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Time For The Annual Pharma Cleanup!

Happy New Year, everybody! Hope you had a great New Year’s Eve with your family and friends and I’m confident you’ll build yourself an amazing 2013.

The first MyFamilySurvivalPlan resolution is to get to know you, guys, a little better and hear your opinion loud and clear from now on. So please use and abuse the comments section to the articles you read here, I’d love to see your take on the stuff I write, whether you agree with me or not. We’ve all got different opinions and that I respect all the way. So knock yourselves out!


Ok, so let’s get to today’s topic and what made me choose this particular subject. Every year, at the beginning of January, I check my stockpile and clear shelves of all the stuff that’s gone bad. Including meds. I’ve got a large drawer where I keep all the pills and the herbal remedies that don’t require any special storage. I’ve got them categorized according to the illness they can treat (or prevent) and I chose not to make extra-categories according to expiration dates, as it seemed a bit too complicated. Therefore, I take the time to check them once a year and throw out everything that’s not safe.

In the past years, I’d put all the outdated meds in a bag and then just throw them in the garbage bin. Wow, was that a mistake! I didn’t even think about what would happen to the pills after I threw them away…But then I read an article on saying almost all expired meds end up in the water we drink.


And not just any kind of pills, but antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, according to a test conducted by Associated Press.

However, the results were deemed as false, after some Big Pharma companies conducted their own tests and miraculously found infinitely smaller amounts of chemicals in the water. Thankfully, AP decided to publish their results anyway. Here’s just an excerpt from the article:

In Philadelphia, sixty-three pharmaceuticals or byproducts were found in the city’s watersheds.

A sex hormone was detected in San Francisco’s drinking water.

The drinking water for Washington, D.C., and surrounding areas tested positive for six pharmaceuticals.”

Obviously, officials refused to make any comments and denied all requests for interviews. At some point, they realised they had to say something about these test results, so the usual statement was made: “(…) drinking water continues to meet all federal and state regulations regarding drinking water quality in the watershed and the distribution system”.

What regulation are we talking about here? There are NO regulations to address this issue. Just as there are NO regulations to address the quantities of toxic substances that can be found in meds.

For example, the FDA has not yet set the maximum daily dose limits for toxic metals in dietary supplements. They just take products off the market if they’re found to be dangerous for people’s health. But if no one discovers that mercury and lead are main ingredients in a product that’s suppose to make you better, not the other way around… you’ll just end up buying it and feeding yourself cancer and heart disease.


That’s why I try to buy as many natural remedies as possible. And not off the Internet, cause I hear there are a lot of scammers selling so-called “ayurvedic” medicines out there. It’s best if you can find a trustworthy person who makes these remedies themselves (there are many elderly ladies who’ve got the most amazing recipes for natural treatments, you just need to ask around).

So, to sum up here’s what I’d like you to do these days when you’ve got the time:

– If you’ve got a meds stockpile, check the items for expiration dates. If you don’t have one yet, start stockpiling, cause you never know when you’re going to need it.

– Do not throw outdated meds in the trash bin, as they may end up in the water you drink. Just keep them in a separate bag or box and try to find a safer way to get rid of them (I’ll be asking around, too, and if I find a solution, I’ll happily share it with you, so stay tuned).

– Get as many natural remedies as you can, as a replacement for the outdated chemical meds. But be very careful where you buy them from. If you can’t find a reliable source, get the recipes and make the remedies yourself, at home. It may take more time, but at least you know it’s 100% safe.

That’s it for now, but I’ll certainly write more on this topic in the future, so if you’re interested in it, make sure you bookmark this page. Until then, check out the latest articles posted on MyFamilySurvivalPlan. Stay safe!

By Alec Deacon

BPA Disrupts Metabolic Rates And Causes Obesity, According To New Study

BPA Disrupts Metabolic Rates and Causes Obesity, According to New Studyimage © Ruggiero Scardigno –

A new study conducted by the New York University of Medicine reports that packaged food is directly correlated to the obesity levels rising in American children because of their exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA).

According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2003, 92.6% of children 6 years and older had obviously measurable levels detected in tested urine.

The study also concludes that BPA disrupts other multiple metabolic mechanisms.

BPA has been identified by scientists as a cause for recent early pubescent development in our children. Between the ages of 5 – 7 is the new average pubescent age, wherein this physiological change used to occur several years later just a generation ago.

BPA is a highly toxic estrogen accelerator that is used in all plastic products commercially produced. The chemical mimics natural estrogen when leeched into the body. It offsets natural estrogen levels, causing the body to hasten its pubescent generation. Nearly all children are exposed to this chemical through plastic toys, pacifiers, bottles, sippy cups. Its influence on natural hormone distribution within the body has proven to be incredibly damaging.

In April of this year, GlobalData surmised that manufacturers would produce 4.7 million metric tons of BPA to be used in plastics worldwide.

While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned its use in certain children’s products, it is widely used in packaging processed foods.

In fact, the FDA claims that there is not enough convincing evidence to support the banning of BPA from use in food products, plastic packaging, and personal care products. The FDA also asserted that there is insufficient scientific proof to justify restricting BPA’s use.

Other chemicals linked to obesity in humans are:

• Monosodium glutamate (MSG)

• Phthalates (used in plastics)

• PFOA (used in Teflon) also are harmful to the human immune system, liver, and thyroid

• Corn fed cows has higher levels of saturated fat in their beef

• Arsenic (fed to pigs and chickens) affects the thyroid gland

• Pharmaceuticals and medications in public water supplies negatively affect the natural chemical make-up of our bodies

The claim by recent a recent study that obesity is linked to IQ, which was funded by the pharmaceutical industry serves to purvey the ideal that drugs are the answer to America’s weight problem. By determining the metabolic syndrome rate in a teenager, it is suggested that their cognitive brain function is compromised by their body mass index (BMI).

The author of this study recommends using methods to develop a classification for overweight children in America so that the psychiatric industry can work together with the pharmaceutical corporations to develop drugs.

Young people have been targeted as having a propensity toward becoming obese in rural areas. It was also noted that ethnicity played a part in the likelihood of becoming overweight. Blacks and Hispanics, according to the study, have a poor diet and are physically isolated, and do not necessarily have access to healthy food.

The World Health Organization (WHO) have asserted that American over-consumption of food is a drain on global resources and unsustainable. Although Americans only account for 6% of the global population, more than a third of them are considered obese.

WHO would like the average global body weight to be near emaciated levels to conserve food stores and reduce the human impact on the planet.

Michelle Obama has remarked that the growing number of obese children in America is a threat to national security.

Endocrinologist Robert Lustig of the University of California, San Francisco observes, “This epidemic of obese 6-month-olds. Since they’re eating only formula or breast milk, and never exactly got a lot of exercises, the obvious explanations for obesity don’t work for babies. You have to look beyond the obvious.”

Early life exposure to traces of chemicals and hormone-mimicking pollutants, such as BPA, in the environment, act on genes in the developing fetus and newborns and turn more precursor cells into fat cells. These chemicals cause the cells to hoard nutrients, directly causing weight gain in infants. They may even cause severe alterations in the body’s metabolic rate.

by Susanne Posel – Occupy Corporatism