HEALTH

When Meth Was Medicine: Big Pharma Amphetamine Ads from the Days of Better Living Through Chemistry

Methamphetamine today is widely considered a scourge, its users portrayed as toothless trailer park trash and twitchy tweakers. It's the stuff of meth labs and drug raids, but it wasn't always like that.
READ MORE: http://www.alternet.org/drugs/when-meth-medicine-big-pharma-amphetamine-ads

10 Old-Fashioned Swears to Spice up Your Cussin'

Taboos against what we would today consider pretty mild exclamations like "damn!" "hell!" and "Jesus Christ!" led the swearers of years past to come up with creative substitutions that gave them some measure of emotional release while keeping within the bounds of propriety. These substitutions are called "minced oaths," and they've left their mark on our vocabulary. Gosh, gee, golly, dagnamit, darn, drat, gadzooks, zounds, heck, and cripes are all minced oaths that are still around to charm us with their innocent old-timey ring. But there are others you may not have heard of. They could come in handy when you get tired of ho-hum obscenity and want something with a little more profane zing.
READ MORE: http://mentalfloss.com/article/49652/10-old-fashioned-swears-spice-your-...

Corporate 'Biopiracy' in Peru Threatens Indigenous Knowledge

Foreign corporations have filed over 11,000 patents for a staggering 4,400 Peruvian plant products.

The production and consumption of natural Andean and Amazonian ancestral products in Peru is threatened by the "biopiracy" of foreign companies who have filed over 11,690 patents for the domestic produce of the region, effectively poaching the natural heritage of the country. The resources are said to be rich in nutrients and vitamins and range from those with anti-aging properties to those that act as natural aphrodisiacs.
READ MORE: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Corporate-Biopiracy-in-Peru-Threat...

Why The Government Is Afraid Of Psychedelic Drugs

Some great stuff has been conceived of while on psychedelics: while on LSD, Francis Crick conceived of the double-helix shape of DNA, Steve Jobs cites LSD as one of the major influences of his life's work, and some biblical scholars think the Bible may have been written with the aid of some magic mushrooms. So why does the government hate the stuff? Especially as more research is coming out that says that psilocybin (the active ingredient in mushrooms) does wonders for the terminally ill and MDMA may be the key to curing PTSD.
READ MORE: http://www.cracked.com/podcast/why-best-treatment-ptsd-may-be-illegal-drug/

Inside The World Of Microdosing With Magic Mushrooms & LSD

Microdosing is an emerging trend among young professionals, particularly amongst the Silicon Valley set. If you are unfamiliar with this term, it means to take small amounts of psychedelics during the day in order to enhance focus, creativity, patience, and connection to others. The purpose is not to get high — — a microdose is roughly one tenth of what would be considered a full dose — and the benefits certainly seem to greatly outweigh any potential side effects.
READ MORE: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/10/05/inside-the-world-of-micro...

The Drugs May Be The Problem

One hundred years from now, people will read current psychiatric textbooks with the same incredulity we have about blood-letting and snake oil. Your Drug May Be Your Problem will be remembered as the turning point and as the beacon that showed the way out of these dark days of widespread psychiatric drugging. Breggin and Cohen provide us with critical information we need to know in order to make informed decisions about psychiatric drugs, including when and how to stop taking them.
READ MORE: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1610/S00012/duty-to-warn-the-drugs-may-...

Fluoride Free NZ Wins on Advertising Complaints


The New Zealand Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled in favour of Fluoride Free New Zealand (FFNZ) regarding their controversial TV ads screened this winter. All of the complaints against the FFNZ TV ads were rejected.

FFNZ produced two TV adverts that aired on TV3 in July and August this year. The Advertising Standards Authority received a number of complaints that claimed that the information presented was “untrue” or “played on fear.”

The ASA outright rejected the complaints about the first ad, which listed all the “Countries That Do Not Fluoridate Their Water”, saying there was no basis to proceed with the complaint. The advert stated that 98% of Europe did not fluoridate, and only 4% of the world had water fluoridation.

700,000 Petition the US Government to Stop Monsanto-Bayer Merger

Hundreds of thousands have signed petitions calling on the U.S. Department of Justice and elected officials to block three proposed mega-mergers of chemical and biotech behemoths: Bayer-Monsanto, Dow-Dupont, and ChemChina-Syngenta.

“The continuing consolidation of seed and pesticide companies essentially creates a monopoly of toxicity in control of the world’s seed market and food supply. These agrichemical giants threaten the availability and genetic diversity of seeds that are critical to a sustainable food system and to our ability to respond to the impacts of climate change,” Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of Center for Food Safety, said Tuesday.
READ MORE: http://theantimedia.org/700000-us-government-stop-monsanto-bayer/

New Research Indicates Alzheimer's and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases Are Contagious

Alzheimer's, cancer and other incurable diseases such as Parkinson's and dementia can be contagious, according to researchers at the Human Microbiology Institute, who have published research linking the diseases to newly discovered bacterial viruses.

Their research links the bacterial viruses to what they have named "microbiota diseases." Microbiota diseases caused by bacterial viruses lead to so-called "leaky gut" syndrome, which has in recent years been found to enable the translocation of bacteria that triggers chronic inflammation associated with inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, cancer, Alzheimer's, autism, diabetes, heart conditions, rheumatoid arthritis and more.
READ MORE: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-research-indicates-alzheimer...

The Muddled Link Between Booze and Cancer

This past March, Jennie Connor, a preventative and social medicine researcher from New Zealand’s University of Otago, published a review of studies looking at the correlation between drinking and cancer, concluding that “there is strong evidence that alcohol causes cancer at seven sites in the body and probably others.” Her analysis credits alcohol with nearly 6 percent of all cancer deaths worldwide.
READ MORE: https://www.wired.com/2016/09/muddled-truth-booze-cancer/?mbid=synd_digg

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