Sunday, December 30, 2007

Ilena quoted in RedWood Age: Resolutions That Go Beyond Losing Weight

Excerpt from Redwood Age:

#6 Become a better health advocate

Ilena Rosenthal, a women's health advocate, cautioned boomers not to be swayed by advertising, and to be mindful of subsequent perks some physicians receive to tout products.

"Learning to follow the money behind the massive number of medical messages we receive daily may well lead us to realize that modern medicine has little to do with health and everything to do with business," Rosenthal said."

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The umbilical cord is a baby's lifeline, bringing nourishment from the mother and removing waste.

The amniotic fluid bathes the growing embryo, and the umbilical cord brings the embryo oxygen, nutrients-and a startling array of toxic industrial chemicals, according to a recent study, "Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns." (whole article here)

Monday, December 17, 2007

This year, 1,400 whales, including 50 humpback whales, could die in another senseless annual hunt.

Please sign the petition to the Ambassador of Japan today >>

In the past 15 years, Japan has increased its catch five-fold. More than 30,000 whales have been killed for commercial purposes since the ban on global whaling in 1986.  

The Japanese government attempts to defend its whaling program by calling it "scientific" whaling.

Killing whales under the guise of conducting research, when the real purpose is to sell their meat for a profit, is deceitful and illegal under international law.

Please join us in sending a strong message to Japan: stop the illegal killing of all whales, including the humpback, immediately.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Sunshine helps in the fight against breast cancer

Note from Ilena:  Some good news for a change! Second study that supports this.

Sunshine helps in the fight against breast cancer     Nigel Hawkes, Health Editor

Women who stay out of the sun are increasing their risk of developing
breast cancer, a new study suggests.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Disappearing Birds from

Here is more evidence that we are shredding the biosphere one small decision at a time, diminishing the world we will leave to our children. This occurs because of what we produce and how we produce it, both of which are the result of choices.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Dog Flu Diet and Diseases
Another Caution on Cardiovascular Risks From HRT
MedPage Today - 1 hour ago
By Neil Osterweil, Senior Associate Editor, MedPage Today ADELAIDE, Australia, July 12 -- Once again, hormone replacement therapy started a decade or more past menopause has been found to increase the risk for cardiovascular and thromboembolic events, ...
Hormone Therapy Not For Older Women CBS News

Monday, July 09, 2007

Workers Say Pesticides Made Them Sterile

NOAKI SCHWARTZ July 9, 2007 04:46 AM EST AP

LOS ANGELES — The pesticide was designed to kill worms infesting the roots of banana trees on Latin American plantations. But at least 5,000 agricultural workers from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama have filed five lawsuits in this country claiming they were left sterile after being exposed in the 1970s to the pesticide known as DBCP. Click here for more.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Almanac ... July 8, 1998 ... Dow Corning Reaches Settlement Agreement for Women Harmed by Their Products

Almanac  ... Sunday July 8, 1998

In 1998, a tentative settlement was reported between Dow Corning Corp.
and lawyers for 170,000 women who claimed they had become ill from the
company`s silicone breast implants
Nine years later ... a very large percentage of the women have received no compensation ... and the last figures I saw was less than $10,000 per woman had been paid out for years of surgeries, scars and failed implants. Many women have given up hope ... others have died.
Blessings to all from Ilena