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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

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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06 Dec

Eleven States Join the Push for Medical Monopoly

Posted in Alternative Healthcare, Health, Healthy Alternatives, Knowledge is Power Series, New Medicine Foundation, Political America, SOLUTION!, Take Action! on 06.12.15

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Eleven States Join the Push for Medical Monopoly!
Will It Ever End?

medical monopoly, healthcare monopolyThis monopoly is not a game!  I had no idea this was going on. The last thing we need is another monopoly. This medical monopoly is being pushed along by a secretive, private, and powerful organization called the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB).

Don’t be deceived. While this is a federation of all seventy state and territorial medical and osteopathic boards, it is not very clear who is behind it— the best guess right now is that it is the American Medical Society working together with Big Pharma.

You might be surprised to hear that the FSMB has historically been hostile to integrative medicine. Despite having no public funding, transparency, or accountability, FSMB also wields a tremendous amount of power over the practice of medicine in all fifty states. The organization has demonstrated its antipathy toward natural health since the mid-1990s, when it discussed altering the definition of health fraud to include alternative medical care!

This is big! Once again, big pharma and the powers that be are trying to corral us into the pen and control what we can and cannot choose for our style of medical care. I for one will stand up til the end in defense of alternative medicine. I have been down the conventional medical path before and always found that it just did not work for me. They sliced and diced and medicated my body but never did anything to get to the root of my issues.

It wasn’t until I went to alternatives the likes of Dr. Edward W. Pearson and the New Medicine Foundation that my health turned around. At 62 years young, I am a testament to the fact that what alternative medicine and in particular, the New Medicine Foundation has to offer works.

Want to know more, email me… donna.appel@newmedicinefoundation.com.  I’ll give you all the details you need to get educated and healthy. Want to know more about the medical monopoly, click here.

Will you please 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.

Thanks for sharing.  All the best,

Donna Appel, A Voice For Change and Lead Healthstyle Counselor for the New Medicine Foundation.

 

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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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23 Nov

Knowledge to help build a better, safer, kinder world that could save our lives!

Posted in Environmental, Health, Knowledge is Power Series, Misc Articles, Political America, SOLUTION!, Take Action! on 23.11.15

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x27873780DEFINING POLITICS:     Knowing What We Are Talking About  Could Save Our Lives

This was written by Foster Gamble, a fellow Thrive Movement member (actually a founding father). I felt it so well written with so much valuable information included, that I just had to make it my job to share it with everyone.  Knowledge is power. I hope you will do the same.  Write to me and let me know your thoughts.  Ask me to send you a list of additional information that you can read, watch and listen to, that is being shared with others around the world.  Together, we can and will make a difference.

’Tis the season once again when the people of middle North America spend extraordinary amounts of their time in political discussions. Despite all the awkwardness and frustration that ensues, it seems almost everyone is after pretty much the same thing: a better, safer, kinder world. Most people want others to have sufficient income, better education, access to healthcare, and freedom from hunger, war and tyranny. They just don’t agree on how to accomplish it.

DemosAdding to the alienation people tend to experience, is the fact that we don’t even have a clear definition of the terms we use to discuss these hot topics. Among the front-running U.S. presidential candidates, Bernie Sanders is a self-proclaimed Socialist — an Independent Social Democrat —while Donald Trump was a Democrat turned conservative Republican capitalist. Rand Paul is a Libertarian turned Republican. Progressive used to mean Conservative; Conservatives used to call themselves Liberals; Liberal used to mean what Libertarian means today and now Repubsthe Neo-Cons are called neo-liberals. What in the world do these terms really mean?

If we are going to have fruitful conversations, where we actually learn from one another and move toward a more secure, prosperous and harmonious society, then I think, at a minimum, we need to KNOW WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT.

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28 Oct

The Story of Pigs

Posted in Environmental, Knowledge is Power Series, Political America, Take Action! on 28.10.14

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I didn’t know that (IDKT) …. There is a pig farmer in Iowa that cuts off their pig’s tails so they won’t be bitten by other pigs?

pig penWhy you ask; because they are packed so tightly in pens and left that way for approx 5 months. After watching the movie “Food, Inc”, I doubt they ever get to leave their cramped quarters during this approximate 5 month period which is the time it takes them to grow to full capacity, ready for slaughter.  Boredom and inactivity leads to aggressive behavior such as nosing or biting other pigs. This abnormal aggressive pig behavior has become so commonplace that piglets’ tails are routinely docked (sliced off) and their teeth clipped to minimize the damage they cause to one another in crowded pens.  Their diet of corn and antibiotics, genetically modified corn laden w pesticides I might add, is a sure bet that they get to their full size in such a short amount of time.

Makes you want to run to the store and buy some pork right — NOT!!!!  Unfortunately, conventional farming (factory farming)—which produces over 97% of pork in the U.S., fosters an environment which completely removes pigs from their natural diets, behaviors, and social structures.  Did you know that over 100 million pigs are raised and slaughtered annually in the United States in order to facilitate the average American’s pork consumption of 44 pounds per year.

Now you know why I buy organic.  It may cost more today, but I won’t be paying the price with poor health in the future and I won’t be subjecting these poor animals to cruel and unusual punishment which is the price they are paying for being born.

Now you know (NYK)! Pass it along and be A VOICE FOR CHANGE.

You can connect with Coach D, Donna Appel at A Voice For Change at www.avoiceforchange.com or send an email to her at donna.appel@newmedicinefoundation.com or donna@avoiceforchange.com. She is the lead Health Style Counselor for the New Medicine Foundation and the CEO of A Voice For Change. She can explain exactly what it is that NMF does virtually, all over the world. Lose weight, get your hormones, thyroid and adrenals balanced, along with getting your blood checked all from the privacy of your home and under the care of a board certified doctor. It won’t cost you thousands and thousands of dollars either and you won’t be spending half of your paycheck on synthetic medications trying to mask the issues at hand. There are various easy to follow programs available and payment plans that make it all accessible for everyone. Sickness and disease is not normal. Health and wellness is and it’s easy to obtain.

 

 

Info taken from an article by Bryan Walsh “The Real Cost of Cheap Food”, “America’s Food Crisis and How to Fix It” as found in the August 31st, 2009 issue of Time Magazine.

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08 Aug

Pharmaceuticals Gone Wild!

Posted in Alternative Healthcare, Cancer, Detoxification, Disease, FACT!, Health, Healthy Alternatives, Hormones, Knowledge is Power Series, Minerals, Nutrition, Political America, Vaccines, Vaccines, Vitamins on 08.08.14

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The medical community tried to get me to take some of these prescriptions in the video but I refused. Luckily, I was educated enough to know why I was being told that these pharmaceutical drugs were not the solution to the symptoms I was having. No, I didn’t have Multiple Sclerosis and no, I wasn’t sick. I was stressed to the max due to the issues in my life that were beyond my control at the time. Most of all, my body was screaming at me to change the way I was eating. I found out that I had a deficiency in vitamins, minerals, and hormones. I began to walk outdoors daily and meditate. In a matter of two months, I was back on the saddle again, riding off into the sunset as a totally new person.

The link below is a video that explains why the pharmaceutical industry has such a large contribution to the world economy.

Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging

You can connect with Coach D, Donna Appel at A Voice For Change at www.avoiceforchange.com or send an email to her at donna.appel@newmedicinefoundation.com or donna@avoiceforchange.com. She is the lead Health Style Counselor for the New Medicine Foundation and the CEO of A Voice For Change. She can explain exactly what it is that NMF does virtually, all over the world. Lose weight, get your hormones, thyroid and adrenals balanced, along with getting your blood checked all from the privacy of your home and under the care of a board certified doctor. It won’t cost you thousands and thousands of dollars either and you won’t be spending half of your paycheck on synthetic medications trying to mask the issues at hand. There are various easy to follow programs available and payment plans that make it all accessible for everyone. Sickness and disease is not normal. Health and wellness is and it’s easy to obtain.

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03 Apr

I just signed this petition — will you?

Posted in Political America on 03.04.14

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The United States Supreme Court just dealt yet another staggering blow to our democracy by giving the green light for the wealthiest Americans to pour vast sums of money into electing their hand-picked candidates.

supreme_corporate_justice_180If the Supreme Court is going to consistently side with corporations and the wealthy at the expense of our democracy, they might as well give up their pretense to impartiality. So CREDO is going to send robes with the logos of the big corporations to the “justices” who voted for Citizens United and this new terrible decision.

If you want to add your name to the card they’ll deliver along with the robes, click here to sign the petition.

Pass it along so that you too can be A VOICE FOR CHANGE. To learn more about other health topics and other preventable/curable diseases, visit our website or contact Coach D directly at support@avoiceforchange.com.

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26 Nov

Seeds of Death? What you don’t know can hurt you.

Posted in Environmental, GMOs, Political America on 26.11.13

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IDKT (I Didn’t Know That)…

killer tomato

chemical companies were as out of control as they really are. The reports are coming in and it isn’t pretty. We are killing our food supply. We are killing the right to a healthy future for our children. If we don’t step up to the plate and demand this atrocity stop, we will pay the price later. We must wake up now and get involved. Stop buying anything that contains ingredients that have been genetically modified. Buy organic. If you think organic is too expensive, I guarantee that you will spend much more later on when you are fighting the diseases and illness that you will experience as a result of eating GMO foods.

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20 Sep

The Monsanto Protection Act is Back!

Posted in Environmental, GMOs, Political America, Take Action! on 20.09.13

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stop_mpa_againHello all my great health seekers out there. Here is the latest word on what’s happening in Monsanto Land. Please help me be A Voice For Change and take action. Our world food supply needs your help. Our children and grand children and future generations need your help to assure that our food is pure and healthy and stays that way. We have already lost a lot in terms of pureness and nutrition. Help me make sure we begin to turn around the damage that has been done and bring food back to the natural state it was meant to be grown in and grown into. The latest call to action and update follows:

Thank you Coach D, Donna Appel, A Voice For Change, support@avoiceforchange.com

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The Monsanto Protection Act is back and we need you now more than ever!

Last week the U.S. House of Representatives decided to introduce the same language for the Continuing Resolution spending bill (H.J.RES.59) that contained the Monsanto Protection Act that Congress passed last spring.

This past March, Monsanto succeeded in sneaking the controversial rider into a

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02 Jul

Knowledge is Power Series – 71 Senators voted against your right to know if the food you are purchasing is genetically modified.

Posted in GMOs, Knowledge is Power Series, Political America on 02.07.13

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71 Senators voted against your right to know if the food you are purchasing is genetically modified.



If you believe you have the right to know whether or not the food you are purchasing is genetically modified, then you need to get these Senators out of office. They have voted against our right to know. The Organic Consumers Association has reported that 90% of consumers want to know if the food they are purchasing is genetically modified. So this means that 71 Senators voted against 90% of the people that voted them into office. I thought we voted them into office to protect us and act on our behalf? What gives? What happened to our Tenth Amendment right, the right of individual states to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens and local businesses? The bill they voted against was the 2013 Farm Bill that would have guaranteed states the right to enact mandatory GMO labeling laws. Specifically it is known as The Sanders Amendment (S.AMDT.965).

Why would these Senators do this? All we want is “to know” what kind of food we are eating. It is like labeling organic vs non-organic. We have the right to know how our food is being produced. It is that simple. Could it be that Monsanto donated almost $6 million dollars to the agriculture lobby? Could it be that almost $1 million dollars of that money went to political candidates that include some of these 71 Senators listed below? Hummm here we go again, the fox is guarding the hen house; the wolves are wearing sheep’s clothing!
Let’s step up to the plate people. We 90% have a right to know. The Sanders amendment is simple. We aren’t asking for much. Let’s not forget that Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the chair of the Agriculture Committee, received $739,926 in campaign contributions from Big Agriculture in 2012. Let’s also remember that Bill Gates who is an advocate of GMO foods, is also a Monsanto shareholder. As stated in the recent Organic Consumer Association article, “there is plenty of evidence refuting the claim that GMO crops can solve world hunger, improve nutrition or survive drought. The focus on efficiency over health and safety, when we’re talking about our food, should be enough to set off alarm bells. Claiming efficiency, whether it’s a valid claim or not, as a reason to trample states’ rights to make their own decisions regarding food and agriculture, should have us thinking “slippery slope.”. We just want to know. We have that right and should not be snowed over by self-serving politicians and greedy, power hungry corporations.
These are the 71 Senators in alphabetical order, that voted against GMO labeling.

Alexander (R-TN), Ayotte (R-NH), Baldwin (D-WI), Barrasso (R-WY), Baucus (D-MT), Blunt (R-MO), Boozman (R-AR), Brown (D-OH), Burr (R-NC), Carper (D-DE), Casey (D-PA), Chambliss (R-GA), Coats (R-IN), Coburn (R-OK), Cochran (R-MS), Collins (R-ME), Coons (D-DE), Corker (R-TN), Cornyn (R-TX), Cowan (D-MA), Crapo (R-ID), Cruz (R-TX), Donnelly (D-IN), Durbin (D-IL), Enzi (R-WY), Fischer (R-NE), Franken (D-MN), Gillibrand (D-NY), Graham (R-SC), Grassley (R-IA), Hagan (D-NC), Harkin (D-IA), Hatch (R-UT), Heitkamp (D-ND), Heller (R-NV), Hoeven (R-ND), Inhofe (R-OK), Isakson (R-GA), Johanns (R-NE), Johnson (D-SD), Johnson (R-WI), Kaine (D-VA), Kirk (R-IL), Klobuchar (D-MN), Landrieu (D-LA), Lee (R-UT), Levin (D-MI), McCain (R-AZ), McCaskill (D-MO), McConnell (R-KY), Menendez (D-NJ), Moran (R-KS), Nelson (D-FL), Paul (R-KY), Portman (R-OH), Pryor (D-AR), Risch (R-ID), Roberts (R-KS), Rubio (R-FL), Scott (R-SC), Sessions (R-AL), Shaheen (D-NH), Shelby (R-AL), Stabenow (D-MI), Thune (R-SD), Toomey (R-PA), Udall (D-CO), Vitter (R-LA), Warner (D-VA), Warren (D-MA), Wicker (R-MS)

The key to wellness is through education. Knowledge truly is power. Stay tuned for more in the upcoming weeks as I turn up the heat through the summer and give you lots to learn, digest and ponder.

Coach D signing off for now. Enjoy your day living in great health and wellness.


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