The Daily Sheeple | thedailysheeple.com | February 20, 2018

A popular brand of dog food has been recalled after one dog died and number got sick from ingesting sodium pentobarbital. That’s one of the three drugs in a “death row” cocktail shot used to euthanize humans and pets.

According to IFL Science, several brands of dog food have been voluntarily recalled after several dogs got sick and one dog died after eating “Hunk of Beef Au Jus” dog food, according to Food Safety News. The problem is not limited to this particular brand of dog food, and the FDA has issued an alert about contamination of several different products.

The ingredient found in the dog food is a barbiturate that forms part of a three-drug cocktail used in executions, so not something you’d want to find in your dog’s meal or treats. The drug is very commonly used in the euthanasia of pets, including cats and dogs. The FDA  has issued warning signs to look out for if you had fed your pet the “Hunk of Beef Au Jus” dog food.

Pets that eat pet food containing pentobarbital can experience drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner) and inability to stand. Consuming high levels of pentobarbital can cause coma and death,” it said in a statement. “Any detection of pentobarbital in pet food is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act—simply put, pentobarbital should not be in pet food.”

Only about 50 percent of a cow can be sold for human consumption, according to FDA rules, for example, so the rest of the meat is used in pet foods. Slaughterhouses can send the other parts (deemed not fit even for cheap sausages) to a rendering plant, to be ground down by an industrial-sized grinder. Cows and other livestock aren’t the only things that get ground up in these plants, however. Roadkill, expired meat from grocery stores, zoo animals, diseased livestock (whole) and, even euthanized pets can all get ground up in the rendering plant.

The FDA is investigating how the drug got into the supply line, but it’s possible that it got there because it was present in high quantities in the euthanized rescue dogs that were ground up in a rendering plant, and then sent out to be used in dog food.

According to Food Safety News, the problem is not limited to this particular brand of dog food, and the FDA has issued an alert about contamination of several different products as well.


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Isabella Z. | Natural News | Jan. 31, 2018

With all the alarming flu death headlines making the rounds these days, it’s easy to see how someone could be frightened into taking flu medications to be “on the safe side.” Unfortunately, the popular flu drug Tamiflu is anything but safe, and more examples of its potential dangers are coming to light as the flu epidemic continues in full swing. So why exactly is this drug, which has been banned for children in Japan, still so highly recommended in the U.S.?

In the latest Tamiflu nightmare, a two-year-old experienced hallucinations that caused him to become violent after taking the medication. The young boy, who is normally calm, slapped his mother in the face shortly after taking the drug. He twitched all night, and he began to pick invisible items off his arms, saying that they hurt him. His hallucinations, seizures, and odd behavior stopped after his parents took him off of the flu drug.

Earlier this year, a six-year-old girl who was taking Tamiflu tried to jump out of her second-story bedroom window, while an 11-year-old Texas girl told her father she heard the voice of the devil in her head while taking the medication.

The parents of a 16-year-old boy from Indiana believe that Tamiflu caused him to take his own life last week. They report that the boy had never expressed any type of suicidal thoughts in the past, nor did he have any signs of depression. He was thriving in school and sports. The only thing that changed in the days leading up to his suicide, they say, is that he had started taking Tamiflu. They say that they were not warned properly about the side effects, as the drugs warning label mentions “abnormal behavior” without explaining what exactly that could entail. His distraught mother is now trying to spread the word to spare others such a tragedy. Tamiflu, not surprisingly, wouldn’t comment on the specific case, but they did state: “Neuropsychiatric events have been reported during the administration of Tamiflu in patients with influenza, especially in children and adolescents.”

The drug’s informational insert does mention “neuropsychiatric events” but the language is very soft, suggesting they could be caused by the flu itself. In Japan, there have been so many reports of dangerous hallucinations that giving it to children and teens has been prohibited. There, a concerning number of reports came in of young people trying to jump from vehicles and windows and running out in traffic while taking the drugs. Several young people attempted suicide while taking Tamiflu, and a few were successful. 2005 saw 12 deaths and over 100 cases of odd behavior that included hallucinations and delirium in Japan.

Why do doctors continue to give this drug to American children?

Therefore, it’s not surprising that Japanese authorities banned the drug in those aged 10 to 19 back in 2007, and South Korea came out with a similar warning. The only thing that is surprising is that it is still routinely given to American children with flu. With more than 550 confirmed cases of Tamiflu-induced hallucinations on record in the country since 2009, it’s nothing short of outrageous that more isn’t being done about this problem. It’s even more mind-boggling when you consider how many times this could have happened and a connection to Tamiflu either wasn’t made or wasn’t reported.

There is no doubt that the flu can be quite serious, but the drug’s efficacy record doesn’t make it worth the risk. The CDC itself has admitted that people with the flu who are otherwise healthy do not need antiviral drugs. Yet doctors continue to prescribe it to young people across the nation. How many people have to report these scary side effects – or even die – before something is done?


Contributed by Isabelle Z. @ NaturalNews.com

Natural News is a science-based natural health advocacy organization led by activist-turned-scientist Mike Adams, the Health Ranger.


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Vicki Batts | Natural News | Jan. 23, 2018

Freedom in Florida is under attack again, as state legislators seek to pass multiple vaccine-related bills to restrict personal liberty. Under these unconstitutional pieces of legislation, law-makers would “delete” parental rights regarding vaccine tracking. Senate Bill 1680 was filed on January 5, 2018 — and under this bill, parents would no longer have the right to “opt-out” of having their child’s vaccination status monitoring by bureaucratic government agencies.  This bill would require students have a vaccination record on file with the government to attend school.

House Bill 1045, introduced December 19, 2017, seeks to exact similar measures — by requiring “electronic availability” of vaccination records. The bill would also revise the vaccine requirements needed for public school students. HB 1045 would also demand that students have a “certificate of immunization on file with the Department of Health.”

Both bills serve to restrict a parent’s right to protect their children’s privacy — or rather, eliminate it entirely.

The Florida State Health Department already operates a vaccine registry, but under current laws, parents still have the right to refuse to participate if they don’t want their children on “the list.” But, as a recent release from the Florida National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) Advocacy Team explains:

However, the health department has been openly circumventing the current law keeping everyone’s information without legal authority even after someone opts out using the state provided form. Instead of deleting records, the health department admits they will keep them and will only limit data sharing as they admit on their site: “If you choose to opt out, your child’s record will continue to be in the registry, but it will not be accessible to anyone but the child’s current doctor.”

So, even opting out doesn’t delete a child’s record in its entirety; what kind of liberties will the government grant themselves under these new (unconstitutional) bills? Urgent action is needed to oppose these bills and protect health freedom in Florida. As the Florida NVIC team contends, SB 1680 and HB 1045 pave the way to legalize the government’s atrocious (and presently illegal) actions regarding those who try to opt-out. Further, these two bills will remove parental choice in virtually every sense.

You can learn more about contacting your Florida state representatives to oppose these bills here.

Another controversial bill was also introduced in Florida — one that would mandate all public school students be vaccinated with the highly detested HPV vaccine. Despite the numerous reports of harm, Florida politicians are seemingly doing everything in their power to appease Big Pharma. In addition to trying to force every parent and child to take part in their Big Brother-ish vaccine registry, they are also trying to coerce parents into vaccinating their children with an inoculation that has harmed countless children.

Under Florida’s  SB 1558, male and female students between 11 and 12 years old would be forced to get the HPV vaccine — if they wish to continue attending school. Some are even calling SB 1558 the “Women’s Cancer Prevention Act,” despite the fact that it is egregiously incorrect to claim that any vaccine will flat-out prevent cancer. Even the former Merck scientist who helped create these worthless jabs has admitted “there is no actual evidence that the vaccine can prevent any cancer.”

So, why must children be forced to get the HPV vaccine? Further, you might question what right does the government have to enforce these kinds of absurd laws that completely violate your rights as a parent — and your child’s rights as a human being.

As usual, establishment politicians seem to have little concern for the actual well-being of their constituents. It is up to the people of Florida to speak up and demand that their government officials stop trying to trample over personal liberty. [Related: Read more stories like this at HealthFreedom.news.]


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Michelle Simmons | Natural News | Jan. 13, 2017

A study found that the stem and root extracts of native plants from Mexico could be possibly used as a source of anticancer treatment. A team of researchers from the University in Mexicoand Technological University of the Mixtecain Mexico investigated the potential anticancer effects of eight folk medicinal plants from Mexico.For the study, the research team extracted methanol from either the stems or roots or a mixture of both of eight native plants that belong to six botanic families — Asteraceae, Euphorbiaceae, Rubiaceae, Verbenaceae, Nictaginaceae and Boraginaceae.The native plants examined include Acalypha cuspidata Euphorbiaceae, Acalypha subviscida Euphorbiaceae, Adenophyllum aurantium (L.) Strother Asteraceae, Alloispermum integrifolium Astearaceae, Galium mexicanum var mexicanum/Rubiaceae, Lantana achyranthifolia Verbenaceae, Salpianthus arenarius Nictaginaceae, and Tournefortia densiflora Boraginaceae. These plants are used in treating degenerative or infectious diseases.The methanol extracts were examined for their antioxidant activity by using the agar diffusion method. Moreover, the minimal inhibitory concentration was gathered by broth dilution method. Then, the antitopoisomerase activity was analyzed through mutant strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and the mutagenic activity was observed using the Ames test.In the study, the research team determined four plant species that possess antitopoisomerase and non-mutagenic activites. These include A. cuspidata, G. mexicanum, A. integrifolium, and L. achyranthifolia. Among the plants studied, antimicrobial activity was observed in S. arenarius and L. achyranthifolia extracts against Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that cause diseases ranging from minor skin infections to deadly diseases, such as sepsis or bacteremia, pneumonia, endocarditis, and osteomyelitis or bone infection.In conclusion, A. cuspidata, G. mexicanum, A. integrifolium, and L. achyranthifolia could be potentially used as a source of anticancer treatment, according to the researchers. The findings of the study were published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines.

Herbal medicine usage for cancer treatments

Herbal medicine is the use of plants or a mixture of plant extracts for the treatment of diseases and promotion of health. It aims to restore the body’s capacity to function properly. Herbal medicine belongs to one of the most commonly used complementary and alternative therapies by people with cancer. Several research show that six out of 10 people living with cancer use herbal remedies together with conventional cancer treatments.The use of herbal remedies for disease treatments has been going on for centuries. In addition, some people use herbal medicine to help themselves feel better or be more in control of their situation. In fact, a study in the United Kingdom discovered that people use herbal medicines to feel more in control and to have some responsibility for their treatment. Furthermore, they felt that these would not cause side effects.Some of the herbal plants that posses powerful anti-cancer properties without the side effects of drugs include astragalus or huang qi, berberis family, blood root or Sanguinaria canadensis, butchers broom or Ruscus aculeatus, cat’s claw or Uncaria tormentosa, chaparral or Larrea mexicana, curcumin or turmeric, dang shen root or Codonopsis pilosula, echinacea, feverfew, goldenseal, milk thistle, pau d’ arco, red clover, sheep’s sorrell, skullcap or Scutellaria barbata, sutherlandia or cancer bus, thorowax or hares ear, wheat grass, and sweet wormwood.Read more stories on other traditional healing plants at Healing.news.


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Rita Winters | Natural News | January 9, 2018

For many years now, scientists have been warning us of the decreasing honey bee population. A new research reveals that honey bees could soon go extinct due to the increased uses of chemical pesticides and the severely low amount of food supplies for these poor creatures. A University of California, San Diego study shows that chemical pesticides, as well as a lack of food for honey bees, are threatening their already low population.Clothianidin and thiamethoxam are two of the neonicotinoid pesticides that are killing off these vital insects. Researchers found that these chemicals, combined with low nutrition, highly impact the life span of honey bees, and severely increased the number of bee deaths by 50 percent. The effect of both these lethal factors are the same as giving poison to a person suffering from malnutrition – both are lethal individually, but together accelerate mortality. The chemicals as mentioned above affect honey bees by decreasing their hemolymph (bee blood) sugar levels and cause the insect to lose energy.On the other hand, honey bees’ food supply is greatly decreased by land development. The unnecessary rise of developments for commercial and residential purposes are reducing flower sources for the bees. Deforestation is also a factor, as well as commercial agriculture practices. By creating more “lives” for people, the lives of honey bees become endangered.

Why should we care about honey bees?

Honey bees collect their food (nectar) from plants, and in that collection process, pollination occurs. Pollination is the process by which a plant’s pollen from its male gland (stamen) is transferred to its female gland (pistil), therefore enabling fertilization of the said plant or fruit production. Pollen attached to a honey bee’s limbs sticks to other flowers of the same kind, a natural way of creating more of the same plant. The complexity of their food collection creates a vital element in the ecosystem, and at least one-third of our food supply relies on honey bee tasks. These insects are responsible for pollinating food crops such as almonds, apples, avocados, blueberries, cantaloupes, cherries, cranberries, cucumbers, sunflowers, and watermelonsMany people still fail to understand the importance of honey bees to us humans. And because of the lack of knowledge on these creatures, the honey bee population is fast declining. Many big pesticide firms understand that their chemicals kill off these beneficial insects, but continue to greedily create more chemical pesticides despite the fact. While pesticides in the country are strongly regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), chemical pesticides that negatively affect honey bees are still being used without regulation or supervision especially in other countries.To put it simply, honey bees are important to us humans because if honey bees do not pollinate crops, the crops fail to grow and produce the food that we eat. (Related: Conventional agriculture strikes again: Analysis finds that fungicides are causing the decline in endangered bumblebee populations.)

Help honey bees help us

By protecting the honey bee population, we ensure that there will be no extinction level event for us humans as well. In order to help these wonderful creatures, higher restrictions on chemical pesticides must be put in place. People should also start planting bee-friendly flowers and other flowering herbs in their gardens. Keeping some flowering weeds in the garden will also help these insects, as these are sources of food for them too. Looking at the bigger picture, you can also help bees by supporting your local farmer, instead of buying plant-based food from groceries (which are mostly produced by commercial farms that use pesticides). Learning how to be a beekeeper also helps, and you’ll have your own supply of tasty honey.Follow more news on pollinators at Bees.news.


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