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A HEALTHY PROFIT

As most of the food on sale these days is very likely to be devoid of any nutritional value, many more people are turning to nutritional supplements in an effort to redress the balance.

Have you wondered, where those supplements and so-called ‘Health Foods’ come from?

Have you considered whether the stuff you are taking, has any actual health benefits?

What about the companies behind them, have you ever given them much thought?

There has been a boom in companies offering a vast range of supplements and health-related paraphernalia, both online and on the High Street, but for the purposes of this article, I shall concentrate on the largest.

Holland and Barrett, the biggest ‘Health Food’ chain in the UK.

Founded in 1920 as “Heath & Heather” it changed it’s name to the more familiar moniker in 1970.

The H & B Blurb:“We are Europe’s leading retailer of Vitamins, Minerals and Herbal Supplements. Our stores are a familiar sight in almost every major city and town across the United Kingdom and Ireland, where we operate over 550 outlets.”

Holland & Barrett stock a huge range of ‘Health Products’, far too many to list here, so I will focus instead on the selling methods used.

Whole foods.
H & B sell a comprehensive selection of dried fruits, nuts, seeds, and suchlike.

Naturally, it’s advertised as being fully “organic,’ the majority also being advertised under the ‘Fairtrade’ umbrella.

So what does the ‘organic’ label really entail?

In Holland & Barrett’s case, it is completely different from anything you would recognise as being grown in your own garden or allotment.

The ‘Organic’ farmers that supply H & B with the bulk of their produce, spray their crops with ‘natural’ pesticides such as the noxious Microbe BT, which kills bees, ladybirds and butterflies as well as the pests it’s designed for, by releasing the same toxin made by genetically modified plants.

If inhaled, it can cause bronchitis and even cause and worsen existing asthma.

They treat fungus infestations on their crops with a copper solution which also poisons earthworms and friendly bacteria.

Most modern pesticides are designed to be fully biodegradable, but ‘natural’ pesticides, like copper, stay in the soil forever.

They also use Derris which can cause Parkinson’s disease; PYRETHROIDS, which cause tumours in mice; and potassium permanganate which kills fish.

At least three dozen ‘E’ numbers are allowed as additives, preservatives, flavourings, binders, anti-caking agents, antioxidants and processing agents in ‘organic’ food.

*The Canadian Food Safety Agency, discovered pesticide residues in as many ‘Organic’ baby foods as conventionally produced baby food.*

For cleaning and disinfection, organic farmers use the same chemicals as conventional farmers, including formaldehyde, caustic soda, nitric and phosphoric acid, quicklime, alcohol and other highly toxic chemicals that can contaminate food.

What about ‘Fairtrade?’

Are you aware that it favours certain farmers, and not always the poorest, which draws what may be their only form of income, away from those who are left outside the ‘Fairtrade Umbrella’.

The farmers it does help, are forced to adopt a co-operative management system, which is potentially open to corruption and heavily steered toward being resistant to rapid local economic development.

It’s complex system of certification, also means that the farmers have to pay extortionate fees to take part, without even a guarantee that they will sell any of their crop at the Fairtrade minimum price at all.

So when you’re buying or eating your ‘Fairtrade’ produce, seemingly safe in the knowledge you are helping poorer farmers, it may be wise to research it further.

Advertising a product as either/both ‘Organic’ or ‘Fairtrade’ will give the product a big mark up on the price.

A massive mark up in fact!

Anything heavily promoted as being ‘Natural’, is a misnomer, as vitamins and minerals occur naturally in many foods, thus making them entirely ‘Natural’, so why would the advertiser feel the need to stress that they are ‘Natural?’

Supplements

When these naturally occurring vitamins are isolated, then converted into artificial (commercial) forms, like ascorbic acid for example, these purified synthetics act on the human body in the same way as drugs.

At that stage, they are no longer even classed as ‘Vitamins’, and to market them or even describe them in that manner, is totally inaccurate.

Magnesium Stearate, also known as stearic acid, is used as a lubricant in over 90% of the vitamins and supplements sold and consumed today.

It’s added to enable the manufacturers to run their machines more efficiently and save them money, but it also creates health problems for the consumer.

Ingested in an artifical form, Magnesium Stearate destroys T-cells (used in primary immune function).

Artificially produced Ascorbic Acid will even block the uptake of real vitamin C.

It’s produced with the lowest production costs being the primary aim.

The additives are there to bulk out the product, and also ensure that they move through the manufacturing equipment at the quickest (and most cost effective) speed.

Additives also ensure a uniform and “attractive” look.

Holland and Barrett and indeed most of, but not all vitamins/supplement stores and suppliers are nothing more than Snake Oil Salesmen, and when you discover who actually owns them, it begins to make more sense.

Up until 2010, they were owned by NBTY before being bought out by THE CARLYLE GROUP for almost 4 Billion Dollars.

Over the past 30 years or more, NBTY have also been covertly buying up health supplement stores and any related companies.

CARLYLE GROUP ACQUIRES NBTY

NBTY were formerly known as Arco Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

BRING ME SUNSHINE

Seven leading health groups in the UK have announced a “definitive statement” that reverses decades of ignorant opposition to sunlight exposure.

This statement admits what many have known for years:

That sunlight exposure is good for you and that people should seek to expose themselves to the sun, without sunscreen in order to produce more vitamin D.

This definitive statement was issued by the following non-profit groups:

Cancer Research UK

National Osteoporosis Society

Multiple Sclerosis Society

British Association of Dermatologists

Diabetes UK

National Heart Forum

Primary Care Dermatology Society

The fact that these seven non-profits are now admitting that sunshine is good for you represents a monumental change in the longstanding position of most conventional health non-profits who have long insisted that sunlight is bad for you.

“Watch out or sunlight might kill you.”

That is still the position of the American Cancer Society, the American Medical Association, conventional dermatologists and virtually the entire western medical system, that sunlight is dangerous to your health and the only “safe” way to go outside is after you’re plastered with sunblock.

It is, of course, a philosophy of ignorance and dark agendas, but it has been the very foundation of the conventional medicine system for so long that most health experts never even bother to question it.

Western medicine, depends on the continuation of widespread vitamin D deficiency.

In fact, you may have even noticed the attempts to further block the sunlight via Chemtrails etc…

The age-old adage ‘less is more’ is very applicable here, because less Vitamin D means massive profits for the big pharmaceutical companies.

A Vitamin D deficiency promotes cancer, schizophrenia, bone disorders, kidney problems, diabetes, obesity and many other ‘lucrative’ ailments upon which the industrial medical complex depends.

For decades, the American medical system has heavily relied on vitamin D deficiency as a cornerstone of its repeat business (and profits).

That is why this announcement from these UK non-profits is so dangerous to the medical system in the United States.

If people begin to allow a little sunshine into their lives, vitamin D deficiency will plummet, and take the steadily increasing cancer rates along with it.

Vitamin D prevents 77% of all cancers.

Boosting vitamin D intake through both sunshine and nutritional supplements is arguably the single most important thing that needs to be done right now to improve health, reduce health care costs and prevent degenerative disease.

But because of these remarkable properties of vitamin D, it represents a grave threat to the continuation of the Medicare system.

That’s why U.S. non-profits will undoubtedly continue to resist making any kind of announcements that support vitamin D.

You will never witness the American Cancer Society recommend it; and you will not hear President Obama recommending it as a health solution for the nation.

Instead, in the United States they get deliberately scary and misleading warnings about vitamin D from the Institute of Medicine, which actually went out of its way to declare that people shouldn’t take too much vitamin D because it may ‘harm’ them.

Even the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) won’t allow vitamin D supplement manufacturers to tell the truth about vitamin D and how it can help prevent disease.

Such claims are illegal in the United States of America, where pharmaceuticals are considered “healthy” but nutrients are considered ‘contraband’.

No nation can survive continued and widespread vitamin D deficiency.

Eventually, however, even the US government will be forced to come to the same conclusion that the UK government has already reached:

That the people need vitamin D to maintain their health, and ongoing vitamin D deficiency population will bankrupt the country with sick-care costs.

Even though this announcement from UK non-profits is a huge step in the right direction, it’s still rife with huge information gaps.

For example, these groups are advocating 10 minutes a day of sunshine but still warn that anything over 10 minutes is ‘dangerous’ for your health.

This is a lie, especially if you happen to have a darker skin color.

Those of African descent who live in the UK actually need more like three hours of sunlight a day to generate sufficient levels of vitamin D.

So even though this new statement may help reduce vitamin D deficiency in whites, it will do virtually nothing to solve this nutrient deficiency for blacks.

And that makes the policy somewhat racist because it discriminates against people based on their skin colour.

It seems that even though these UK non-profits are beginning to nudge their message in the right direction, they haven’t yet found the depth of honesty required to admit the full truth about links between vitamin D deficiency, breast cancer and women of African descent.

Perhaps in another decade, they’ll somehow discover the scientific integrity to admit the full story on sunshine and vitamin D.

Until then, they will surely insist that you limit your time in the sun to 10 minutes a day.

Because, after all, they wouldn’t want vitamin D deficiency to be eradicated too quickly now, would they?