Tea bags: No Good. Pork Bad. Strawberries Excellent (right kind)


Purchasing organic pork is the best bet for your health. The antibiotic carbadox is added to pig feed to prevent infections and fatten up the animals. Due to cancer concerns the drug has been banned in the European Union since 1999 and in Canada since 2006. China, Brazil, Australia and the United Kingdom have also banned the drug due to concerns over its cancer risks. A 2017 study found that carbadox consumption increased antibiotic resistance not only to carbadox, but also many other commonly used antibiotics. Organically raised pork is free of antibiotics as well as growth hormones. On November 7th, 2023 the U.S. Food and Drug administration announced they are considering withdrawing their approval of the drug in the animal feed. But based on past government announcements there is no telling how long or if their consideration will actually take place.

A research paper presented at the American Society of Nutrition proved that strawberries have health benefits for the heart, metabolic function and brain / cognitive health. Research from previous studies found that eating strawberries improved colon health and could reduce the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease which includes afflictions of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Strawberries contain very important nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and quercetin (which is an immune system booster). Sadly, strawberries are heavily contaminated with pesticides and have been ranked #1 on the list of the Dirty Dozen’s most adulterated fruits and vegetables with pesticides. So, once again it is extremely important to only eat organic strawberries.

In the more bad news department, an analysis of tea bags found that those sealed in plastic release billions of particles of plastic with every cup that is brewed. Tea is a very important beverage that plays an important role in health. Tea contains antioxidants for health as well as tea can boost brain function and cardiovascular health. The news gets worse though as tea contained in paper teabags are not any safer as the paper tea bag is infused with a known cancer causing agent. Don’t despair there is an age old solution. Loose leaf tea brewed in a stainless steel tea ball or tea basket prevents this problem.

Flight attendants have a higher rate of cancer than people in other professions. Flight attendants have a 1.5 times increased rate of breast cancer, 2 times the amount of melanoma and 4 times the amount of non-melanoma skin cancer. Possible reasons for the higher risk is the disruption in circadian rhythm from irregular work schedules, exposure to carcinogens on the plane, fire retardant chemicals, jet fuel, high levels of cosmic ionizing radiation and electromagnetic radiation exposure.

In the “I get paid a lot of money to promote drug department,” Kansas City Chief’s star Travis Kelce was reportedly paid 20 million dollars from Pfizer drug company to promote the “Two Shots In One Go” campaign for getting the covid-19 shot and flu shot at the same time.

Speaking of the Covid-19 vaccine, the U.S. Army has reversed its policy on kicking out soldiers for refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine. The icing on the cake is that the army is asking the soldiers who were kicked out to come back and rejoin the service as well as have a correction to their military record. The army dismissed about 15,000 soldiers during the Covid-19 vaccine campaign and has been sending out recruiting letters to the dismissed troops.

Chiropractic and TRAP shoulder pain: Do you ever get a balled up knot in your upper back or shoulder area? Does it really bother you when you sit at the computer or on your phone for long periods of time? That balled up muscle knot is in your trapezius muscle. The traps are the muscles between your shoulder (deltoids) and your neck. It is a very big muscle and extends from the base of the skull, down the spine to the level of the shoulder blades then up to the AC joint of the shoulder and continues to travel through the side of the neck to the base of the skull. The muscle knots up frequently with over use such as bending your head forward, overuse of the arms above your head and high levels of stress. The traps are the most contracted muscle during times of stress. Trapezius muscle pain is one of the more common complaints in the chiropractor’s office. Once the muscle tightens up, it pulls on the moveable bones of the spine creating a misalignment which causes instability in the area. This leads to muscle imbalance and nerve irritation causing pain and discomfort which can be a dull ache or a burning pain and sometimes much more. Chiropractic adjustments to the spine restores stability to the area, relaxing the muscle and relieving the pain. In addition, soft tissue work on the trap muscles such as as massage will relax the muscle to help the chiropractic adjustment hold the spinal bones in their proper position for your body.