. Chickens do supply a year-round supply of eggs (even without a rooster) and goats can supply a good amount of milk as well. Another bonus to raising chickens and goats is that their manure is chock-full of nutrients that will be vital for the survival of your permaculture/forest garden.

This brings me to the Featured Website of the Week: Organic Gardening and Homesteading.

This website can provide vital tools for creating your own homestead, and having your own food supply will be vital in keeping you and your family healthy and well during a difficult period--homesteading helped those during the 1929 crisis.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Evils of CPS

This is despicable...

Homeschooling Ban in California

On Natural News, there was an article which detailed the despicable actions of the State of California in making home-schooling illegal.

As a product of homeschooling, I can tell you that this ban has absolutely nothing to do with the poor education of homeschoolers! From personal experience, parents teach their children very well. It is all about controlling people's children. It is so that when ever you are suspected of 'neglect' or 'abuse', they can take your children away at any time they want. If they deem you to be unfit--because you are actually unfit or because you don't play by their rules--they will have your children taken away from you. Here is a quote from the article that is particularly menacing,

"A primary purpose of the educational system is to train school children in good citizenship, patriotism and loyalty to the state and the nation," Croskey wrote.
Patriotism is a great thing to instill in children and that is something that I think parents could better instill in their own children than what could be impressed by public/private schools . So what about that statement is menacing? On the surface, it appears to be a harmless statement, but under closer scrutiny, it appears to reveal a more sinister goal.

That quote makes it seem as if education is not the concern, it seems like the concern is you won't teach your children government-approved things such as evolution, gay-marriage, how to be part of a whole instead of being an individual. Otherwise, why would parents not teach their children to be good citizens?

I mean, most parents want their children to be productive members of society. Most parents instill with in their children moral values, values like stealing is wrong, taking advantage of people is wrong, paying your taxes is a must, being a hard-working citizen is how to live life: these are just some of the values that many parents across America are teaching their children. The only way I could see homeschooling being a problem for them [the government] is because they do not know if you are teaching your kids what they want you to teach them; therefore, they have no control over how they think/act.

If you think about it, there are not a lot of things that schools will teach the children that the parents cannot. How will they become better citizens than if they were home-schooled? Call me crazy, paranoid, or any name that denotes either of those meaning, but I think it is so they can train your children to be good citizens by never questioning your doctor, always do what your told. It is away to suppress those crazy urgings to think on your own and be an individual.

If you homeschool your children, they cannot know if you are 'properly' medicating them with antidepressants, if they have received all of their vaccinations, they have no control over the future generations, and that is what is so bothersome about homeschooling.

Fortunately, there are other states where parents are allowed the freedom to rear their children the way that they see fit! And my home state of Pennsylvania is one of them. Hopefully, the North American Union will fall through, because if it is implemented, not only will home-schooling be eliminated, but natural health sites across the country will be eliminated as well.

I am entirely disappointed with the State of California. Words can hardly express my disdain for a State that strips its citizens of most of their rights. To me, California is like a testing ground for the different health freedoms to be taken away(1,2,3,4,5), environmental constraints, stripping parents of their freedoms: California is where we should look to the future of The United States, and it is looking rather bleak.

This is an important web page about protecting parental rights and everyone who is interested in raising their children as opposed to Uncle Sam raising their kids should look it over.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Hi, I just wanted to apologize for not posting more on here. I have been swamped at school, but I have definitely been researching different subjects, along with working on new articles for Natural News.

I have been researching very interesting subjects that I will be posting on here and to natural news very shortly, so your continued patience would be greatly appreciated!

As a little preview, what I have been researching lately has been the subject of Entymology.

Entymology is the consumption of insects as a potential food source. Such ideas are greatly shunned in Western Society, but I think that it shouldn't be! More on that soon...

Again, I apologize for being neglectful of this blog and ultimately, you the reader, but I am definitely going to be presenting more and more new and interesting natural health topics!

Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New Study about Pop Music

A new study by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shows that popular music of today is filled with mostly sexual themes, a great portion of which is classified as degrading.

This really comes as no surprise to me because in order to be a popular musician, you have to write and produce these kind of songs. You cannot really even blame the music industry too much either, because even though they produce it, it is the consumer that laps up the negative themes portrayed in these songs.

What does this have to do with health, you might ask? Well, it has a lot to do with health because music contributes to whether or not there are positive themes in our hearts and minds. Listening to such music non-stop, which is what the typical teenager does, puts negative thoughts and images in our minds.

The study went on to point out that such music can influence the youth towards risky sexual behavior, and with the rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases, such risky behavior is something no one wants.

The Apostle Paul wrote something that I think everyone can get something out of:
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Phili. 4:8)
Can any justify the sexually charged music of today as being all the things described above? Can any make the case that such music is important to society? I am not writing this to bash the music industry, because as I have stated before, it is not entirely their doing. People in today's society crave depravity, and that is something that needs to be reversed.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Raw Milk Article

I was reading the articles on natural news, and I came across this article and I was totally enthralled with what the author wrote about. It, that is the article, was about the virtues of raw milk and how the government is doing its best to railroad peoples rights to choose one way or the other.

It is so true just how nutritious full-fat raw milk is:
* high in vitamins A (retinol), D3 and vitamin K
* high in B vitamins (although exposure to light can decrease the amounts)
* Lots of healthy bacteria that will keep your digestive track healthy and moving
* Natural, non-denatured proteins
* No pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics
* digestive enzymes galore

Bottom line, raw milk is amazing and everyone should drink it! I was so inspired by this article that I am going to go to my raw milk provider in between classes, buy a half-gallon, and drink it for lunch!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Response to All 4 Natural Health

A user named All 4 Natural Health wrote the following message:
Hi Ella,

I find it interesting how you have quoted the Bible to say that humans are supposed to eat (certain types of) meat. I've actually come across numerous people who quote the Bible in saying that humans are supposed to be vegetarians!

Personally, I believe in vegetarianism, although not for religious reasons; I just feel it makes sense, overall, for health, compassion, environment, etc.

I've nothing against meat-eating though. I still eat some. But if possible, I think we should go for organic meats. The regular commercially farmed animals are raised in such a terrible way, it just freaks me out sometimes.
You are right, there are many that quote the Bible to support vegetarianism by pointing to Adam and Eve. This observation has some problems however. For one thing, when Adam and Eve were in the garden, every thing was perfect. We don't live in Eden today, we live in a world where all food is contaminated to some degree, so being a pure vegetarian and maintaining good nutrition has become near-impossible. Another things is that people don't know whether or not the Lord would have continued the perpetual state of vegetarianism. By the way man was designed, it seems he is more suited for an omniverous diet.

There are also other Biblical Evidences that point to meat eating being established for eternity, so I don't think that the Lord has much of a problem with it.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

High fructose corn syrup ad

As I was perusing the TV Channels, I came across this commercial that I found to be absolutely disgusting! No, it is more than disgusting, it is down-right lies.

The Corn Refiners Association(surprise, surprise!) decided to put this dribble on the television, falsely claiming that high-fructose corn syrup is as safe as regular sugar! I was speechless from the shear gall of these people! Lies, lies, lies! Can no one be truthful these days?
Here is the despicable ad:

If you want some real facts about high fructose corn syrup(HFCS), this article and many others should help.

Here are some facts about HFCS:
*Promotes weight-gain and diabetes (its a gift that truly keeps on giving!)
*Promotes insulin resistance (which leads to a laundry list of other problems)
This product, or by-product, should be banned!

There is one positive that can be found in the bed of lies, however. I was briefly browsing the comment section for this ad on youtube, and to my pleasant surprise, just about no one was buying what the Corn Refiners Association was selling. Most saw it as a hopeless ploy to undo the damage that has been done by the research of others. The internet has played a huge part in dispelling the mis-truths peddled by these scoundrels, and hopefully it will continue to operate that way.

For more info on HFCS, there are plenty of articles on how bad this by-product is, one being this article, and this one.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Article on Natural News

Some one emailed me with a critique of my latest article on Diabetes on Natural News.
They wrote:

I wish you had read more about Weston price before publishing your article that appeared recently in Natural News. Also maybe read Gary Taubes book "Good Calories, Bad Calories". You recommended in your article that people avoid fat in their diet. That is the most ridiculous thing. Diabetes is a carbohydrate disease and the cure is less carbs, more greans, more eggs, grassfed beef, organic pork, (good fats).

Although typed a response in the comment section, I still don't feel that my answer was what it should be.

This article was adapted from paper format to article format, and it was a paper I did for my nutrition class. I knew that the role that fat plays in insulin resistance is minimal at best, but I put that information in because my teacher who graded the project instructed me to do so. Not removing that information was an oversight on my part.

Carbohydrates are really the instigator of insulin resistance, and the commentor was correct in pointing out that fact. Also, I agree with almost everything the anonymous user recommends, with the exception of adding organic pork to the diet.

One important part of health I think is that the prescriptions of the Bible should be followed. The Bible does not condemn the practice of meat eating, but only the meats described by the Bible should be consumed. Animals that chew cud and part the hoof, birds that are not webbed footed or birds of prey, fish with fins and scales(these and more descriptions can be found in Lev. 11 and Deut. 14) : these prescription for health were given to us by God to protect us and keep us well.

Another prescription, Sabbath rest, needs to be observed as well. Vegetarians point to the good health of Seventh-day Adventists as evidence of their superior health. I do not think that it is the vegetarianism that contributes to the good health, because there are many in the Seventh-day Adventist faith who do eat meat (according to Biblical Command), and have the same health benefits. I believe this is because Seventh-day Adventists honor the Sabbath day as God commanded, along with the health prescriptions given.

With that said, the work of Dr. Price was very good, it showed the wonders of God's creation, but we need to follow the prescription of the Bible in terms of diet.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Weston A. Price

For awhile now, I have been a big fan of Weston A. Price and his wokrin uncovering the importance of milk, eggs, butter, and meat in our diets. So, I have decided to read his ground-breaking book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, to read for myself these important facts.

There is a website which offers the book online, but I am a traditional reader. I like to carry my books around and read them whenever and wherever I want, as opposed to a computer where I have to find a desk and use a PC. Any way, I did read excerpts from the book, and from what I've read so far, I find it to be very impressive and I am looking forward to getting the book soon (I am getting it through my school's library).

I going to blog about what I read, which points of his I find to be valid and which ones I feel, from other things I've read, are not really good practices.

One thing that I saw in the internet book that I thought was quite fascinating was the fact that you can tell what kind of nutritional issues a mother had (what she didn't eat that she should have eaten) just be looking at her offspring's teeth and facial arrangement. It is a very good read, and I will keep you posted on a lot of its good information.