Don’t Drink Water on a Plane!

If you’re on an airplane and the food cart comes by — should you order any drinks?

Some flight attendant have said to news sources, “Flight attendants will not drink hot water on the plane. They will not drink plain coffee, and they will not drink plain tea.”

An EPA study found that 1 in every 8 planes fails the agency’s standards for water safety.


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15 Ways you may not have known that you can use Hydrogen Peroxide for!



I’ve always thought that hydrogen peroxide was just used on minor cuts and scrapes, but after this article, I’ll never look at it the same way ever again. This stuff is incredible!

Chemically represented as H2O2 – hydrogen peroxide is one of the most common household disinfectants in the world.

It’s so common, in fact, you probably have at least one neglected bottle of it under your sink right now!

But the sad truth is that hydrogen peroxide has many unknown and unappreciated uses that could be saving you precious time and money. So bust out that little brown bottle and put it to good use!

Here are 15 ways hydrogen peroxide will change your life!:


1. Clear up acne by using hydrogen peroxide as a face rinse to kill the bacteria that cause acne and help tone your complexion.

2. Whiten clothes without bleach. Adding one cup of hydrogen peroxide to your washing machine is a great way to naturally boost whites, remove stains and clean your machine at the same time. It’s simply a win + win!

3. Give your dishes and dishwasher a boost by adding two ounces of hydrogen peroxide to your dishwasher detergent. Hydrogen peroxide provides super-sanitizing results.

4. Remove harmful chemicals and bacteria from your veggies. Instead of rinsing vegetables in running water (which isn’t effective, by the way) trade it for a hydrogen peroxide soak. Make your own soak by adding just 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide to a sink full of cold water.

5. Soften ugly corns and calluses by mixing equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and warm water to make a foot soak that will naturally soften them and make your feet feel brand-new!

6. Treat painful toenail infections by soaking the infected foot for 20 minutes daily in half a gallon of warm water mixed with half a cup of three percent hydrogen peroxide.

7. DIY Miracle Cleaner that works on everything from upholstery to floor grout. Simply add two parts of hydrogen peroxide to one part of your current liquid soap and apply to the area needing cleaning.

8. Relieve painful ear infections by putting 6 – 8 drop of hydrogen peroxide in each ear to alleviate symptoms and help clear up the infection.

9. Restore your old shower curtain by soaking any mildewed or yellow areas in equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and water.

10. Successfully eliminate skunk-strength odors by mixing together the following ingredients, then simply apply, scrub and rinse:

– 2 squirts of liquid dish soap
– 2 tablespoons of baking soda
– 15 ounces of hydrogen peroxide

11. Sanitize children’s toys by spraying them with hydrogen peroxide and properly drying them.

12. Get streak-free mirrors by simply wiping mirrors with an equal mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide

13. Give plants a boost by adding a simple hydrogen peroxide solution to soil to help deliver oxygen to roots. The solution is as follows: 32 parts of water to one part hydrogen peroxide.

14. Whiten grout in just three (inexpensive) steps. Mix hydrogen peroxide with white flour to create a thick paste. Apply to grout and cover with plastic wrap overnight. The next day, simply rinse with water for whiter grout and it’s really that simple!

15. Remove tub scum by spraying hydrogen peroxide on soap scum, dirt, and stains in the bathtub. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes then rinse to loosen grime and make cleaning easier.

Did you ever think hydrogen peroxide could be so useful? Share if you learned something new about this magical solution!

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No Evidence of Aloe Vera Found in the Aloe Vera at Wal-Mart, CVS

Come summer, you know you’ll get that beginning of season burn – but it’ll be okay, because you have aloe vera at home, you think. Except – if you bought that aloe vera at Wal-Mart, CVS, or Target, there’s a good chance there may not actually be any aloe vera in your aloe vera.

Samples of store-brand aloe gel purchased at national retailers Wal-Mart, Target and CVS showed no indication of the plant in various lab tests. The products all listed aloe barbadensis leaf juice — another name for aloe vera — as either the No. 1 ingredient or No. 2 after water.

As the U.S.D.A doesn’t approve cosmetics before they’re sold (which allows countless harmful chemicals in health care products, us, and our environment- all in the name of profit), suppliers are on the honor system.

Aloe’s three chemical markers — acemannan, malic acid and glucose — were absent in the tests for Wal-Mart, Target and CVS products conducted by a lab hired by Bloomberg News. The three samples contained a cheaper element called maltodextrin, a sugar sometimes used to imitate aloe. The gel that’s sold at another retailer, Walgreens, contained one marker, malic acid, but not the other two. That means the presence of aloe can’t be confirmed or ruled out, said Ken Jones, an independent industry consultant based in Chapala, Mexico.

Target Corp. didn’t want to comment on the study but spokesmen for Wal-Mart, CVS Health Corp., and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. said their suppliers confirmed that their products were authentic.
From the article:

The four gels that Bloomberg had analyzed were Wal-Mart’s Equate Aloe After Sun Gel with pure aloe vera; Target’s Up & Up Aloe Vera Gel with pure aloe vera; CVS Aftersun Aloe Vera Moisturizing Gel; and Walgreens Alcohol Free Aloe Vera Body Gel. The lab that did the testing requested anonymity to preserve its business relationships.

The tests used a technique called nuclear magnetic resonance. It found additives such as maltodextrin and other ingredients, like triethanolamine, an emulsifier. In all the samples, lactic acid, a component that indicates degraded aloe vera, was absent.



Fruit of the Earth, the Texas-based company that makes the gels for Wal-Mart, Target, and Walgreens said their aloe supplier, Concentrated Aloe Corp., uses fair trade, organic aloe that’s farmed and processed in Guatemala.

Someone is not telling the truth (even though they just got caught)!

As Tim Meadows, president of Concentrated Aloe Corp., sees it, “nuclear magnetic resonance” isn’t a reliable test on the aloe products because “the presence of multiple ingredients can cause interference and there’s no way to test for aloe in finished products.”

So, while it’s true that nuclear magnetic resonance wasn’t designed to study aloe vera in cosmetics, the lab results still suggest that the plant isn’t a major component of the products.

Regardless of the test, several law firms have filed lawsuits against the four retailers since separate testing failed to find aloe in the private-label products. They’re seeking class-action status and restitution for all the customers who they say were misled.
Aloe vera, a succulent, is farmed in hot climates like Texas and Mexico. The plant’s spiky leaves contain a clear goo that people have used as a topical ointment to treat burns and other skin problems for millennia (it’s also really good in your juice and is good for healing inflammation, including internal). In fact, ancient Egyptians knew it as “plant of immortality,” it was even found on stone carvings from 6,000 years ago.
People swear by aloe because it lives up to the hype. In fact, many people just keep the succulent around the house, rather than buy a product. Turns out that was a better idea than buying it at Target! It’s cheap to purchase, can grow from shared cuttings, and will save you in the kitchen or sun after a burn.


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Over 50 Different Vaccine Patents are owned by the CDC

With over 50 different vaccine patents being owned by the CDC, how much faith do you have in it making accurate and credible INDEPENDENT studies?!  By owning so many patents that makes the CDC a FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION!!!!


In an interview with EcoWatch last month, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. reiterated his previous statements that the “CDC is a subsidiary of the pharmaceutical industry. The agency owns more than 20 vaccine patents and purchases and sells $4.1 billion in vaccines annually.”

In efforts to fact-check RFK Jr.’s claims, board members with and the Director of the Maine Coalition for Vaccine Choice have conducted an independent investigation to uncover just how many vaccine patents are in fact registered to the CDC.


The following is an exert from an editorial written by Ginger Wagner for GreenMedInfo. (The full article can be read by clicking here.)


I have been around long enough to know that vaccine claims have to be checked and rechecked. And since this is a very old claim, one that I would like to be able to state (if it is true), I decided to review it.


I am fortunate to have, as one of my partners in advocacy, fellow autism parent Mark Blaxill, an Intellectual Property expert who has been employed by billion dollar corporations to manage their patents.


Blaxill was the man who found out that HHS, through NIH, owns patents on all HPV vaccines, and receives a percentage of the profits for each dose of Gardasil and Cervarix administered anywhere in the world. He published the stunning revelation in a detailed three part expose entitled, “A License to Kill? Part 1: How A Public-Private Partnership Made the Government Merck’s Gardasil Partner.” 

When I contacted Blaxill to ask how to run a patent search, he was kind enough to do it for me.


He found 57 granted US patents with the CDC listed as an assignee. You can see the search results here.


Upon cursory review of the patents, I found that one did not seem applicable to vaccination, but merely referenced an article on vaccination. That leaves us with 56 CDC patents to scrutinize.


Here is what I found.


There are CDC patents applicable to vaccines for Flu, Rotavirus, Hepatitis A, HIV, Anthrax, Rabies, Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Group A Strep, Pneumococcal disease, Meningococcal disease, RSV, Gastroenteritis, Japanese encephalitis, SARS, Rift Valley Fever, and chlamydophila pneumoniae.


There is a CDC patent for “Nucleic acid vaccines for prevention of flavivirus infection,” which has applications in vaccines for Zika, West Nile virus, Dengue fever, tick-borne encephalitis virus, yellow fever, Palm Creek virus, and Parramatta River virus. (Source)


CDC also has several patents for administering various ”shots” via aerosol delivery systems for vaccines. (Source)


There’s a CDC patent on a process for vaccine quality control by “quantifying proteins in a complex preparation of uni- or multivalent commercial or research vaccine preparations.” (Source)


There’s a CDC patent on a method “for producing a model for evaluating the antiretroviral effects of drugs and vaccines.”



CDC has a patent for companies who want to test their respiratory system applicable vaccine on an artificial lung system.



If a vaccine maker is concerned that their vaccine might contain a human rhinovirus, CDC has a patent on a process for determining if such contamination exists.



CDC has a patent on an assay to assist vaccine makers in finding antigen-specific antibodies in a biological sample. (Source)


CDC holds a patent that provides vaccine makers with a method of “reducing the replicative fitness of a pathogen by deoptimizing codons.” Asserting that, “pathogens with deoptimized codons can be used to increase the phenotypic stability of attenuated vaccines.” (Source)


The agency also holds a patent on adjuvants for a vaccine used on premature infants and young babies. (Source)


There is a CDC patent to cover a vaccine for an infection induced by a tape worm found in pork. (Source)


They even have patents that cover vaccines for animal illnesses including Canarypox virus, Fowlpox virus, Sealpox virus, dog flu and monkey cancer.


Does this seem like a public health agency making “independent” vaccine recommendations, or a private company with an impressive portfolio to which one might look for investment opportunities?


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Bad Breath, Plaque, and Bacteria gone with one ingredient!



Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic method for detox and rejuvenation. It’s a simple practice, with quite remarkable results. Many have heard of it, but never actually done it.


So what is oil pulling exactly?


To oil pull, simply swish about ½ to 1 full tablespoon of your choice of Coconut Oil (Preferrable USDA Certified Organic) in your mouth for up to 20 minutes.  Then spit it out in the trash or down the toilet, but never the sink! (the coconut oil can solidify thereby clogging your sink drain)  That’s it!  It’s that easy!  The best time to Oil Pull is first thing in the morning after you get out of bed and before you eat anything.


The process of oil pulling attracts and removes bacteria, toxins, and parasites that live in your mouth and lymph system.  Oil pulling will also pull congestion and mucus from your throat and loosens up your sinuses.  The oil binds with all these unwanted items and helps you to get rid of them.  It also helps to re-mineralize your teeth and strengthen your gums by thoroughly cleaning around your teeth, gums, etc.


Happy Pulling!


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Synthetic vitamins in ‘fortified’ breakfast cereals harm Kids



Breakfast cereals that are “fortified” with synthetic imitations of vitamins like zinc, niacin, and vitamin A could be harming you kids, says a new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Researchers from the consumer advocacy organization maintain that a lot of cereals, breakfast bars and other breakfast products marketed to kids contain excess levels of synthetic vitamins that may harm vital organs and immune function in the longer run.



The investigative report looked specifically at zink, niacin, and vitamin A additives, all of which are synthetically derived when added to breakfast cereals, to see how manufacturers use them. The team looked at nutrition labels for 1,556 breakfast cereals and 1,025 snack and energy bars to analyze their contents of vitamin A, zinc and niacin, and compare these levels to recommended daily values.



What they discovered was that 114 cereal brands were fortified with levels of either vitamin A, zinc or niacin, or all three, that EXCEED the recommended daily amounts for adults by 30 percent. As well as, 27 snack and energy bars were identified as having these same nutrients at levels 50 percent higher than the recommended daily amount.



Isolated, synthetic vitamins are harmful as they can disrupt proper absorption of nutrients.



The reason why this is a problem is that each of these key nutrients, when consumed in synthetic form, poses potential health risks. Too much synthetic vitamin A, for instance, can potentially cause liver damage, skeletal abnormalities, peeling skin, and/or hair loss. And too much synthetic zinc can block the absorption of bioavailable copper, which is necessary for proper immune function.

These same nutrients as found naturally in whole foods are completely harmless, of course. But when they are manufactured in a lab and injected into processed foods that have been stripped of their natural nutrient content like in commercial breakfast cereals, the effects can be quite different.



“Food producers often fortify foods with large amounts of vitamins and minerals to make their products APPEAR more nutritious so they will sell better,” explains the EWG report. “Fortified breakfast cereals are the number one source of excessive intake because all three nutrients are added to fortified foods in amounts calculated for adults, not children.”



Whole food vitamins, however, ARE safe to consume in high levels



Though the EWG report does not make a clear distinction between whole, food-based vitamins and the chemical imitators commonly added to processed foods, the evaluation clearly demonstrates that synthetic vitamins are the problem. Because they lack the necessary co-factors required for proper metabolism, synthetic vitamins tend to tax the body rather than feed it.



“Excessive exposure to fortified nutrients is the result of unscrupulous marketing, flawed nutrition labeling and outdated fortification policy,” adds the EWG report. “The current nutrition labeling system puts children’s health at risk and is in dire need of reform.”



You can read the full EWG report here:



Again, it is important to note that these findings pertain to synthetic vitamins as they are added back into over-processed foods, and NOT to whole foods that are naturally high in vitamins. The findings also do not pertain to whole-food-based vitamin supplements derived from actual food rather than synthetic chemicals.



Sources for this article include: [PDF]





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