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."

… full article here

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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.