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July 17, 2022
Bugatarians, Dirty Natural Foods, Support Local
Cricket Anyone? –  I recall, pre novid, bug protein being predicted to become a new food trend. Personally, I see no issue with eating bugs, for nutrition, however it now appears bugs are being ‘positioned’ to help save the world from hunger and support sustainability.

Here is a quote this week from Codex – 
Insects are a nutritionally beneficial and environmentally sustainable source of food for humans as well as feed for animals.”
I have included a section this week on ‘Bug Based Foods’, which are available on the shelves of local grocery stores. 
Are you Keto, Vegan or Bugatarian?
Dirty Natural Foods – I joked for years, that at some point the health authorities would create a negative narrative against natural foods grown in icky yucky dirt!
Well now they are openly stating this fact! [Read entire article - Lead story on Shelf Stable Foods]
·         The U.K. has issued an “urgent warning” that gardening can cause heart disease by exposing you to harmful soil pollutants.” So, now they’re trying to convince you that growing your own food is harmful too!
[odd as farmers are usually robust and healthy, well until the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides which are proven to have caused cancer and heart disease!  Glysophates anyone? dp]

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I suspect children of the future will be taught to not trust food grown in organic bacteria filled ‘dirty’ soil and to only trust plant-based GMO/Crispr food grown in Vertical Farms, Cell Meats grown in a clean hygienic laboratory, or crickets raised in a sterile building.
The push to discredit natural food and safe natural supplements, I believe, will increase as the FAKE FOOD industry backed by BIG MONEY and BIG MEDIA finally sees a way to control the food and thus the people!
Support Organic & Local – I am unsure if Famers Markets will be banned in the future or if health stores will not be able to sell local organic foods without more costly regulations, however to me, these are the only options left for buying healthy natural foods, I trust!
Happy Sales,
PS: This magazine cover came in as I was doing the editorial. I commend the designer for the clever picture of ‘wheat skulls’, to illustrate the world wide predictions of a major food crisis, shortage, famine, or worse!
Quote of the Week:
Vandana Shiva: “Hunger has become an instrument of war”

“If the world has to be fed, it has to be fed by growing food locally to be used locally as the biggest proportion of the food basket. [...] And the tragedy is, [that] the growth of agribusiness in the US has gone hand in hand with the US foreign policy to deliberately create hunger locally in order to make the world dependent through food supplies through which you then can control countries and their decision-making ability."
EWG.ORG – “Many Americans turn to leafy greens for a healthy dose of essential vitamins and antioxidants, but they may be unknowingly getting a side of Dacthal, a cancer-linked pesticide. EWG scientists found cancer-linked Dacthal on nearly 60 percent of kale samples!
Even after thoroughly washing, 86 percent of kale and other leafy greens contained questionable levels of toxic pesticides.”

Dr. Grace Murray Hopper was a computer scientist who invented COBOL which is the first user-friendly business computer software

system in the 1940's. She was also a rear admiral in the U.S.

navy and the first person to use the term "bug" in reference to a

glitch in a computer system when she literally found a bug (moth)

causing problems with her computer.

Lead Story:
Do masks make you sick?
[this has been proven since masks came in vogue, as a fashion statement, over 2 years ago! dp]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, 80% of U.S. states mandated masks to slow the spreadof SARS-CoV-2, but accumulating research shows mask mandates and use do not lowerthe spread of the virus. While rules requiring masks did increase compliance, they didn'ttranslate to lower transmission growth rates, whether community spread of SARS-CoV-2was low or high.
Business News
A red alert on rising food costs
From supply chain issues to threats of war overseas, external forces continue to raise food costs and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. As a result, consumers are changing their shopping behaviour. A recent McKinsey & Company report shows 45% of consumers plan to explore more ways to save money and a 21% increase in the number of people who plan to buy private-brand products in place of name brands.  full article, here.

Wheat and dairy punctuate 12.2% spike in food prices in the last year

SCiFi Foods reduces the cost of cell-based beef 1,000-fold

Tracking the plant-based protein movement

Tracking the cell-based meat space

Amazon bringing new and improved Dash Carts to Whole Foods

Court Rejects Bayer’s Latest Attempt to Duck Liability in Monsanto Cancer Case
Food Supply:

LILLEY: Dutch farmer protest sparked by policy Trudeau wants for Canada

What the Netherlands Got Wrong About Nitrogen and Farmers

Dutch Dairy Farmer Faces Having to Cull 95 Percent of His Cows 

WATCH: Dutch farmers blockade provincial government buildings
Chemical Makers — Not Farmers — Should Pay for Pollution Caused by Nitrogen Fertilizers

Bug Based: 
Cricket Anyone?

Presidents Choice Crickets – 
World's largest cricket processing plant coming to London, Ont.
Open Sesame: Two Huge Uses for the Tiny Seed
From the Natural Path Newsletter        
by Linda Woolven M.H., R.Ac & Ted Snider
Lots of seeds get lots of attention. Sesame seeds, though, are seldom in the spotlight. It’s time to move the spotlight. Check out these incredible studies on sesame seed.

It seems that scientists have paid more attention to the tiny sesame seed than everyone else. For some reason, their important findings have not gotten through. Maybe it’s time for it to get through. Open sesame!

Sesame seeds are remarkable for your heart. One study split type 2 diabetics into two groups. One group ate their regular breakfast; the other added 2 tablespoons of tahini, or sesame paste, to their breakfast. After only 6 weeks, there was a significant decline in triglycerides in the tahini group. There was also a slight decrease in total cholesterol and the harmful LDL cholesterol, while the heart healthy HDL cholesterol increased slightly: all good news. But, perhaps, the best news is that there was a significant 39% decrease on the atherogenic index of plasma (AIP). The AIP is a strong marker for predicting the risk of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. That means sesame paste significantly reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease (Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2013 Apr;20(2):202-8).

And that’s not the only study to show sesame seeds protect your heart. When postmenopausal women were given either a placebo powder or 50g, or about 3 tablespoons, of ground toasted sesame seeds a day for 5 weeks, there were no changes in the placebo group. Not so for the sesame group. Their LDL cholesterol went down by 10%, their vitamin E levels went up and they had slower oxidation of LDL cholesterol, an important factor in preventing heart disease (Journal of Nutrition 2006;136:1270-5).

When people with high blood pressure and diabetes used sesame oil instead of other cooking oils for 45 days in an unblinded study, their systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreased “remarkably.” When they went back to their regular oil, they went right back up. The sesame seed oil also reduced weight, BMI and waist to hip ratio. Total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides all went down as did blood sugar and HbA1c, the most important marker of long term blood sugar and diabetes control. Markers of free radical damage to cholesterol were reduced while antioxidant activity was increased (J Med Food. 2006;9(3):408-12).

But that’s not all. Sesame seeds are also potent for pain. When 50 people with osteoarthritis in their knee received either standard drug treatment or the same treatment plus 40g (about 4 tablespoons) of sesame for 2 months, there was significantly greater improvement in the sesame group (Int J Rheum Dis. 2013 Oct;16(5):578-82).

A new study that was controlled, but not blinded, compared a combination of black sesame extract oil, turmeric and boswellia to acetaminophen in people with acute musculoskeletal pain. Musculoskeletal pain includes lower back pain, neck pain and arthritis. Six hours after taking either treatment, there was a positive response in 66% of the herb group and 73% of the drug group. When they had their pain measured 3 and 7 days later, there was significant improvement in both groups and the improvement was comparable. According to the McGill Pain Questionnaire the pain relief in both groups was significant and equal no matter how bad the original pain was.

But here’s the interesting part that we usually don’t consider when talking about pain killers. The combination of black sesame oil, turmeric and boswellia was a significant 8.57 times better than acetaminophen in improving the “unpleasantness and emotional aspects” of acute pain (Medicine (Baltimore) 2020;99(28):e20373).
So, maybe it’s time to pay larger attention to the tiny sesame seed, whether it’s the seeds in your bulk isle or the sesame oil and tahini on your shelves.
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For comprehensive natural help with your health, make an appointment to see Linda Woolven now. Linda’s clinic is now open for virtual appointments. Linda is a master herbalist, acupuncturist, and solution-focused counsellor with a practice in Toronto. 

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Obesity Linked to Smaller Testes and Possible Infertility
Boys with obesity have lower testicular volume compared with their normal-weight counterparts, suggesting the potential for fertility problems in adulthood, new data suggest.
A Citizens’ Hearing into Canada’s Covid-19 Response

The Canadian Covid Care Alliance (CCCA), with the help of Preston Manning and other groups, organized a three day Citizens Hearing into Canada’s Covid-19 Response. The Hearing presented evidence from scientists, legal experts, and health care providers, as well as testimonials from everyday citizens about how Canada’s response to Covid-19 impacted their professional and personal lives.

The NHPPA’s Shawn Buckley was invited to speak on Thursday June 23 at 3:30 pm EDT. Mr. Buckley addressed how the drug approval process was changed for the Covid-19 vaccines, so that neither safety nor efficacy had to be proven. Our nation’s entire vaccine response was based on the belief the vaccines had to be proven to be safe and effective. Most will be surprised with the truth.
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