Jin Shin Jyutsu classes with Carlos Gutterres Oct 2017 – Nov 2019

I had the good fortune to be able to attend a Now Know Myself class in Louisville, Kentucky, last year, where Carlos was one of the instructors (together with Jill Pasquinelli and Michael Wenninger). It was a really interesting class, and I hope to be able to get to a class with Carlos again. A friend of mine went to one of his 5 day classes, and said that she had a lot of “aha-moments”…
Here are some words about him, from the jsjinc.net page:

https://www.jsjinc.net/bio.php?id=5

Carlos Gutterres is a Jin Shin Jyutsu 5-day class and Now Know Myself instructor.He is from Brazil and was born in Porto Alegre. Since he was very young he has had a deep interest in the mysteries of nature and the human being, and throughout his life he has pursued the study of philosophy, psychology, numerology, astrology, and Kabbalah. He has been associated with several philanthropic and spiritual organizations, including one that he founded.

After working in industry for two decades, he felt he needed a channel to express everything he had been studying. He found this channel in the healing arts, first learning flower essence therapy and becoming a researcher and practitioner, then Reiki, and finally Jin Shin Jyutsu. He developed a flower essences system called Vida. He is the author of many articles and the book, A New Purpose of Vibrational Healing. As a student and practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu in Brazil, he has been committed to sharing awareness of the Art through articles, talks, interviews, self help classes and study groups throughout the country.

Carlos lives on a ranch near Porto Alegre with his wife, Vivian, where he enjoys contact with nature, and in this peaceful place continues his studies.He has three children from his first marriage: Daniel, Leonardo, and Vivian.

And here you can find his classes (it will probably be a lot more classes in 2019, than the classes posted right now):

https://www.jsjinc.net/instructor-courses.php?id=5

5 day classes:
Hong Kong 2-6 Dec 2017
Dallas, Texas 31 Jan-4 Feb 2018
Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil 3-7 March 2018
Reno, Nevada 18-22 April 2018
Frankenmuth, Michigan 1-5 July 2018
Nashville, Tennesse 7-11 July 2018
Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil 14-18 Nov 2018
Salvador, Brazil 28 Nov-2 Dec 2018

and here are the special topic classes:

Course Title: Now Know Myself Seminar- Tampa, Florida

Start Date: October 25, 2017 (Wednesday)

End Date: October 29, 2017 (Sunday)

Location: Tampa, FL

(together with Wayne Hackett and Sara Harper)

Description: Organizer Name:Melissa Alday
Phone / Fax:813-748-7929
Email:MelissaAlday@gmail.com
Address:662 8th Street, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Co-Organizer Name:Kathy Fleming
Co-Organizer Phone / Fax:813-340-0727
Co-Organizer Email:Kathymfleming1@gmail.com
Class Location: Ramada Tampa Westshore Inn

Course Title: Special Topic Class “Bust, Waist and Hip Lines” (In English with Cantonese translation)

Start Date: December 09, 2017 (Saturday)

End Date: December 10, 2017 (Sunday)

Location: HONG KONG

Description: Organized by Sunita Teckchand
Phone: +97150-6575628 (Dubai, UAE)
Email: essensuals@mailme.ae
6 Nisreen St, Villa P-11, Emirate Hills, Dubai, UAE
Co-Organizer:Gwendolene Wong
Phone: +852-60564623
Email: gwendolenewong@yahoo.com

Course Title: Special Topic Class “Jin Shin Jyutsu and Your Astrological Identity”

Start Date: May 04, 2018 (Friday)

End Date: May 06, 2018 (Sunday)

Location: Berkeley, CA, USA

Description: Organized by Jenny Swiecicki
Phone: 510-839-9252
Email: jsjdoula@gmail.com
Address: 3798 Grand Ave Oakland CA 94610
Co-Organizer Name: Aurora Mathias
Phone: (925) 963-2188, Email: baishao2@sbcglobal.net

Early Bird Eligible ends on March 05, 2018

Course Title: Faculty Self-Help Class (In English and Portuguese)

Start Date: June 13, 2018 (Wednesday)

End Date: June 17, 2018 (Sunday)

Location: PORTO ALEGRE, RS, BRAZIL

Description: Organized by Jandaira Telles
Phone: +55 51 996442024, 55 51 30362029
Email: jandaira@terra.com.br
Rua Carlos Barbosa, 62, Novo Hamburgo – RS, 93520-020 Brazil
Co-Organizer: Walquiria Lobato
Phone: +55 51 999744337, Email: wallobato@hotmail.com

Course Title: Special Topic Class “JSJ and the Endocrine System”

Start Date: June 23, 2018 (Saturday)

End Date: June 24, 2018 (Sunday)

Location: Morristown, NJ, USA

Description: Organized by: Debbie Burnet
Phone: 973-713-0434
Email: debbieburnet@att.net
50 Dogwood Drive Budd Lake, NJ 07828

 Notes: Prerequisite (unless otherwise stated) is attendance of at least one 5-Day Basic Seminar

Early Bird Eligible ends on April 24, 2018

Course Title: Now Know Myself Seminar

Start Date: July 25, 2018 (Wednesday)

End Date: July 29, 2018 (Sunday)

Location: Austin TX

(together with Muriel Carlton and Wayne Hackett)

Description: Organizer Name: Louie G
Phone / Fax: 512 560-6306
Co-Organizer Name: Carolynn Conley
Co-Organizer Phone / Fax: 281 795-0024
Co-Organizer Email:texas2012@sbcglobal.net
C/o Carolynn Conley, P.O. Box 57063, Webster, TX 77598

 Notes: Prerequisites: Three of the 5-Day Basic Seminars. At the end of this seminar the student will receive the Now Know Myself certificate.

Early Bird Eligible ends on May 26, 2018

Course Title: A 5-Day Self-Help Class – “Live the JSJ Lifestyle!”

Start Date: September 26, 2018 (Wednesday)

End Date: September 30, 2018 (Sunday)

Location: Sacramento, CA, USA

Description: Organized by: Beth Lendrum
Phone: 916-467-6232
Email: bethjsj@gmail.com
Address: 919 Blue Rapids Drive, Folsom, CA 95630

 Notes: Simplicity Hiding A Profound Wisdom. Jin Shin Jyutsu Philosophy and its application through the Self-Help procedures presented in the Books I, II and III. Mary Burmeister said: “The Richness of JSJ is its’ philosophy.” During these five days, we’ll discuss the practice of living a JSJ life and investigate how we can incorporate and share the Art’s philosophy through application of Self-Help. Come and join us for this FUN-filled journey through Mary’s teachings.

Early Bird Eligible ends on July 28, 2018

Course Title: Now Know Myself Seminar

Start Date: November 06, 2019 (Wednesday)

End Date: November 10, 2019 (Sunday)

Location: Boston, MA, USA

(together with Sara Harper and Wayne Hackett)

Description: Organized by Susan Silvi
Phone: (508) 668-8168
Email: suesilvi@aol.com
Address: 812 Main Street Walpole, MA 02081
Co-Organizer Name: Anne Fish
Phone: (508) 485-4225
Email: annefish001@gmail.com

 Notes: Prerequisite is attendance of at least three 5-Day Basic Seminars.

Early Bird Eligible ends on September 07, 2019

 

 

Article – 10 foods made in China that are filled with plastic, pesticides and cancer-causing chemicals

http://www.dietoflife.com/10-foods-made-in-china-that-are-filled-with-plastic-pesticides-and-cancer-causing-chemicals/

List of 10 Food Products From China To Be Avoided That Are Filled With Plastic And Pesticides

Ingesting even small amounts of plastic is horrible for the human’s digestive system and hormones. The BPA (chemical) in plastic mimic’s estrogen and this hormone skyrockets in the body when BPA is ingested.

Ingest plastic rice and you’re basically asking to die young of breast cancer.

Once in a while we would hear something crazy from China like this and we were always weary of food from China for this reason.

You have to think, not only is the food being shipped from across the world (just think what could happen to food during that traveling time and possible exposure to contamination), but also look at what certain Chinese companies are doing to food: They produce it fake, and as cheap as possible!

China is using its innovative methods to make cheap technology products, toys and other consumer products and is also applying that mindset to food, which is absolutely dangerous!

List of 10 food products from china to be avoided:

Cod fish

1

Cod is a type of fish that is fish-farmed in China. This fish is not healthy and lives in its own waste.
Currently, about 50% of American cod comes from China.

Tilapia fish

2

Tilapia is another type of fish commonly fish-farmed in China. Fish farming is a small pool of waste water that the fish live in .A tilapia fish will eat just about anything! So, these fish are some of the worst, most toxic and unhealthy fish that you can come across. It is one of the worst fish purchases you could buy and it is commonly known that in China the sea-food farmers won’t even let their children eat the seafood that they farm. THIS should trigger your red alert: 80% of the Tilapia in America comes from China!

Chinese apple juice

Approximately 50% of the apple juice sold in the United States again comes from China. China is the LARGEST pesticide producing country in the world and they have not even begun to address pesticide or chemical residue in foods. I recommend that you completely avoid apple juice, for yours and your children’s safety. Fruit juice is too rich in sugar and is better mixed with vegetable juice for your normal blood sugar levels.

Processed mushrooms

U.S. inspectors have found tainted mushrooms from China. Some manufacturers in China go so far as to label these processed mushrooms organic to increase their profits! If you do a google search, you will find that there are many “mystery mushrooms” in China, completely fake. 34% of processed mushrooms are from China. Do your best to know your source, by buying local and true organic food supplies!

Chinese garlic

U.S. food supervisors have also found tainted garlic from China. Garlic from China is sprayed with chemicals more than abundantly and this garlic leaves a bad taste in your mouth and coked food, that of a chemical concoction. 31% of garlic sold in the U.S. is imported from China!

Chicken

In 2013 the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the sale of Chinese chicken in America. Many food safety experts are concerned with the quality of this chicken as China is a country where avian influenza and food-borne illness are very common. Beyond that, China produces more pesticides than any other country in the world and is polluted by not only that, but also by the mass production industry.

“Plastic” rice

As we have mentioned previously in an article, fake plastic rice is also being produced. It is believed that it is actually made from potatoes and fake synthetic resin. When this rice is boiled, the rice stays hard and does not cook like naturally-grown rice. It is believed that long-term effects of this food could be cancerous.

Mud (sold as black pepper)

A vendor in China collected mud and sold it as black pepper, and also took flour and sold it as white pepper. Call it whatever you want and sell it away! The Chinese don’t have a lot of due diligence in their food and safety regulatory systems. Not that these are always great, just look at U.S. ones! We have standards too, but they are very low standards at best.

Green peas

Green peas in China were found in 2005, and may be still produced today. These fake peas were created with snow peas, soy beans, along with green dye and sodium metabisulfite (a chemical that is used as bleach and as a preservative). This dye is banned for use on produce because it may cause cancer, as well as inhibit the body’s natural ability to absorb calcium. These green peas also didn’t soften when boiled and the water turned in unnatural green color. Again, avoid green peas from China!

In our humble opinion food from China is some of the worst food you can get on the planet. As mentioned, China produces more pesticides than any other country in the world, meaning your food is most likely to be “laced” with pesticides. It is one of the most polluted regions in the entire world. 70% of their rivers are polluted, the air is toxic and the sheer volume production of products there leaves a lot of toxic chemicals and by-products as waste that leak into the environment.

Read this one fact: the air in Beijing is so polluted that breathing it actually does as much damage to the lungs as smoking 40 cigarettes a day, says a new study as of 2015.From China? Just forget about it!

Industrial salt

Industrial salt is unfit for human consumption.Yet industrial salt has been sold as table salt for whole 13 years! Industrial salt can cause mental and physical medical conditions, hypothyroid problems as well as reproductive system disorders.

How can you tell if your garlic, mushrooms or apple juice, are from China?

Well, it is very difficult to tell! For this reason we recommend shopping locally at your farmers market and getting to know your farmer or supplier. Ask questions at your health food or grocery store, and do your research. Use your cell phone to google it in the store!

SHARE THE ARTICLE WITH YOUR FRIENDS SO THEY CAN BE PUT ON FULL ALERT TOO.

Source:
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Article: Science proves meridians exist

http://upliftconnect.com/science-proves-meridians-exist/

Science Finally Proves Meridians Exist

By Azriel ReShel on Wednesday April 20th, 2016

What the Merging of Spirituality and Science means for you

“In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Biochemist and Nobel Prize Winner.

For centuries the ancient wisdom keepers and healers in several traditions had a keen understanding of the energetic body. The healing traditions from China, India, Japan and Tibet, as well as other countries all spoke of energy channels, meridians or nadis along which the vital energy flowed.

Life was considered to be a bio-electrical and vibrational energy phenomenon and so health revolved around balancing energy through various means. Life existed because of life force and energy running through and animating the body, ensuring we can move, breathe, digest food, think and even feel.

Healing traditions all spoke of energy channels, meridians or Nadis.Healing traditions all spoke of energy channels, sen, meridians or nadis.

Energy channels

This vital life force or chi, is composed of two kinds of forces, yin and yang, and flows along a sophisticated network of energy pathways, or highways, circuiting the body. Over 2000 years ago ancient cultures knew of the existence of these energy channels. They were called ‘sen’ in Thailand, ‘nadis’ in India, ‘meridians’, ‘channels’ or ‘vessels’ in China and Japan, and ‘channels’ in Tibet. In India, where many eastern healing arts developed, there were said to be 72 000 nadis or energy pathways. Disease is believed to be a blockage in the energy flow of these channels. A range of healing traditions, including acupuncture, acupressure, massage and yoga, are founded on the principle of the existence of energy channels or pathways, known as meridians, or nadis, running around the body in an expansive network.

While it may seem a little airy fairy to some to consider the energy body while we have flesh and bone, at source we are an energy field, embedded into another energy field. Our bodies are electromagnetic in nature and science has measured these frequencies with advanced machines, like EKG’s and MRI scanning, for many years. Numerous studies demonstrate these energy pathways and points conduct electricity even when needles aren’t used. And the massage technique of Shiatsu have been found to stimulate the same energetic effects. Similarly, Qigong,Tai Chi and the postures of yoga, have been found to increase electrical conductance at acupoints, yet science never believed in the existence of meridians until now.

Scientific research

Recently scientists at Seoul National University confirmed the existence of meridians, which they refer to as the “primo-vascular system.” They say that this system is a crucial part of the cardiovascular system.

Previously, North Korean scientist Kim Bong-Han proposed that he had found meridians in the early 1960’s.  Dr Kim Bong-Han showed over 50 years ago that new tubular structures exist inside and outside of blood vessels and lymphatic vessels, as well as on the surface of internal organs and under the dermis. He believed they were the traditional meridian lines. The meridians were called Bonghan ducts or channels, after his research, but now the existence of this system in various organs has been corroborated by further research.

The current Korean researchers now believe the primo-vascular system is in fact the physical component of the Acupuncture Meridian System. And it has also been suggested that this system is involved in channelling the flow of energy and information relayed by biophotons (electromagnetic waves of light) and DNA.

The Korean scientists studying oriental medicine with biophysical methods injected a special staining dye which coloured the meridians. By injecting the dye onto acupuncture points, they were able to see thin lines. These did not show up at non-acupuncture point sites where there are no meridians. The researchers discovered that the meridian lines are not confined to the skin, but are in fact a concrete duct system through which liquid flows, and that this liquid aggregates to form stem cells.

Previously, scientists used a combination of imaging techniques and CT scans to observe concentrated points of microvascular structures that clearly correspond to the map of acupuncture points created by Chinese energy practitioners in ancient times. In a studypublished in the Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, researchers used contrast CT imaging with radiation on both non-acupuncture points and acupuncture points. The CT scans revealed clear distinctions between the non-acupuncture point and acupuncture point anatomical structures.

The meridian system

There are 12 primary paired meridians and two single mid meridians, six yang and six yin. The yang meridians run down the body and the yin meridians flow up the body. Each meridian is also related to an element. Each meridian is most active at a certain time of the day or night and each meridian is influenced by an element or season.

The nature of meridians, in their elemental structure, and as vessels for the life force, show the intricacy and profound connection of our body at a cellular level, to the universe. We are intimately connected by the elements, energetic structure and flow of energy, to all life, at a cellular, physical level. Our earth is also said to have energetic pathways or ley lines, akin to meridians.

How are meridians related to health?

Our bodies need balance. A balanced flow or energy, not too much or too little, is conducive to good health. This is the same in the way we live our lives. Balance is paramount. Just enough food, water and a healthy balanced lifestyle. As the Buddha said: “middle way” or moderation in all things.

We can see this harmony and balance in life, as the balance between the energies of yin and yang – or more simplistically, masculine and feminine – the two opposing and catalyzing energies of the universe.

Our health is vibrant if there is harmony and balance between these two forces in the body. If the balance is disturbed, and the flow of one of these forces becomes greater than the other then illness arises. These forces or energies flow through very definite channels in the body, or meridians, and these are the body’s healing energy pathways.

In traditional Indian medicine, the meridians are expanded upon.There are nadis found within the physical body and these nadis make up the nervous system, the circulatory system, the digestive system, the respiratory system, the lymphatic systems, etc. Any blockages in these nadis can result in physical health conditions. Nadis can also be found in the subtle body where they carry thoughts, feelings, and nerve impulses. When these nadis are blocked, we lose our ability to feel, and connect deeply with others, the environment and ourselves. In the same way that veins and arteries are important for the body to function, nadis weave through our physical nerves and the matrix of consciousness that circuits the mind and self, supporting our physical expression from the otherworldly dimensions of existence.

When the flow of energy is blocked, it causes low energy and illness. Practices like yoga and meditation work on these subtle energy channels, supporting the flow of energy through the body. According to some ancient indian texts there are 350 000 nadis or energy pathways in the body. In traditional Indian medicine and spiritual science, the energies of the physical body, the subtle body and the causal body are said to flow through the nadis. Within this framework, the nadis are said to connect at special points of intensity called nadichakras.

The three most important nadis are those running along the spine: ida, pingala and sushumna. The Sushumna is the central channel of energy in the human body and it runs from the base of the spine to the crown of the head and carries kundalini energy, which is the primal evolutionary force. Kundalini is awakened through yoga and meditation and is said to lie dormant at the base of the spine. Activation of the kundalini leads to higher consciousness states. The aim of yoga is to broaden the sushumna and to unite the pathways. Purifying all three nadis leads to overall health, and wellness of body and mind, as well as spiritual growth. Various Pranayama techniques aid in helping to keep these nadi channels open.

If you are sensitive to energy and have had energy treatments, such as acupuncture, you may have felt streams of energy or a flow of cold or heat, for example, up the legs or arms. This is a freeing up of energy in the meridians and the flow of energy that is released when a blockage is removed.

There are many wonderful healing modalities based on the meridian system that support radiant health. By enhancing the flow of energy through the body, balance and health is achieved and we come in touch with our true selves. Acupuncture is a therapeutic modality used in China as early as the late stone age. It was used to treat all ailments affecting people. Acupuncture did not enter modern Western consciousness until the 1970’s when China ended a period of isolation and resumed foreign political and cultural contacts.

The range of applications for acupuncture has grown slowly in the West, possibly because of the belief that it has no scientific basis.  Perhaps now with the scientific proof of meridians, acupuncture will become more widespread for all ailments, along with other great healing modalities based on the energetics of the body, supporting more people to have vibrant health and wellbeing.

Chinese Companies Are Mass Producing Plastic Rice

We have had our own similar food scandal here in Sweden very recently – companies selling organic meat has cheated too, using a lot of non-organic meat, but selling it as organic…
hopefully the meat is “real meat” anyway, even if those animals were treated with antibiotic, not given good food, not treated in a good way… it’s really really bad in tricking people to eat something “plastic”!

http://www.viralalternativenews.com/2016/01/chinese-companies-are-mass-producing.html

China has been producing fake rice for at least four years, and it is still on the market. Singapore media reported that this “rice” is produced with potatoes, sweet potatoes and – believe it or not – poisonous plastic. It is shaped like regular rice grains but remains hard after cooking and can cause serious health issues.

The rice in question China’s Wuchang rice. The rice is very popular because the real Wuchang rice is famous for its smell, and it costs more for its quality (almost double the price), according to Blue Ocean Network (BON) TV report, a popular English Channel in China.

But many consumers still don’t know what they’re getting.

An undercover journalist has found out that in order to make the fake rice, a small amount of real Wuchang rice is mixed with plastic rice, sprayed with a fragrance to replicate the original rice smell, packaged and shipped to stores across China. It was reported that annually 800,000 tons of real Wuchang rice is produced, yet 10 million tons of “Wuchang” rice is sold – whether plastic or another type of rice; more than 9 million tons of it is fake.

Eating three bowls of this rice is equal to consuming about one plastic bag; it can be dangerous and can cause serious digestive issues, and even be fatal if consumed daily.

Most people in China eat more than a half a pound of rice a day. The distributors have said that selling this rice in large qualities is very profitable, according to Korean Times.

The truth about this synthetic product started coming to light when the rice distributors started selling it outside China. It has been reported to have been found in India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Singapore.
The National Food Authority (NFA) of the Republic of the Philippines is currently investigating a few reports of plastic rice sold in their country and is reportedly using a handheld “spectroscopy device” to detect the rice, which may cause serious health problems if too much is consumed.

So far no reports of plastic rice in the United States have surfaced, and most countries’ officials have dismissed it as a major concern. But this is yet another example of why it’s so important to stay connected to the sources of our food and to buy from people and companies we really trust.

See the full TV report from BON:

Article about organic food from China…

I try to buy as much organic food as I possible can – but it seems like it’s necessary to keep an eye out for where the food is produced as well, as this article is telling us about…

http://www.naturalnews.com/039195_organic_foods_China_pollution_nightmare.html

Thursday, February 21, 2013
by Mike Adams,

(NaturalNews) When it comes to foods, superfoods and even nutritional supplements from China, “organic” is largely a hoax. This is my opinion, of course, but I’ve been researching the issue quite extensively as the key decision maker for new products in the Natural News Store. And I’ve come to the conclusion that “organic” from China is largely a fraud. Here’s why…

First off, you’re going to be shocked to learn that there is no limit to how much mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic and aluminum is allowed in “organic” products.

It’s a fact: USDA organic standards place NO LIMITS on levels of heavy metals contamination of certified organic foods. Even further, there is no limit on the contamination of PCBs, BPA and other synthetic chemicals that’s allowed in certified organic foods, superfoods and supplements.

At this point, you’re probably shaking your head in disbelief and thinking, “No, that can’t be true. Organic standards must check for heavy metals and chemical contamination, right?”

No! “Organic” certifies a process of how food is grown or produced. It certifies that the farmer doesn’t add pesticides, herbicides, petroleum-based fertilizer, metals or synthetic chemicals to the crop (among other things), and it certifies that the soil must be free from such things for a certain number of years before organic certification is approved.

But organic certification does nothing to address environmental sources of pollution such as chemtrails, contaminated irrigation water, and fallout from industrial or chemical factories that might be nearby. A certified organic farmer can use polluted water on their crops and still have the crops labeled “organic.”

For this reason: the environment in which organic foods are produced is critical to the cleanliness of the final product.

Organic farming in a clean environment produces clean, organic foods. But organic farming in a polluted environment produces contaminated organic foods. And China is one of the most polluted chemical cesspools on the planet. The pictures on the right show some scenes from China, a country suffocating under a pollution nightmare.

As you view these pictures, ask yourself: Would you eat food grown there? Even if it were sold by Whole Foods and labeled “organic?”

China is an environmental nightmare

China is a nation that has virtually no environmental regulation enforcement. In China, anything goes: You can dump mercury into rivers. You can spray raw human sewage sludge on crops. You can produce factory-made chemicals and blow the waste products right into the air through smokestacks. In China, many rivers are so toxic that, from time to time, they actually catch on fire and burn.

It’s so bad that a Chinese environmental official was recently offered over US$30,000 to take a 20-minute swim in a local river.

He DECLINED. Why? Because the river there is so polluted that swimming in it would mean certain death.

It is this water that’s often used in “organic” food and superfood production in China. So even though the farmer is following organic process standards, he may be using irrigation water that’s wildly contaminated with metals, chemicals and even pesticide residues. He may be spraying hormone drugs on the crops because there’s a pharmaceutical factory upstream.

Here’s the kicker: In a country with virtually no environmental laws, “organic” food production is largely a fraud because environmental sources contaminate the foods or superfoods being produced there.

There are some exceptions to this, by the way. Notably goji berries are grown at high altitude, far away from the pollution of China’s cities and rivers. Goji berries sourced from China tend to be very clean and have very low levels of contamination. There are no doubt other exceptions to the rule, but the difficulty is in knowing what to trust that comes out of China.

In North America, “organic” is legitimate precisely because North America has far more strict environmental standards. Organic is clean food, responsibly produced, and consistently less contaminated than conventional food. The same is true across Europe, where organic standards are also strict. But in China, “organic” is often a joke. Almost a hoax, in my opinion.

And the laboratory tests bear this out. For example, we just published an investigative story on chlorella showing that “organic” chlorella from China is polluted with nearly ten times the aluminum level of “organic” chlorella from Taiwan. And the cleanest chlorella we found in terms of metals contamination was actually a non-organic chlorella produced in Korea.

China is a nation that lacks ethics

Remember, too, that China is a communist regime. It is a country where all religion has been outlawed and the people are never taught ethics or morality. They have no moral compass. Across China, the majority of the population believes that the best way to get ahead is to CHEAT, lie and steal, even if it means harming someone else in the process.

Remember: China is the country where they put melamine in infant formula, knowing that it will kill little children. China is the country where the paint on children’s toys contains obscene levels of brain-damaging lead. China is a nation of shortcut-takers who will do anything to cheapen a product as long as they can cover it up and trick the buyer. This is why “made in China” has, for decades, been synonymous with “crap quality.”
Here’s a little note that will interest pet owners: If you buy pet treats made in China, you are murdering your pet with the most insane chemicals imaginable. The stuff that goes into some pet treats made in China is highly toxic and causes cancer. This is one of the main factors behind the alarming rise of cancers among dogs and cats in North America.

All this isn’t just secondhand information, by the way: I lived in Asia for two years and traveled extensively throughout the region. I speak a fair amount of Mandarin (Chinese), and I’ve interacted with lots and lots of people from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. I can tell you that Taiwan is a country with much greater honesty, integrity and quality than China. In Taiwan, religion is allowed and openly practiced (Buddhism, mostly). In Taiwan, there is a sense of responsibility to customers. There is a philosophy of striving for quality. Taiwan is to China like revolutionary America was to the British Empire. Taiwan is a island nation of hard-working, creative, innovative entrepreneurs, and when I look to import products from Asia, I always try to find it in Taiwan first because I know Taiwan means quality.

But in China, it’s exactly the opposite: There is no sense of responsibility to customers. The overriding philosophy is to screw the customer, even on the very first order, knowing that the customer will never buy from you again! In China, the idea is to CHEAT people rather than make them happy. You see this all the way to the top of the government which is, of course, a police state communist regime where laws are enforced at gunpoint against a completely disarmed and helpless population that has no rights. China is a culture of corruption, deception and exploitation.

Now, of course, there are people in China who rebel against all this. There are exceptions to the rule, and there may even be some honest organic food producers in China that buck the trend. Not all mainland Chinese are bad people. Many wish to overthrow the corrupt government and restore freedom, liberty and justice to the country. But because they are all disarmed (China has no Bill of Rights), they are powerless against a dictatorial government. They are slaves to the system.

Health Ranger Select brand BANS all foods, superfoods and ingredients from China except for goji berries

I made a decision months ago to ban anything produced in China from my own label, with the exception being goji berries. If a food, superfood or supplement has my name on it, I will not use ingredients sourced from China unless I know and can VERIFY the end-product cleanliness of the product.

So if you see the “Health Ranger Select” brand or the “Storable Organics” brand, know that it’s clean and very carefully sourced.

We source from the USA, Canada, European countries, Peru and even Thailand for some ingredients. Mexico is acceptable for some ingredients as well. But China is a big red flag. I simply can’t trust that most foods, superfoods or supplements from China are going to be consistently clean and honest.

China is the kind of country where you order a sample of a raw material — say pomegranate juice powder — and the first batch you receive is really clean and passes all the lab tests. So you order 5000kg of the stuff, and when it arrives, it’s all full of lead and pesticides.

Chinese medicine herbs from China are notoriously contaminated with lead. The same is true for green tea and many other ingredients that naturally absorb heavy metals.

All sorts of products at Whole Foods, by the way, are grown in China but certified “organic.” What a joke.
Given that China has virtually no environmental enforcement whatsoever, the very idea that something grown in China can be certified “organic” is absurd. Without a clean environment, you can’t product clean food even if you follow organic growing standards.

So why do so many formulators and food companies in the USA still buy ingredients from China? Because they’re CHEAP.

Buying from China means higher profit

Here’s the dirty little secret of the natural products industry… and yes, the “dirty” is quite literal in this case: Raw materials from China are cheap! Across the board, raw materials (foods, superfoods, supplements) from China are about 1/4th the cost of materials grown in North America or Europe.

This means getting your ingredients from China grants your product a lot more profit in the marketplace. For those selling through Whole Foods — whose product shelves are littered with ingredients made in China — this profit margin is essential to economic survival.

If you’re buying a superfood powder sold at Whole Foods and paying $50 at retail, the actual ingredient cost that goes into that superfood canister is often as little as $5. So sourcing those materials from China is crucial to having the margins. Whole Foods might only pay your company $22 or so for a product they sell at $50. So your company has to buy the materials, pay for shipping, insurance, labor, packaging, formulations and everything else and still somehow make a profit to stay in business. So you source from China. You make a really nice-looking label, you get it “certified organic” with a nice USDA logo on it, and you sell it to Whole Foods which adds another layer of legitimacy to the product.

But inside the bottle, there could be mercury hiding in there. Or pharmaceutical residues. Or pesticide residues. Or just about anything, including melamine.

Now, obviously Whole Foods has a level of quality control in place, and they do require C of A’s for products they carry. But China is expert at FAKING these documents and tricking importers, formulators and manufacturers.

In China, the idea of forging a laboratory analysis document is no big deal. Fabricating fake documents is routine. You have to understand the philosophy of these people living without any code of ethics, surviving under a police state communist regime: There are no ethics. No values. No moral compass. Forging a fake lab report is no different to them than planting seeds: it’s just one more step needed to make money. There is no moral difference in their minds between telling the truth and lying. It’s a “relativistic” morality philosophy.

I’m not saying all people in China are liars and deceivers. But a lot of them are. Anyone who has actually lived there for any length of time knows exactly what I’m talking about. This is a country where deceptive manufacturers take white sesame seeds and coat them in toxic black ink just to sell them as “black sesame seeds.” This is a country where infant formula producers spike their formula with kidney-destroying melamine in order to make an extra five cents a pound, even while killing babies by the thousands. THEY DON’T CARE. China is a nation that has abandoned morality and even attacked it. This is a country where the Falun Gong group of meditation advocates and yoga practitioners is arrested and thrown in prison by an extremely oppressive, dictatorial government.

Look, cultures are different everywhere around the world. You want to hang out with really nice, intelligent and honest people? Get yourself some Dutch friends. They’re the most upstanding, moral, educated bunch of folks you’ll ever meet.

You want to hang out with highly-innovative rule followers? Get yourself some German friends. They follow the rules. And they’re smart, innovative people on top of that. Brilliant minds. Some of the greatest scientists in history came out of Berlin.

You want some friends who are wildly creative? Those are Americans. Americans make the best movies, the best music (well, along with UK musicians anyway), and a lot of the best computer software on the planet. Americans are rebels. They break the rules and forge a new path. America is a nation founded on rebellion.

But if you’re looking for people who will stab you in the back in a business deal, go the China. There, you will find the most back-stabbing, dishonest cheaters and liars you’ll probably ever meet, short of Nigera’s “Prince Nubula” whose emails promise you’ll receive a million dollars if you only send them $5,000 first.

Why you won’t hear this truth anywhere else

I know that telling the truth is unpopular and not politically correct. I’m not interested in winning a popularity contest. What I’m doing here is flat-out telling the truth that most other people are too afraid to say on their own: The very idea of “organic” coming out of China is a disturbing contradiction.

And organic standards have a huge gap in the fact that they don’t require foods to actually be free from mercury or other contaminants. Overall, organic is a wonderful standard and I’ve been a strong advocate of organic, but when a “USDA organic” label is slapped on a product grown in China, you really have to scratch your head and say, “Yeah, it might be organic, but is it clean?”

It may be, but you just don’t know until you test it. “Organic” grown in the USA can be assumed to be clean, but organic grown in China must be assumed contaminated unless proven otherwise.

Until China enforces some really strict environmental standards, “organic” from China is largely a fraud in my opinion. It’s a hoax. You can lie to yourself and say, “Well it’s ORGANIC so it must be clean!” but you’ll be swallowing mercury, lead, pesticides and other synthetic chemicals in various amounts.

Laboratory tests confirm everything I’m telling you here. This is the dirty little secret of the organic food industry that nobody’s talking about.

China’s environmental nightmare

Just how polluted is China’s environment? As I mentioned above, it’s so bad that a Chinese environmental official was recently offered over US$30,000 to take a 20-minute swim in a local river. He declined the offer, as would any sane person.

Are these the same rivers that are being used to produce “organic” crops in China? You have to wonder. A river can be so inundated with smelting factory runoff and chemical pollution that even bacteria struggle to survive in it; yet this water can be legally sprayed on crops that are exported to America as “organic.”

If you buy “organic” foods, superfoods or supplements grown in China, you need to know about this.

As The Guardian reports:

A recent government study found that groundwater in 90% of China’s cities is contaminated, most of it severely. The head of China’s ministry of water resources said last year that up to 40% of the country’s rivers are “seriously polluted”, and an official report from last summer found that up to 200 million rural Chinese have no access to clean drinking water.

By the way, this is another story altogether, but I can tell you with 100% certainty that China is headed for an environmental collapse. The country has polluted itself far beyond the point of long-term sustainable life. Children are being born as mutants. Rivers support no fish life. Soils are building up obscene levels of contaminants and becoming so toxic that crop yields are affected. Cities are so filled with airborne pollution that the mere act of breathing causes cancer. And on top of that, China’s one-child policy has resulted in mass gendercide where baby girls are routinely — and yes, I mean ROUTINELY — murdered, drowned, suffocated, etc., because the family wants a son, not a daughter.

In its quest for economic power, China has poisoned itself to death, and now it’s only a matter of time before the nation collapses in a cesspool of toxicity and lies. The economic “boom” of China is nearly over, and it will be followed by an environmental implosion so huge and disgusting that the world will be absolutely horrified. Remember: China is so corrupt that it won’t stop factories from openly dumping toxic waste directly into the groundwater supplies. Instead of acknowledging the source of pollution, Chinese officials simply accept bribes and cover it up. The corruption in China is so deeply rooted in the culture that honesty and accountability can never overcome the deception.

With some exceptions, when you buy food grown in China, you are buying food produced in the most toxic environment on planet Earth, grown by some of the most deceptive and most corrupt liars and back-stabbers on the planet, all ruled by one of the most dictatorial and tyrannical governments history has ever known. That about sums it up.

Ultimately, China has a terminal environmental crisis on its hands, compounded by an eternally corrupt, dictatorial communist regime government that oppresses freedom and outlaws religion while forcing families to kill their own baby girls under its population control mandates.

In summary, China suffers from:

• An environmental nightmare
• An almost complete abandonment of morals and integrity
• A deeply corrupt communist police state political system that mandates the mass murder of baby girls

Is this the vibe you really want to be putting into your body?

Learn more:  http://www.naturalnews.com/039195_organic_foods_China_pollution_nightmare.html#ixzz3vnkot8mz

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