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Dr. Mercola explores this question and expands on a new DVD Sweet Remedy. He welcomes Dr. Blaylock, a retired neurosurgeon, to comment on this tragedy.


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Janet Wintle (87)
Tuesday January 6, 2009, 7:11 am
This must be pushed to the frount page.
I give you all warning now of all the Pharmasutical so called Curs.
Do note take them!
Ask your Doctors for Alternative remedies. If he can not tell you change your Doctor or go and get yourself books on Herbs and remedies that have been handed down by the Ancients. Best buy is books written by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely. These are written in truth all books are very cheep and he did this as a way of teaching for these times. He tells you what to eat for health. He gives you the cures and explains all about the vitamins and minerals that are in the foods easy to read and understand. Following his rules you can restore your body to good heath and vitality. Bless you all my Friends and family. Janet

Tsandi Crew (95)
Tuesday January 6, 2009, 7:20 am
I've been warning against it for at least a's addictive, as well as the corn sugar (high fructose, my butt)'s evil. Greed again and again.

Michael Owens (1647)
Tuesday January 6, 2009, 7:23 am
Thanks Gregory

Janet Wintle (87)
Tuesday January 6, 2009, 7:34 am
I forgot to tell you, I have just pored away 10 large bottles of so called Lemonade and pop that were bought by me for over the Christmas, for each bottle was sweetened with Aspartame. I then sent an E-Mail to the company Lowes Soft Drinks, based here in Cardiff, asking them why are they trying to poison us with this dreadful stuff.
I also sent an E-Mail to our Health Minister asking why is this being aloud.
I am waiting for the reply.
Read your labels watch what is in everything you eat. Take charge of your lives, Better still grow your own, cook your own live longer and enjoy what you create. Love you all Janet

H Nick H (1826)
Tuesday January 6, 2009, 7:43 am
I'm diabetic, and love my soda, so I drink diet pepsi. I'm at the point that most all of our foods have things in them that should be, so, I will enjoy what I do.

And observation: Americans are bombarded with information daily, and they become numb to it all. Then you have groups like republicans who put out false or misleading data, and it makes it worse. I thought people were so stupid by not seeing the truth here (especially the elections); but it's so confusing and overwhelming, they shut down to it all. Just look how the religious right can't see past their own nose.

Nancy M (147)
Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:03 am
If anyone is that concerned about hfcs- high fructose corn syrup and also concerned about artificial sweeteners- such as aspartame- THEN WHY on earth are you buying soda? DRINK WATER! And purify it yourself with a brita filter (or other brand).

While I do believe that the government is "owned" by big business I truly believe that they are answering consumers demands without longterm thought of the consequences. People want lots of flavor but no calories are saccharin, cyclamates, Aspartame, and now sucralose are invented. We make sure they are not immediately toxic but noone studies the long term effects. Same with any number of medicines. Nobody makes you take them, it is your choice.

What is the advantage to society to make everyone that dumb? Why would a CEO or prime minister or president think that is a good thing. It costs more overall as people have more health problems, fewer people get a good college education, and people are not able to handle jobs.


Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:25 am
TY-No Diet soda or any in my House

Dalia H (1280)
Tuesday January 6, 2009, 9:07 am
Noted dearest Gregory. Thanks for sharing.
Love, Black Dalia;)

Sir Walk F (124)
Tuesday January 6, 2009, 11:54 am


Nancy M (147)
Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 pm
Hey- as someone with sinus congestion from allergies- I don't like that remark! :-)

Ray W (10)
Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:48 pm
Nick, you gotta be kidding, there is not a dimes worth of difference between America's two major parties. Religious right is nothing but a label. All this right/left stuff does nothing but drive the wedge deeper.
Dr Mercola has a great newsletter for those of you that don't know.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 6, 2009, 2:02 pm
Noted! Thanks Gregory for sharing this.

Linda H (199)
Tuesday January 6, 2009, 2:56 pm
Noted with thanks Gregory.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 6, 2009, 4:21 pm

Nick is right about the disinformation being mostly on the 'Right'. However the 'Right' is not the source of the propaganda as many believe, but rather a product of it. The vast majority of quality propaganda comes from Capitalism and their 'Right' leaning partners. Fear and disinformation is about all that's left of the Conservative platform.

The Left is different. I don't agree with the established parties, but I do understand who is behind them and why. The 'Left' for the most part is 'the' "vigilant public" that we were told Democracy requires. The 'Left' is Democracy, the 'Right' is it's opposition. Do you fear "Government control"?

My interest in politics came after a six year free range education in Psychology for my own purpose and agenda. I stumbled into propaganda and explored it for about a year before politics became an interest. I followed the language of manipulation into politics and could see through all the B.S. well before I knew the difference between 'Right' and 'Left'. The Propaganda worked well when TV was high tech, but those days are over. The 'Right' is on the verge of collapse because, like fear, the power of propaganda crumbles in the light of information.

To answer the question posed. "Why is Society Being Dumbed Down?" Because without sheep the shepherds are out of a job.

Darlene K (356)
Tuesday January 6, 2009, 4:27 pm
I drink alot of diet pepsi, and I smoke. My two very unhealthly vices. I hope to eliminate these vices and I will never quit trying to quit. Noted and thank you Gregory.

Judy C (83)
Tuesday January 6, 2009, 5:40 pm
Diabetic neuropathy is a heavy price to pay for a sweet taste.

original description
"Dr. Russel Blaylock discusses how our food today is adulterated with excitotoxins. Dr. Blaylock has written many books and does an excellent job explaining how these toxins affect our bodies. He cuts through the political and industry lies. This is a must see video."
Excitotoxins & MSG: Dr. Russel Blaylock

Gregory S (257)
Tuesday January 6, 2009, 6:00 pm
As to the question; "What is the advantage to society to make everyone that dumb?" - slaves that cannot question authority.

As to the question about Democrat or Republican - they are both compromised and prop each other up.

Have you ever had restaurant MSG poisoning? I have. I have had headaches from concussions. This felt very much like the same kind of pressure, pain and hallucinations. Not something I would wish on anyone else.

Nick, lose the diet soda habit if you can. I understand the limits diabetes places on you. It would be much better for you to drink water with some natural lemon flavor or perhaps green tea.

Dr. Russel Blaylock's newsletter requires a paid subscription. This is disappointing since so many could benefit from his newsletter.

Michelle Neubert (1)
Tuesday January 6, 2009, 9:44 pm
Great video that puts together a lot of the ''Mental Toxins''. As a senior citizen, we did not have this information available for general public 40 years ago. So even though a lot of body and brainwahing events are happening -- it is beginning to be counterbalanced by more truthful information. Being a little enlightened, I will not get a vaccine unless it is for a disease that really KILLS people or causes permanent disablement. Wondering if the annual FLU shots are designed to dumb down seniors who were not vaccinated in the last 20 years??

There are metal detoxin chelators on the market but you need studies to show that that product is really effective. The vitamin SamE is an example. EDTA compound in chelation IVs and some pills helps metal detoxing. The saddest part though is that in children the damage is much worse and probably not as reversible.

Adrian T (12)
Wednesday January 7, 2009, 2:10 am
Why are people being dumbed down? - So the few who are making the money can get it more easily- lower costs of production and advertising + more consumer demand = bigger profits
If people are taught critical thinking, and aren't drugged by their diets and 'necessary' medications they might just wake up and see this whole thing is going to (or is in the process of) falling down because eventually people are going to run out of the money to buy more and more stuff they don't really need or buy more and more services they could actually perform for themselves. Then the only resort for the guys on top to have everything under their control and be able to do whatever they want will be force. The ordinary person doesn't respond well to force after a while, so dumbing down is the only way for them to get what they want.

serge v (278)
Wednesday January 7, 2009, 2:16 pm
Thx for all the information, Gregory, Janet, etc.

Fran Cannon (477)
Wednesday January 7, 2009, 4:41 pm
thanks for the info. Iknow that some people are believing in false information, but the truth comes out with articles like this one. Thx

Eduardo L (101)
Thursday January 8, 2009, 10:17 am
Thanks for the info, Greg! I don't drink soda and avoid the consumption of MSG. I only drink unsweetened water, green tea and some coffee.

Janet Wintle (87)
Friday January 16, 2009, 7:32 am
A nateral sweetener that can be bought and taken safely is Stevia> this is a sweet Leafe. That is turned into a powder or The juice is extracted for drops which are sold in any health food store.
I like a fizzy water and have desieded to get myself a Soda Syphon like I had in the old days.
Keep safe my Angels. Janet
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