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Positive mental states encourage health and longevity - Research

8/1/2013 - According to current research, gratitude and appreciation aren't just pleasant emotions, both offer tangible health benefits as well. The HeartMath Institute in California has taken these findings a step further, providing a systematic approach for cultivating true appreciation - which ultimately reduces...

Hemp is legal to grow in nine states, but feds still threaten raids and prison time for farmers

7/27/2013 - If you think civics class and studying the Constitution wasn't important in junior high, you missed out on some really good life training. Civics, you might remember, is "the study of the theoretical and practical aspects of citizenship, its rights and duties; the duties of citizens to each other as...

Firearms manufacturers begin moving to Texas as other states abandon the Constitution

7/20/2013 - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has appealed to businesses in high-tax states like California and New York to come to the Lone Star State if they want to thrive because of its low taxation and lighter regulatory burden. And indeed, many have - Texas is home to six of the top 10 U.S. cities with the highest employment...

The Welfare States of America: Government food aid recipients now outnumber full-time private sector workers

7/19/2013 - For the first time in history, the number of people in the United States receiving assistance from the federal government to pay for food has exceeded the number of full-time, private sector workers, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Based on the latest available...

Federal chemical safety law attempts to block states from passing their own chemical regulations that protect families

6/30/2013 - Just prior to his recent death, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) introduced new legislation to reform the inherently flawed Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA), an atrocious piece of legislation that over the years has allowed an untold number of toxic chemicals to flood the consumer products...

How the Farm Bill could undermine the future of GMO labeling by individual states

6/21/2013 - The Republicrats in the U.S. Congress have once again betrayed their constituents by voting down an amendment to the upcoming Farm Bill that would have openly recognized the right of individual states to choose whether or not to label genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). And even though the federal...

Obamacare exchanges already a logistical nightmare; most states to miss deadlines

6/18/2013 - For months we here at Natural News have been warning readers that the medical "reform" measure known as Obamacare is a regulatory nightmare that will destroy the U.S. healthcare system and raise its costs astronomically - despite the lies the president and his minions have told to "sell" it to the public. One...

Entrepreneurial spirit highest in Arizona, Utah, Colorado; lowest in rust-belt states and deep south

6/14/2013 - The spirit of the west harbors the most entrepreneurial spirit, according to demographics laid out by researchers at the University of Jena in Germany and The University of Texas at Austin. Of the 500,000 diverse and widespread personalities studied, the researchers found key traits prominent in...

Genetically modified democracy: Monsanto moves to obliterate states' rights to label GMOs

5/20/2013 - Reliable sources in Washington D.C. have informed the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) that Monsanto has begun secretly lobbying its Congressional allies to attach one or more "Monsanto Riders" or amendments to the 2013 Farm Bill that would preempt or prohibit states from requiring labels on genetically...

Obama trying to take over public education with 'common core' curriculum that teaches socialism

5/3/2013 - Whenever he can, President Obama likes to poke fun at anyone who suggests that he's a closet socialist because that's what socialists do - they ridicule anyone who tries to "out" them. And yet, every policy he pursues takes a page right out of the socialist/Marxist playbook, and one of them is to ensure...

More U.S. states looking to legalize gold and silver as currency while ditching dollars

4/19/2013 - As the U.S. government continues to crank out dollars like they were Monopoly money, more and more states - fearing an eventual collapse of the currency, most likely - are looking at ways to legalize and utilize gold and silver as currency. Shunning trust in the Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, the Treasury...

Study: New York and California lack personal liberty more than all other states

4/18/2013 - One of the reasons why our founding fathers were skeptical of big centralized government is because they believed that Americans, in essence, should be able to vote with their feet. That is, if they didn't much care for the abundance of laws and regulations in one state, they could pack up their belongings...

Civil war battle lines being drawn as Magpul, Colt, Beretta and other gun manufacturers relocate to pro-Constitution states

4/13/2013 - A civil war looks likely to break out in America, and it will pit gun rights advocates (people who love liberty) against gun control zealots (people who hate freedom and love tyranny). The battle lines are being drawn right now as gun manufacturers are leaving anti-Constitution states like Connecticut...

DHS threatening war with American people, warns retired U.S. Army Captain

3/28/2013 - The Department of Homeland Security's recent acquisitions of nearly two billion rounds of ammunition, 7,000 assault weapons and 2,700 mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicles constitutes a "bold threat of war" against American citizens, according to a retired U.S. Army captain who has growing concerns...

States say NO to federal government's illegal gun control efforts: is a showdown imminent?

3/19/2013 - In the wake of legislation passed by voters in Colorado and Washington State which legalized marijuana in defiance of federal drug laws, President Obama told Barbara Walters that he had instructed his Justice Department not to prosecute anyone smoking pot in these states. "We've got bigger fish to...

United Nations agency demands U.S. government sue states over marijuana decriminalization laws

3/5/2013 2:25:45 PM - Americans have differing opinions about the wisdom of marijuana legalization but most of us would agree that no matter what we think about it personally, it is an issue for Americans to decide. So, an admonishment by a United Nations agency urging the U.S. government to sue the states of Colorado...

More U.S. states now seek to limit use of drones

2/18/2013 - As drone usage proliferates among federal agencies and the U.S. military, an increasing number of states are fighting back with legislation aimed at limiting or banning outright the use of the unmanned surveillance vehicles in their airspace. In fact, according to the American Civil Liberties Union,...

States weigh laws that would make it an act of terrorism to report abuses at factory farms

1/30/2013 - How do you keep consumers in the dark about the horrors of factory farms? By making it an "act of terrorism" for anyone to investigate animal cruelty, food safety or environmental violations on the corporate-controlled farms that produce the bulk of our meat, eggs and dairy products. And who better...

States and towns take action to nullify unconstitutional federal gun disarmament laws

1/14/2013 - A cascade of reports emanating from the White House since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December make it clear that President Obama, despite a pledge in 2008 not to come after firearms, plans to make gun control one of his second-term cornerstones. A report in the Washington Post Jan....

U.S. states wildly unprepared for disasters, outbreaks, emergencies

1/9/2013 - Residents of New Jersey, New York and other Atlantic states recently ravaged by superstorm Sandy know better than almost every other American that their states were simply not adequately prepared for the carnage visited upon them by a once-in-a-lifetime weather event. That said, several other states...

As poorly managed states go bankrupt, will solvent states bail them out?

12/12/2012 - It is a colorful phrase used to describe financial institutions said to be so large that, if allowed to go bankrupt, they would cannibalize the U.S. and global economies. But it is more than that, really. In today's political vernacular, the expression "too big to fail" has morphed into a Keynesian...

Why state budget deficits are self-inflicted delusions: Here's how any U.S. state could become a wellspring of riches almost overnight

11/28/2012 - State budget deficits are self-inflicted delusions. Any state in the USA could almost instantly eliminate all budget deficits and start rolling in billions of dollars in state revenues by embracing freedom for farmers, holistic health practitioners and other groups (see below). All that's needed...

The logic and legalities of state secession

11/20/2012 - Here is a famous riddle: In the land of Capra, a king called three of his servants to the court. The king blindfolded each servant, and then placed a hat on each servant's head. The king said truthfully to the servants, "You are wearing either a white hat or a blue hat, but at least one of you is...

Texas prepares to nullify TSA, NDAA in showdown of state liberty versus federal tyranny

11/20/2012 - Dissatisfaction is spreading rapidly throughout a very divided nation in the wake of the Nov. 6 elections, as citizens in nearly every state have begun petitioning the federal government to leave the union. The secession effort is being led by the independence-minded citizens of Texas, with more...

Alex Jones calls for nationwide effort to take back America from occupying enemy force

11/18/2012 - He's been a leading voice in his efforts to alert Americans to the federal tyranny growing around them. Through his websites and radio program, talk show host Alex Jones has been tireless in his attempt to wake up a complacent, compromising public. Now, he says, it's time for Americans who are genuinely...

20 states now working on process to secede from the union

11/14/2012 - Historians through the years have argued that the Civil War decided, once and for all, the issue of whether states could secede from the union, but that hasn't stopped a growing number of Americans from entertaining the notion these days. In fact, since President Obama won re-election earlier this...

Drug scarcity hits Medicaid as states limit spending

8/10/2012 - When it comes to getting some honesty from the Obama Administration regarding the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), a good rule of thumb is to believe the opposite of what the president and his echo chamber have to say about it. Since before this monstrosity was passed, astute researchers pouring...

Rand Paul among Senate members who voted against GMO labeling amendment

6/22/2012 1:18:03 PM - An amendment to the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 (S. 3240), also known as the 2012 Farm Bill, that would have "permitted" individual states to require that food, beverages, and other edible products containing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) be labeled, has been struck down....

Robert Scott Bell interviews Tom Woods on nullification and states' rights

5/13/2012 - Tom Woods guest stars on the Robert Scott Bell Show to discuss the possible overturning of the famous individual Obamacare mandate by the Supreme Court. The men also discuss the the Nullify Now event in Philadelphia and important topics varying from the primal diet and nullification to the Michigan...

Myth busted: Yes, the NDAA does apply to Americans, and here's the text that says so

1/1/2012 - In the aftermath of the signing of the NDAA by the traitorous President Obama, some citizens remain completely hoodwinked by the language of the bill, running around the internet screaming that the law "does not apply to American citizens." This is, naturally, part of the side effect of having such...

Potential loophole in vaccine law could mandate vaccines in children during declared emergency

11/7/2011 - In times of peace, every State in America allows exemptions from vaccines on religious, moral, and/or philosophical grounds, so vaccines are never technically mandatory. [1] Parents even have the power to assert the exemptions of their children. [2] The US government also admits that vaccine exemptions...

Movement springs up in Ohio to reclaim sovereign state's rights

9/27/2011 - In a sign of the divisive political times in which we live, there have been more calls in recent years for a reassertion of local sovereignty over federal control. And in at least one case, the governor (and a current presidential candidate) of one of the nation's most populous states has entertained...

The Unthinkable Financial Ruin of America

7/27/2011 - People and governments around the world are fast running out of money. This is common news today, the inability to meet payments and the building up of debt. Though many individuals, corporations, towns, cities, states and sovereign governments are in this situation no one has gotten into deeper hock...

Monsanto Nation: Taking Down Goliath

7/27/2011 - "If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it." - Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994 After two decades of biotech bullying and force-feeding unlabeled and hazardous...

Japan radiation detected in at least 15 states and in milk samples in Washington state

3/30/2011 11:37:15 PM - Radioactive isotopes unique to the Fukushima disaster are now being detected in at least 15 US states, according to recent reports from CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/03/28/radiation.us/index.html). And the Associated Press (AP) has issued a report claiming that milk samples taken in Washington...

Interactive Food Sovereignty Map tracks states, localities that have passed food freedom laws

3/25/2011 - The battle to preserve freedom of food choice rages on as many towns, cities, and even entire states work to pass food sovereignty laws that prohibit the federal government from interfering with health and food freedom. And Grown in the City, a group devoted to teaching people how to grow their own...

Obama declares state governors will enforce health care bill whether they like it or not

3/4/2011 - At a recent meeting with US state governors in Washington, DC, President Obama made clear his intent to force the individual states to comply with his unconstitutional health care overhaul. Twenty-six states have already filed federal lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the bill -- and some...

Several states consider loosening raw milk restrictions as FDA tries to tighten them

2/25/2011 - As the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evaluates ways to further restrict Americans' access to raw milk and raw milk products, several US states are considering legislation to loosen the regulatory noose that limits freedom of food choice. Texas, Oregon, Minnesota, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and...

Why Wisconsin's economic protests will only spread as health care costs bankrupt the states

2/21/2011 - What we're really seeing today with the union worker protests in Madison, Wisconsin is the collision of money desires with fiscal reality. Everywhere across the country, union workers want to take home more money. Across the board, from teachers and firemen to law enforcement officers and government...

Vaccine philosophical exemptions: A moral and ethical imperative

2/18/2011 - It is not enough to be informed about the many problems with current immunization policy and practice. We must effectively apply that knowledge to expand our right to make informed choices. Where the rubber meets the road with vaccine rights is in the statutes and regulations that provide or restrict...

With Obamacare ruled unconstitutional; states embrace limits on federal power

2/2/2011 - Federal Judge Roger Vinson ruled this week that the "individual mandate" portion of Obama's health care reform was unconstitutional, dealing a significant blow to the Obama administration's desire to force government-run health insurance on the entire U.S. population. Department of Justice spokespeople...

Tenth Amendment Center helps states challenge unconstitutional health care bill

1/27/2011 - America's Founding Fathers understood that the encroachment of federal power over the states was a threat to free society, so they carefully framed the U.S. Constitution as a protection for the People. And the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution specifically states that powers not specifically...

Collecting rainwater now illegal in many states as Big Government claims ownership over our water

7/26/2010 - Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I'm about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level. You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including...

More states move to ban BPA even while FDA does nothing

5/7/2010 - An increasing number of states are considering banning bisphenol-A (BPA) from food and drink containers in response to growing concerns that the chemical causes cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other serious illnesses. Despite disregard by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about its potential...

The real health reform solution: A Health Freedom Zone in America

3/29/2010 - Even as America has just been handed a "reformed" health care monopoly, most Americans by now realize that the drugs-and-surgery approach to health care is a failure. Keeping people sick and diseased so that you can pump more profits into the pharmaceutical corporations just doesn't work to keep any...

In Sixteen States and Counting: Drugs Kill More People than Auto Accidents

10/11/2009 - For years, the predominant cause of injury-related deaths in the United States has been traffic accidents. However, recent data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) indicates that 16 states now see more drug-related deaths...

The Mothers Act Disease Mongering Campaign - Part V

8/28/2009 - This is part four of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. Find previous parts here: Part One (http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html), Part Two (http://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html), Part Three (http://www.naturalnews.com/026742_depression_disease_postpartum_depression.html)...

United States Earns "D" Grade for Disastrous Mental Health Care

4/23/2009 - The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has given the mental health care system of the United States a D grade, in the second such report released by the organization. In the first report, issued in 2006, the United States also received a D. The report, available at www.nami.org, also ranks...

How to Create A Healthy, Wealthy, Abundant Nation from the Ashes of America's Demise

3/21/2009 - In a related article on CounterThink.com (http://www.CounterThink.com/025688.html), I discussed the inevitable collapse of America and the opportunity for new nation-states to rise from the ashes. Here, I unveil how such new nation-states might prioritize natural health as a strategy for long-term abundance...

Resolutions to Affirm State Sovereignty may be Prelude to Secession

2/16/2009 - Nine state legislatures have either passed or introduced bills intended to reaffirm their state's sovereignty as laid out in the Ninth and Tenth Amendments of the Constitution. Another twenty states are expected to introduce similar measures this year. While the ramifications of these resolutions are...

Americans Drug Their Children with 300 Percent More Psychotropic Meds

1/21/2009 - Psychotropic drugs are prescribed to children in the United States at three times the rate of children in Europe, according to one of the first studies to rigorously compare such prescription patterns between different countries. "There is significantly greater use of atypical antipsychotics and...

Health Ranger Offers Thirty-One Predictions for 2009 - Health, Economy, Terrorism and More

12/1/2008 - Making public predictions about the economy, terrorism, politics and health care is always risky business. There are too many variables to track with much certainty, and nobody has a crystal ball that really works. But by looking at the big picture and monitoring trends, we can make some educated guesses...

FDA Running Extortion Racket: Natural Supplement Companies Threatened with Arrest if They Don't Pay Up

10/21/2008 - NaturalNews has learned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is running a criminal extortion racket designed to drain cash from health supplement companies and shift it into the pockets of top FDA contractors. This organized crime operation has been running for years, and it has operated with impunity...

Health Freedom Is Part of a Larger Battle Begun Long Ago

9/12/2008 - The vitally important erosion of our health freedoms is but a part of the overall erosion of the God-given unalienable rights declared by our founders in the Declaration of Independence and secured by the Constitution. In order to secure and restore our health freedoms "We the People" must ultimately...

Thirty-Six U.S. States to Face Water Shortages in the Next Five Years

3/31/2008 - At least 36 states are expected to face water shortages within the next five years, according to U.S. government estimates. Available freshwater supplies are dwindling across the country due to rising temperatures and droughts, while increasing sprawl, population and inefficient resource usage are leading...

Lakota Indians Establish Their Own Country Within the United States

2/12/2008 - During the week of December 17 - 19, 2007, Lakota Indian leaders traveled to Washington DC and withdrew from the constitutionally mandated treaties to become a free and independent country. They do so in a fully honest, legal, and ethical manner. "We are no longer citizens of the United States of...

The Vitamin Hoax: Big Pharma Speaks Through Reader's Digest Magazine

2/4/2008 - The cover of the November 2007 issue of Reader's Digest magazine makes a strong statement through a featured article entitled The Vitamin Hoax: 10 Not to Take. Written by Reader's Digest Senior Research Editor, Neena Samuel, the article cautions readers not to be duped into purchasing vitamins and supplements....

Vaccines and Medical Experiments on Children, Minorities, Woman and Inmates (1845 - 2007)

12/14/2007 - Think U.S. health authorities have never conducted outrageous medical experiments on children, women, minorities, homosexuals and inmates? Think again: This timeline, originally put together by Dani Veracity (a NaturalNews reporter), has been edited and updated with recent vaccination experimentation...

Incandescent lighting fast becoming history as states push for more energy efficient technology

6/7/2007 - Fluorescent light bulbs and LED lights are rapidly coming to replace the incandescent bulbs perfected by Thomas Edison in the late 1800s, as state governments encourage a switch for the sake of energy conservation. In California and New Jersey, laws have been proposed that would actually ban the use...

FDA drug safety bill passes in the U.S. Senate; health freedom advocates outraged at betrayal of American consumers

5/9/2007 - The U.S. Senate passed the FDA "drug safety" bill today (S.1082) with a 93-1 vote. A key amendment that would have called for genuine drug safety protections for consumers -- the Grassley amendment 1039 -- was defeated by a single vote (47 to 46). The new law deepens financial ties between Big Pharma...

28 Senators vote to maintain Big Pharma monopoly over U.S. consumers; Republicans oppose free trade for medicine

5/7/2007 - On May 3rd, 2007, U.S. Senators voted on an amendment to the 2007 Prescription Drug User Fee bill that aims to reform the FDA and enhance drug safety. This amendment, known as the "Dorgan Amendment No. 990," threatened to break Big Pharma's monopoly over pharmaceutical sales and allow U.S. consumers,...

Interview: Organic Consumers Association's Ronnie Cummins tells the truth about organic milk that isn't

4/2/2007 - With consumer demand for organic products continuing to grow, more large corporations are entering the organic market. To maximize profits, some of these companies don't follow organic standards but still label products as organic. For example, Horizon Organic and Aurora Organic, sold by Wal-Mart and...

Health care spending in United States to double over 10 years as "sick care" industry bankrupts America

3/8/2007 - The amount of money people spend on health care in the United States is likely to double over the next 10 years - from $2.1 trillion to $4 trillion - according to a new report published in an online edition of Health Affairs. The report was authored by a team of economists, statisticians and actuaries...

States sue the EPA over air quality standards

12/29/2006 - The state-based lawsuit was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and it states as a main argument that the EPA has ignored the advice of its own scientists. The suit suggests that the EPA should lower the acceptable level for airborne soot -- known as fine particulate...

United States imprisons more people than China, Russia or any other nation, experts say

12/13/2006 - Criminal justice experts from the U.S. Justice Department report that the United States has the largest prison population and highest incarceration rate in the world due to factors such as tough sentencing laws, record drug offender arrests and high crime rates. A report released by the justice department...

Northeastern U.S. states may experience radical climate change as global warming unfolds, warn scientists

10/6/2006 - According to the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment -- a report released by the Union of Concerned Scientists on Wednesday -- rising greenhouse gas emissions could cause the climate of the nine northeastern U.S. states to resemble the hotter states in the South. Global warming has the potential...

Health care costs skyrocket in United States, threatening to bankrupt national economy

9/27/2006 - According to the annual "Survey of Employer Health Benefits," a report released Tuesday by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust, health care costs in the United States have risen 7.7 percent between spring 2005 and spring 2006. While this increase is...

Obesity still on the rise in America as 31 states report increases

8/30/2006 - New research by Trust for America's Health has found that in 2005, 31 states reported increases in obesity among adults, with 13 states now reporting obesity levels in excess of 25 percent. Colorado ranked as the leanest state with 16.9 percent of citizens considered obese, while Mississippi ranked...

FDA delays generic drug guidelines that would save states millions

8/4/2006 - The Food and Drug Administration is withholding guidelines on the production of generic versions of insulin and human growth hormone (HGH) that would save states millions of dollars, prompting the governors of Kansas, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin to petition the agency to move more quickly. In...

The coming financial collapse of the U.S. government: Fed papers reveal what's in store for Americans

7/17/2006 - The bankruptcy of the United States government has been talked about for years by independent observers. If you've read the book, "Empire of Debt," then you know where the U.S. is headed financially. But most people have no idea about the ultimate financial consequences of decades of borrowing and spending...

Mad cow risk still present as cattle feed in nine states found to contain banned cow remains

6/23/2006 - -- Livestock feed manufacturer H.J. Baker & Bro. has issued a recall for supplements sold in nine states that may have been contaminated with cattle remains, a violation of a 1997 ban meant to protect against the spread of mad cow disease. Samples of two supplements added to dairy cattle feed tested...

American Capitalism And The Moral Poverty Of Nations

5/31/2006 - Rolling through virtually any reasonably populous city or town in America, one encounters a surreal landscape blighted by grotesque temples to America's twin gods of Capitalism and Consumerism. As an increasing number of individual proprietors are driven to extinction, Wal-Mart, McDonald's, and hundreds...

Disease Economy: How the United States economy runs on "treating" chronic disease

4/4/2006 - This is an article about the disease economy. That's a term I coined because I could find no other existing term to describe what I'm observing in our economy today. I call it the disease economy because such a huge percentage of the economic activity and economic growth I see in this country is based...

The collapse of health and the downfall of the U.S. economy (preview)

3/20/2006 - A new economic study by the U.S. government reveals that health care spending is rising so rapidly in the United States that in less than ten years, it will represent 20% of the domestic economy. That's an astonishing $1 out of every $5 in economic productivity, almost all of which is based on treating...

Protect your health freedom: Put an end to Codex and support the Health Freedom Protection Act

3/15/2006 - The United States has come to a decision point on nutritional supplements. Choice A is to continue participating in the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which could be hazardous to public health by setting limitations on supplements, and Choice B is to pass the Health Freedom Protection Act (HFPA),...

Urgent: Stop the National Uniformity for Food Act (H.R. 4167) before it wipes out hundreds of food safety labeling laws

3/4/2006 - Keep up the pressure on your lawmakers to stop passage of H.R. 4167, a bill heavily supported by junk food manufacturers that would -- believe it or not -- make it ILLEGAL for States to protect their citizens from food products containing heavy metals, cancer causing chemicals, aspartame and other dangerous...

The story of $100 billion: A mysterious number that may explain what's wrong with America

2/27/2006 - What's wrong in America? Interestingly enough, many of our nation's problems can be summed up in one unlucky number: $100 billion. Sure, sometimes the government's $100 billion expenses signify a positive, worthwhile expense, such as the $100 billion that the federal and local governments spend on elementary...

States sue the federal government over the Bush drug benefit program (commentary)

2/19/2006 - President Bush marketed his Medicare drug benefit program as a popular handout that would put more prescription drugs in seniors' pockets and more money in State coffers. But as it turns out, the drug benefit promises were completely fabricated, just like "weapons of mass destruction." In reality,...

Unnecessary surgery exposed! Why 60% of all surgeries are medically unjustified and how surgeons exploit patients to generate profits

10/7/2005 - Every year millions of Americans go under the knife, but many of them are enduring great pain and shelling out thousands of dollars for surgeries they don't really need. In fact, the only people who seem to really benefit from these unnecessary medical procedures are the medical professionals who stand...

Why America is still a great place to live: thirteen things I love about this country

9/7/2005 - Although I find plenty to complain about with the United States of America, and I'm convinced this nation's freedoms, economy and leadership could use some major reforms, there's still a lot to like about the USA. I'm dedicating this essay to the top things I think are really great about the United...

Diet Pill Supplement Scam: Two-Thirds of Hoodia Gordonii Pills Sold In the United States Are Counterfeit

8/30/2005 - As part of an ongoing investigation into Hoodia Gordonii supplements sold around the world, Truth Publishing has now learned that eleven out of seventeen brand-name hoodia supplements have failed a laboratory analysis of authenticity. The laboratory tests, conducted by Alkemist Pharmaceuticals in Costa...

The raw (and ugly) truth about the war on drugs

8/15/2005 - Drugs are bad. Drugs destroy peoples' lives. Didn't you know that marijuana turns regular everyday people into zombie pot smokers? That's why we have a war on drugs in America: to protect our children from potheads. Drugs are bad. Especially marijuana. I learned this the other day when I visited...

Interview with Ruth Shamai of Ruth's Hemp Foods

7/17/2005 - Mike: I'm here with Ruth Shamai of Ruth's Hemp Foods. The company's web address is ruthshempfoods.com. Ruth, you have a line of hemp-based products. Could you give people an overview of your product line, and then we'll get into more of the history of your company and your experience? Shamai: Absolutely....

Big Tobacco and Big Pharma: same tactics, different chemicals

6/7/2005 - Have you ever thought about the similarities between pharmaceutical and tobacco companies? They're striking. Both sell products that kill people when used as directed. The statistics are readily available for pharmaceuticals, which kill around 100,000 Americans each year according to the Journal of...

American Diabetes Association peddling nutritional nonsense while accepting money from manufacturer of candy and sodas

6/1/2005 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently announced a three-year, multi-million dollar alliance with Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages (CSAB) to help combat obesity and diabetes in America by stressing the importance of making smart nutritional choices. According to an ADA press release...

Rising popularity of medical tourism reveals deterioration of U.S. healthcare system

4/21/2005 - Defenders of organized medicine are fond of saying that the United States has the best healthcare in the world, but I challenge that. I don't think we have the best healthcare in the world, I think we have the most expensive healthcare in the world. In fact, in terms of results for dollars spent, I...

Criminal-minded pharmaceutical industry in the United States intercepts legal prescription drugs being imported from Canada

8/19/2004 - The war on drugs has taken a quantum leap to a fascinating new level with the seizure of $250,000 worth of legal prescription drugs entering the country from a Canadian mail-order pharmacy company called CanadaRx. U.S. customs officials alerted the FDA about this shipment and the FDA was called in to...

The top ten things you'd be able to do if you didn't live under a system of health oppression masquerading as modern medicine

8/17/2004 - Many U.S. citizens mistakenly believe they live in a free society. But when it comes to health, medicine and nutritional supplements, the system under which we live today is more like the Dark Ages than a system of freedom. Want proof? Just ask yourself, "What kinds of health choices should I be able...

Skyrocketing health care costs make U.S. employers non-competitive in the global marketplace

8/8/2004 - Skyrocketing health insurance costs are heavily impacting employers in the United States. Now, for the first time, medical benefits to employees has become the most expensive benefit paid by employers, according to a new report issued by the Employment Policy Foundation. The cost of health care for...

Maryland joins list of states attempting to buy prescription drugs from Canada, but FDA-enforced drug monopoly blocks efforts

8/3/2004 - The state of Maryland joins a growing list of cities and states attempting to import prescription drugs from Canada. Montgomery County says it could save $6 million to $10 million a year by giving its employees the choice of filling their prescriptions through certified Canadian pharmacies. But of...

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