Growing up, my parents instilled in me a healthy skepticism of conventional medicine. They treated our illnesses with natural remedies, rest and nutritious food. Hospitals were good for fixing broken bones, but not much else. I rebelled from much of what my parents taught me, and might have rebelled from their antiestablishment view of medicine, if it hadn’t been for a defining moment in my education.
From the Seeds of Deception website:
"Please send this URGENT message to US Government leaders to protect your right to know which foods are made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Send an email today to the Secretaries of State (Clinton), Agriculture (Vilsack), and Health and Human Services (Sebelius).
Everyone knows someone who has or has died of cancer. There are so many different kinds of cancer, and so many potential causes, that it’s easy to get overwhelmed. When you consider the recent estimation that within the next forty years one in two men and one in three women will contract cancer, it’s even easier to throw up your hands and give in to the mysterious and terrifying threat that cancer poses.
High cholesterol is a rising concern in the United States. Once thought to be a condition of middle and old age, it was recently found that approximately 1 in 5 teens has cholesterol levels that raise the risk for heart disease. Dr. Campbell, in his book documenting his authoritative 27 year nutritional study dubbed the China Study, explains how the primary culprit behind high cholesterol is not what we’ve been led to believe.
Richard Ha wrote on his Hamakua Springs blog about a project Rose Acevedo is proposing to harvest the fruit that goes to waste in the Hilo area and donate it to the Food Basket. PepsiCo is offering grants based on the number of votes received through the end of May. Once you're registered you can vote every day.
Even if this project doesn't get funding from Pepsi, I hope it can get community support. It's a simple, effective way to distribute Hawaii's abundant produce to those most in need. Thanks, Rose!
I mentioned in the comments to a recent blog post titled "What Dietary Changes Inhibit Cancer in 100% of Cases?" that a reader wrote to share some concerns.