Public Health Alert: We Must Stop Agent Orange Corn From Entering Our Food Supply

The Traditional Grocery Store Just May Die if We Allow the Government to Approve Agent Orange Corn

Corn and its derivatives (i.e., part of a food processing chemical) is extensive throughout the traditional grocery store offerings.  For example, 14% of the food products in Walmart just contain one corn product, high fructose corn syrup.  Already 88% of the corn in your grocery store is genetically modified. This GM corn, which is not only made Round-up resistant, but has a natural insecticide added inside the seed, called BT, is linked to an array of health issues and conditions affecting our immune system, i.e., allergies, leaky gut syndrome, cancer and an array of other conditions.

When I was growing up in the 1960’s and 70’s (yes, I am “dating” myself) a child or schoolmate having a food allergy was unheard of.  I can only remember one person who had a peanut allergy.

The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as of 2008 estimated that as many as 15 million Americans, including approximately 6 million children, have food allergies.  They believe that the actual number of food related allergies are underdiagnosed.

If you are concerned about Monsanto’s Round-up/BT GMO corn being linked to increased allergies, just wait until Dow Chemical’s “agent orange corn” starts infiltrating the food processing system.

Because Mother Nature has adapted to Round-up with superweeds that are taller than humans  (despite more and more herbicides being doused into the soil), just wait until the more powerful herbicides with Agent Orange infiltrate our environment and food supply.

The public has been fighting the USDA and the FDA on this issue for more than 2 years.  We can’t give up this fight unless we want the traditional grocery store, which is very ill, finally destroyed as a reliable, safe place for purchasing our products.

Now it looks like the USDA is going to green-light Dow’s “Agent Orange” corn and soybeans.

The time for petitioning has been extended until March 11th.  Please read the petition and consider signing it.

If this filters in look for an implosion of food allergies, chronic disease, cancer, etc.  Already over 2 million people are now allergic to corn alone.

If they keep on, those who value having good, healthy foods and selectively shop at supermarkets in trying to avoid the risk of the “agent orange” fallout, will be displaced to growing their own food, adopting aquaponics (not cheap), finding organic and non-gmo farms, etc., which is time consuming and more complicated for those residing in large urban areas.

Two years ago I did research on Dow Chemical, its legacy and the controversial “Agent Orange” corn.  What I wrote then is relevant today.  I ask that you consider it.

Dow Agent Orange Corn and Its Threat to Humanity

No-Name Attorney

(February, 2102)

 

We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.

Benjamin Franklin, at the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Introduction

Before talking to about the quality of our lives, our children’s lives and future generations’ well-being at risk by Dow Chemical wanting to introduce “Agent Orange” corn into our food supply, I want you share some history and the power of the American people.

Probably my favorite American statesman in history was Benjamin Franklin. He had such brilliance in science, history, politics, newspaper editor, and even wisdom.  He was far from a perfect person, with a special penchant towards sexual escapades, as it is said he had over 106 illegitimate children.  Despite his personal failures, he did have some great wisdom for the Colonies, or the newly formed United States of America.   His Poor Richard’s Almanac was famous for its wise and clever sayings to his countryman.

Ben is right on this one: together is better than separate. When people join together for a good cause or purpose, they’re much more powerful, almost creating an energy force greater than the sum. When we do our individual act, the “lone wolf” thing, we’re much easier to suppress and silence.

There is tremendous power in numbers, even when any “control” group tries to manipulate us. We allow others to control us many times by telling us that we can’t do things, we don’t have the power, etc. Think of the child that is browbeaten by a negative parent.  Does that child grow up in essence being tied up in an invisible straight jacket? And what happens when that child wants out of that straight jacket, wants to be set “free” of the “mental” bondage?

He soars!

We, Americans (and the rest of the world who will eventually be negatively impacted), need to soar.  Big corporate Dow (Chemical) agra is seeking permission from the FDA to create their version of GMO (genetically modified organisms) or GE (genetically engineered) corn. I hate to say it but it seems that this version of corn will be even more dangerous than Monsanto’s BT corn !! (Monsanto inserts glyphosate-Roundup-and Bacillus thuringiensis toxins into the seeds to make them purportedly more resistant to weeds, insects worms and pests.)

Here Comes Agent Orange” Corn Unless We Rise Up

Agent Orange was manufactured by Monsanto and Dow Chemical.

Do you remember the Agent Orange of Vietnam that poisoned the Vietnamese, Laotians, Cambodians and our soldiers?

According to Stars and Stripes (August 11, 2011) the devastation to our Vietnam veterans is growing with claims of over 84,000 for heart disease and B-Cell leukemia.  Another 74,000 claims were pending for “presumptive” Agent Orange conditions.

Even the Veteran’s Administration acknowledges (http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/conditions/index.asp) that vets exposed to Agent Orange are at risk for certain cancers and diseases from their exposure, including:

  • AL Amyloidosis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Chronic B-cell Leukemias
  • Chloracne (or similar acneform disease)
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
  • Hodgkin’s Disease
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Acute and Subacute Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Respiratory Cancers (including lung cancer)
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, or mesothelioma)

Unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg.  This toxin, like other toxins, changes the DNA of a person exposed.  This means that the “created” genetic breakdowns get passed on from generation to generation.  The VA acknowledges that Vietnam veterans’ children with congenital deformities and conditions came from their parent’s exposure, i.e., spinal bifida occulta.

For the Vietnamese, they have even a more tragic experience (if our soldiers’ experience was not enough).

By 1971 over 19,000,000 gallons of Agent Orange and other combined toxic herbicides were dumped in Vietnam, mainly in the middle region of the country.  These people are suffering from cancers, neurological conditions and birth defects some 40+ years later.

Today Vietnam has among the highest number of birth defects per capital in the world.”

Many babies are stillborn with serious malformations.  Look at this picture taken by STR New/Reuters and published by Time magazine on December 19, 2009

Agent orange deformed babies

From Time Magazine, December 19, 2009

Here are some photos of children who survived the birthing process, which should strike anyone’s conscience, are “mild” (yet considerable birth defects) compared to the Reuters/Time photo and the video footage I have seen on YouTube.

What the Vietnam experience shows is Agent Orange, and its dioxin, gets into the soil, the water, the fish, etc. and it seems to have a life of its own After 40 years it is still going strong.  In one of the reference videos below a Vietnamese scientist says he expects it will still be there for at least 100 years.

We already have issues with Roundup, where it is used, contaminating soil, lakes, drinking water supplies, etc.

Can you imagine what it will be like if this Dow GMO Agent Orange Corn gets approved and teams up with the Monsanto BT GMO corn? Independent of the health risks when we eat it (as with our experience with antibiotics) over time, resistance develops and so more of the herbicide will be required. Its a damaging, vicious, poisonous circle.

What Can I Do?

We have to get engaged. We need to sign petitions against Dow’s Agent Orange Corn seeking FDA approval.  The cut-off is February 27th for signing the petition.  After signing the petition, call at least 10 people and tell them that you are sending them information that might interest them. Forward to as many people you personally know the petition link, this email or write your own email.  You want them to be looking for it in case it ends up in the junk or spam folder. Encourage them to call and forward to 10 or more people. That’s the first step.

The Institute for Responsible Technology has a good petition drafted. I’ve already signed it. Here’s the link:

http://action.responsibletechnology.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=9142

If you receive this after February 27th, 2012, then I still encourage you to voice your concern to the FDA’s Biotechnology Division (http://www.fda.gov/Food/Biotechnology/default.htm).  On their page they list the following contact information:

 Phone: (240)-402-1200

Fax: (301)-436-973

premarkt@fda.hhs/gov

Office of Food Additive Safety

 Additional Contact Information

 CFSAN

5100 Paint Branch Parkway

College Park, MD 20740-3835

 

Things like this happening (or being attempted) is why you need to know the source of your food.  Try to buy only organic and non-GMO foods. Grocery stores will not voluntarily label produce or cans that have GMO ingredients.  (If they did that I suspect the food would not sell or sales would be decreased.)

Grow your own garden.

Buy locally from farmers or farmers markets. Just because a vendor is selling at a farmers market does not mean you are safe from GMO produce.  (At my local farmers market all the vendors did not have organic produce. I do not have this option.)

Stay connected to internet websites that report on GMOs.  Some excellent sites are:

 www.responsibletechnology.org

www.naturalnews.com

www.greenmedinfo.com

Tell friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances about GMOs and their risks to our health and our environment.

These agra bio-tech companies are increasing their GMO activities, research and intensities.  This means you have to stay current and engaged.

Remember, companies like Monsanto, Dow Chemical want you to sit on the sidelines and not get involved.  Ask yourself:  Are you willing to give these companies in essence de facto control over you and your family’s lives?

 

Additional Video References and Resources:

Vietnam 35 Years Later:  Agent Orange.  (CBS5 Anchor).  (5 min. 1 sec.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkbnFfldsOc&context=C3e8a5e7ADOEg sToPDskLwMeYqKyrHCizm-Z9POO5n.

Vietnam Soldiers Still Suffer From Agent Orange.  (CBS5 Anchor) (4 min. 50 sec.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65KFpyxK0Ho&feature=context&context=C3e8a5e7ADOEgsToPDskLwMeYqKyrHCizm-Z9POO5n.

In Vietnam, 30 Years After the War, Agent Orange. (France 24 Reporters) (11 min. 8 sec.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCqok_UvwY0.

 

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Thrive Life Prices & Pricing Levels: How to Save Money Buying Healthy Thrive Freeze Dried Foods

Thrive Life Prices & Pricing Levels

 

You have 18 fruit choices when you save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods.

Save Money Buying Healthy Thrive Freeze Dried Foods Today!

You save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods. Not only will you minimize the impact of food inflation through food storage, eliminating waste and lowering your monthly grocery expenses (see “Cheaper than the Grocery Store”) but you’ll be giving yourself healthy food for your body. Because it offers GMO free, MSG free, aspartame free, rBGH and rbst (animal hormone) free foods, you can use the foods you eat to help build up your immune system or lessen your allergies. When shopping always use our Allergens Chart which identifies potential allergens or reactives that might be relevant to you (i.e., gluten, wheat, soy, etc.)

Thrive is Premium, Healthy Freeze Dried Food.

After battling multiple health issues (see “About Me”) and seeking GMO free (genetically modified organisms) foods for groceries and food storage, I came across Thrive as a solution to my food and nutrition needs. It helps protect and build my immune system and reduce allergies. There’s a growing body of medical research that GMOs, MSG, “hidden MSG”, and aspartame may be adversely affecting our health (see “Healthier than the Grocery Store”). GMOs have been linked to altering DNA, increasing allergies and adversing affecting our immune system. Studies of rats eating a GMO diet showed a variety of adverse effects on them, including, but not limited to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, infertility, organ failure, etc. MSG and aspartame have also been negatively linked to the same or similar adverse health effects (see Allergens & Reactives”).

With Thrive Foods you have a healthy alternative that saves you money!

Thrive foods are the best quality at the lowest price. Shelf Reliance guarantees you get the lowest food prices working with an independent consultant. They have 4 pricing levels on their freeze dried food:

Retail (You go to the Thrive Life [formerly Shelf Reliance] website and purchase through the company directly. The black bar across the page identifying the consultant is not present.)

Web Store -Home Party Price (You purchase off a consultant’s web store or through one of their parties. You see a black bar across the page identifying the consultant’s name. (This store is identified as “survive-thrive.us” on the black bar.) Savings approximately 5 to 15%.

Q Club (This is their frequent buyer program, where you agree to purchase a minimum amount, i.e., $100, per month. Savings approximately 10 to 25%.)

Unadvertised Specials (These are periodic specials, heavily discounted, i.e., up to 45% off, that the independent consultant emails you the pending specials. These specials are not publicly posted in the web store. They are password protected. To receive them you must give the independent consultant your email address per corporate policy. Once I have your email address I will email you the password.)

If you are interested in deep discounts, would like to see the unadvertised specials, then view my page on How to Get DEEP Discounts: Become Our Customer.

As an attorney (see “About Me” tab) I have a special sensitivity to privacy and confidentiality issues. Your information is kept private and is not shared. I only send out emails with the monthly sale specials, unadvertised specials and new products added which is usually once a month. I also will share once a month food supply, health articles or videos you might want to read on GMOs, food additives and how they adversely impact our health. Many of you are like me trying to purify our food supplies and eat healthy. It can be done.

Knowledge is power!

Explore this website. It contains a condensed summary of facts (with links to reputable third party sources) about issues going on with our food supply that are causing a broad range of health issues. Even if you don’t purchase anything from my store, I encourage you to share this site with others. We need to learn more about what makes us healthier and how to avoid illness. When you look at the scientific data and research, excessive calorie consumption is not the real poster child. Learn why and you’ll get healthier!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at thrive@northstate.net. Isn’t now the time for you to save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods?

“We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™

Click here to go to my Thrive Life/Shelf Reliance store:

Save Up to 45% on Freeze Dried Food

 

Save Money Buying Healthy Thrive Freeze Dried Foods

You have 17 fruit choices when you save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods.

Save Money Buying Healthy Thrive Freeze Dried Foods Today!

You save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods. Not only will you minimize the impact of food inflation through food storage, eliminating waste and lowering your monthly grocery expenses (see “Cheaper than the Grocery Store”) but you’ll be giving yourself healthy food for your body. Because it offers GMO free, MSG free, aspartame free, rBGH and rbst (animal hormone) free foods, you can use the foods you eat to help build up your immune system or lessen your allergies. When shopping always use our Thrive Product Details Chart  which identifies potential allergens or reactives that might be relevant to you (i.e., gluten, wheat, soy, etc.)

Thrive Freeze Dried Food is Premium, Healthy food.

After battling multiple health issues (see “About Me”) and seeking GMO free (genetically modified organisms) foods for groceries and food storage, I came across Thrive as a solution to my food and nutrition needs. It helps protect and build my immune system and reduce allergies. There’s a growing body of medical research that GMOs, MSG, “hidden MSG”, and aspartame may be adversely affecting our health (see “Healthier than the Grocery Store”). GMOs have been linked to altering DNA, increasing allergies and adversely affecting our immune system. Studies of rats eating a GMO diet showed a variety of adverse effects on them, including, but not limited to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, infertility, organ failure, etc.  MSG and aspartame have also been negatively linked to the same or similar adverse health effects (see Allergens & Reactives”).

With Thrive Freeze Dried Foods you have a healthy alternative that saves you money!

Thrive foods are the best quality at the lowest price. Thrive Life guarantees you get the lowest food prices working with an independent consultant. They have 4 pricing levels on their freeze dried food:

Retail (You go to the Thrive Life [formerly Shelf Reliance] website and purchase through the company directly. The black bar across the page identifying the consultant is not present.)

Web Store -Home Party Price (You purchase off a consultant’s web store or through one of their parties. You see a black bar across the page identifying the consultant’s name. (This store is identified as “survive-thrive.us” on the green bar.) Savings approximately 5 to 15%.

Q Club (This is their frequent buyer program, where you agree to purchase a minimum amount, i.e., $100, per month. Savings approximately 10 to 25%.)

Unadvertised Specials (These are periodic specials, heavily discounted, i.e., up to 45% off, that the independent consultant emails you the pending specials. These specials are not publicly posted in the web store. They are distributed to customers who subscribe to my newsletter. To receive them you must give the independent consultant your email address per corporate policy.)

If you are interested in deep discounts, would like to see the unadvertised specials, then view my page on How to Get DEEP Discounts: Become Our Customer.

As an attorney (see “About Me” tab) I have a special sensitivity to privacy and confidentiality issues. Your information is kept private and is not shared. I only send out emails with the monthly sale specials, unadvertised specials and new products added which is usually once a month. I also will share once a month food supply, health articles or videos you might want to read on GMOs, food additives and how they adversely impact our health. Many of you are like me trying to purify our food supplies and eat healthy. It can be done.

Knowledge is power!

Explore this website. It contains a condensed summary of facts (with links to reputable third party sources) about issues going on with our food supply that are causing a broad range of health issues. Even if you don’t purchase anything from my store, I encourage you to share this site with others. We need to learn more about what makes us healthier and how to avoid illness. When you look at the scientific data and research, excessive calorie consumption is not the real poster child. Learn why and you’ll get healthier!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at thrive@northstate.net. Isn’t now the time for you to save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods?

“We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™

Click here to go to my Thrive Life/Shelf Reliance store:

Save Up to 55% on Freeze Dried Food

 

Allergens & Reactives

Food Allergens & Reactives: 

Are They Disruptive To Our Immune System?

 

Too many Americans suffer from food allergies, whether from known or unknown issues.  Allergies are one of the ways our body lets us know that our immune system is NOT functioning as it should.

Independent of this,  over 80% of the food we buy in grocery stores contains one or more GMO (genetically modified organism) ingredients.  Many long term food storage companies likewise use GMOs.

How many long term food storage companies are willing to put in writing that they are selling you non-GMO or organic food?

Ask yourself:

Do you consider food  “gourmet” or “premium” if one or more of a meal’s ingredients came from seeds which are genetically modified by having different organisms inserted into the seed so it could be more resistant to a pesticide, such as Roundup? 

Do you think that foods grown from those seeds are exposed to more pesticides by all the spraying of the farm fields? 

Or what if those seeds were injected with a natural bug and worm killer, such as BT, to make corn crops more resistant to pests? 

Do you consider foods grown with such corporate farming techniques “gourmet” or “premium” if some of the ingredients could potentially affect our DNA or our immune system?

Thrive Life puts in writing which of its food items are GMO free and Gluten Free.   (Click here for Thrive Allergen Report)  They want their customers to get the healthiest food possible.  They identify potential allergens so you can make informed choices.  A part of that commitment publicly they made the commitment in 2014 that new products introduced would not have any GMOs, even those which are “processed” and not whole food items.

The concerns about methods used in corporate farming go beyond plants to meat and dairy products.  Corporate farming puts emphasis on fattening animals faster so they can take them to slaughter earlier.   In accelerating animal growth beyond Mother Nature’s time table, animals are injected with growth hormones.

Bovine growth hormones not only affect the meat but with cows you have to be concerned with the dairy products having elevated IGF in their milk.  Elevated IGFs in long term use may increase one’s risk to cancer. Milk from cows injected with the bovine growth hormone is a major factor in children experiencing earlier puberty.

Finally when buying any prepared long term storage meals you need to consider whether any neurotoxins or excitotoxins are in the ingredients.  Monosodium glutamate (MSG), a neurotoxin, has multiple names given to it by the food processing and manufacturing industry.  It is estimated that approximately 30% of the population may have chemical reactions to MSG. Neurotoxins and excitotoxins  attack your brain cells and nervous system.  They also weaken your immune system.  As your immune system weakens this can make your allergies worse.  Likewise, if you strengthen your immune system you decrease or resolve your allergy symptoms.

The goal is to avoid the allergens and reactives in our food supply.  Thrive foods simplifies one’s efforts to minimize their exposure to allergens and reactives and helps you “purify” your food supplies.

“We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™

Click here to go to my Thrive Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) Store:

Healthier Than the Grocery Store

We have over 17 fruits and 22 vegetable products. Hormone free meat and dairy too!

Healthier Than the Grocery Store:

No Hidden MSG, GMOs or Aspartame

Thrive Foods are high quality, foods that are healthier than the grocery store: natural grains, vegetables, non-hormone meat and poultry, dairy, yogurt, beans, and more.   When you buy the actual ingredient (rather than prepared or processed foods) you have more control over the quality of your food.

Our method of freeze drying food kills the salmonella, e.coli and other viruses and bacteria while preserving 98% of the natural phytonutrients.  No chemical vitamins or preservatives are added!  Plus you get a bonus of foods coming chopped, diced and prepared (thus cutting cooking and prep time 50% or more).  You only add water, wait 5 minutes and then drain off the water.

From an analysis of studies and objective medical literature and research, the quality of our food supply is being attacked in three separate ways:

  • The use of GMO (genetically modified organisms) foods and food  additives;
  • The injection and use of bovine growth hormone on animals and overuse of antibiotics with meat and/or poultry;  and
  • The use of neurotoxins and excitotoxins as additives for flavor enhancing and calorie reduction.

Did you know that now over 80% of the food in our grocery store contains one or more GMO (genetically modified organism) ingredients?  They’ve done this by modifying food crops that are commonly used as ingredients in processed foods:  Corn88%; Soy94%;  Canola90%; Cottonseed (oil)-90%; Sugar beets (refined sugar)-95%; Hawaiian Papaya50% +; Zucchiniover 24,000 acres; and Crookneck Squashover 24,000 acres.

This method of corporate farming, using Roundup, modifying seeds to be resistant to Roundup in which they alter the DNA through crossing species, in independents studies have been linked to a wide array of chronic, life threatening conditions: diabetes, cancer, heart disease, organ failure, etc.  In mice fed strictly a GMO diet after three generations were sterile.  Want to learn more about GMOs?  An excellent website is Institute for Responsible Technology.

Another reason many items in your grocery store are not healthy is the food additives put in processed food. You may not realize it but neurotoxins or excitotoxins get added to processed food.  In layman’s language an excitotoxin is any substance that causes brain cells to become very excited, start firing their impulses so rapidly that they become exhausted and prematurely die. 

Two common excitotoxins in our food supply are monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartame.  Most MSG in our foods is not listed as MSG on the ingredients because the FDA only requires MSG to be specifically identified if it is 99% pure grade.  Aspartame, an artificial sweetener, is also an excitotoxin.  It is responsible for about 75% of the complaints regarding food to the FDA.

Besides prematurely killing certain brain cells, which attacks the hypothalamus in our brain, these food additives are highly addictive, causing you to eat more food. This means food manufacturers sell more food.

 You and your family’s health would benefit tremendously by watching an interview with Dr. Russell Blaylock.  Dr. Blaylock is a board certified neurosurgeon, author and a is a leading researcher on neurotoxins and excitotoxins.  During this interview Dr. Blaylock  explains the science as well as sharing the numerous adverse effects to our nervous and endocrine system (i.e., causes obesity, increased diabetes, heart disease, cancer, reduced fertility, increased Alzheimer’s disease, etc.).  This interview was in March 2012 and has the latest research.

With all of these biotech and food additive attacks on our food supply, do you now see why I say Thrive Foods are healthier than the grocery store?

We vote on our health with our dollars.  We can improve our health by engaging more, examining food supplies, eating healthy foods, limiting exposure to environmental toxins and maximizing our vitamin and nutrient intake.

Click here to go to my Thrive/Shelf Reliance store:

Save Up to 45% on Freeze Dried Food

Save Money Buying Healthy Thrive Freeze Dried Foods

You have 18 fruit choices when you save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods.

Save Money Buying Healthy Thrive Freeze Dried Foods Today!

You save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods.  Not only will you minimize the impact of food inflation through food storage, eliminating waste and lowering your monthly grocery expenses  (see  “Cheaper than the Grocery Store”) but you’ll be giving yourself  healthy food for your body.  Because it offers GMO free, MSG free, aspartame free, rBGH and rbst (animal hormone) free foods, you can use the foods you eat to help build up your immune system or lessen your allergies.  When shopping always use our Allergens Chart which identifies potential allergens or reactives that might be relevant to you (i.e., gluten, wheat, soy, etc.)

Thrive is Premium, Healthy Freeze Dried Food.

After battling multiple health issues (see “About Me”) and seeking GMO free (genetically modified organisms) foods for groceries and food storage, I came across Thrive as a solution to my food and nutrition needs.  It helps protect and build my immune system and reduce allergies.  There’s a growing body of medical research that GMOs, MSG, “hidden MSG”, and aspartame may be adversely affecting our health (see “Healthier than the Grocery Store”).  GMOs have been linked to altering DNA, increasing allergies and adversely affecting our immune system.  Studies of rats eating a GMO diet showed a variety of adverse effects on them, including, but not limited to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, infertility, organ failure, etc.  MSG and aspartame have also been negatively linked to the same or similar adverse health effects (see Allergens & Reactives”).

With Thrive Foods you have a healthy alternative that saves you money!

Thrive foods are the best quality at the lowest priceShelf Reliance guarantees you get the lowest food prices working with an independent consultant.  They have 4 pricing levels on their freeze dried food:

Retail (You go to the Shelf Reliance website and purchase through the company directly. The black bar across the page identifying the consultant is not present.)

Web Store -Home Party Price (You purchase off a consultant’s web store or through one of their parties. You see a black bar across the page identifying the consultant’s name.  (This store is identified as “survive-thrive.us” on the black bar.)  Savings approximately 5 to 15%.

Q Club (This is their frequent buyer program, where you agree to purchase a minimum amount, i.e., $100, per month.   Savings approximately 10 to 25%.)

Unadvertised Specials (These are periodic specials, heavily discounted, i.e., up to 45% off, that the independent consultant emails you the pending specials. These specials are not publicly posted in the web store. They are password protected.  To receive them you must give the independent consultant your email address per corporate policy.  Once I have your email address I will email you the password.)

If you are interested in deep discounts, would like to see the unadvertised specials, then please email me at thrive@northstate.net.  You can also use the contact button in my store to contact me.

As an attorney (see “About Me” tab) I have a special sensitivity to privacy and confidentiality issues.  Your information is kept private and is not shared.  I only send out emails with the monthly sale specials, unadvertised specials and new products added which is usually once a month.  I also will share once a month  food supply, health articles or videos you might want to read on GMOs, food additives and how they adversely impact our health.  Many of you are like me trying to purify our food supplies and eat healthy.  It can be done.

Knowledge is power!

Explore this website.  It contains a condensed summary of facts (with links to reputable third party sources) about issues going on with our food supply that are causing a broad range of health issuesEven if you don’t purchase anything from my store, I encourage you to share this site with others.  We need to learn more about what makes us healthier and how to avoid illness.  When you look at the scientific data and research, excessive calorie consumption is not the real poster child.  Learn why and you’ll get healthier!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at thrive@survive-thrive.us. Isn’t now the time for you to save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods?

“We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™

Click here to go to my Thrive/Shelf Reliance store:

Save Up to 45% on Freeze Dried Food

 

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About ME 🙂

The focus of this page is not about me, but where I have been.  I hope it will help you learn, avoid chronic illness and improve the quality of your health.  After all, the state of our health affects our attitudes, abilities, performance and pours over to those around us.

First, thank you for visiting my blog about healthy eating and Thrive’s Premium Freeze Dried food.  If you have any questions, just contact me at Thrive@northstate.net.  I will be happy to assist you.

My path to selling freeze dried food is not a typical journey.

I am an attorney.   For 20 plus years I was a litigator, focused on complex personal injury and medical malpractice cases.   My “specialty” or interest was determining medical causation and damages.  In those years I probably read more medical journal articles than legal cases.  I spent countless hours reading medical records, researching in medical libraries and preparing and taking medical depositions.

Then in 2005 my world turned upside down.  In treating injuries from a serious auto accident I developed 9 blood clots and almost died.  While treating the blood clots I was given SSRI medications for the bad pain.  Unbeknownst to me I was allergic to the medications.  By 2009 I had dysautonomia (involuntary nervous system was malfunctioning).  I was on oxygen 24/7, had irregular heart rate and blood pressure, circulatory issues, seriously swollen and red feet and other health issues.

This shows how my feet would swell within a couple of minutes when I would put them on the floor. Photos taken in January 2007.

This shows how my feet would swell within a couple of minutes when I would put them on the floor. Notice the discoloration of not just my skin but nail beds.

Photo taken less than 5 minutes later. Compare the advancing discoloration and edema with the earlier photo. Neurological expert said it was as though my blood vessels in my legs were open pipes. The lack of blood vessel constriction made it difficult and very painful to walk. Most of the 4 years I spent in bed with my feet elevated. I could not sleep without my feet elevated to lessen the pain. If you have systemic swelling and edema, please ask your treating physican if you could be allergic to one of your medications or having an adverse reaction to the combination of multiple drugs. When you have an allergic reaction, it is akin to having a toxic reaction.

During that time I gained 48 pounds and was wearing size 1x in women’s clothing. I was miserable and felt I was dying.  My liver was starting to malfunction.  It was like my body was having electrical shortages occurring, moving from place to place.  In late 2009 it was discovered that I was having allergic reactions to the SSRI drugs!  They were slowly toxing me.

Although I lost the 48 pounds in 1 year after I was off the medicines making me sick, I did not improve substantially.  I was still on the oxygen, blood pressure medicine, had the heart monitor, taking medications for neuropathy and experiencing neurological dysfunction.

Then in February 2011 I happened to watch a movie called   “The World According to Monsanto”.   It is about how GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are in our food supply and potentially harming our health and our environment.  I began to wonder if the change in the DNA process and the Roundup™ herbicide used in such corporate farming was adversely affecting me.

At that time I made a commitment to eat organic or non-GMO foods.  I also learned about how there are excitotoxins in our food.

I started reading labels, trying to eat vegetables out of the garden, juicing and detoxing.  I increased my supplements that boost the immune system.  I also began drinking daily three or 4 glasses minimum of green and white tea.

While on this journey I felt I needed some non-GMO or organic food for storage.  I spent months researching freeze dried food companies and looking at their ingredients.  Most companies that sell freeze dried foods use GMO vegetables or they cannot guarantee that their food is without GMOs.  Moreover, many of the prepared or prepackaged foods that the freeze dried community sells have multiple ingredients containing MSG (i.e., anything “hydrolyzed”, vegetable protein, TVP, enzymes, yeast extract, autolyzed yeast, etc.), an excitotoxin, and have high sodium (salt) content.

I was impressed that Thrive Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) gives customers information identifying whether allergens, GMOs, etc. is in their food.

Feet-Nov-2013

Here’s those same feet in November 2013! This has been done with a diet of no GMOs, MSG, Hidden MSG or aspartame. I also try to eat gluten free. About 80% of the food I eat comes from Thrive foods.

Feb. 2014 feet

Feet again mid February 2014. Some of my team members and friends “had a cow” over my need for a pedicure. What can I say but that the cobbler’s children have no shoes.
Nevertheless, I can laugh at myself and have some fun! I turned down their generous offers to pay for a pedicure and finally had it done.
Still doesn’t the November 2013 picture look so much better (even without a pedicure) than the pics I showed you from 2007? (I’m humbled and grateful to the Lord.)
Those burning feet were a reflection of the living torment I experienced (not just on my feet but in multiple areas of my body) which only progressed until 2009 when it was discovered I was allergic to the prescribed drugs.

I bought the food and loved it!  I saw that they had an opportunity for consultants.  I decided this would give me an opportunity to share my story about how toxins can hurt you.  It would allow me to share with others how important it is to be an inspector and policeman of everything you put in your mouth if you want to be healthy or remain healthy.  It also would allow me to share how food can contribute to allergies, allergic reactions and can affect your overall health.

Today I am significantly healthier than I was in February 2011.  My heart monitor is out.  I am off my blood pressure medicine.  It has been 2012 since I have used supplemental oxygen.  I can wear shoes that I have not been able to wear since 2005 from the severe feet swelling and pain.  I’ve lost two more dress sizes (now to size eight) without losing any more weight. (Since I did not lose any weight, the only thing I can think of that caused me to drop 2 sizes in clothes was I eliminated more toxins, inflammation and removed more allergens.)   My allergies have significantly improved.  Many days I can even skip a day from taking my over-the-counter Zytrec.  (Before I was taking Singulair, a prescription allergy drug.)

I do not regularly take any prescription medicine.  While I was going through my “hell on earth” I was up to probably 12 or more prescription medicines.  (Please re-read that!)

[8/2014 Addendum:  Just saw this week that in 2011 over 2 MILLION (not a typo) SERIOUS ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS EACH YEAR Add to that that we BURY over 100,000 Americans each year to adverse drug reactions.  This is the 4th LARGEST KILLER IN THE  U.S.  Americans, please wake up!  If you would just get better engaged, eat better and supplement you would not be playing RUSSIAN ROULETTE with your quality of life or your longevity!!!!]

Now I just fill my body with supplements and healthy food.   The Lord provides marvelous, natural healing aides.  As Hippocrates said:  “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”    (Hint, hint:  Wake up America!  The solution is under your nose!)

1-5-2016-Feet-Cropped-Red-polish

The healing continues! I took this photo of the puppies on 1-5-2016. Compare with the pink polish one above. I know, I have an ugly double jointed toe on my right foot. But that’s NOT what I am showing you. Look at the coloration of the feet, especially around the nail beds and how they are smaller (better circulation/little or no inflammation). Do you see how some of the darkness is going away? This photo was taken on the same floor as my other post 2007 pictures.
People, this is what Jesus has done!
We expect instant miracles but most of His miracles does not happen that way. God’s timing is not our own. He has purposes and reasons for allowing our experiences. I have an electric wheelchair in my house. It was looking like before the allergic drug reaction discovery that the electric wheelchair was my fate if I ever wanted to work again or not be housebound. But it did not turn out that way!
I can tell you that I can’t give enough P-R-A-I-S-E and G-L-O-R-Y unto HIM!

I feel so much better!  I am grateful.  I know that the only reason I survived all of this was through His grace, healing and leading me to the right physician, care and information in His time.  I will also be forever grateful for all the prayers by many believers for healing.

(And may I say that for those who say that miracles do not exist that I am living proof that the Lord does miracles every day.  Remember me sharing I had 9 blood clots?  One was over 10 inches long and another was over 4 inches long.  Four (4) years after they occurred they could not find any radiological evidence I had even one blood clot!  What are the odds of 1 blood clot “disappearing”?  Try 9 blood clots!  I am so grateful and give Jesus the glory and credit!)

It is by sharing this information I hope you will begin your own research into whether non-GMO or organic foods, meat and poultry without hormones or unnecessary antibiotics and food without aspartame and MSG would improve the quality of your health.

(Independently, I think each one of us needs to ask from a spiritual perspective:  Is the net effect of GMOs and excitotoxins spiritual warfare against mankind?  Each one of us needs to wrestle with this $64,000 question not just from a health perspective but whether we should be buying these items. And if GMOs, for example, were really beneficial to our health, don’t you think that these companies would put in bright letters on their labels: “Contains GMOS!”  After all, food manufacturers do that when they add vitamins, a product has Omega 3 or if their product is low in sodium.

Instead, these major manufacturers and multinational corporations, contribute millions of dollars, cloaking themselves by using the Grocery Manufacturers Association as the “donor”, fighting truthful labeling in states such as California and Washington State.  They want to deny you the knowledge of whether their products have GMOs.  This not only reflects upon their business ethics but causes a reasonable person to wonder whether GMOs can adversely affect your health.

When we buy food products containing GMOs and excitotoxins and know that there may be a risk to our health and others, then are we ratifying this socially irresponsible conduct in a de facto fashion?  These companies could not be spreading the GMOs and excitotoxins in our food supply unless we financially support it.  Think about it!

If you are having any health issues, then I encourage you to consult your physician as to whether the types of foods you are eating and their ingredients could be a cause of your health condition.  As we say in law, for causation to exist, it does not have to be the only cause but “a” cause.  You might want to keep a food diary for a couple of weeks and share that with your doctor.

I wish everyone the best of health.   Stay engaged.  Remember, “We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™

NOTICE:  The information contained on this website is for health educational purposes only.   I am not a physician.  It is important to discuss your concerns with your treating physician, especially if you have chronic ongoing conditions.

Addendum

I am frequently asked if I am a Christian, and if so, my denomination.

I am.  Jesus is my Redeemer.  The Bible is the God’s inerrant word.

When I repented (smartest thing I ever did) in 1999 the Lord put three churches on my heart to visit, none of which I knew any person before going there.  One of those was Green Street Baptist Church in High Point, NC.  I felt His presence there, stayed (became a member) and continue being an active member.  I love my church, my pastors and my brothers and sisters.  They are my family.

Green Street is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention.  Let me say that no church has exclusive rights on Jesus, whether denominational or non-denominational.  The question is do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God, who came to die for your sins so that if you repented you will spend eternity with Him, God and the Holy Spirit?  Have you made Him Lord and Master of your life? (Or did you “repent” using the words as a form of “fire insurance”?) Do you believe that the Bible is the errant word of God?  Do you follow His precepts?  Can people tell you are a Christian by your deeds, not your words?

Repentance, living your life as a walking testimony of his grace, love and His word is what matters!

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