Feb 27

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Nestle sued for supporting child slavery in cacao harvesting operations… U.S. Supreme Court allows court case to proceed:

The nation’s highest federal court in recent days threw out a request by chocolate giant Nestle SA, the world’s largest food maker, and a pair of other companies to reject a lawsuit that seeks to hold all three companies liable for using child slaves to harvest cacao in the African nation of Ivory Coast.

In rejecting the bid, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a December 2014 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco that also refused to dismiss the suit against Nestle, Archer Daniels Midland Co. and Cargill Inc. that had been filed by former child slaves. Continue reading »

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Oct 28

Those substances are only bioactive in their raw & natural form, same with enzymes in fruits and vegetables, which are even more heat sensitive.

So don’t kill (cook) all of your food.

All those commercially available cacao products give you a lot of health destroying refined white sugar and very little (pretty much worthless) cocoa.

Those scientists always want to isolate some compound or create an extract that can be patented, so that Big Pharma can make a lot of money, but nature doesn’t work that way.

And scientists know this for at least 100 years now.

Eat organic fruits and vegetables in their natural form and you get tons of vital nutrients that work in concert for your health and well-being, rather than taking one expensive and most of the time ineffective ‘soloist’ substance produced by a corporation.


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Most methods of processing cocoa remove many of the flavanols found in the raw plant

– ​Cup of cocoa a day keeps memory loss away – scientists (RT, Oct 27, 2014):

A tasty drink may give a typical 60-year-old the memory as of a person 20 to 30 years younger. A US study has revealed that cocoa contains bioactive ingredients that reverse age-related memory decline.

Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) published the results of a dietary experiment, based on the effects of flavanols, extracted from cocoa beans, on the aging human brain in the journal Nature Neuroscience on Sunday.

A group of 37 healthy volunteers aged from 50 to 69 was randomly divided in two. Each day for three months, they had a specially-prepared cocoa drink, which is not available commercially. One group consumed the drink with 900mg of flavanols, and the other with only 10mg of these compounds.

“If a participant had the memory of a typical 60-year-old at the beginning of the study, after three months that person on average had the memory of a typical 30- or 40-year-old,” said senior author Scott Small in a press-release.

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Jan 06

Six natural remedies for lowering blood pressure fast (Natural News, Jan 5, 2013):

High blood pressure is no longer just an affliction of the elderly, as more than one-third of young people between the ages of 16 and 34 are now said to suffer from some form of hypertension. And a recent study out of California revealed that, if left unchecked, this cardiovascular malady, even in its mild form, can lead to premature aging and brain damage.

The conventional solution to this growing health epidemic is to simply take more blood pressure medications like angiotensin-receptor blockers, which have been scientifically linked to causing cancer and other serious health problems. But the alternative route, which should really just be called the common-sense route, is to eat more foods and herbs that naturally lower blood pressure without causing any harmful side effects.

Here are six natural and quick remedies that will help you keep your blood pressure in check, and avoid the long-term health pitfalls associated with prolonged hypertension: Continue reading »

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