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14 Jul

The NEW Childhood in America! Are You Concerned?

Posted in Disease, Environmental, Health, Healthy Alternatives, Knowledge is Power Series, Let Food By Thy Medicine Series, Nutrition, Political America, SOLUTION!, Take Action! on 14.07.17

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The NEW Childhood in America!

Are You Concerned?

Are you 1 of the 1’s?  Or do you know a 1?

The new childhood in America, I am sad to write that:

1 in 3 is overweight

1 in 6 has learning disabilities

1 in 9 has asthma

1 in 11 has ADHD

1 in 13 has food allergies

1 in 20 has seizures

1 in 45 males have autism

1 in 68 has autism

54% or nearly 1/2 of all children have a chronic illness or they are overweight.

This is the “NEW” normal in our country.

Are you concerned?  I am!  It is time for a change. 

I am Donna, A Voice For Change and this is a great documentary about “Communities Rising” and the power of the “collective people”.  We are the people.  We need to speak up NOW.

Don’t know where to begin.  Watch this.  See if it helps.  Connect with me too and find out what I am doing and how you can help.  Together, standing united, we can and do make a difference.  I hope you will join me to and protect our children from the abuse.

Donna Appel, A Voice For Change
Lead Health Style Counselor for the New Medicine Foundation
donna@avoiceforchange.com  561-389-6958

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08 Jul

30 Senators voted against this anti-consumer, anti-states’ rights bill – see who they are

Posted in Environmental, GMOs, Knowledge is Power Series, Political America, Take Action! on 08.07.16

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Freedom of the right to know30 Senators voted against this anti-consumer, anti-states’ rights bill – see who they are

 

When the U.S. Senate voted this week to pass a federal law preempting Vermont’s mandatory GMO labeling law, 30 Senators did the right thing.  Thanks Organic Consumers Association for letting us know and collecting all this information.

Thanks Senators for standing in support of the American public!  We commend you and support you.  Blessings to you all of you!
Coach D, Donna Appel, A Voice For Change and lead health style counselor at New Medicine Foundation

Here is the information as taken from the Organic Consumers Association post dated July 7th, 2016.  Please share this with those you know and love.  We really do need to band together to make a difference and get out from under the corporate takeover so prevalent in politics today.

These 30 Senators voted against this anti-consumer, anti-states’ rights bill that was rammed through the Senate without due democratic process.

Some of these Senators were no doubt under a lot of pressure from industry groups, and from their fellow Senators, including the authors of the bill, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), to go over to the DARK side.

But they stood up to their deep-pocketed opponents. They voted with the people.

Please take a minute to see if your Senators on the list of those who stood up for your right to know yesterday, then “tweet” them a thank you. It’s also good to retweet the Senators’ own tweets about yesterday’s vote.

Blumenthal (D-CT)

Thank Sen. Blumenthal on Twitter by retweeting his status announcement, “The latest Senate #GMOlabeling “compromise” is an attack on consumers’ basic right to know what is in their food.”

Booker (D-NJ)

Thank Sen. Booker on Twitter by retweeting his status announcement where he thanks a supporter who says, “Thank you, Senator @CoryBooker for standing strong for #gmolabeling and voting against the #DARKAct today.”

Cantwell (D-WA)

Thank Sen. Cantwell on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @SenatorCantwell for voting with consumers, not the corporations, #againsttheDARK Act!”

Cardin (D-MD)

Thank Sen. Cardin on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @SenatorCardin for voting with consumers, not the corporations, #againsttheDARK Act!”

Collins (R-ME)

Thank Sen. Collins on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @SenatorCollins for voting with consumers, not the corporations, #againsttheDARK Act!”

Durbin (D-IL)
Thank Sen. Durbin on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @SenatorDurbin for voting with consumers, not the corporations, #againsttheDARK Act!”

Flake (R-AZ)

Thank Sen. Flake on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @JeffFlake for voting with consumers, not the corporations, #againsttheDARK Act!”

Gillibrand (D-NY)

Thank Sen. Gillibrand on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @SenGillibrand for voting with consumers, not the corporations, #againsttheDARK Act!”

Heinrich (D-NM)

Thank Sen. Heinrich on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @MartinHeinrich for voting with consumers, not the corporations, #againsttheDARK Act!”

King (I-ME)

Thank Sen. King on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @SenAngusKing for voting with consumers, not the corporations, #againsttheDARK Act!”

Leahy (D-VT)

Thank Sen. Leahy on Twitter by retweeting his status announcement, “Senate’s #GMO bill vote is a well-funded travesty, a setback for consumers’ right to know. They deserve clear labels, not scavenger hunts.”

Markey (D-MA)

Thank Sen. Markey on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @SenMarkey for voting with consumers, not the corporations, #againsttheDARK Act!”

Merkley (D-OR)

Thank Sen. Merkley on Twitter by retweeting his status post that links to a video of the Senator “holding the floor against Monsanto #DARKAct 2.0 that denies Americans the right to know.”

Murkowski (R-AK)

Thank Sen. Murkowski on Twitter by retweeting her status post: “Senate is debating bill that allows voluntary, not mandatory, labeling of GE salmon – something I can’t support.”

Murphy (D-CT)

Thank Sen. Murphy on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @ChrisMurphyCT for voting with consumers, not the corporations, #againsttheDARK Act!”

Murray (D-WA)

Thank Sen. Murray on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @PattyMurray for voting with consumers, not the corporations, #againsttheDARK Act!”

Paul (R-KY)

Thank Sen. Paul on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @RandPaul for for standing up for states’ rights #againsttheDARK Act!”

Reed (D-RI)

Thank Sen. Reed on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @SenJackReed for voting with consumers, not the corporations, #againsttheDARK Act!”

Reid (D-NV)

Thank Sen. Reid on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @SenatorReid for voting with consumers, not the corporations, #againsttheDARK Act!”

Sanders (I-VT)

Thank Sen. Sanders on Twitter by retweeting his status post: “REMINDER: Opponents to GMO labeling spent nearly $400 MILLION to ensure people don’t know what’s in their food.”

Sasse (R-NE)

Thank Sen. Sasse on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @SenSasse for voting #againsttheDARKact even if you did it for the wrong reasons.

Schatz (D-HI)

Thank Sen. Schatz on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @SenBrianSchatz for voting with consumers, not the corporations, #againsttheDARK Act!”

Schumer (D-NY)

Thank Sen. Schumer on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @SenSchumer for voting with consumers, not the corporations, #againsttheDARK Act!”

Sessions (R-AL)

Thank Sen. Sessions on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @SenatorSessions for #againsttheDARK Act!”

Sullivan (R-AK)

Thank Sen. Sullivan on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @SenDanSullivan for voting #againsttheDARKact that wouldn’t label GMO salmon.

Tester (D-MT)

Thank Sen. Tester on Twitter by retweeting his status post: “Allowing major companies like @MonsantoCo to hide behind complex barcodes is a major blow to family farmers. #GMO”

Udall (D-NM)

Thank Sen. Udall on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @SenTomUdall for voting with consumers, not the corporations, #againsttheDARK Act!”

Warren (D-MA)

Thank Sen. Warren on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @SenEWarren for voting with consumers, not the corporations, #againsttheDARK Act!”

Whitehouse (D-RI)

Thank Sen. Whitehouse on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @SenWhitehouse for voting with consumers, not the corporations, #againsttheDARK Act!”

Wyden (D-OR)

Thank Sen. Wyden on Twitter by tweeting “Thank you @RonWyden for voting with consumers, not the corporations, #againsttheDARK Act!”

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08 Jul

I’m Against Anything That Kills People or Destroys the Planet. What About You?

Posted in Environmental, Health, Knowledge is Power Series, Political America, SOLUTION!, Take Action! on 08.07.16

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stand up and be heardI’m Against Anything That Kills People or Destroys the Planet. What About You?

 

Yup – that is about the size of where I stand. Sad thing is that we can’t find a President out of 7 billion or so people, that feels the same way, that stands a chance of getting elected!

Why? Because the basic American citizen does nothing to promote change other than bitch bitch bitch!  That will get us no where. Guns will get us no where.

We need to stand up TOGETHER NOW and demand change. We need to stop buying bad food. We need to stop being fed pharmaceutical drugs in an effort to get healthy. We need to stop the political process by not taking part. The system is broken.

SheepYes, the system is broken and has been for many, many years. We all know that, yet we continue with the insanity of doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results!  We have turned into a country of self-serving, self-centered, self-focused SHEEPLE staring at those in charge looking for direction!  What makes anyone think positive direction is where we are headed now? Especially in light of all the controversy, hate, murders, deceit and corruption that plagues us today.

What wpeople working togethere need to do is say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!  Start working together. Start to question and put the pieces of the puzzle together. Start supporting local farmers. Start eating healthy food that is protein and plant based. Start to demand answers to issues instead of cover-ups. Start to question everything you are being fed including Rx drugs and vaccines!  Start to receive and read the studies showing foods, vaccines and drugs are safe and have been thoroughly tested. Start to think for yourself!

stopWe need to stop taking Rx drugs that mask symptoms and do nothing to promote health and healing. Stop eating foods that we can’t identify let alone pronounce. Stop eating foods that have been poisoned or altered in the growth process. We need to stop being complacent. We need to stop doing as we are told without reason.  We need to stop being a sheeple!

Start supporting the movements that represent change. There are plenty of good causes out there and they need our help. They need us to show up. Do you need some ideas of who you can turn to, trust and help to support?  Here are a few for you to investigate …. Have some of your own? Let me know. Let’s keep adding to the list.
1-The Organic Consumers Association
2-Moms Across America
3-Food Matters
4-The Truth About Cancer
5-Ubuntu Planet
6-Thrive Movement
7-New Medicine Foundation

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Need more? Connect with me and I’ll fill you with educational information that you can dive into to find out the truth for yourself.

Together we can and will make a difference.

Sent with love and the hope for a better tomorrow,
Coach Donna Appel, A Voice For Change
Lead Health Style Counselor at New Medicine Foundation

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29 Jun

Do you think we have the right to know what is in our food?

Posted in Environmental, GMOs, Health, Knowledge is Power Series on 29.06.16

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GMO FoodDo you think we have the right to know what is in our food?  The U.S. Senate doesn’t seem to think so.

 

 

Here is the latest headline Senate Agriculture Committee Leaders Strike Deal on Agriculture Biotechnology Compromise.  It describes how U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan) along with Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich) released a bipartisan agreement establishing a national disclosure standard for GMO food. Genetically modified organisms are found in many commercial food products. Here is the link to the actual bill http://www.agriculture.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Ag%20biotech%20compromise%20proposal.pdf

Don’t know about you but I want to know what is in the product I am purchasing. In fact, we all need to know. More than 60 other countries have banned GMO food and here we are allowing big profit-driven manufacturing companies to dictate what we should and should not know!  You need to know that if this bill passes, it would result in the complete banning of GMO labelling. 

Currently this bill is being rushed through Congress.  Why is that?  Well, a handful of states hGMO Food Labelave voted to make mandatory labeling of GMO’s in food and this bill would over-rule that. The bill also states that no foods need to be labeled for two years. Plus, any food product that is less than 50% GMO’d could be considered non-GMO. After two years, the USDA would require a company to place a scan label on their goods. It would probably look something like this one….

And food derived from GMO-fed animals would be considered non-GMO. That’s right, no labeling required.

Do you think our elected leaders should fight for our right to know what is in the food that we ingest? I think they should but apparently they don’t. Did you know that Senators Stabinow (MY Senator!) and Roberts crafted a bill that would keep us in the dark?  The Senators jointly said, “This bipartisan agreement is an important path forward that represents a true compromise. Since time is of the essence, we urge our colleagues to move swiftly to support this bill.”

Yes, we need to move swiftly if we want to protect our right to know.  If this stuff is so safe, why all the hoopla to keep us from knowing? I smell a rat. We must work together and tell our Senators and Representatives to vote no on this ludicrous bill. Call your Senators now. Tell them we demand to know what is in our food supply. Here is the main U.S. Capitol number  (202) 224-3121. Don’t delay a minute. Call and ask to speak to your Senators. If you get a recording, leave a message.

Our political system is clearly broken.  This bipartisan agreement is a disaster. We need to protect our families from these mega profit driven giants.  Our politicians need to understand who they work for and they need to start working for us.  It is time to make your voice heard.  Help me be A Voice for Change and protect our freedom and the very foundation that this great country was built on!

Donna Appel, Lead Health Style Counselor for the New Medicine Foundation
CEO of A Voice For Change, donna.appel@newmedicinefoundation.com 561-389-6958

 

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02 Jun

Monsanto – The Agricultural Poster Child – Help Us Fight Their Injustices

Posted in Environmental, GMOs, Health, Misc Articles, Political America, Take Action! on 02.06.16

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Monsanto AgriculturalMonsanto The Agricultural Poster Child

Help Us Fight The Injustices

 

 

Monsanto isn’t the biggest or the worst company in the world. But this St. Louis biotech giant has become the agricultural poster child for all that’s wrong with our industrial food and farming system.  With approx 21,000 employees in 66 countries and revenues exceeding 15 billion, they are indeed a big shot in the industry.

As was stated in a recent article that I read, this “monopolizer of seeds is the poster child for an industry that is the source of at least one-third of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.  And is largely responsible for the depletion of soil, water and biodiversity. Not to mention the company’s marginalization — and sometimes terrorization — of millions of small farmers.”

“Since the early 20th century, Monsanto has marketed highly toxic products that have contaminated the environment and permanently sickened or killed thousands of people around the world. In a rare exception, Monsanto was recently ordered to pay $46.5 million to compensate victims of its PCB poisoning. Sometimes the company settles out of court, to avoid having to admit to any “wrongdoing.”  “But for the most part, thanks to the multinational’s powerful influence over U.S. politicians, Monsanto has been able to poison with impunity.”

I am thrilled with what is going to take place. It’s happening in The Hague, Netherlands on October 15th and 16th of this year.  The International City of Peace and Justice panel, a distinguished panel of international judges, will hear testimony from witnesses that will be represented by legitimate lawyers, who have been harmed by Monsanto.

In preparation for the citizens’ tribunal, and during witness testimony, the judges will consider six questions that are relevant. This isn’t just in relation to Monsanto either. It is about all companies involved in shaping the future of agriculture.  Read more about this, hopefully, game changing tribunal. Learn how you can support their efforts.

Want more info about what we are doing to bring about change to  healthcare protocols around the world?  Want to know how NMF and AVFC are changing the face of medicine and helping people around the world to heal and thrive, virtually, from the comfort of their homes?  Connect with the coaches coach, Donna Appel.  CEO of A Voice For Change. She is also the Lead Health Style Counselor for the New Medicine Foundation.  I am available by phone (561-389-6958), email or skype.  I would be thrilled to share my knowledge and expertise with you about healing, health, coaching opportunities, physician training and more.

Blessings and great health to all,
Donna Appel
donna@avoiceforchange.com
donna.appel@newmedicinefoundation.com

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23 Feb

Never Give Up – This is a F..king Outrage – It Could Happen to You

Posted in Cancer, Disease, Environmental, FACT!, GMOs, Health, Knowledge is Power Series, Political America, Take Action! on 23.02.16

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plane spraying in califToxic Spraying!!!

The Bush admin appropriated almost a billion dollars from Homeland Security in 2007 to spray 11 counties in Northern California. This involves spraying the communities of more than 7 million people with toxic chemicals for up to 10 years! They used the excuse of combating a tiny “apple moth” that had done no damage and already had been brought into balance without chemicals (with organic polyculture) in New Zealand.

Soon the spraying commenced. Animals, birds and insects were dying and people were getting sick. Joining together and using the Thrive 12 Sector model to coordinate collaboration, the thousands of volunteers followed the money.  They exposed the toxins and those responsible, and found the scientific, medical, agricultural and economic truths behind the scenes. They mounted a media campaign and filed lawsuits to demand accountability. We told the government “officials” face to face in countless hearings and media ap­pear­ances, “We will hold you individually responsible. These injuries and deaths are on your hands…and we will be relentless until this stops.”

The government agencies (USDA, CDFA) backed off temporarily and the spraying stopped, but they continued to press for implementation of the program. We got the Governor to make the spray company, against its wishes, to reveal the ingredients we were all ingesting. What was touted as a harmless pheromone was in fact shown to contain a dangerous cocktail of 10 chemicals. Six of those chemicals where harmful to humans. It confirmed our worst fears when we saw compounds that were carcinogenic (cancer causing), mutagenic (gene changing) and endocrine disrupting (causing infertility).

It was only on December 2, 2015 that we got news that the Federal and State authorities have finally given up. This is a huge relief, but even more it is a reminder to all of you who are out there working to stop GMOs, geo-engineering, pesticides, fluoridated water, toxic vaccines and pharmaceuticals, financial frauds, banking schemes, unwarranted surveillance and hundreds of other destructive and unjust police state measures… carry on!     Source: Never Give Up | Thrive

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Thanks for caring and sharing.  All the best, Donna Appel
CEO for A Voice For Change and Lead Health Style Counselor for the New Medicine Foundation.

 

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06 Feb

Michigan Governor & Cronies – Oust Them From Office and Try Them as Criminals

Posted in Cancer, Disease, Environmental, Health, Knowledge is Power Series, Political America, Take Action! on 06.02.16

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Expose Corruption SignMichigan Governor & Cronies – Oust Them From Office and Try Them as Criminals NOW

Here is the latest update on the truth about what is going on in Flint Michigan. This was done by the Michael Moore group. I have copied and pasted it here. I can’t say it better than he has and he has done the work and should get the credit. I am just a person being A Voice For Change and helping him educate you. This could happen in your neighborhood and could actually be happening now. Read on….. then share this…..

“News of the poisoned water crisis in Flint has reached a wide audience around the world. The basics are now known: the Republican governor, Rick Snyder, nullified the free elections in Flint, deposed the mayor and city council, then appointed his own man to run the city. To save money, they decided to unhook the people of Flint from their fresh water drinking source, Lake Huron, and instead, make the public drink from the toxic Flint River. When the governor’s office discovered just how toxic the water was, they decided to keep quiet about it and covered up the extent of the damage being done to Flint’s residents, most notably the lead affecting the children, causing irreversible and permanent brain damage. Citizen activists uncovered these actions, and the governor now faces growing cries to resign or be arrested.

Here are ten things that you probably don’t know about this crisis because the media, having come to the story so late, can only process so much. But if you live in Flint or the State of Michigan as I do, you know all to well that what the greater public has been told only scratches the surface.

  1. While the Children in Flint Were Given Poisoned Water to Drink, General Motors Was Given a Special Hookup to the Clean Water. sharingA few months after Governor Snyder removed Flint from the clean fresh water we had been drinking for decades, the brass from General Motors went to him and complained that the Flint River water was causing their car parts to corrode when being washed on the assembly line. The Governor was appalled to hear that GM property was being damaged, so he jumped through a number of hoops and quietly spent $440,000 to hook GM back up to the Lake Huron water, while keeping the rest of Flint on the Flint River water. Which means that while the children in Flint were drinking lead-filled water, there was one — and only one — address in Flint that got clean water: the GM factory.
  2. For Just $100 a Day, This Crisis Could’ve Been Prevented. money hands
    Federal law requires that water systems which are sent through lead pipes must contain an additive that seals the lead into the pipe and prevents it from leaching into the water. Someone at the beginning suggested to the Governor that they add this anti-corrosive element to the water coming out of the Flint River. “How much would that cost?” came the question. “$100 a day for three months,” was the answer. I guess that was too much, so, in order to save $9,000, the state government said f*** it — and as a result the State may now end up having to pay upwards of $1.5 billion to fix the mess.
  3. There’s More Than the Lead in Flint’s Water.Sugar is Deadly
    In addition to exposing every child in the city of Flint to lead poisoning on a daily basis, there appears to be a number of other diseases we may be hearing about in the months ahead. The number of cases in Flint of Legionnaires Disease has increased tenfold since the switch to the river water. Eighty-seven people have come down with it, and at least ten have died. In the five years before the river water, not a single person in Flint had died of Legionnaires Disease. Doctors are now discovering that another half-dozen toxins are being found in the blood of Flint’s citizens, causing concern that there are other health catastrophes which may soon come to light.
  4. People’s Homes in Flint Are Now Worth Nothing Because They Cant Be Sold.
    House slanted w moneyWould you buy a house in Flint right now? Who would? So every homeowner in Flint is stuck with a house that’s now worth nothing. That’s a total home value of $2.4 billion down the economic drain. People in Flint, one of the poorest cities in the U.S., don’t have much to their name, and for many their only asset is their home. So, in addition to being poisoned, they have now a net worth of zero. (And as for employment, who is going to move jobs or start a company in Flint under these conditions? No one.) Has Flint’s future just been flushed down that river?
  5. While They Were Being Poisoned, They Were Also Being Bombed.
    washington warHere’s a story which has received little or no coverage outside of Flint. During these two years of water contamination, residents in Flint have had to contend with a decision made by the Pentagon to use Flint for target practice. Literally. Actual unannounced military exercises – complete with live ammo and explosives – were conducted last year inside the city of Flint. The army decided to practice urban warfare on Flint, making use of the thousands of abandoned homes which they could drop bombs on. Streets with dilapidated homes had rocket-propelled grenades fired upon them. For weeks, an undisclosed number of army troops pretended Flint was Baghdad or Damascus and basically had at it. It sounded as if the city was under attack from an invading army or from terrorists. People were shocked this could be going on in their neighborhoods. Wait – did I say “people?” I meant, Flint people. As with the Governor, it was OK to abuse a community that held no political power or money to fight back. BOOM!
  6. The Wife of the Governor’s Chief of Staff Is a Spokeswoman for Nestle, Michigan’s Largest Owner of Private Water Reserves.
    corruptionAs Deep Throat told Woodward and Bernstein: “Follow the money.” Snyder’s chief of staff throughout the two years of Flint’s poisoning, Dennis Muchmore, was intimately involved in all the decisions regarding Flint. His wife is Deb Muchmore, who just happens to be the spokesperson in Michigan for the Nestle Company – the largest owner of private water sources in the State of Michigan. Nestle has been repeatedly sued in northern Michigan for the 200 gallons of fresh water per minute it sucks from out of the ground and bottles for sale as their Ice Mountain brand of bottled spring water. The Muchmores have a personal interest in seeing to it that Nestles grabs as much of Michigan’s clean water was possible – especially when cities like Flint in the future are going to need that Ice Mountain.
  7. In Michigan, from Flint water, to Crime and Murder, to GM Ignition Switches, It’s a Culture of Death.
    crime sceneIt’s not just the water that was recklessly used to put people’s lives in jeopardy. There are many things that happen in Flint that would give one the impression that there is a low value placed on human life. Flint has one of the worst murder and crime rates in the country. Just for context, if New York City had the same murder rate as Flint, Michigan, the number of people murdered last year in New York would have been almost 4,000 people – instead of the actual 340 who were killed in NYC in 2015. But it’s not just street crime that makes one wonder about what is going on in Michigan. Last year, it was revealed that, once again, one of Detroit’s automakers had put profit ahead of people’s lives. General Motors learned that it had installed faulty ignition switches in many of its cars. Instead of simply fixing the problem, mid-management staff covered it up from the public. The auto industry has a history of weighing the costs of whether it’s cheaper to spend the money to fix the defect in millions of cars or to simply pay off a bunch of lawsuits filed by the victims surviving family members. Does a cynical, arrogant culture like this make it easy for a former corporate CEO, now Governor, turn a blind eye to the lead that is discovered in a municipality’s drinking water?
  8. Don’t Call It “Detroit Water” — It’s the Largest Source of Fresh Drinking Water in the World. glass half fullThe media keeps saying Flint was using “Detroit’s water.” It is only filtered and treated at the Detroit Water Plant. The water itself comes from Lake Huron, the third largest body of fresh water in the world. It is a glacial lake formed over 10,000 years ago during the last Ice Age and it is still fed by pure underground springs. Flint is geographically the last place on Earth where one should be drinking poisoned water.
  9. ALL the Children Have Been Exposed, As Have All the Adults, Including Me.
    One Big Happy Family - NOT!That’s just a fact. If you have been in Flint anytime from April 2014 to today, and you’ve drank the water, eaten food cooked with it, washed your clothes in it, taken a shower, brushed your teeth or eaten vegetables from someone’s garden, you’ve been exposed to and ingested its toxins. When the media says “9,000 children under 6 have been exposed,” that means ALL the children have been exposed because the total number of people under the age of 6 in Flint is… 9,000! The media should just say, “all.” When they say “47 children have tested positive”, that’s just those who’ve drank the water in the last week or so. Lead enters the body and does it’s damage to the brain immediately. It doesn’t stay in the blood stream for longer than a few days and you can’t detect it after a month. So when you hear “47 children”, that’s just those with an exposure in the last 48 hours. It’s really everyone.
  10. This Was Done, Like So Many Things These Days, So the Rich Could Get a Big Tax Break. money and corruptionWhen Governor Snyder took office in 2011, one of the first things he did was to get a multi-billion dollar tax break passed by the Republican legislature for the wealthy and for corporations. But with less tax revenues, that meant he had to start cutting costs. So, many things – schools, pensions, welfare, safe drinking water – were slashed. Then he invoked an executive privilege to take over cities (all of them majority black) by firing the mayors and city councils whom the local people had elected, and installing his cronies to act as “dictators” over these cities. Their mission? Cut services to save money so he could give the rich even more breaks. That’s where the idea of switching Flint to river water came from. To save $15 million! It was easy. Suspend democracy. Cut taxes for the rich. Make the poor drink toxic river water. And everybody’s happy.Except those who were poisoned in the process. All 102,000 of them. In the richest country in the world.”

Source: Flint Michigan Disaster

Will you help me be A Voice For Change? Share this with your friends and family. You can help get the word out and help educate others by liking me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr and Google too! Be sure to keep coming back to my blog for up-to-date educational and nutritional information, as well as my  boards offering lots of great idea sharing.

Thanks for caring and sharing.  All the best, Donna Appel
CEO for A Voice For Change and Lead Healthstyle Counselor for the New Medicine Foundation.

 

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02 Feb

Majority, Minority, Majority Healthcare Food Reflect Take Action

Posted in Alternative Healthcare, Environmental, GMOs, Health, Healthy Alternatives, Knowledge is Power Series, Let Food By Thy Medicine Series, Nutrition, Political America, Take Action! on 02.02.16

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12114_10152080644434130_927587039_n“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Mark Twain.  I love that quote. Mark was a wise man. I reflect daily on the plight of health in America today. I reflect on what the pharmaceutical industry dishes out in the name of health with the use of synthetic drugs. I reflect on what the bio-tech giants are making in their labs and expecting us to eat without a thought. I reflect when a doctor expects me to “cut out” a body part that is giving me problems insisting it is the only way. I reflect when industry big wigs suddenly become those in charge of guarding the hen houses of agencies such as the FDA, the AMA, the CIA, and the EPA, to name a few. I reflect when political giants are sitting on the boards of industrial, pharmaceutical and medical companies or are receiving money for anything even remotely related in support of those companies. I am always reflecting, always paying attention to those that put profits ahead of health.

Today I find myself in the minority of people that are taking their health into their own hands. I put my health ahead of profits. I put what food goes into my body ahead of the bottom line. I refuse to take substances that do not repair my body but instead cover up the issues. You can’t cover up or cut out an issue. It will just move from one place on to the next.

I have chosen to put my great health and wellness in the hands of local farmers for my food source.  For my health care needs, the New Medicine Foundation is my number one choice.  Dr. Edward W. Pearson and the team at NMF are ever present and leading the way, changing the face of medicine.

Visit Local Harvest for info about their farm to family food programs http://www.localharvest.org/

Visit New Medicine Foundation about their back to great health programs http://www.newmedicinefoundation.org

Tell them Coach Donna from A Voice For Change sent you.

Connect with me and I’ll share the great things that NMF and the wonderful doctors that are affiliated with the NMF team are doing, virtually around the world.   I was so impressed with the organization and how great I started to feel when I got clean and educated, that I became a health coach for them.  Now I am the lead Health Style Counselor for NMF.  Let me tell you more. Donna Appel 561-389-6958

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Thanks for sharing.  All the best, Donna Appel
CEO for A Voice For Change and Lead Healthstyle Counselor for the New Medicine Foundation.

 

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25 Jan

Never Give Up But Always Stick Together – A Winning Combo

Posted in Environmental, FACT!, GMOs, Health, Knowledge is Power Series, New Medicine Foundation, SOLUTION!, Take Action! on 25.01.16

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Never Give Up But Always Stick Together
A Winning Combo

1385282_10151665910376160_352375928_nNever give up. We are winning and starting to see the demise of corporate corruption the likes of Monsanto. The public is very powerful when we work together. Watch this – http://naturalsociety.com/victory-senate-to-kill-monsanto-protection-act-amid-outrage/

Continued exposure has had Germany tell the EU that it is banning GMO crops. El Salvador kicked Monsanto and their seeds out of their country. 65 nations are now labeling and 14 have banned GMO’d crops. The dark act (deny American’s the right to know) HR 1599 passed the US House of Representatives. If you look at house members who voted in favor of the dark act you see that those individuals received an average of 3 times as much money from big ag as those that voted against it. Communicate with your senators. Tell them enough is enough. http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Monsanto’s stock has gone down. Monsanto is going to be tried at the international criminal court in 2016 for charges of ecocide and crimes against humanity and nature. This is a class action suit organized by Millions against Monsanto, Organic Consumers Association and many other groups.

Connect with Coach D and Dr. E and find out how we can help keep you healthy from the comfort of your home for about $4 a day! Great health is easy and doesn’t have to break the bank. Contact Donna and find out how today! donna.appel@newmedicinefoundation.com 561-389-6958

 

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02 Dec

TPP Deal Finally Revealed – 10 Reasons To Be Concerned And Take Action

Posted in Environmental, GMOs, Knowledge is Power Series, Political America, Take Action! on 02.12.15

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TPP Deal Finally Revealed – Not Funny!

TPPDetails of the long-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are finally made public.  Here are some details you may not be aware of. 10 reasons to be concerned about the TPP deal and take action.

  1. TPP provisions were apparently kept secret from all but the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
  1. Leaked documents during the trade negotiations provided reason to be concerned about the final TPP agreement. A review of the deal’s twenty-nine chapters and five thousand pages proves these early concerns were completely justified.
  1. Generally speaking, passage of the TPP would mean that any US food safety law concerning things like pesticides, food additives, or labeling that is more stringent than “international standards” may be considered an “illegal barrier” to trade, and subject to enforcement.
  1. The deal includes an investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) system in which multinational corporations can challenge a host company’s regulations in an international court. ISDS has been a fixture in other trade treaties, including NAFTA (the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement). It has been used to challenge countries’ economic policies, anti-smoking efforts, and environmental preservation laws.
  1. The trade agreement also undercuts US efforts to inspect food imports. The agreement limits food import inspections at the border “to what is reasonable and necessary”. If an issue arises, a country must also provide an “opportunity for a review of the decision.” This provision, referred to as the Rapid Response Mechanism, may give exporting countries the right to challenge basic food safety provisions in the US.
  1. The TPP contains an entire chapter on intellectual property rights, with many provisions relating to pharmaceutical patents. No doubt heavily influenced by the pharmaceutical industry, the trade deal will force signatory countries to accept many of the same patent laws that have kept drug prices so astronomically high in the US.
  1. The deal would extend and broaden certain patent and data protections for the pharmaceutical industry. Big Pharma can then use them to keep prices high and delay competition from generics.
  1. The TPP also allows a practice known as “evergreening”. Evergreening lets drug companies extend a patent on an old drug when it can be used to treat a new condition. Evergreening is another boon for Big Pharma’s monopoly power.
  1. The TPP deal expands biotech’s monopoly over the seed industry. The deal requires all twelve countries to join a number of global intellectual property treaties. One of these treaties is the 1991 International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV91), which emphasizes the rights of seed companies over farmers.  This particular treaty
  • Requires intellectual property (IP) protection for all plant species;
  • Provides IP protection for 20 to 25 years; and
  • Stops farmers from exchanging seeds. Exchanging seeds is a common and important practice in many developing nations and indeed throughout human history.
  1. If these gifts to industry were not enough, President Obama moved earlier this summer to have the deal “fast-tracked”.   Fast-tracked means that Congress will be given a fixed period to review the agreement. Legislators must make a yes/no vote without the possibility of amending the deal in the alloted time given. Essentially, it’s “take it or leave it.”

Want to learn more?  Click here:  http://www.anh-usa.org/tpp-a-disaster-for-natural-health/   We need your help to urge Congress to oppose the TPP deal. The TPP deal undermines consumers and farmers and extends monopoly rights to major industries.  Click here to take action now before it is too late. http://www.anh-usa.org/tpp-a-disaster-for-natural-health/

Will you help me be A Voice For Change? Share this with your friends and family. You can help get the word out and help educate others by liking me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr and Google  too! Be sure to keep coming back to my blog for up-to-date educational and nutritional information, as well as my  boards offering lots of great idea sharing.

Thanks for sharing.  All the best, Donna Appel
CEO for A Voice For Change and Lead Healthstyle Counselor for the New Medicine Foundation.

 

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