April 1, 2009

Irradiated Foods Cause Severe Neurological Damage

Being one that was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis five years ago I always wonder why I see and hear about the diagnosis so much more now, than when I was growing up. What has changed so much, what was I exposed to, or was it all those years of drinking diet soda and eating altered foods. No one in my family had it or even had symptoms like it.

When thinking that I was born in 1964, Aspartame was approved in 1974 (my favorite drink was Tab) and they have been pushing irradiated foods for the last 30 years I often feel I have to look no further. I do however read, learn and share information as it come to light.

Below is a partial article from someone whom I have great respect for; Mike Adams. The web address is posted below for completion of the article.

(NaturalNews) In a study just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) report on cats developing severe neurological symptoms due to a degradation of myelin, the fatty insulator of nerve fibers called axons. Because myelin facilitates the conduction of nerve signals, when it is lost or damaged there can be impairment of sensation, movement, thinking and other functions, depending on what particular nerves are affected. This loss of myelin is found in several disorders of the central nervous system in humans -- the best known being multiple sclerosis (MS).

So what caused the cats to develop neurological problems? Although the researchers' statement to the media practically buries the fact, a close read shows the animals were fine until fed irradiated food. What's more, when they were taken off the irradiated diet, the animals' nervous systems began healing.

The new study took place when the researchers were faced with reports of a mysterious illness in pregnant cats. A commercial company had been testing various diets on the animals to see how the food impacted growth and development in the felines. The food used, it turns out, had been irradiated. Irradiation, which is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for many human as well as animal foods, involves exposing foods briefly to a radiant energy source such as gamma rays or electron beams in order to kill bacteria.

Some of the cats eating the irradiated cat food exhibited very severe neurological symptoms, including movement disorders, vision loss and even paralysis. "After being on the diet for three to four months, the pregnant cats started to develop progressive neurological disease," said Ian Duncan, a professor of medical sciences at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and an authority on demyelinating diseases, in a statement to the media.


1 comment:

  1. Sometimes your articles just scare the beJesus out of me!
    Good luck with MS. I'm not sure how you feel about Montel, but his new book is supposed to be real helpful for those "enduring" the disease.
    I posted to your last blog, the one after this: that I strongly believe it's the preservatives and or additives that have been put into the items we consume that are causing all these "conditions".
    This article really makes me think.
    You know, as I type this, I am still undergoing tests and doctor after doctor to try and find out what is wrong with me. It is such a scary feeling! You know, if you're some idiot faking a condition to get money, you'll get it and all the treatment in the world. If you're like me and just want your life back, no help there.
    Well, I won't go into another spill about my health.
    I, again, thank you for your blogs.
    Right now, I suck at being environmentally savvy, but I am trying to learn.