Interesting Information: Beware: “Non-GMO” Cheerios Oats Still Sprayed With Roundup

Interesting Information:  June 28, 2015

Beware:  “Non-Gmo” Cheerios Oats Still Sprayed With Roundup


To dry them out before harvest–which is another “efficiency” short cut devised by industrial food folks.

BUT, the real issue here is that we cannot trust industry to play fair–so we cannot trust the labels industry puts on our food.

And now, industry is fighting tooth and toenail NOT to have to label foods properly.

All we want is clean healthy normal food that isn’t drenched with heinous, dangerous chemicals.  Right?

Again, my rule is that if it comes in a box or most cans, don’t buy it.

“Non-GMO” Cheerios Oats Still Sprayed With Roundup, Supplier.

Interesting Information: Wait! Read This Information Before Taking A Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic

Interesting Information:  June 18, 2015

Common antibiotic linked to serious, potentially-deadly side effects

A family member recently sent me this information.  THANKS!

The family member wrote:  “My friend…took just one pill and his Achilles tendon ruptured. He has been dealing with pain and muscle atrophy for months…”

BEFORE you take a fluoroquinilone antibiotic, READ THIS INFORMATION!

Here are some product names for this drug:

  • Noroxin® (norfloxacin)—Merck and Co.
  • Cirpo® Cipro XR® (ciprofloxacin)—Bayer HealthCare
  • Levaquin® (levofloxacin)—Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Avelox® (moxifloxican)—Bayer HealthCare
  • Factive® (gemifloxican)—Cornerstone Therapeutics
  • Ofloxacin—generic

Here’s some info from the article below:

Charles Bennett, M.D. is a leading researcher on fluoroquinolones.  He spoke with KOB 4 from his office at the University of South Carolina.

“You’re talking about hundreds of thousands of people with a side effect,” Dr. Bennett said.

Dr. Bennett’s work in 2004 led the FDA to add a black box warning to fluoroquinolones.  A black box warning is the highest level of a warning the FDA can add to a drug to encourage doctors and consumers to read the potential side effects. 

Dr. Bennett is now petitioning the FDA to add another warning regarding possible mitochondrial toxicity.  In short, mitochondrial toxicity is a breakdown of your body’s cells.

In April, 2013, the FDA released its own research findings that showed a link of fluoroquinolone usage to mitochondrial toxicity.  The same report shows the toxicity could lead to neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and ALS. 

Common antibiotic linked to serious, potentially-deadly side effects |

Turkey Tracks: Peonies and Zoots Coffee

Turkey Tracks:  June 28, 2015

Peonies and Zoots Coffee

My coffee/latte habit is a delicious event every day.

Usually I drop in to my favorite local coffee shop (Zoots) some time in the afternoon–though I have discovered a way to make “almost espresso” here at home and more about that later.  (Nothing really replaces the espresso that comes from an industrial machine.)

Peonies LOVE Maine.  They adore the cool spring.

Here’s an example of how lovely they are–from a vase on the Zoots counter while waiting for my vanilla latte of the day.

Look at the pale pink blush that suffuses this petals…



And here’s a close-up of the fabulous center:  Nature in all its glory in one small place.


Beauty and the treat of an afternoon latte means life is so good.