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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Art of Living Out Loud with Dr. Meg Blackburn Losey

Join us Thursday, November 1st, at 2PM-Central for an Awakening Zone presentation of The Sandie Sedgbeer Show: Conversation at the Cutting Edge when Sandie's guests will be Dr. Meg Blackburn Losey and Dr. Donese Worden

Your Health - Your Choice with Dr. Donese Worden (20 min)

Frank and fearless, Dr. Donese Worden is a passionate advocate for truth in medicine.  In this regular segment she takes on the role of our eyes and ears, to help us carve a pathway through the minefield of information (and disinformation) about our health, our bodies, and our rights, bringing us everything we need to know to safeguard our own and our loved one’s health.

The Art of Living Out Loud with Dr. Meg Blackburn Losey
Dr. Meg Blackburn Losey

Master healer and metaphysical teacher Meg Losey experienced her own life crisis in which she lost everything--her house, her business, and her relationship and was forced to learn how to accept this devastating situation.

In The Art of Living Out Loud, Losey describes how she learned to live an authentic life, from this traumatic experience. She guides readers through the process of coming clean with ourselves, accepting who we are, discovering our purpose and developing the courage to embody it.

Losey shows how to find one's power from the inside out, dropping pretenses and perceptions of control, shedding fears, and embracing who we are. We can literally create a perfect life right here on earth. "I learned that creating the kind of experience that I wanted in life was as easy as believing it, and that worrying was nothing more than fear of 'what ifs' that didn't even exist."

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

IMPORTANT! Message to California About GMO Foods

Don't believe the so-called "expert" detractors who are saying GMO foods are safe... They're fooling Dr. Oz AND you.  Prop 37 must go through to send them and the rest of the message, "Stop playing Frankstein with the health of our kids and us!" 
This is a long article but it is well worth reading before you cast your vote next week. 
Sandie Sedgbeer 
“Expert” Detractors on California Prop 37 
are Shills for Big Biotech
By Dr. Mercola
All eyes are on California where Proposition 37, which, if passed, would require labeling of foods produced using genetic engineering. It will be put to voters on November 6th. In recent weeks, the battle over GMO labeling has taken an ugly turn. In a true David versus Goliath battle, the opposition will apparently stop at nothing to defeat the measure.
What are they so afraid of?
A common corporate tactic, well-honed by the tobacco industry, is to hire "third-party experts" to bring your message to the public, especially through the media. The idea is that academic types carry much more credibility than the likes of Monsanto when it comes to defending genetically engineered food.
University of California at Monsanto?
Monsanto Expert, Henry Miller: "I am Not a Stanford Professor, But I Play One on TV"
False Claims and Misrepresentations Used to Mislead Voters
Fuzzy Logic Used to Confuse You on the Basic Issues
Science Media Centre aka Big Biotech Spin Control
  • BASF
  • Bayer
  • Biotechnology & Biological Sciences and Research Council
  • CropLife (pesticide and biotech trade group)
  • Monsanto
  • Novartis
  • Syngenta
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Passing Prop 37 is Key to Expanding Sustainable Agriculture in North America
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From the original post at:
It's no accident that the "No on Prop 37" campaign has many academics on its side at the University of California at Davis. The school enjoys millions of dollars in research grants and other largesse from the biotech industry.
A 2004 story in the Sacramento Bee1 describes UC Davis as a research incubator for Big Biotech:
"You name it, and biotechnology companies help pay for it at UC Davis: laboratory studies, scholarships, post-doctoral students' salaries, professors' travel expenses, even the campus utility bill."
According to Bill Liebhardt, former director of the UC system's sustainable farming program:
"'The public is having a hard time figuring out where the corporate door ends and where the university door begins.' And UC Davis cell biologist Eduardo Blumwald says that biotech companies 'are influencing the way we do research.'"
That would certainly explain why so many UC Davis professors profess support for the "No on 37" campaign.
One article, co-authored by University of California at Davis professor Colin Carter,2 not only defends genetically engineered (GE) foods, but also makes unsubstantiated claims while mischaracterizing the language of Prop 37, as Tufts professor Parke Wilde pointed out in August.3 Another pair of UC Davis professors were paid by the "No on 37" campaign, which released their report4with this dramatic headline:
"UC Davis Professors of Agricultural Economics Release New Report that Shows Proposition 37 Will Increase Costs for California Farmers and Food Processors by $1.2 Billion."
The Los Angeles Times5 reported that the No campaign paid UC Davis professors Julian Alston and Daniel Sumner at least $30,000.
"This article would never stand to peer-review scrutiny, which explains why the report isn't published anywhere but on the 'No on 37' website,"6 he says.
Professor Alston is no stranger to Monsanto largesse. According to the Sacramento Bee:7
"In July 2002, UC Davis farm economics professor Julian Alston found a patron in the private sector: Monsanto, one of the world's five largest crop biotechnology firms. The official announcement came in the form of a letter. 'Dear Dr. Alston,' it read. 'Please find enclosed a check for $40,000 that represents an unrestricted gift in support of your research program.'"
Next, UC Davis Professor Kent Bradford penned a curious op-ed in the Woodland Daily Democrat8 opposing Prop 37 that listed talking points bearing striking resemblance to the "No on 37" campaign's arguments.9 That similarity just might be explained by Bradford's deep ties to Monsanto. According to the Sacramento Bee,10 Branford is "director of the Seed Biotechnology Center at UC Davis, and a leader of Seed Central, a university-led initiative to attract seed industry to the Davis area." He recently trumpeted Monsanto's $31 million expansion at the Woodland, California campus, saying the investment, "capitalizes on UC Davis and the research capacity of the companies."
Most recently, two UC Davis professors appeared on an episode of the Dr. Oz show defending genetically engineered foods.11 One of them, Martina Newell-McGloughlin is director of the University of California Biotechnology Research and Education Program,12 while the other, Alison L. Van Eenennaam, has worked for Monsanto.13
It's no wonder the funders of "No on Prop 37" would keep dipping into the UC Davis deep well of alleged academic experts. They obviously made an excellent investment, and it's payback time.
"No on Prop 37" has been putting Henry Miller front and center of its campaign. Miller has a long and sordid history14 of defending toxic chemicals such as DDT, in addition to working for Big Tobacco. He also tends to misrepresent himself quite a bit. As the Los Angeles Times15 reported, a "No on 37" ad had to be pulled off the air because Miller was identified as, "Dr. Henry I. Miller M.D., Stanford University, founding dir. FDA Office of Technology." Behind him in the shot was Stanford's recognizable vaulted campus walkway.
Just one problem: Miller is not a Stanford professor but a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, a conservative think tank that happens to be housed on the Stanford campus. Adding insult to injury, Stanford has a policy to not take positions on candidates or ballot measures, and does not allow political filming on campus.
Oops. The campaign admitted its error and edited the ad.
But the Stanford deception did not end there. Recently, the "Yes on 37" campaign complained16 that Stanford's policy was being violated once again, this time in at least two different "No on 37" flyers sent to California voters that identify Miller as, "Henry Miller, MD, Stanford University." The campaign claimed it wouldn't happen again... Right.
The "No on 37" campaign has been caught using fraudulent misinformation to confuse voters again and again over the past several months. For example, on October 18, the "California Right to Know Yes on 37" campaign requested the U.S. Department of Justice conduct a criminal investigation of the "No on 37" campaign "for possible fraudulent misuse of the official seal of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration." According to the press release:17
"'The Justice Department should investigate this fraudulent dirty trick perpetrated by the 'No on 37' campaign,' said Gary Ruskin, campaign manager of 'California Right to Know Yes on 37.' 'They are running a campaign of lies, deceit and trickery, and some of it may be criminal.'
The 'No on 37' campaign affixed the FDA's seal to one of the campaign's mailers. Section 506 of the U.S. Criminal Code states: 'Whoever... knowingly uses, affixes, or impresses any such fraudulently made, forged, counterfeited, mutilated, or altered seal or facsimile thereof to or upon any certificate, instrument, commission, document, or paper of any description... shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.'
The letter also provides evidence that the 'No on 37' campaign falsely attributed a direct quote to the FDA in the campaign mailer. The quoted attribution, which appears below, is entirely false and fabricated. The FDA did not make this statement and does not take a position on Prop 37."
FDA on Prop 37
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the world's largest organization for food and nutrition professionals), "No on 37" also misled the public about the Academy's stance on genetically engineered foods in the Secretary of State's Official California Voter Information Guide.
The press release18 issued by the Academy reads in part:
"...the California Official Voter Information Guide regarding Proposition 37... inaccurately states that the Academy 'has concluded that biotech foods are safe.' The statement is false... We are concerned that California voters are being misled... Voters need accurate information in order to make an informed choice."
The anti-choice campaign likes to claim that Prop 37 was written by trial lawyers in order to hit small grocers and growers with lawsuits. The truth is that "Yes on Prop 37" is a grassroots effort, started by a concerned California grandmother who saw that there was no way of avoiding genetically engineered foods even if we wanted to, since they didn't have to be labeled.
The labeling campaign is about having the right to know what's in your food – just like you're informed about the nutritional content, and the presence of peanuts (important for those with allergies) and other food additives. Whether genetically engineered ingredients are good or bad for your health is really beside the point. Aspartame is not good for you, yet it's on the label, and people have the right to consume it as they please. That's all this is about – just state what it is on the label.
The Monsanto campaign claims Prop 37 is "anti-science" and would ban safe foods. This is nonsense, as Prop 37 doesn't ban anything. It simply requires the label to state whether the food contains genetically engineered ingredients or not. You're still free to sell it and buy it.
The only thing it prohibits is the mislabelling of GE foods as "all-natural," a term that many tend to associate with more organic standards – which GE crops cannot comply with. You're currently paying a premium for "all-natural" foods that actually use GE ingredients, thinking you're getting something better than conventional! THAT'S hurting your wallet. Accurately labeling these foods will not.
As for their argument that genetically engineered foods have been around for many years without health problems, this is another nonsensical claim, as there's no way of tracing any potential health problems back to the food without labelling! The potential truthfulness of their claim in fact hinges on GE foods remaining unlabeled. Without labelling there's simply no way to know, because there's no way to track or trace side effects like people can now do with aspartame, or any other food allergy.
A related tactic to hiring academic experts one at a time to do your bidding is to corral them all into one really important sounding organization; often, an "institute." The Tobacco Institute was an arm of Big Tobacco that according to its own description,19 acted "as official spokesman for the industry, always reflecting official [strategy] position agreed upon by all members."
Moreover, spinning science through a sophisticated public relations campaign was paramount. The institute's main mission was:
"[P]ublicizing scientific research funded by the industry which produces counter evidence to unfavorable findings or, at least, helps to keep the question open."
Sounds unbelievable now, but for decades this strategy was so effective that it delayed policy action while millions died. Enter the Science Media Centre.20 Headquartered in the UK, there is also a US-based outlet.21 Their mission (like their name), sounds innocuous enough:22
"Our aim is to ensure that when a major science story breaks, we can quickly offer news desks a list of scientists available to comment, a summary of the main scientific points involved and details of which press officers or web sites to go to for further information."
They also provide handy tips in this document23 called, "Communicating risks in a soundbite: A guide for scientists," on how to respond to media questions by downplaying problems. For example, if a reporter asks, "Is it risky?" the scientist should get the journalist to instead ask about the benefits by replying, "the benefits outweigh the risks." Another suggested answer: "It is a very small risk. So small that I believe it is safe."
Why would a "science media center" put words into scientists' mouths?
Just take a look at the sources of funding, which include:24
Not exactly players with an objective view of science. This might explain why the center pounced25 on the recent French study showing organ damage and massive cancer tumors in rats fed GE corn. This was the first lifetime feeding study that has ever been conducted with GE food, so it was sure to be a major embarrassment to Big Biotech.
The very same day the French report was published came a press release26 from the Science Media Centre claiming "anomalies throughout the paper" despite the authors having been through the usual peer review process.
The main statement from the center was authored by Professor Maurice Moloney, head of Rothamsted Research, which was the target of a protest earlier this year.27 (A counter group formed at the time, calling itself "Sense about Science." This is a common tactic, to portray those who object to tinkering with nature as anti-science luddites.) Moloney is certainly not an objective scientist when it comes to genetically engineered foods, as his Porsche license plate with the letters GMO indicates.
His bio28 includes working at biotech incubator Calgene (which was later bought by Monsanto), "where he developed the first transgenic oilseed plants using canola as the model crop," which became the basis of Monsanto's Roundup Ready and Liberty Link canola products."
How nice. So the man who gave us Monsanto's premiere product – Roundup Ready – doesn't think an independent study demonstrating harm from eating genetically engineered food is valid? Why am I not shocked?
Here is what should be shocking: that it's so easy for opponents of GMO labeling to insert such obviously biased scientific spin into the public discourse. According to GM Watch,29 Moloney's critique was picked up in numerous media outlets, at times, just attributed to unnamed "independent scientists." Mission accomplished.
In addition to using experts for hire as spokespeople, the "No on 37" campaign has engaged in numerous other underhanded tactics, getting caught each time.
For example, the "Yes on 37" campaign recently sent letters to the U.S. Department of Justice requesting a criminal investigation for possible fraudulent misuse of the official seal of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.30 "No on 37" included the FDA logo on a mailer31 sent to California voters, along with a quote falsely attributed to FDA saying the agency was opposed to Prop 37.
"No on 37" has also misrepresented the positions of several health and nutrition organizations,32 even going so far as to deceive Californians in the official voter guide.
How sad that Monsanto and friends must stoop so low to keep consumers in the dark about what they are eating. What are they trying to hide?
It's quite evident that we have no real champions for food safety and labeling of genetically engineered foods within the federal government. As I recently reported, the last three U.S. Presidents and Presidential-hopeful Mitt Romney all have something health related in common – they all insist on 100% organic diets for their own families while promoting unlabeled GE foods on the rest of us.
But right now we do have a great opportunity to change this situation by circumventing Monsanto's posse entirely. Americans are becoming very aware of a significant problem with our food, and that starts with transparency.
Although many organic consumers and natural health activists already understand the importance of Proposition 37, it cannot be overemphasized that winning the battle over Prop 37 is perhaps the most important food fight Americans – not just Californians – have faced so far.
But in order to win this fight for the right to know what's in our food, we need your help. Please remember, the failure or success of this ballot initiative is wholly dependent on your support and funding! There are no major industry pockets funding this endeavor. In order to have a chance against the deep pockets of Big Biotech and transnational food corporations, it needs donations from average citizens.
So please, I strongly encourage you to make a donation to this cause. You can also contact EVERY person you know that lives in California and encourage them to view some of these videos and get educated on the issues so they can avoid succumbing to the propaganda, as Monsanto and company are paying tens of millions of dollars to deceive the voters in California. We need EVERY vote we can to win on November 6.
It's important to realize that getting this law passed in California would have the same overall effect as a national law, as large companies are not likely going to label their products as genetically engineered when sold in California (the 8th largest economy in the world), but not when sold in other states. Doing so would be a costly PR disaster. So please, I urge you to get involved and help in any way you can, regardless of what state you live in.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Enigma of Our Lost Civilizations with “Ancient Aliens” contributor and best-selling author Philip Coppens

Join us Thursday, October 25th, at 2PM-Central for an Awakening Zone presentation of The Sandie Sedgbeer Show: Conversation at the Cutting Edge when Sandie's guests will be Alison Chester Lambert and Philip Coppens

Astrological Messages for 2012 and Beyond with Alison Chester Lambert (20 min)
Alison Chester Lambert

BBC astrologer, and founder of the Midlands School of Astrology in the UK, Alison Chester-Lambert is known for predicting personal and planetary events with “deadly accuracy.”  Back by popular request, Alison will be providing a regular monthly update on how the transiting planets are going to be affecting us on a personal and global level as we move through this pivotal year of 2012 and beyond.

The Enigma of Our Lost Civilizations with “Ancient Aliens” contributor and best-selling author Philip Coppens
Philip Coppens

Are history books giving us the whole story? Or is civilization far more complex and for older than we have been taught? Our school textbooks barely mention the 6,000-year-old Sumerian civilization, yet the latest archaeological findings at sites such as Jericho and, most recently, Gobekli Tepe in Turkey have been dated to 10,000 BC.  According to our ancestors themselves, however, civilization goes back at least another 10,000 years before that. 

In this episode, Philip Coppens will open new portals into fascinating, previously unknown worlds of the ancients as detailed in his new book The Lost Civilization Enigma.  Among his revelations, Philip will reveal the truth about:

Lost magnitudes to known cultures, such as the Bosnian Pyramids and the civilization of "Old Europe"
The fabled lost "golden" cities of South America and the Amazon, which are slowly being rediscovered

Lost technologies, such as the mysterious Antikythera mechanism

Atlantis as a real civilization . . .

And much, much more.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Longevity Zones—What are they? Where are they? And what can we learn from those who thrive there? with Compton Rom

Join us Thursday, October 18th, at 2PM-Central for an Awakening Zone presentation of The Sandie Sedgbeer Show: Conversation at the Cutting Edge when Sandie's guest will be Compton Rom.

Compton Rom
If asked, many of us would admit that we would all like to live forever, but only if we could guarantee that we could do so with our health, looks, mobility and mental faculties intact. According to some experts, we all have the potential not only to exceed our prescribed 'four score years and ten', but also to retain the health and vitality to enjoy our allotted years to the full.  So why is that so few of us manage to make it?  

Longevity Zones are highly researched places around the globe where people live past 100 yet have low incidence of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Popular wisdom points to types of foods, life style and belief systems as key ingredients to long life span.  However, recent studies are pointing to the importance of microbes as a major force in the health of these individuals. This talk will center on specific super probiotic strains from these regions and reveal a new relationship with our understanding of how these microbes control what we eat and think.

Join Sandie and microbiologist, and founder of Ascended health, Compton Rom Bada and discover what you can learn from those who live in the Longevity Zones—this information may surprise you!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles

Join us Thursday, October 11th, at 2PM-Central for an Awakening Zone presentation of The Sandie Sedgbeer Show: Conversation at the Cutting Edge when Sandie's guests will be Jim Self and Dr. Bruce Lipton

Keeping Pace with the Shift with Jim Self (20 min)
Jim Self

We’ve been hearing about “The Shift” for so long, it’s hard to believe that it’s finally here. But what precisely is shifting? What are we moving from? What are we moving toward? And – more importantly – what difference is it really going to make to your world… your life… your family… your loved ones… and your future? In this monthly segment, Keeping Pace with the Shift, Jim brings us information about the latest events and energetic changes that are all part of The Shift.

Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles
Dr. Bruce Lipton

Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., a pioneer in the new biology, is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. A cell biologist by training, Bruce was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and later performed groundbreaking stem cell research at Stanford University. He is the bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and the more recent Spontaneous Evolution, co-authored with Steve Bhaerman. Bruce received the 2009 prestigious Goi Peace Award (Japan) in honor of his scientific contribution to world harmony.

In this show Bruce will discuss how the new science of Epigenetics is revolutionizing our understanding of the link between mind and matter and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and our evolution.  From the impact our beliefs have on our bodies, our health and our experiences, to the astounding benefits of conscious parenting, Bruce Lipton’s work, as well as that of his colleagues in the arena of epigenetics, is revolutionizing the way we understand life, evolution, and consciousness.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Unlocking the Secret Power of Your Birthday with The Code with Thomas Poppe

Join us Thursday, October 4th, at 2PM-Central for an Awakening Zone presentation of The Sandie Sedgbeer Show: Conversation at the Cutting Edge when Sandie's guests will be Dr. Donese Worden and Thomas Poppe

Your Health - Your Choice with Dr. Donese Worden (20 min)
Dr. Donese Worden

Frank and fearless, Dr. Donese Worden is a passionate advocate for truth in medicine.  In this regular segment she takes on the role of our eyes and ears, to help us carve a pathway through the minefield of information (and disinformation) about our health, our bodies, and our rights, bringing us everything we need to know to safeguard our own and our loved one’s health.
Your Health-Your Choice

Unlocking the Secret Power of Your Birthday with The Code
Johanna Paunger and
Thomas Poppe
Now available for the first time in the US, the international bestseller The Code, written by Johanna Paungger and Thomas Poppe reveals the enriching and timeless tradition practiced by generations of people in the Tyrolean mountains of Western Europe: the tradition of unlocking the unique meaning of your birthdate so you can live your life to the fullest.

According to the authors, each number in your birth date reveals attributes that influence your abilities, personality, and relationships. By integrating the power of your birthday numbers with the corresponding colors, The Code reveals how you can unearth your hidden talents, strengths and weaknesses, and find balance and harmony in your life. From choosing a career and raising children, to navigating relationships and living a fulfilling, healthy life, The Code claims to bring us a deeper connection to ourselves, others, and the world around us.

Johanna Paungger is one of ten children of a farming family.  Raised in the Tyrolean mountains in Austria, she was taught to respect the ancient traditions and local wisdom that has been kept alive for centuries, and was handed down to her by her grandfather. In 1983 Johanna began giving lectures with one goal in mind: To keep alive and pass on the ancient knowledge that had been given to her.

Thomas Poppe is an Aikido master and the author of more than 20 books, and with his wife Johanna Thomas has co-authored nine books including several bestsellers that have made her valuable knowledge available to the general public. Their subjects comprise living in harmony with the moon, ancient healing traditions using herbs, color, movement, bodywork, nutrition, organic farming and more.

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