Is natural health becoming more and more about ego and money as time progresses?
As people fall away from believing solely in western allopathic medicine more and more seeing the destruction long-term pharmaceutical use can cause they are turning, rightly, to nature for relief and healing.
It’s hard to know who to listen to.
With western “approved” medicine and medical treatments there was always the illusionary safety net of being able to depend on FDA approval, medical boards, and reputable doctors who graduated from well-known universities. But so many of those avenues have been contaminated no longer having humanities best interest at heart. Much of it has turned in favor of big pay offs and kick backs that people are now searching for alternative healers, body workers, doctors, speakers and writers who share information in order to ease their ailments rather than following traditional routes.
I think most of us can agree that the majority of those who get into Natural Health, Healing, Body Work, and even those that go to medical school do so because they want to help others to live happy healthy lives. It does seem though that with all of the contradictory informational confusion, especially with the invent of the internet combined with the desperation of those living in pain who search for help, healing and direction, an off shoot of what the market is producing is a certain percentage of high profile self promoting self proclaimed self help gurus whose main goal is padding their bank accounts.
Though much of the information coming forth is sound, there seems to be a growing emphasis on showmanship, ego and personal career boost vs. really helping the people they proclaim to want to help.
Time and time again it is feeling like the same story as a re-run with a different cast of characters. Scams are prevalent either with products that do not work as promised or even when the products do work or are of good information there are those that prey on others who are willing to fund, support and jump on their well intentioned band-wagons only to lose out in the end.
This makes it increasingly more difficult for those who are well intentioned and do business honestly and to get people to believe in them and what they are promoting, which often times could very likely help improve their quality of life, yet they may pass on an opportunity and miss out as the trust level is being degraded.
Becoming informed, aware, and knowledgeable about health is no small feet especially as more and more information comes to light on a daily basis with previous conceptions and misconceptions changing as well.
We as human beings are intricate puzzles. I fully believe that all health issues can be solved and healed if we work with our bodies rather than fighting against them. Finding the core issues and allowing healing is vital as the mental, emotional and spiritual manifests in the physical. Getting to a level where you not only understand this on an educational level but on a root level of core belief takes time, study, personal clearing and often investment in ones self.
When choosing to devote your life or energy towards a mission of helping others along their path to health of course you do deserve payment for your time and effort. It is work. As much as many of us would love to simply volunteer our time, talents and knowledge I do understand that we have bills to pay and lives to maintain just like everyone else. I am not saying it’s wrong to make money in your chosen field. Money is nothing but an energy exchange. It keeps Universal balance flowing.
So how do you tell the difference between someone who is genuine in their desire to help humanity and someone who has gotten wrapped up in their own ego and is in it for the attention and the money?
I wish I could give you an easy answer. Having been duped myself a couple of times the best advice I have is to listen to your intuition and your feelings. If something feels off or wrong, don’t push that aside. Never listen to anyone above your own inner voice no matter how persuasive they may be.
Along with that if you have become involved in something or with someone that you later find isn’t all that it was cracked up to be, stand up for yourself as well as others if you see an injustice taking place.
Greed, Money, and Ego have completely contaminated Western Medicine in our society….. Lets not allow the same thing to happen in the field of Natural Health.
Originally published on hcbl.com
AUTHOR: SARAH BARENDSE
Do you Want to Sign a Hold harmless Agreement with Bio-Weapons: AKA: Big Chemical Companies; Big Agri companies & Food Suppliers?
Think really hard before you answer the above questions.
What are your answers? YES or NO? and to which part is YES and NO? Again, plain and simple answers to simple questions. Do you want to "sign" a hold harmless agreement with toxic corporations who will wreak havoc on your health and the health of the planet? Are you FOR the Planet and your health? Are you against the Planet and your health?
Let's ask this question in another way:
Why do you want to label toxic genocide foods instead of protecting organic standards as they were originally intended?
These toxic foods are already labeled,they are labeled by their brand name as seen below. The major organic brands are owned by these companies, such as Santa Cruz, Seeds of Change, Garden of Eden, Silk etc. So what's the point of labeling something which is already labeled poison?
What are we talking about you ask? Let's think about this logically and common sense wise. You see, you are are playing right into the hands that rock the cradle. The food giants, chemical companies and pharmaceutical companies are IN FAVOR of the labeling campaign. Oh, but they spend millions to stop the labeling! Well at first glance, it would seem as true. Let's take a deeper look into this. Are they spending millions to STOP the labeling? Or is it being filtered right into the very food and water you eat and drink?
As you will note in an article quoted below, the labeling of our foods plays right into the "eat at your own risk" mentality. All those 'activist' who are IN FAVOR of the labeling campaigns are actually NOT for the health of the planet or your health. How do we suppose this you ask? Well for starters, let's make a comparison. Let's say you are about to go for the first time to jump out of a plane. You know the rules, you of course GET EDUCATED about the jump and the possibilities of what could go wrong along with education of the thrill of the jump is. Then OF COURSE do you not sign a "Hold Harmless" agreement? This agreement is a matter of fact and simply stated that you will NOT hold the instructor, pilot, organization or anyone involved with the execution of the jump accountable in case of injury, hospitalization or even death. You or your family members can not then go back after you signed that contract and sue them for anything. Right? Yes indeed. OK, now that we have this understanding, do you realize the education in which is being put forth by "Labeling Activists"? (yes most labeling activists are true spirits and very well meaning, they just lack the complete and factual information that leads to understanding) The chemical companies are actually paying for all of this education to put forth to the public. Now, they can with a 'clear conscious' put a label on each food item, because they KNOW that YOU the consumer will NOT be able to come back and sue them IF you encounter any ailments, disease or death due to consuming any foods with GMO inside them. WHY, HOW you ask? By purchasing that food that is CLEARLY marked GMO or even if it does not have a label on it you have ELECTED to 'sign' your 'hold harmless agreement'. You have noticed products throughout the grocery stores with a NON GMO label on it. This is awesome news to these companies mentioned above. Again, this is right in the consumers face with a package marked NON GMO. Therefore, the consumer sees the choices and CHOOSES anyway the product that may contain GMO. Once again they MARKED the packages and YOU chose which you wanted to consume.
Let's take another aspect of the above situation. The "Pro-Label Activist" can NOT possibly be FOR labeling AND for the health of the planet as this very concept is a complete COMPROMISE. It is a compromise by way of saying: "Yes, we want the big Ag, food suppliers and chemical companies to label your GMO products". In other words the "Activist" are saying: "OK, you all CAN KEEP your GMO infestation, we just want to know where they are". Are you with us here? Are you seeing what is really going on? They are saying, fine keep your GMO, just label them in plain site. So how can you COMPROMISE like this? How can you possibly expect to clean up the planet by making these vital compromises? It's like saying, "cigarettes are OK just because the surgeon general put a warning label stating that smoking these may cause cancer". Did this STOP people from smoking and buying them? Did the sales of cigarettes go down due to this label? It is plain and simple, the public WILL STILL BUY the labeled foods.
Now let's go even a step further. We have said this time and time again. Just because a product is labeled with a NON GMO, GMO FREE or even Organic Label on it, does NOT mean that it is free from HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) MSG (Mono-Sodium Glutamate) or other toxic ingredients and artificial flavorings. Sure, it may be a GMO free seed, but they may have sprayed the heck out of that seed, and the crop, with toxic chemicals. Also based on public interviews and surveys in the consumer world of food, it has been discovered that the consumer WILL STILL buy that GMO labeled product BECAUSE the FDA and Government said it was safe. After all the FDA and/ or Government would not allow products on grocery store shelves if it were dangerous for the consumer. This is exactly what 85% of the public still believe. Please note an article written below a couple of years ago by Lynnette Marie.
Are You FOR Planet Earth and Your Family's Health? OR Are you AGAINST It?
THIS IS WHY THE LABELING OF FOODS DOES NOT WORK
"As an advocate for pure foods and as I travel the USA and other countries, I find the same problems to be only covered with a bandage for temporary remedy. Being on the road since April of 2011 with bicycle T.O.U.R.s and seminars actually getting out and meeting and interviewing the real consumers of the world, I realize what people really hear and see. It is really an unfortunate stage of the world we are in. We have so many people wanting answers and so many activists trying to put out the great information about informing the public and demanding the labeling of our foods. After interviewing and corresponding with the general consumers of the world, I realize that labeling a food that has GMO in it makes NO difference to Monsanto at all. Why you ask? The feed-back we get from the consumer and college students is a simple statement. Our team simply ask them what a GMO is what round-up is and who Monsanto is.. We also ask them who Cargill, Syngenta and other chemical companies are Literally 85% of the public is clueless of what and who these companies are. Astounding you say. Yes indeed. We then put some examples out on a table and do the labeling of the products which clearly points what product has GMO inside, and what products do not. Then we ask the question: “What product would you choose to buy for your home”? They ask us if the foods on the table have been FDA approved? We say of course they have. (You see, at this point, we are not giving them the FULL story just yet of how the FDA is a farce and only provides for money being made. Therefore we can get an UNBIASED real experiment). So the consumer proceeds to pick up the product which has been labeled GMO INSIDE, however, some do also pick up the product that has been labeled with the USDA organic label. Their reasoning? Direct answer from random consumers. “I do not have a problem buying anything that is on our grocery store shelves or that has a label on it that is GMO, because IF our government and FDA says it is ok to sell, then it is obviously safe for ME”. The next step is my continued seminar to explain how the FDA and big food industry works and we get REAL turn around after a speech!
This is another very unfortunate scenario, because the labeling campaign has begun to separate the good people in the organic movement. Separating all well meaning people. Due to the fact we are fighting among ourselves to bicker back and forth about what really needs to be done. While we are all bickering on what the real issues are, guess what?? The wonderful system in place has yet again, mastered the minds of the all unsuspecting. They have created an illusion for the world and a divide mechanism to conquer US at our own good intentions. Therefore, until we realize what the real culprit to the food problem is, we will continue to be defeated. Also, until we realize that it is all or NOTHING mentality that will truly change the world, we will make very little progress. By demanding all or nothing, we gain the ears of the public with out confusion. We help the world to really understand what is going on, then if they still just do not get it, guess what again?? We have cleaned up the food supply by demanding the companies to be toxic-free and therefore the consumer who shops blindly will buy the products that are safe because they will NOT even know there is another choice! Of course the mass cleaning of the entire food supply will take some time, but it CAN be done with all of OUR efforts.
Demanding transparency, purity and toxic-free products rather than just labeling a product that has a GMO inside it will gain broader attention. Also demanding all of this instead of ONLY taking 1 to 2 bad ingredients out of a product will create mass understanding that it is all or nothing. I mean, the GMO FREE plant can be sprayed with toxic chemicals. The 2 bad ingredients taken out of a product still leaves the product with toxic cancer causing ingredients in it. The GMO FREE label still allows for HFCS, MSG and many other harmful substances. The removal of only some ingredients still creates confusion of what is safe or NOT. I mean if you take 1 or 2 ingredients out of a list of 15 or 20 toxic ingredients, then how on earth can we put this product back on the shelves and call it safe? Do you get my point? It really is NOT rocket science. It’s ALL or NOTHING. Does not a moldy water contaminate the entire crop? Then how can leaving other bad ingredients mixed with good ingredients be of any good to us"?
You make the choice. You decide what is safe.
November 29, 2012
THE CONDITIONS ON WHICH THE INDUSTRY ACCEPTS VOLUNTARY LABELING "The food giants, chemical companies and pharmaceutical companies are IN FAVOR of the labeling campaign. Oh, but they spend millions to stop the labeling! Well at first glance, it would seem as true. "
I repeat, why do you want to label toxic genocide foods instead of protecting organic standards as they were originally intended?
Now let's dig even a bit further. In an article by Rudy Twomoon, you will see more clearly the COMPROMISE of the labeling campaigns.
You can read more on what he says HERE
Do you demand answers as to why certain people want to stamp a label on a poison product, but not demand the poisoning of our children and planet be stopped!!??!! We demand those answers.
SIMPLE QUESTIONS REQUIRES SIMPLE ANSWERS. YES or NO.
Do YOU want a clean and toxic-free planet? Do you want clean food, clean water and clean air?
(back to these questions at the end of this note)
Many of you have asked, “ What led you on your organic crusades and mission out-reach?” Many of you think I just came from out of nowhere. Some think that I have “my own agenda”. Others can’t believe I stay grounded in this world of confusion and madness. I appreciate each and every one of you for your questions and continued support. I appreciate all of the companies which continue to support each of my (OUR) missions.
The answers are very simple. I began my studies, research and quest for truth, honesty and a cure for our son’s “incurable” disease, Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis. (Our son, Coty encountered 28 surgeries and 2 near death experiences with 7 different surgeons with this deadly disease). I began this quest 22 years ago, but with no avail or light at the end of the tunnel. Back then, I had only known to rely on the doctors of the western medicine to treat and keep our son alive. The years went on and the disease progressed further and further, UNTIL his 2nd near death experience. (more on our son’s illness and cure on my blog under, Not All Wheezers Are Asthmatic). This last terrifying experience led my family to a total shift in gears in which WE demanded answers and truths and direction from the doctors. Once we found the doctor who was able to treat and CURE our son just 10 years ago, I began my awakening and understanding of the truth of how the systematic pharmaceutical and medicine world works along with the greedy politics who slip their fingers in every move that is made.
This awakening led me to shout out from the roof tops to the world that WE FOUND A CURE for this deadly disease that takes more lives of children than HIV or heart related diseases do. Our family was on to something, on to curing and SAVING children and saving a ton of money for the families of children suffering this deadly disease. Wow, we can now help children all over the country suffering. Woo hoo, "We found the cure and lives will be saved," so we thought. We started a foundation on our son’s behalf, The Coty Pate Foundation for Respiratory Papillomatosis. We set this up as a 501c3 with the IRS for raising money SOLELY for the purpose of handing every dime of that money back to the families who needed travel to the only doctor in America able to cure this disease. We held seminars, press conferences with VP’s of the children’s hospitals, otolaryngologist and scientist. We made our message loud and clear, so loud that we were SILENCED and shoved under a deep tunnel of confusion and deception. We were crushed to find that the powers that be were the ‘powers that deceive’. We lost 4 children in one year due to neglect, dishonesty and greed. We were insulted and accused of bringing ‘quackery’ to the public. Due to the fact that we lived in Memphis, TN (the WRONG place to even think about mentioning a cure or bringing a promising truth foundation) we had many big players and politics to contend with. This led us to heart break and financial ruin, for you cannot successfully operate a charitable foundation without a million dollars in the bank. We competed with St. Jude, LeBonnheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee for funding. Needless to say, we were vetoed before we even requested. None the less, we funded the organization our from our own family’s income until we could DO NO MORE. Then we just decided to at least get the message out and at least get the kids to Denver to be treated. We did get the help of Angel Flight life line to serve these precious souls. After a long stretch of continued slaps in the face and being told our information will NEVER be accepted, we became prey to the powers that be and we just gave up and decided we have a family to feed with our 2 other children. Therefore, we stopped all that we had begun in 2005. (We started this foundation in 2003). http://www.wysk.com/index/tennessee/cordova/7xk88mv/coty-pate-foundation-for-respiratory-papillomatosis/profile
Give up you ask? No, just stayed silent for all these years due to disheartenment and due to the fact that the USA wreaked havoc upon the curing doctor. Therefore, he left to go back to Switzerland. I saw this, and decided that if they run a doctor who practices medicine in a western medical hospital in Presbyterian St. Luke in Denver, CO then who am I to stand the test of time? Years of silent I became. During those years of silence, I silently researched, studied, worked at holistic doctor’s offices and took classes, direct education from amazing doctors. I studied the greed of the government and all the tangled webs they so beautifully weave. I studied all the many legs and strings to each web. I watched my dad work his way through the tightly woven web. (This later led to his murder in August of 2013) I worked in the world quietly and studiously.
We then opened our first organic retail shop and oxygen bar in Florida in 2009. This led me to study closely the purity of organic companies. We ONLY sold the best and the purest of products in our shop with the health of the planet and families in mind. As I sat in our shop, I began unraveling the twisted, knotted highway to deception. I began to become non-fearful and once again introduce the message about our son’s deadly disease. I began writing and documenting all I researched. This led me to write my first book: ‘Lose Weight…The Pate Weigh’. Then on to my next book: ‘Fuel for the Body’. As I sat in my shop, I realized that I am only reaching a small public in one town in Florida. I saw the need to get OUT and educate the masses with great organic and eye opening information. Therefore, I decided to QUIETLY prepare and organize a 3 person bicycle T.O.U.R. (Total Organic Understanding Ride). This T.O.U.R. would last for 30 days and travel from Cincinnati, OH to West Palm Beach, FL. This T.O.U.R. was to educate and empower the public about organic and sustainable living as well as help them to heal/cure and restore their health just as OUR family did.
This T.O.U.R. was completely SELF FUNDED by my husband and myself with the sales of my book. I did have the support of some amazing sponsors to help offset the food costs. These sponsors were Navita’s Naturals, Celtic Sea Salt, Guayaki Yerba Mate, Manitoba Harvest and Garden of Life. We had a great 3 person T.O.U.R. for the 30 days. We empowered the east coast, educated the colleges, high schools and elementary schools. We even made splashes at random events along the way. The rest is history, as noted on my web pages with the continued success of the T.O.U.R.s
I tell you all of this to make points that as I sought out quietly and persistently to get the solid message out and that I did NOT compromise my food and my family’s health. Hey, I was guilty of participating in the ‘Right to Know’ march, the ‘Just Label It’ campaigns, the ‘Just Say No to GMO’. Yes, I did all of that. THEN, as I remembered my past experiences with my son and his disease and my kidney surgery and my dad’s stories and the deception from the western medical doctors and pharmaceutical companies, I looked very deeply at what message I, myself was putting out to the public. I remembered that the very message I was putting out was MISLEADING. What, you ask? How could I think this? As I looked deep within and glazed at the public, I started to see the REPEATS of what deception I had already experienced years ago. THIS simply gave me another awakening. I will be damned if I am fooled again and deceived by the ‘green washing’ that appears to be going on. I mean as I turned my entire world around to come to RESTORE the health of my child, my kidney and my family, to find that the ‘safe haven’ I sought is also misleading the people! NO, I will not sit fearful by anymore and let this happen.
By this, I mean, it is ALL or NOTHING. Why on earth would I accept or expect the public to accept anything LESS than pure, clean and toxic-free foods? Why would I compromise my health only to choose the “better of the evils”? Why on earth would I slip back into a maze of mirrors? Why would I jeopardize my family’s health, the health of the planet? Why would I compromise MY integrity or health? I realized that the old saying stands true to the test of all times. “Watch where the crowd runs, then run the opposite direction, as they are usually wrong”. My dad was so true to this. He ALWAYS looked and WALKED the opposite direction of the crowd. I found myself doing exactly what I was taught NOT to do. "Snap out of it," I told myself. Thus, my researching the research began again.
This long story serves to make my point and moral to these questions:
So our team of 6 and I have been accused of having 'an agenda of our own Pure Integrity label'. Hmmm. Well, your honor, the jury is back and we have been FOUND GUILTY! GUILTY of wanting TRUTH, INTEGRITY, PURITY AND A TOXIC-FREE PLANET. GUILTY of spreading the TRUTH to a misled society. GUILTY as charged! But let us make ONE correction. You mentioned a 'label'.
The Pure Integrity Verified Seal is NOT a label (sticker) it is a SEAL. SEAL of INTEGRITY. ;-)
Let me ask again the questions from the beginning of the blog.
If your answer is YES. Then the only SOLUTION to combat the toxic world we live in is to help the public choose the TRUE companies who are already making their products with NO toxic chemicals, additives or hormones, period.
We DEMAND complete transparency and trust in the foods we purchase for our families. We simply can NOT pretend to solve the problem and ONLY require just a FEW ingredients to be pure. I mean, like taking the 'yoga mat' out of the bread from Sub Way was a great move. BUT WHY did it stop there? Why take ONE ingredient out, when the rest of the ingredients are cancer causing and toxic combustion ingredients. Just the same as demanding the cereal companies to remove the BHT from their cereals, only addressing ONE TINY aspect of the toxicity. Why compromise? Why not clean it all up? This is why it does NO good to go after the big food industry companies. They are going to do what they are going to do. HOWEVER, IF we approach the "Organic" companies to bring their foods clean and toxic free, then we keep the INTEGRITY ALIVE in the organic world and therefore the organic companies will see NO need to sell out to the big food giants. Because the food giants are NOT buying companies, THEY ARE BUYING YOU, the CONSUMER! What will YOUR choice be?
If you do NOT believe that YOU can make THIS vital difference, then please read this below short statement from one of our team members:
"I have to let you know, in the last 48 hours, a group of us went on a challenge spree. We created so much of a stir, we literally upset all 50 states, plus many many cities and towns across the US. We uncovered and challenged lies. Just 6 of us did this. Nothing we did was illegal. Everything was an exposure to help this planet. Many of these group's explicitly demanded their teams and leaders not engage with us or read any of our remarks.....(yes, we saw the emails)..... Not because were mean or bullying mind you, but because they were afraid people would wake up to the truth behind the Labeling measures being pushed. Our group of 6. Imagine what would happen if the people being fooled all joined together to ask the very simple questions we asked.....we didnt make statements......all we did was ask questions.
Do you want to help our movement grow? Do you demand answers as to why certain people want to stamp a label on a poison product, but not demand the poisoning of our children and planet be stopped!!!!!?????!!!!!!!
Do you? Do you want to know? So do I. Stay tuned and I'll explain how you can help us, to help you."
by Rudy TwoMoon. You can find his awesome articles and more insight HERE
So as you can see from the above statement, WE DO have the power to end this madness. DEMAND NO COMPROMISES. ONLY a small group of six of us stirred some pots. HOW can YOU help US to help YOU RESTORE the health of the planet?
Come say YES with US. YES to clean food, water and air. Join us on our world wide YES T.O.U.R. and see where we will be SOWING SEEDS in our group mission worldwide out reach to truly BLOOM WHERE WE ARE PLANTED! Stay tuned for how YOU can join us in our Planet Saving grassroots, food-growing, seed-throwing style project...official press release is just around the bend!
From US to YOU. LIVE HAPPY. BE PURE! Always