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Raw milk is dangerous and the other big lie

By Steve Green

The country is now waking up to the big lie about raw milk.

The public is learning it is not dangerous at all.  In fact, it is 35,000 times safer than other foods.  People are also learning that FDA-approved pasteurized milk is contaminated with Crohn’s bacteria which is killing over 800 people a year, and leaving huge numbers disabled.  To add visuals to that, people need only look at the difference between a calf fed raw milk and one fed pasteurized milk.  (Is this what US children’s insides look like who have living on pasteurized dairy products?)

The lie around raw milk is the essential and monstrous lie that undergirds our industrial food system.  It is necessary to convince people to distrust real food, to fear food from nature, untreated by humans, and the danger the industrial system points to are the live bacteria in it.

But bacteria are the essence of our immune system and are what we are actually referring to when we talk about safe food.  Bacteria are goodgoodgreat, and amazing.

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Bayer and Death: Aspirin Deaths Continue Beyond 1918

Part 4 of 5

By J. Holcombe, D. Jacobson, and T. Ruhl

A confluence of events created a “perfect storm” for widespread salicylate toxicity. The loss of Bayer’s patent on aspirin in February 1917 allowed many manufacturers into the lucrative aspirin market. Official recommendations for aspirin therapy at toxic doses were preceded by ignorance of the unusual nonlinear kinetics of salicylate (unknown until the 1960s), which predispose to accumulation and toxicity; tins and bottles that contained no warnings and few instructions; and fear of “Spanish” influenza, an illness that had been spreading like wildfire.   ~ Dr. Karen Starko

Given the role that it played in the millions of 1918 deaths, a further look at aspirin is in order.

Bayer aspirin was one of the earliest of drugs from the pharmaceutical industry, dependent on the oil industry, and has become the most commonly used and trusted drug.  As such, it exemplifies the displacement of natural treatments by synthetic drugs.

Is Bayer aspirin safe today?

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