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October Newsletter

"The time has come”, the walrus said, “to talk of many things”

 

walrus

 

A wonderful quotation from “Alice in Wonderland”. There is so much I wish to address but if I did, this newsletter would be that long you would end up deleting it. So it will have to be in bite sized pieces. I was going to include Alysea’s article on the “Fallen Angels” but that will have to wait as other things have come up on the radar that are important to talk about. I wish to carry on in the same vein as last month in regard to health as another really close friend of ours has just passed away with cancer and with Steve Job’s of Apple Computers dying from pancreatic cancer I know only too well from first-hand experience how horrendous this form of cancer is. Many factors can contribute to cancer, some unavoidable but some are definitely within our power to correct. In this regard I am convinced, for reasons explained later, that microwave ovens should have no role in our lives.


A nurse friend of mine wrote to me about breast feeding and I found this information so important I have include Nikki’s writings as well.


Then we have the 11.11.11 gateway coming up. This is exciting as I am running a course on that day in Kuala Lumpur and also being an 11 myself this master number will have a great impact. I remember the 11th August my birthday when we had a solar eclipse it knocked me out for 3 days so I am hoping for a better response this time. But as I stress in “Love is the Key” change is the name of the game. Without love and change we stagnate and we are now in the last part of the Mayan calendar in the universal consciousness and we all need to realise we are one big family with members who get under our skin but send them love and light anyway. More on these subjects in later newsletters.

 

The Microwave Oven - Scourge of Modern Life

Microwave

 

I remember in the middle of the 1960's visiting my parents from college and my mother waxing lyrical about a new oven she had just brought that could cook, defrost, and heat up in seconds. She had even attended a course on how to use it correctly and the dishes she could cook for the family. Yes, it was the Counter Top Microwave Oven. My mother used to love kitchen gadgets and this was one her best ones.

Over the years after reading many articles and a husband who went into radar technology I have a much better understanding of what microwaving our food does to it and especially babies milk that is heated by one of these devices in a plastic bottle it is so dangerous to these precious little souls. Below are a number of photographs that where taken for a school project to show how microwave water feeds a plant. So do not forget you as a human being consist of at least 70% water so ask yourself what is it doing to your own water system?

I threw out my microwave years ago but since coming back to Asia and going round looking at accommodation every kitchen has a microwave sometimes in place of an oven or cooking stove. Lets' make the change and teach ourselves to live without this device and make sure the restaurants you eat in do not microwave your food either.

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I have known for years that the problem with microwaved anything is not the radiation people used to worry about. It's how it corrupts the DNA in the food so the body cannot recognize it. Therefore the body wraps it in fat cells to protect itself from the dead food or it eliminates it fast. Think of all the Mothers heating up milk in these so called 'Safe' appliances and what about the nurse in Canada that warmed up blood for a transfusion patient and accidentally killed them when the blood that went in was dead. However the makers say it's safe. But for me the proof is in the pictures of living plants and the dying plants.

 

Plants

 

Ten Reasons to Throw out your Microwave Oven

From the conclusions of the Swiss, Russian, and German scientific clinical studies, we can no longer ignore the microwave oven sitting in our kitchens. Based on this research, we will conclude this article with the following:

1). Continually eating food processed from a microwave oven causes long term - permanent - brain damage by 'shorting out' electrical impulses in the brain [de-polarizing or de-magnetizing the brain tissue].

2). The human body cannot metabolize [break down] the unknown by-products created in microwaved food.

3). Male and female hormone production is shut down and/or altered by continually eating microwaved foods.

4). The effects of microwaved food by-products are residual [long term, permanent] within the human body.

5). Minerals, vitamins, and nutrients of all microwaved food is reduced or altered so that the human body gets little or no benefit, or the human body absorbs altered compounds that cannot be broken down.

6). The minerals in vegetables are altered into cancerous free radicals when cooked in microwave ovens.

7). Microwaved foods cause stomach and intestinal cancerous growths [tumours]. This may explain the rapidly increased rate of colon cancer in America.

8). The prolonged eating of microwaved foods causes cancerous cells to increase in human blood.

9). Continual ingestion of microwaved food causes immune system deficiencies through lymph gland and blood serum alterations.

10). Eating microwaved food causes loss of memory, concentration, emotional instability, and a decrease of intelligence.

Have you tossed out your microwave oven yet? After you throw out your microwave, you can use a toaster oven as a replacement. It works well for most things and is nearly as quick.

 

Talking about heating baby milk in a microwave leads me to the next article. A good friend of mine Nikki Harman who is a nurse wrote this for me and I feel it is important for anyone thinking about feeding a baby this is invaluable information. We have had a number of articles in the Singapore Times about breast feeding and milk donation and this article clears many miss conceptions. Thank you Nikki for this information.

Formula Manufacturing Industry

I am training to be a breastfeeding counsellor having extensive experience of breastfeeding with both my children as well as using formula fed when necessary. I've found out a lot about formula along the way, including the knowledge that until 1976, the year after I was born, formula was nothing more than sugared, powdered cream and cow's milk with a bit of vitamin C. My parents used to leave me in the cot crying and the only thing that stopped me was having a bottle - which they propped up against the side of the cot so that I could suck on it whenever I wanted it - no wonder I'm addicted to sugar!! However, this was great in comparison to what's in formula nowadays. The companies are forever trying to outsmart breastmilk by adding stuff that they think is the same as the natural stuff - so fatty acids like omega 3 is added, from cod liver oil or one company even put DHA taken from the sperm of cod, claiming superiority over breastmilk, because humans don't make DHA! It is known that formula contains synthetically made ingredients but still fall way short of what breastmilk contains. http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/milk/DHA-formula-comments.html

It's not just what is put into the milk that is of concern. Have you heard of the Nestle boycott? http://www.babymilkaction.org/pages/boycott.html Nestle have been fined repeatedly and reprimanded as they continually break the World Health Organisation (WHO) code of breastmilk substitutes, especially in relation to their illegal activities in developing countries. In the past, Nestle have been known to send salespeople into hospitals, dressed as nurses, to give "free" formula to new mums. By the time they leave hospital, the mums have had no support or education about how to breastfeed, and suddenly they realise they have to pay for formula - one tub will cost one week's salary. Unfortunately, these mums are not shown how to make up the milk safely or sterilise equipment, so the babies are at high risk of infection and diarrhoea, leading to dehydration and death. Estimates show that a baby in a developing country who is formula fed is five times more likely to die than a baby who is breastfed http://thebabybond.com/InfantDeaths.html

 

Breast Feeding

 

There are so many benefits to breastfeeding http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/breastfeeding/why-breast-best/comparison-human-milk-and-formula and yet formula manufacturers are still trying to dominate the world. 99% of women can breastfeed - women with cancer or those who have had breast reductions where the lactating ducts where the milk is stored are the few exceptions to those who cannot. Yet Britain has one of the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the world, which is such a shame. If every baby was only breastfed for the first 3 months after birth, the saving to the NHS for treating gastroenteritis alone would save £50 million! Formula fed children are twice as likely to be admitted to hospital with a chest infection before the age of 7 years, compared to children who were breastfed for the first 3 months. And, formula fed babies are more likely to develop obesity and/or diabetes ttp://www.breastfeedingmanifesto.org.uk/doc/breastfeeding_manifesto.pdf

Premature babies are ten times more likely to suffer a life-threatening bowel condition called necrotising enterocolitis if they are formula fed. The condition occurs because the intestines are immature and the lining is very fragile. Formula milk punches holes in the intestinal lining, making the intestines leaky and then the tissue dies, leading to sepsis and a high risk of death in the infant. Breast milk coats the lining of the intestine, therefore protecting it. It also contains natural flora which the gut needs to mature and work correctly. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1756003/

I was a breast milk donor for the first 6 months after I had Gabriel. The milk I donated was sent to Southampton where it was pasteurized and distributed to the neonatal intensive care units in Southampton, Bournemouth, and Dorchester and Poole hospitals. One premature infant will require no more than 1.5mls per day. I donated a grand total of 19 litres, for free! If I'd known about it, I could have sold my breastmilk for £1000 per litre, which is what hospitals pay for the milk. I missed out there! But actually, I have far more satisfaction knowing that I have helped so many infants and its good karma, anyway!

I'll just add that I don't judge anyone who formula feeds - that's their choice and it's entirely up to them - I don't think anything less of them. I just hate the beaurocracy, lies, and negative marketing to seduce parents into formula feeding and ignoring the miracle that a woman's body can provide. Given the choice, would anyone choose to feed a baby the equivalent of a 3 course healthy meal, or a synthetic burger and chips?

So why aren't more women breastfeeding? There is the "euugh" factor, which is ridiculous - I'm sure they would say that a lot louder if they knew what formula manufacturers were powdering into tubs for them to feed their babies. There is marketing - although there are strict codes in place with WHO/UNICEF/baby milk action, the companies are becoming more and craftier about how they target parents. Some companies even start by explaining that breastmilk is the best for a baby, but when it's time to move on, why not try our formula? It's not needed at all - a baby can tolerate goat/cow's milk from one year old alongside breastfeeding. It's just not necessary!

Another big reason is support. There are many more breastfeeding support groups and peer supporter groups around, now, but not all mums attend as they're afraid or worried about what the group will be like. Or they don't know the groups exist. Health professionals don't always have sufficient knowledge to help mums with breastfeeding problems so advise them to start formula, instead. Every year there is a national breastfeeding awareness week, which was set up and managed by the NHS with government support. This year, Cameron decided to withdraw the funding from the week and the support to the awareness week. Obviously Sam Cam doesn't need help with breastfeeding...part of me wonders which company offered them free formula...interestingly, Cameron, before the general election, was asked to sign the breastfeeding manifesto, which he was just about to do, when one of his aides apparently told him not to as the manifesto would affect the free market economy for the UK and the EU. So he didn't sign it. What a difference he could have made if he had.

And what about the ecological impact? http://www.reducepackaging.com/impact-bottlefeeding.html this article considers the finer details - its shocking reading and real food for thought.

And finally...breastfeeding requires the release of oxytocin. Oxytocin, the hormone of love, released at orgasm, and during breastfeeding - the hormone that tells you that you love your baby. Studies also suggest that the presence of oxytocin encourages empathy, altruism and trust http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071107074321.htm. So, if every woman breastfed, wouldn't we all be more empathic, caring, generous and tolerant of each other? As the Beatles sang, "All you need is love".

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