Monday, September 26, 2016

The Controversy Over Taking Moringa while Pregnant and Nursing: Review Both Sides of the Issue Here





The controversy over taking Moringa while pregnant and nursing is confusing with all the different sites and the warnings issued.  In this blog, I want to present both sides of this contoversy for you to consider.

#1:  Web MD and other standard medicine sites will state that there has been research to question the use of Moringa during pregnancy and nursing.  They will tell you not to take it.

These warnings come from several studies on rats and mice using Moringa in forms such as extracts which resulted in the fetus to be aborted...not just eating the leaves off the tree as more Native people do.  

There have been less than a handful of published double-blind research studies on actual pregnant or nursing human mothers by science. I could only find one and the link is below.

Rats and humans are not the same.  Giving Moringa in extracts and in unusual doses is not the true test of how it works with humans taking the Moringa as a food source in normal quantities. 

Links to Real projects in Africa treating pregnant and nursing mothers with Moringa leaves.

It is interesting that several projects fighting starvation and malnutrition in African countries give Moringa leaves to their pregnant and nursing mothers with no problems.  I list two projects and research to the positive that you should read about. 

These are real pregnant and nursing mothers who were in severe health due to malnutrition. You would think that if giving Moringa leaves to mothers caused them to abort the babies, that they would stop giving them Moringa. The doctors examining these women would see the abortion effects if they indeed took place.  These doctors are out in the villiages, treating pregnant and nursing mothers with poor nutrition.  They see these women as the pregnancy goes on.  They chart the mothers progress...the pregnancy progress.  They should notice a problem of abortion after putting them on Moringa supplementation, if there were problems. 

Research project links below:

http://www.thecultureist.com/2014/09/19/senegal-moringa-tree-food-poor/


http://chenetwork.org/files_pdf/Moringa.pdf


Research done on Moringa and breast milk production below:
http://miracletrees.org/moringa-doc/moringa_breastfeeding_study.pdf 
 

"Pregnant women are encouraged to start adding Moringa leaf powder to their daily food early on in their pregnancy, and to continue taking it during lactation. Moringa is recommended as an additive to the food of babies six months or older who are being weaned."
http://www.unesco.org/most/bpik10-2.htm 


John Hopkins University, who has researched Moringa extensively does not list the leaf as being an 'Abortifacient'   See their research here .

They do list the bark, flowers, root, and gum as an 'abortifacient'.  Again visit the link above.  

The issue of contaminated Moringa products


There is the huge issue of Moringa products purchased being contaminated with heavy metals, dirt, insects, mice parts, E-coli, mold, and mildew.  There is a lot of problem with the above. Most of the products you are buying are not tested period. If they are tested, it is probably in the country of origin. The labs in these foreign countries have a lot of problems including the labs hiding the negative results from their testing.  

All these contaminants can hurt you and your baby.  


There is a huge difference between picking leaves off the tree in your yard and buying product that you have no idea about.  You know your hands were clean when you picked it yourself, but were the hands that picked it clean?  Was the place where they cleaned it or dried it clean or was it infested with mice and rat droppings. Were the chickens running through the area where it was being processed. 

Some of the products you are buying contain all parts of the Moringa tree including flowers and pods.

The bark, roots, flowers should not be eaten when you are pregnant!   So if you taking a mixed product, that could cause an abortion. 

How many of you know if the product you have purchased contains only leaves or a mixture of all the parts?  That is a huge problem if you are pregnant or nursing. 


What about the pods? 

The pods or Moringa fruit is listed in John Hopkins as an   'Abortifacient'

Along with that, here is the problem with the pods; when they pick the pods, they are picked in mass. Some of the pods may be green, some older, some hard and dried in the pod just like green beans on a vine. The pods are not all the same quality. Some may have mold or bug spots. Some may lack nutritional value at that point they are picked. Pods are harder to sort when in a hurry and harder to clean and dry.  Some people report eating too many pods or seeds can cause nausea or a stomach ache.  So that is an issue in pregnancy or nursing.  

 

The decision is yours and your doctors in the end.

When in doubt don't use it.  Talk to your doctor first. Get his advice before you take anything.  During pregnancy, almost any food can cause nausea with some women.   Your reaction to a food while pregnant is very different at times than eating that same food when not being pregnant.  

Unless you are very certain of the safety of that product...do not take it.  If you cannot be sure the product is not contaminated...don't use it.  If you have no idea if it is filled with heavy metals and lead, do not take it. Food products from foreign countries often have problems...all of them including Moringa.

Be aware that food products grown in this country can also be contaminated with heavy metals, lead, and arsenic from the chemicals and artificial fertilizers given to the plant during production. Rice is one of them.  

Even organic rice and baby food rice has been shown to contain high amounts of arsenic. 

Much of the fish today contains mercury, pesticides, prescription drugs, and chemicals. In Nevada, Tennessee and Colorado just to name three there are areas where it is posted not to eat the fish you catch. 

In some areas of the United States, such as some areas of Nevada, lead and arsenic is naturally found in the soil. In those areas, you cannot drink your well water.  Some well water is too high in iron.  Some well water contains high amounts of pesticides.  So food produced in this country can be a problem as well. 

You have a lot of information to consider. Visit the links of these projects in Africa as well. Then make a decision based on that research and your doctors advice.

 

Kate Freer, the herbladyisin

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Grams? Ounces? How much Moringa should I take each day? Are you confused?

The two most frequent questions asked are," How Much Moringa Should I Take?" and  "Should I stop taking my multivitamin?"

Dwarf Moringa trees growing in our house.


The problem with those questions, is there is not simple cookie cutter answer.  In many of the projects in countries such as Africa, the people often are starving.  Mothers are dying. Their babies are dying because of the lack of food in those areas.  Mass starvation with babies who are barely hanging on to life is not America.  We do not see bodies on our streets because of starvation. In those situations, Moringa is an easy to grow tree for those families and climate area.  

It is a huge tree with lots of edible leaves. It grows leaves quickly after you pick them.  It is a food source that is easy and cheap to grow and use. They just pick the leaves off the trees in their yard or in the community. 

With all the trees growing in each area, it is education that teaches them that the leaves of the Moringa tree are edible and nutritious. We have over 50 different trees that grow in TN but most of them do not have edible leaves. A few do but how would I know that unless someone told me or I read it.  We have May Apples here that grow wild. Most locals do not know that the May Apples can be eaten, even though the plant is not. Only the local herbalists seem to know what is edible in the plants growing here. So it is also true that often people living near the Moringa trees, do not realize you can eat the leaves, pods, and flowers.

In the United States, it only grows year round in places like Florida or Hawaii.  In most of the US it is a seasonal tree that will die off in the winter.  Water and land is more expensive. Rules and regulations take up thick binders that relate to the Moringa leaves once taken off the trees. So it is not available in your local market in most areas of the U.S.  So most Americans have access to it only through buying it in bulk powder, capsules, tea, or extract.  Most families eat a diet filled many different foods, some of it junk food and highly processed but their stomachs are not swollen from starvation but from obesity. Neither one of them is good for longevity.  Still, our children do not die daily from massive starvation as in parts of Africa suffering from drought and war.

Americans for the most part buy Moringa as a supplement for their diet.  How much you need as a fit, healthy person is very different for someone who has marginal nutrition or is starving.  In those countries, they eat the fresh leaves or the dried powder in a gruel.  They consume a lot of Moringa because they have few quality food sources that are high in protein, calcium, iron, Vitamin A, and all the other nutrients that Moringa contains.  If its your ONLY food source for protein and other vital nutrients, you eat a large portion.  It is your main nutritional food source.

If you are a picky child who doesn't like to eat vegetables, he would get more than a child who loves their veggies like my granddaughter who is three. If I were a person that was unhealthy, had a lot of health issues, was not eating well, was elderly and had no appetite, I would need more. It that were so, I would have to consume a few tablespoons of the powder.  Each person has a different health situation and a different need for a Moringa supplement or any other supplement. There can be NO cookie cutter answer for each person has individual needs for different nutrients.

There are now a hundred or so different companies selling Moringa products.  Most of them show the product in either grams or ounces.  A few of them actually break down their serving information into teaspoons or tablespoons.  They actually state how much protein is in a tablespoon of their product. 

What you must understand, is that is just a general statement for their product.  The actual real amount of protein in each tablespoon is going to vary, along with the other nutrients stated on the label.

Most of the research performed on Moringa is stated in grams.  That research was performed on samples given to them from different areas.   Those quoted nutrients are for that sample only.  They are general guidelines to the nutritional value of Moringa.

Factors that affect the specific nutritional value for the Moringa you just purchased are many including:  area the trees are grown in; soil the trees were grown in; water purity, climate pollution; manner of picking, washing, and drying; the heat the product was dried at; chemicals used if any in the process; how and when it was packaged; how long it sat in the where house;  contamination in the equipment; contamination in the storage facilities; and more.  Quality equals nutritional value for any given bottle or bag of product. 

Generally 16 ounces of Moringa Powder contain 453 grams.   One ounce contains generally around 28.3 grams.   One dry ounce equals generally around 9 tsps or 3 tablespoons.  So 100 grams or 3.5 ounces of Moringa powder equals  around 10 tablespoons.  

When they say 100 grams of Moringa contains this much of each ingredient, they are talking about roughly10 tablespoons.  That is how much you would have to consume to get the amount of nutrients they are stating.  That still doesn't tell you exactly how that compares to the same number of carrots, or other normal food eaten. It gets pretty complicated to do that. 

The problem is vegetables in general vary in the nutrients they contain for the same reasons Moringa does.  All veggies are not equal for their nutritional value. How long did yours sit in the refrigerator before you cooked them? How long were they at the supermarket? How long did they sit in the where house before being shipped to the market? How many days did they sit at the processing plant?  There are few foods that go from the field to the farmers market. Most of them involve a number of steps which reduce their nutritional value.  I remember when we lived in Imperial Valley,CA. The huge trucks of picked carrots would sit in the fields for a day or two in the heat before being taken elsewhere.

Generally 1 tablespoon of Moringa Powder contains 24 calories, 3.24 grams of protein, 3.6 grams of carbohydrates, 240 mg of Calcium, 44 mg of Magnesium, 159 mg of potassium, 2 mg of Vitamin A, 50 mg of choline, 0.3 mg of Thiamine or B1, 2.5 mg of Riboflavin or B2, 1 mg of Nicotinic Acid or B3, 500 mg of Vitamin C, 23.5 mg of Vitamin E, 35 mg of Potassium, and 3.4 mg of Iron. There are many micro nutrients that cannot be measured.  The chlorophyll has many great health benefits. It contains many factors that are anti-inflammatory, provide antioxidants, provide elements that have  nothing but positive effects on the body.  Much of the benefits in the Moringa cannot be easily tracked for each pound of product.  They are a part of Moringa as a whole food.  It takes hundreds of dollars to analyze  product for micro nutrients.  Testing period is costly.

Should you discontinue your multi-vitamin after starting Moringa supplements is addressed in the full article below at the article directory website.

To read the full article with more detail for some of the sections go HERE

So I hope this helps you to decide how much Moringa you should take for your diet and lifestyle. 
  
Kate Freer, the herbladyisin

Visit my Alternative Medicine-Moringa Article Directory for more information and articles on alternative medicine, herbs, and Moringa.





Friday, September 23, 2016

Can Cat's Claw Take Away Arthritis Pain? RA Pain? Cancer? Better Immunity? Answers Today!





I have been using Cat's Claw for years after a car accident where I broke ribs, took the dashboard out with my knees, and compromised my kidney. Even though that was years ago, I still have some after affects from that nearly deadly accident. It was in the years where seat belts were not required yet. I fell asleep at the wheel and landed straddled over a concrete water canal in El Centro. I sat there for a long time in pain with broken ribs before emergency came and got me safely out of my truck and onto solid ground. Most cars end up face down in those canals with dead drivers. Every year a number of people drown in those canals.  I was divorced then with no insurance so after a trip to emergency, they sent me home. They did not realize I had a concussion either. Short term memory loss was an everyday frustration for over a year. One of the positive things was my great chiropractor then, who I used every week.  It was his healing help over many weeks and some effective anti-inflammatory herbs that over time got me back on my feet. One of these herbs was Cat's Claw along with INF from New Sun that is an anti-inflammatory combination of Chinese herbs. I still take it because it supports my kidneys that have not been the same since that car accident. I really believe in Cat's Claw and the other herbs I take.  When I was on vacation twice, I did not take them as I normally do. Within a few days, pain came back in my knees and hands.  

Today I published an article on Cat's Claw in my article directory.  I am a Master Herbalist, but a medical researcher as well. I love research and discovery of new information.  Often, a short blog cannot cover a topic deeply enough to satisfy my sense of education. My passion is real education not entertaining blogs about fashion or beauty. I love natural medicine and teaching people about the problems with drugs and standard medicine. I feel it is my mission to set people on a path for real healing, not drugs that are given for one health problem and create 10 more deadly ones. Many of you are being led into a life that consists of better living? through drugs, chemicals, and additives. In the future I am going to be publishing more in-depth articles on different topics. I will give a brief glimpse into the article in hopes you will read the full article in the directory. Your time will not be wasted.

Cat's Claw is an amazing herb with benefits for painful arthritis, even RA.  It is a great immune booster and has shown a list of benefits you won't believe.  It is one of my standards for healing myself and others.  So the article is here. Please read the article here and learn how it might just help with your health problem. 

All for today. Kate Freer, the Herbladyisin and Medical researcher

 Visit my other  published articles at  https://alternativemedicine-womenshealth-articles.com/


Can Cat's Claw Take Away Arthritis Pain? RA Pain? Cancer? Better Immunity? Answers Today!





I have been using Cat's Claw for years after a car accident where I broke ribs, took the dashboard out with my knees, and compromised my kidney. Even though that was years ago, I still have some after affects from that nearly deadly accident. It was in the years where seat belts were not required yet. I fell asleep at the wheel and landed straddled over a concrete water canal in El Centro. I sat there for a long time in pain with broken ribs before emergency came and got me safely out of my truck and onto solid ground. Most cars end up face down in those canals with dead drivers. Every year a number of people drown in those canals.  I was divorced then with no insurance so after a trip to emergency, they sent me home. They did not realize I had a concussion either. Short term memory loss was an everyday frustration for over a year. One of the positive things was my great chiropractor then, who I used every week.  It was his healing help over many weeks and some effective anti-inflammatory herbs that over time got me back on my feet. One of these herbs was Cat's Claw along with INF from New Sun that is an anti-inflammatory combination of Chinese herbs. I still take it because it supports my kidneys that have not been the same since that car accident. I really believe in Cat's Claw and the other herbs I take.  When I was on vacation twice, I did not take them as I normally do. Within a few days, pain came back in my knees and hands.  

Today I published an article on Cat's Claw in my article directory.  I am a Master Herbalist, but a medical researcher as well. I love research and discovery of new information.  Often, a short blog cannot cover a topic deeply enough to satisfy my sense of education. My passion is real education not entertaining blogs about fashion or beauty. I love natural medicine and teaching people about the problems with drugs and standard medicine. I feel it is my mission to set people on a path for real healing, not drugs that are given for one health problem and create 10 more deadly ones. Many of you are being led into a life that consists of better living? through drugs, chemicals, and additives. In the future I am going to be publishing more in-depth articles on different topics. I will give a brief glimpse into the article in hopes you will read the full article in the directory. Your time will not be wasted.

Cat's Claw is an amazing herb with benefits for painful arthritis, even RA.  It is a great immune booster and has shown a list of benefits you won't believe.  It is one of my standards for healing myself and others.  So the article is here. Please read the article here and learn how it might just help with your health problem. 

All for today. Kate Freer, the Herbladyisin and Medical researcher

 Visit my other  published articles at  https://alternativemedicine-womenshealth-articles.com/


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Autism and Vitamin C Deficiency

Its a beautiful day here in TN.  Before I get into the main blog, I have some thoughts on living in TN and acclimating to the South. We will have lived here two years in Jan.
Part of our property where the chickens run free in the afternoon.

Fall is here and it is cooling down. Soon the leaves will begin falling. When we moved here, we were overwhelmed with the amount of leaves to rake with over three acres consisting of rocks, trees, and hilly terrain.  I was overwhelmed with the power mowing. Most people here in TN have riding lawn mowers with multiple acreage. It is now almost two years later, we now tackle it as any huge job, one area at a time.  We work together to rake and mow the areas. We don't think, we work. The leaves go to the chicken coop yard, which they love. They get excited when we add new leaves. They scratch and look for bugs. The leaf work goes to a great cause, which makes it more enjoyable.

As an overly independent woman, I learned the real value of working together here in TN. It would be so difficult if only one of us had to do ALL of it.  The more we are together, the more I learn the value of a partnership working together.  I was always one to enjoy working on my own, doing the job, and getting it done. I chose work where I knew my job and did it, not needing supervision. I am internally driven and motivated.  There is value to that as well.   It seems in life though, that there are jobs that are just so much easier when tackled by a team or partnership.  I have learned that asking for help with a project, is not a weakness but a sign of seeing the value of added expertise or brawn. My husband can command the power mower on the side of the bank much better than I can. He does much better with chain saws. I am just not as strong as he is. It takes so much stress off, to give him those jobs.

So in my middle age, I have learned to be a team player and that is good. I think that personalities who play by themselves all too well, need to become more moderate, learning to know when to combine forces to make life easier. 

I can honestly say, my husband has taught me so much about love and the value of working together over the years. He has also infused in me a sense of humor, which was lacking from a too serious German personality. I was 20 before I learned how to smile.  I have two older sisters and it seems I inherited the more serious German nature from my father.  Germans are hard workers but need more laughter and humor to counterbalance the work side. Laughter lightens the load and creates laugh lines rather than frown lines. I so wish I had learned that earlier in life. 

How will you protect your Moringa this winter?
 
It is time to consider steps to safeguard your Moringa for the coming cooler temperatures. Are you going to leave it outside or bring it indoors?   One freeze will kill them.  

Keep track of the lows each week, so you can save your winter sensitive plants. I have a whole patio of them including three or four 20 gal containers. This year they are going to the kitchen where we keep the heater on and where there is more light. They did not survive well in the back room, even with a heater.  Both Neem and Moringa lost all their leaves. Not all the Moringa survived.  They did not dry out at all in the back room which led to root rot on several. I left them out on the porch and there was an unexpected rain. It drenched them.  They never dried out properly from that mistake.  I have them right now on the front covered porch.  We get so much rain and many surprise showers, that I cannot leave them out in the open yard. The Neem trees are hardier than the Moringa.   I have one Neem that is 3 feet high. The rest are still small. The first 2 years are slow for Neem seedings, unless you have a greenhouse.

Article published on Autism yesterday.

I published an article yesterday in my article directory on the risk of Vitamin C deficiency with autistic children.  I would suggest that all children these days are prone to vitamin deficiencies, because of the junk they eat such as soda and high sugar foods.  If you know anyone with an autistic child, pass on the article. If you have children, I suggest you read it.   Here is the article here.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Moringa Seeds Sprouting: which end is planted toward the sun?

Sprouting Moringa Seeds
I often get emails on the seeds and how to tell the root from the tree sprout itself. See the second and third one from the left with it tiny green end.

If you look at the 4th example from the left, you will see the tree sprout on the right and the root on the left. They emerge out of the seed from the same point. Often either the root or the tree shoot will sprout first.

Wait until both emerge, before planting in this method. The tree sprout will be white with the end light green. 

Do not break off the root or you will kill the seedling.

You plant them very carefully by gently laying them in a hole with the root down into the soil, the tree sprout up straight then fill in around it.
 
Depending on how the root is growing, is how to determine how you place it in the hole. Some roots grown downward or some grow to the side. Just make a depression in the soil to accommodate the root structure.


Use organic soil with plenty of organic material that drains well. Water in when you plant the sprout. Don't get them too wet or the seedlings will mold. Moist but not soggy. Don't water until they feel dry.  Don't put them in direct hot sun but indirect light until they are stronger and bigger.

The above pictures are new seedlings with their first leaves. Given sunlight and warmth, they grow like weeds. The first picture is seedlings growing in starter packs. The second picture show seedlings grown in a 20 gallon container. You can grow several in a 20 gal black container. 

Have a great week ahead!  Kate Freer, the Herbladyisin

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Bayer AF in negotiations to BUY Evil Monsanto: Bayer has a Grim History of Death and Destruction!

Monsanto who in my view is an evil monster with its genetically modified seeds is selling its holdings to the highest bidder. Bayer AG has offered them $65 billion. 

Along with making drugs and OTC medicines, Bayer is the world's leading pesticide manufacturer and the world's seventh largest seed company.  This is why they want to buy Monsanto. It will give them unequaled power to sell GMO and altered seed throughout the world.  This new company will give them power, evil power, to destroy our food supply with GMO foods and insecticides that destroy bees and other good insects.  This company not only affects the drugs we are told to take but  the food we eat.

You may know Bayer as the maker for Bayer Asprin which is sold by the millions in every drug store in the US.  Little do most of you know about the evil past of the good old Bayer company.  I will enlighten you in this blog. I wrote another article on this same subject a few years ago. 

Bayer was part of the IG Farben, a huge German pharmaceutical company in  partnership with the Nazis. They manufactured the gas used to kill hundreds of thousands of Jews in Germany.  The company used some 83,000 Jewish slaves to run its company and used them as test patients as well.  A quote from one survivor.

  "A fortnight after my arrival there I already had the prescribed hunger, that chronic hunger unknown to free men... On the back of my feet I already have those numb sores that will not heal. I push wagons, I work with a shovel, I turn rotten in the rain, I shiver in the wind, already my own body is no longer mine: my belly is swollen, my limbs emaciated."a quote from a survivor from this history account .....read it here.....it will make you sick.


Bayer also manufactured chemical weapons used in the trenches such as chlorine gas that burned the lungs of the men as it was killing them.


It wasn't until 1995, that Helge Wehmeier, head of Bayer at that point, apologized for their atrocities in World War 11 with one Jewish survivor..one.  To my knowledge, they never owned up in any way to the thousands made ill by their tainted blood they sent. They never apologized for the evil of heroine or for their other crimes of drugs that do more damage than good. 

"Auschwitz: 60 Year Anniversary– the Role of IG Farben-Bayer
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the Soviet liberation of the Nazi death camp, Auschwitz. Elderly Holocaust survivors, former soldiers and world leaders have gathered in Poland to mark the 60th anniversary: “I would like to say to all the people on the Earth: This should never be repeated, ever,” said Maj. Anatoly Shapiro, 92, who led the first Soviet troops to enter Auschwitz. 

Lest we forget an important corporate participant in the Holocaust – two excerpts shed light on the role of IG Farben, ie. Bayer. 

IG Farben was the most powerful German corporate cartel in the first half of the 20th century and the single largest profiteer from the Second World War. IG (Interessengemeinschaft) stands for “Association of Common Interests”: IG Farben included BASF, Bayer, Hoechst, and other German chemical and pharmaceutical companies.

As documents show, IG Farben was intimately involved with the human experimental atrocities committed by Mengele at Auschwitz. 

A German watchdog organization, the GBG Network, maintains copious documents and tracks Bayer Pharmaceutical activities. 

Below is an excerpt from a BBC documentary about an Auschwitz survivor who for years tried to get compensation from the pharmaceutical giant that carried out medical experiments on her. Now living in Dundee, Scotland, she tells her story in a BBC documentary. 

Another excerpt is from the website of the Dr. Rath Health Foundation. Dr. Matthias Rath heads a research development institute in nutritional and Cellular Medicine conducting basic research and clinical studies to scientifically document the health benefits of micronutrients in fighting a multitude of diseases. Dr. Rath was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1955. 

In the Auschwitz files, correspondence between the camp commander and Bayer Leverkusen was discovered. It dealt with the sale of 150 female prisoners for experimental purposes: 

“With a view to the planned experiments with a new sleep-inducing drug we would appreciate it if you could place a number of prisoners at our disposal (…)” – “We confirm your response, but consider the price of 200 RM per woman to be too high. We propose to pay no more than 170 RM per woman. If this is acceptable to you, the women will be placed in our possession. We need some 150 women (…)” – “We confirm your approval of the agreement. Please prepare for us 150 women in the best health possible (…)” – “Received the order for 150 women. Despite their macerated condition they were considered satisfactory. We will keep you informed of the developments regarding the experiments (…)” – “The experiments were performed. All test persons died. We will contact you shortly about a new shipment (…)”

The owner of Bayer had his company taken away by the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal after the war ended because of their war crimes. The company was sold by the war crimes courts to a company in Canada. He later bought it back from that Canadian company later..  So folks it was proven in the war crime trials the role they played in the destruction of the Jews.  

The history of the Bayer Company is full of money, greed, and destruction.

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Heroine, which is a potent destroyer and killer was invented by Bayer around the same time period. It was advertised as a cough remedy for children with no side effects, even though they knew that was a lie.  Drs gave it away like candy until it was shown very quickly to be addictive and a destroyer. It took them several years to ban this drug.  Bayer made a fortune on its sale.

In the late1970,s until around the middle of 1985, Bayer gave known contaminated blood with HIV and Hepatitis C to third world countries resulting in thousands of people coming down with the diseases. They had extracted the blood from prisoners, homosexuals, and drug users.  In those days there were no blood screening tools available but they knew the blood was contaminated. This was discovered later but the company was not shut down or persecuted by the government.  

In 2001, its anti-cholesterol drug, Baycol/Lipobay,  has been linked to 100 deaths and 1600 plus injuries. The company neglected to notify the authorities about the deadly side effects for several months. It has a sordid history of manufacturing drugs they know have dangerous side effects, hide that knowledge until patients prove that fact, then finally are forced to take it off the market. They then bring on another one to replace that with the same results later.

In 2006, the US rice crop was illegally altered with Bayer's  GMO rice. It is unknown how much rice was altered.  They manufacture imidacloprid which is used to treat seed.  The company is being sued by  bee keepers for loss of their bees. This seed treatment is banned in France and several companies.   

Send letters to Bayer in protest to this sale.  Refuse to buy their products.  Do what you can as an individual to protest Bayer.  

References:
The reference below needs to read in depth by everyone of you who trusts the drug companies with your health.  Bayer is one of many with blood on their hands.  This reference below is one of the best historical accounting of Bayer.  http://www.gmwatch.org/gm-firms/11153-bayer-a-history

http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/bayer-nazi-role-article-1.701925http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/bayer-nazi-role-article-1.701925

http://ahrp.org/auschwitz60-year-anniversary-the-role-of-ig-farben-bayer/