Tag Archives: FDA

What The Sugar Industry And Fda Dont Want You To Know! – Miracle Fruit.

Article Written by Mr Steven Havill Sr (SEO Expert and Specialist) A client of the MiracleFruitHut.com

Miraculin or Miracle Fruit has the potential to wipe out sugar related diabetes, not by sweetening food but by changing the way our taste buds interpret food.

Imagine eating the sweetest fruits out of the season, or enjoying healthy unsweetened dark chocolate that tastes like the finest milk chocolate from Holland, and doing it without adding a single calorie or grain of sweetener. Yes, this is possible and has been for decades.

Didn’t you know?

For the last 50 years, our society has been pounded with the evils of

smoking, drinking, eating red meat, and that we should cut as much salt and fat from our diets as possible. Under the guise of healthy living, we are being programmed to replace our intake of butter with margarine or red meat with soy alternatives. This brings me to my point. We are being sold a bill of goods and any questioning is quickly muffled by the industries who control our food. We are told to eat this or that instead of that or this, but only if it is beneficial to the industry promoting it.

One such industry is the sugar industry also known as BIG SUGAR!

There are very few things in life that are as good yet so harmful to you as refined white sugar. Sugar is by far the largest worldwide addiction that is openly protected by the FDA. White refined sugar is not a food. It is a chemical. It is an addictive drug. Yes, that’s right, an addictive drug and when you remove it from your diet you can experience withdrawal symptoms. Refined sugar is used in everything from bread to fruit juice. Fruit juice! No way, they use fructose in fruit juice.

So called “Natural Sweeteners”;

If you consider fructose a safe, natural sugar, think again. You’ve been had by one of the biggest nutritional bait-and-switch ploys in years. Fructose does not come from fruit, it IS refined sugar! High fructose consumption has been fingered as a causative factor in heart disease. It raises blood levels of cholesterol and another type of fat, triglyceride. It makes blood cells more prone to clotting, and it may also accelerate the aging process. So the next time you see a commercial touting the virtues of Fructose as the actor sucks on her popsicle… know that they are lying to you.

Even though there are healthier natural alternatives, BIG SUGAR continues to protect their interests in much the same way big tobacco has for decades. They own both the sugar and sugar replacement markets which meant that getting other, healthier alternatives are slim at best and getting these truths nonexistent.

Artificial Sweeteners;

Artificial replacements are known to have carcinogens. They cause CANCER and the companies making them know it. They have been rebranded constantly to keep consumers from understanding the true hazards of ingesting such products. Imagine renaming a product, changing the color of the box and calling it healthy! Such artificial sweeteners are; Acesulfame potassium Nutrinova, E950 (FDA Approved 1988), Alitame Pfizer (Pending FDA Approval), Aspartame NutraSweet, E951 (FDA Approved 1981), Salt of aspartame-acesulfame Twinsweet, E962, Cyclamate Abbott, E952 (FDA Banned 1969, pending re-approval), Dulcin (FDA Banned 1950) Glucin, Neohesperidin dihydrochalcone E959, Neotame, NutraSweet (FDA Approved 2002), P-4000 (FDA Banned 1950), Saccharin E954 (FDA Approved 1958), Sucralose Kaltame, Splenda, Tate & Lyle, E955 (FDA Approved 1998)

Natural Sweeteners that truly are healthy (honestly!);

Naturalists and foodies are just now starting to expound the virtues of natural sugar alternatives such as stevia, mannitol, glycerol and the primary subject of this article miraculin. Miraculin is a glycoprotein extracted from the miracle berry or miracle fruit plant, a shrub native to West Africa (Synsepalum dulcificum or Richadella dulcifica). Rather than acting as a sweetening agent, miraculin changes the way our taste buds interpret flavors. It makes sour limes and lemons taste like lemon aide. It makes healthy unsweetened dark chocolate taste like fine milk chocolate. And it does all of this without adding a single calorie or grain of sweetener.

The ad read; Are you diabetic? Would you like to eat chocolate cake again? How about a chocolate cake with no sugar that tastes like the most decadent brownie you’ve ever tasted? Are you overweight? Would you like to eat fruit that tastes like candy, instead of candy that is killing you?

YES! Of course I would, while thinking to myself that this has to be a con. After hearing all the hype about Miracle fruit I started researching this so-called miracle plant. I was going to get to the bottom of this thing and find out for myself. I was amazed at what I found out, and it prompted me to purchase a package of miraculin tablets. These are freeze dried miracle fruit berries with a little corn starch added to hold the tablets together. They are all natural and won’t interact with any medicines negatively. I started looking for a place to buy some miraculin and found a site (http://miraclefruithut.com) that offered lightning fast shipping. I placed my order and for $15, I received 10 tablets in about 2 days (yes they shipped lightning fast just as they had promised), and I was ready to give it a try.

Keep in mind that I myself am a sweetaholic and I crave sugar. I drink my coffee sweetened and have become addicted to flavored (artificial) creamers. I do love fruit, however, getting good naturally ripened and sweet fruit is next to impossible these days. With that said, for my test I got a melon that was not very sweet, out of season and the flavor was, well… blah! Imagine biting into a piece of candle wax with a dash of sugar on it.

After chewing on the miracle berry tablet and rolling it around in my mouth for a minute or two (as directed), I took a bite of my blah melon. OH MY GOODNESS! It was like I’d never eaten a cateloupe before. Is this what God intended fruit to taste like? I can’t wait to try a miracle fruit berry now. I’ve read that they are twice as potent as the tablets and are the purest way to really exploit the power of miraculin.

A little about my research on Miracle Fruit;

The Miracle Fruit was first discovered and brought attention to by the western world by explorer Chevalier des Marchais during a 1725 excursion of West Africa
when he became aware that local tribes in West Africa were using this berry to add flavour and appetise their otherwise bland foods. Then In the 60’s
and the 70’s an Entreupreuner Named Robert Harvey who had studied this amazing berry after Des Marchais’s discoveries managed to raise tens of millions of dollars to create an all natural alternative to sugar using the Miracle Fruit.
He sucessfully managed to synthesize the active ingredient inside the berry the natural protein known as Miraculin.

He began making Miracle Fruit Tablets because as like most Tropical Plants the fruits on the plant have a very short shelf life which is the reason many Fruits from the Tropics do not make it to the Western world.

Diabetics were going crazy for them and kids were choosing miracle fruit popsicles over popsicles with artificial sweeteners by an enourmous margin. This is when other Corporations became interested and Robet Harvey was turning down offers for billions of dollars as Miraculin looked like it was poised and ready to become an all natural alternative to Sugar. Just as the berry was about to launch Harveys office was raided by industrial spies, His files and research was stolen, he got into high speed car chases in the middle of the night and people were following him. Not long after In 1974 Robert Harvey Recieved a letter from the FDA saying the miracle berry products are not allowed into the market in any form what soever which led him to shutting down his entire operation.

The Laws from the FDA regarding miracle fruit are quite uncertain and suspicious. Many inquiries have been made regarding miracle fruit. Thier stance is that they consider miracle fruit as a food additive. Miraculin cannot be used as a food additive, effectively locking it out of the food chain. However, the fresh berry itself can be used legally and this is regulated by the USDA. Unfortunately the USDA seems to be stuck in a regulatory limbo.

This amazing berry is great for your health, yet it is not legalised to be in commercial food and drink products although legal to be sold on the internet in its natural forms.

How could anyone at the FDA not promote something so pure, so good and so potentially life changing is beyond me. And worse still is the fact that they are determined to keep anyone from enjoying the benefits of this miracle fruit. Have they actually tried it? I’d have to think not, but then they also want to ban Vitamin C at the request of BIG Pharma! Who BTW, also have a vested interest in BIG SUGAR, reference “Artificial Sweeteners” above.

http://www.MiracleFruitHut.com
http://www.AcaiFruithut.com

Cosmetic Laser Industry Aerolase Leads With LightPod Series

Advances in the cosmetic laser industry have made the laser a proven treatment option for many skin conditions. Cosmetic laser manufacturer Aerolase has developed the highly versatile LightPod Neo and efficient LightPod Era to meet the demanding needs of both physicians and clients.

Aesthetic dermatology is continually evolving to meet the needs of clients who are paying more and more attention to their skin and investing money in its care. Cosmetic laser treatment is a rapidly growing industry and has proven to be very profitable for healthcare practitioners. The cosmetic laser has become a formidable tool for dermatologists and health care practitioners. At the forefront of the cosmetic laser industry is Aerolase, manufacturer of the popular LightPod series of aesthetic laser. The LightPod Neo and LightPod Era are cosmetic lasers that can be used individually or together to perform a variety of cosmetic procedures safely and effectively. The LightPod Neo is a versatile cosmetic laser that can be used for a number of different applications.It is effective on a number of skin conditions, including minor wrinkles, scars, age spots, pigmented lesions and psoriasis to name a few. The LightPod Neo cosmetic laser is also FDA approved for use as a treatment against acne. This highly versatile cosmetic laser can also be used to treat vascular conditions, such as spider veins, leg veins and angiomas. In addition, the LightPod Neo can be used to perform pain-free hair removal and even tattoo reduction.

The LightPod Era is ideal for use on deep wrinkles and pigmented lesions, along with age spots and cutaneous lesions. It is an excellent resurfacing tool that can be used to refine and tone the skin while removing the telltale signs of aging and sun damage. Depending on the level of damage to the skin, the LightPod Era cosmetic laser can be employed to perform laser peels, gentle skin resurfacing or more radical resurfacing in conjunction with blepharoplasty to ensure overall skin rejuvenation. With the LightPod Era even the most stubborn wrinkles and age spots will be reduced and their appearance minimized.

Both cosmetic lasers employ Aerolase’s MicroPulse-1064 Technology. Thanks to Aerolase’s innovative internally air-cooled system, LightPod lasers can be safely usedon all skin types. Pain and discomfort are minimized and minimal recovery time is required, meaning patients can return to their normal routines with little to no down time and show off clear, healthy looking skin. LightPod lasers are designed to be compact and lightweight, making them very easy to store and to transport between locations. With their easy to use technology, high degree of versatility and compact, portable size, LightPod lasers offer physicians an excellent return on investment. Both physicians and clients will be pleased with the efficacy and efficiency of the LightPod series of cosmetic lasers.

David mark loves to share information about advanced laser technology and cosmetic laser solutions. He has been in this industry since last 10 years and talking about various laser removal equipments. In this article he is sharing his view on how to use cosmetic lasers.

Organic Industry Watchdog FDA Food Safety Rules Threaten to Crush the Good Food Movement

September 19, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Kastel, 608-625-2042

Organic Industry Watchdog: FDA Food Safety Rules Threaten to Crush the Good Food Movement

New Report Suggests Proposed Rules Could Drive the Nation’s Safest and Best Farmers Out of Business

http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/09/fda-food-safety-rules-threaten-crush-good-food-movement/ CORNUCOPIA, WI: After years of deliberation in Congress, interagency meetings, lobbyist activity, and a never-ending stream of food poisoning outbreaks, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is finally poised to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

However, according to a just released white paper by The Cornucopia Institute at http://www.cornucopia.org/FoodSafety/, the FDA’s draft rules are so off the mark that they might economically crush the country’s safest farmers while ignoring the root threats to human health: manure contaminated with deadly infectious pathogens generated on “factory” livestock farms and high-risk produce-processing practices.

-In response to deadly outbreaks involving spinach, peanut butter and eggs, Congress acted decisively three years ago to pass the Food Safety Modernization Act,” said Mark A. Kastel, Codirector at The Cornucopia Institute, a farm policy research group based in Wisconsin. “Better oversight is needed but it looks like regulators and corporate agribusiness lobbyists are simultaneously using the FSMA to crush competition from the organic and local farming movement.”

Cornucopia’s report closely examines the FDA’s draft regulations (http://www.fda.gov/Food/guidanceregulation/FSMA/ucm334114.htm) for implementing the new food safety law, and a new FDA guidance (http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/Eggs/ucm360028) designed to control Salmonella in eggs produced by outdoor flocks. The report concludes that the new proposals would ensnare some of the country’s safest family farmers in costly and burdensome regulations in a misdirected attempt to rein in abuses that are mostly emanating from industrial-scale farms and giant agribusiness food-processing facilities.

Family farm advocates, and groups representing consumers interested in high-quality food, thought they had won a victory when the Tester/Hagan amendment was adopted by Congress exempting farmers doing less than $500,000 in business from the new rules. But Cornucopia’s report suggests the FDA seems more interested in a “one-size-fits-all” approach to food safety regulation.

In reality, the report suggests that small farms are not really exempt. The FDA is proposing that the agency can, without any due process, almost immediately force small farms to comply with the same expensive testing and record-keeping requirements as factory farms.

“In practical terms,” explains Judith McGeary, a member of The Cornucopia Institute’s policy advisory panel and Executive Director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, “the FDA will be able to target small farms one-by-one and put them out of business, with little to no recourse for the farmers.”

The FDA’s economic analysis also shows that farms over $500,000 (still small in the produce industry) will be significantly impacted with some being driven out of business.

“The added expense and record-keeping time will potentially force many small and medium-sized local farms – owner-operated, selling at farmers markets directly to consumers or to local grocers and natural food co-ops – out of business,” Kastel added.

The Institute’s analysis points out that the FDA has wildly inflated the number of foodborne illnesses that originate from farm production (seed to harvest rather than contamination that occurs later in processing and distribution).

It also alleges that the FDA has failed to recognize that specific processed crops such as fresh-cut, or produce grown in certain regions are the genesis of 90% of dangerous outbreaks in fruits and vegetables. In addition to imports from countries like Mexico, where the most recent Taylor Farms Cyclospora outbreak (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/business/taylor-farms-big-food-supplier-grapples-with-frequent-recalls.html?_r=0) originated, the evidence indicates that fresh-cut bagged/boxed salad mix and greens, other pre-cut vegetables and sprouts are much more prone to contamination.

“The proposed rule is a mess,” said Daniel Cohen, owner of Maccabee Seed Company, a longtime industry observer. “The FDA has much greater expertise on food safety issues from harvest to the consumer, but focused instead on farming issues from planting to harvest. Limited, modest, and more focused steps to improve on-farm food-safety could have produced simple, affordable, effective, and enforceable regulation.”

According to Cornucopia, the most important lost opportunity in the collaborative process between Congress, the FDA and the USDA is the lack of attention directed at the giant concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs (factory farms) raising livestock. The massive amount of manure stored at these factory farms is commonly tainted by highly infectious bacteria that have been polluting America’s air, water and farmlands.

“Federal regulators propose nothing to address sick livestock in animal factories and their pathogen-laden manure that is contaminating surrounding rural communities, nearby produce farms and our food supply,” Kastel lamented.

No More Organic Eggs?

The 2010 salmonella outbreak in eggs, centered in Iowa, shone a spotlight on industrial-scale egg houses confining thousands of hens in filthy and dangerous conditions.

The salmonella outbreak led to comprehensive regulation and new guidance for organic farmers. Organic farmers are required by federal law to provide outdoor access to their hens and the new FDA guidance, according to Cornucopia, materially undermines this management practice. And they are doing this despite scientific evidence tying higher rates of pathogenic contamination to older, massive factory farms with cages and forced molting (practices banned in organics) rather than raising birds outside.

“Their new guidance, on one hand, will make it difficult, expensive and maybe even impossible to have medium-sized flocks of birds outside,” Kastel stated. “At the same time, the FDA has colluded with the USDA’s National Organic Program to say that tiny ‘porches’, which hold only a minute fraction of the flock, will now legally constitute ‘outdoor access.’ This is a giveaway to conventional egg companies that are confining as many as 100,000 birds in a building and calling these ‘organic.'”

The Cornucopia Institute has publicly stated that they are investigating legal action against regulators if enforcement action is not taken, under the Organic Foods Production Act (http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELPRDC50603700), against the large industrial operations confining laying hens and broilers indoors.

The issue of food safety in Washington has been a contentious one, causing rifts even between nonprofits representing the interest of consumers and family farm organizations that have been historically aligned in support of organic and local food. Some consumer advocates pressed for no exemptions, even as farm policy experts have supplied evidence indicating smaller, family-operated farms are inherently safer.

“Only an idiot would not be concerned with food safety,” said Tom Willey, a Madera, California, organic vegetable producer and longtime organic advocate.

Added Willey: “The antibiotic resistant and increasingly virulent organisms contaminating produce, from time to time, are mutant creatures introduced into the larger environment from confined industrial animal operations across the American countryside. The FDA’s misguided approach could derail achievements in biological agriculture and a greater promise of food made safe through respect for and cooperation with the microbial community which owns and operates this planet upon which we are merely guests.”

-30-

The Cornucopia Institute is a nonprofit organization engaged in research and educational activities supporting the ecological principles and economic wisdom underlying sustainable and organic agriculture. Through research and investigations on agricultural and food issues, The Cornucopia Institute provides needed information to family farmers, consumers, stakeholders involved in the good food movement, and the media.