And it’s impact on civilisation
It’s a well established fact that alcohol dulls the senses and over a long-term period destroys brain tissue. Yet we are sensory beings and we rely on our senses to perceive the world around us as well as to make sense of that world. Therefore alcohol in effect is destroying sensitivity to life; in other words, making drinkers stupid.
Civilisation is a recognition that one belongs to a collective. So if we look at ants, each colony is a unique civilisation in a similar way to us. As human beings we all share common traits, but our sense of civilisation depends on our language and upbringing.
When we look at human civilisation, in the West
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Do some products seem to make you or your family ill?
Aspartame or NutraSweet as it is more commonly known is a commonly used food additive and artificial sweetener found in over 5000 food products, including medicines, diet drinks and chewing gum.
Aspartame is a white, odourless powder, approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar. It is used in many foodstuffs throughout the world principally as a low calorie alternative to natural sugar.
It is marketed under several brand names, including Canderel® and NutraSweet®, and is labelled E951 in Europe. Aspartame is stable when dry or frozen but it breaks down and loses its sweetness over time when stored in liquids at temperatures above 30°C
It is primarily thought to
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Why I the Reason?
Humans have been using drugs throughout all known history. Almost every culture tested the properties of almost every plant in substance within its domain. Some plants /substances produced fatal results, but some produced therapeutic results and became medicines while others produced results that we refer to as ‘mind altering’.
In hunter gatherer communities, one of two people would take a drug and to gain insight as to where to find food, or solutions to the problems they were experiencing. Often this person was the Shaman who was not always a male in every culture.
The use of drugs like cannabis, mescaline and ayawasca were tools for those special occasions as was alcohol. But it was alcohol
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A look at addiction
Addiction is a compulsive condition that reduces a persons ability to function as a ‘normal person’ within their society. In other words, when a person become addicted to a drug or an activity, they are unable to fully control their behaviour.
The reason that people become addicted is that they are not fully in control of their lives and that they are experiencing aspects of the lives as being unpleasant. When they find a drug or activity that is so pleasurable that they temporarily forget the unpleasant things in their lives, pleasurable things begin to take precedent in their life. The actual process of addiction is subtle and most people don’t realise that they are
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And a brave new world
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Western allopathic medicine is a new phenomenon when we consider the timespan of human history. No one is quite sure how long human beings have lived on this planet as past knowledge has mostly been lost and what people believe is largely theoretical.
Throughout history, lifespan and health have been dependent on good fortune like food supply and amenable living conditions. As the population grew factors such as human kindness, tolerance or aggression became significant factors.
You throughout history people have wondered why they became unwell, they have wondered why became sick and had such a varied lifespan. They observed that some foods made them strong and some foods made them
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Lowering cholesterol or harming users?
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A group of the most widely prescribed drugs of all time, Statins are a class of lipid-lowering medications that are claimed to inhibit production an enzyme that is thought to play a central role in the production of cholesterol. In other words, Statin drugs block the action of the liver enzyme HMG-CoA reductase.
We are constantly being told that too much cholesterol in the blood can cause a build-up of plaque on the walls of the arteries. That build-up can eventually cause the arteries to narrow, harden or even block blood flow altogether. As the arteries become restricted, blood clots in these narrowed arteries can cause a
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And the failure of antibiotics
Health authorities, doctors and medical institutions have been concerned for many years about the growing resistance of bacteria and viruses to the antibiotics that we have available.
Modern antibiotics are one of the primary tools of allopathic medicine in treating disease, but viruses and bacteria are adapting and we are unable to create new antibiotics to defeat them.
As our population grows and we live packed more tightly together, the risk of disease increases and when our immune system becomes weak, we become more susceptible to the bacteria and viruses which cause disease.
In nature we have this idea of the survival of the fittest. For example the Lions in Africa will hunt down and
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Are they good or bad?
Before discussing vaccinations, let’s remember that we human beings are made from the stuff of nature. In other words, our bodies come from the earth through the foods we eat, and everything in this universe is made of the same stuff.
Some people believe the earth and all of life was created some 6000 years ago by a benevolent God who gave us our bodies and minds without any instruction manual. But the main consensus is that we have evolved over millions of years and it is only our unique intelligence and physical dexterity which gave us some advantage over other forms of life on earth.
Yet we are clearly mammals and like all mammals
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Pros and Cons
Vaccines are injections of material that contain weakened amounts of the disease germ or organism that they are meant to protect against. They are supposed to work by stimulating the immune system to produce antibodies to protect the body against future infection. (Antibodies are proteins that work to defend the body from an invasion by harmful bacteria and viruses.)
Contemporary (modern or orthodox) medicine says that we can only prevent infection by vaccination, which is the injection of infectious material into the body. And this is supposed to give lifelong immunity, hence the term “immunization.”
Vaccination is not compulsory for any child in New Zealand, nor any adult. Vaccines can only be administered with the informed consent
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