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"Two years after McKinley became President, the united states declared war on Spain. The Empire and the People Theodore Roosevelt wrote to a friend in the year 1897: "In strict confidence ... I should welcome almost any war, for I think this country needs one." The year of the massacre at Wounded Knee, 1890, it was officially declared by the Bureau of the Census that the internal frontier was closed. The profit system, with its natural tendency for expansion, had already begun to look overseas."
- Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present (Get the book.)

"It was a time, as election times have often been in the united states, to consolidate the system after years of protest and rebellion. The black was being kept under control in the South. The Indian was being driven off the western plains for good; on a cold winter day in 1890, U.S. army soldiers attacked Indians camped at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, and killed three hundred men, women, and children. It was the climax to four hundred years of violence that began with Columbus, establishing that this continent belonged to white men."

- Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present (Get the book.)

"According to Lawrence Goodwyn, if the labor movement had been able to do in the cities what the Populists did in the rural areas, "to create among urban workers a culture of cooperation, self-respect, and economic analysis," there might have been a great movement for change in the united states. There were only fitful, occasional connections between the farmer and labor movements. Neither spoke eloquently enough to the other's needs. And yet, there were signs of a common consciousness that might, under different circumstances, lead to a unified, ongoing movement."

- Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present (Get the book.)

"With the crowded cities of the East needing food, the internal market for food was more than doubled; 82 percent of the farm produce was sold inside the united states. Farming became mechanized—steel plows, mowing machines, reapers, harvesters, improved cotton gins for pulling the fibers away from the seed, and, by the turn of the century, giant combines that cut the grain, threshed it, and put it in bags. In 1830 a bushel of wheat had taken three hours to produce. By 1900, it took ten minutes. Specialization developed by region: cotton and tobacco in the South, wheat and corn in the Midwest."

- Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present (Get the book.)

"Catechin The Asian native Centaurea maculosa (spotted knapweed) has displaced native weeds and crops throughout the western united states. Contributing to the invasiveness of this exotic is the secretion of the phytotoxic /ran.v-flavan-i-ol (-)-catechin from its roots (Bais et al., 2002) (Figure 1.1). Both enantiomers of catechin are present in root exudates of C. maculosa; however, only (-)-catechin had allelopathic (phytotoxic) activity."
- Erich Grotewold, The Science of Flavonoids (Get the book.)

"DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY Diabetic nephropathy, another serious complication, is the most common cause of chronic kidney failure and end-stage kidney disease in the united states. It is a common cause of high rates of dialysis and death. Once people begin kidney dialysis, they usually die within five years. The diabetic process affects the kidneys in a few ways: glomerulosclerosis, an arteriosclerosis of the entering and leaving renal arteries; arteriosclerosis of the renal artery and its interrenal branches; and deposits of glycogen, fat, and glycopolysaccharides around the tubules."
- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program (Get the book.)

"After World War II, the united states had consolidated its position as the world's wealthiest nation. A growing number of middle-class Americans were holding what began to be called "white-collar" jobs, working as corporate middle managers, office workers, salespeople, service employees, and teachers. Automobile production quadrupled annually between 1945 and 1955. Low mortgage rates (designed particularly to make home ownership affordable for returning serviceman) fueled a housing boom."
- Anne Harrington, The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine (Get the book.)

"One century ago, homeopathy was practiced widely in the united states, but it was squashed by the evolution of "allopathic" medicine as modeled by the American Medical Association. The AMA attempted to label the practitioners of homeopathy as unscientific quacks. However, homeopathy refused to die, and is experiencing a resurgence today in the united states and around the world. It was and still is widely practiced in Europe. Homeopathy evolved because of clinical science and the power of systematic observation."
- Gary E. Schwartz and Linda G. S. Russek, The Living Energy Universe (Get the book.)

"Liping Huang, a geneticist at the ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center at Davis, California, notes that "mild zinc deficiency may exist in the united states among otherwise healthy infants, toddlers, preschool children, pregnant and lac-tating women, and seniors." Vegetarians who avoid meat and dairy are also at risk for mild zinc deficiencies. Not Just a Man's Mineral Zinc has something of a reputation in the men's health magazines as a "guy's" nutrient, largely because it is critical for the production of both sperm and the male hormone testosterone."
- Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What Treatments Work and Why (Get the book.)

"Regardless of the issues involved in HRT— and they are many and they are thorny—it's pretty safe to say that a large number of people would prefer to use natural substances to manage whatever symptoms they have, especially when some of those natural substances have a good track record of safety and efficacy The Benefits of Black Cohosh Black cohosh is a plant native to the united states and Canada and cultivated widely in Europe. That it has a medicinal effect is not in question; Native Americans used it for a wide variety of conditions, including menopausal symptoms."

- Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What Treatments Work and Why (Get the book.)

"Other major sources of serious infections in the united states?hospitals and nursing homes—are responsible for most complications, costs, and deaths due to hospitalization. We know that institutionalized people are at very high risk for vitamin D deficiency due to lack of sun exposure. Hospital-acquired infections are four times more common in African Americans and others with high melanin content. Most people with HIV have low levels of both vitamin D and activated vitamin D."
- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"In the past fifty years, many immigrants have come from Mexico, India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, all far sunnier climates than most of the united states. For post-World War II Americans, problems started with their movement into darker industrial cities in the Midwest and the Northeast to look for jobs. Since the 1980s, the digital revolution has moved most of us from the factory floor and physical labor to the desk, where we sit facing a computer. The problems continued as our urban transformation changed our diet."

- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"Data collected from the study of 51,603 nurses in the united states found that women who drank one serving of non-diet soda or fruit punch daily, which was sweetened with either sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, gained more weight, an average of 10.3 pounds, than women who drank less than one per month. The study was conducted over four years. In addition, the sugar consumers had an 82 percent increased risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. "The message is: Anyone who cares about their health or the health of their family would not consume these beverages," said Walter C."
- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program (Get the book.)

"By Thanksgiving and Christmas, in the upper half of the united states, many people have very low D levels. Worldwide, the same phenomenon occurs, moving from the Northern to the Southern Hemisphere as the seasons change, and the wave of respiratory illnesses (including flu) follows. Vitamin D turns out to be very important in your immune system's defense against viral and bacterial attack. As less vitamin D is available, your immune system's ability to mobilize the right cells in the right places becomes sluggish."
- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"In 1988, one activist AIDS patient in New York City put the matter plainly in the pages of New York Native, a gay and lesbian periodical: Psychological warfare is being waged against gay men in the united states. For the past month or so the media have been disseminating hostile propaganda, with the message that we will all die, that we must die. These death threats do not issue from the usual bigots. . . . We are being cursed in the name of science, and the imprecations directed against us have the imprimatur of the Public Health Service (PHS)."
- Anne Harrington, The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine (Get the book.)

"In the make-believe lunchroom of a make-believe hospital somewhere in a big city on the East Coast of the united states, two doctors are discussing a successful and mysterious healing that has occurred in one of their patients. It's successful because the patient's anomalous tissue growths on her legs have suddenly disappeared. It's mysterious because, while she was told that she was being administered a new treatment that would cure her condition, in reality all she received was tap water mixed with a colored dye."
- Gregg Braden, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits (Get the book.)

"When we consider that the fourth leading cause of death in the united states is properly prescribed medications in a hospital setting, something's got to give! Even in 2005, coronary artery bypass surgeries (CABS) are still performed on the basis of clogged arteries alone with no regard to quality of life issues. This is not smart medicine. Rates of complications from CABS—such as heart attack, infection, stroke, and central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction—are disturbing. It's important to note that CNS dysfunction was observed in an alarming 61 percent of patients six months after CABS."
- Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., The Sinatra Solution Metabolic Cardiology (Get the book.)

"The WHS research involved a population of 39,345 women in the united states age forty-five or older, with no previous history of cardiovascular disease, cancer, or type 2 diabetes. Over the six years of follow-up, nearly 920 women (2.3 percent) developed diabetes. A significant inverse relationship was reported between magnesium intake and risk for type 2 diabetes. In other words, as magnesium levels went down, the incidence of diabetes went up."

- Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., The Sinatra Solution Metabolic Cardiology (Get the book.)

"As I discussed in previous chapters, the companies that make and promote coenzyme Qi0 products in the united states are small compared to the major pharmaceutical companies. They have limited resources to bring the story of this life-giving nutrient directly to physicians, so telling the story takes time. It must be done doctor by doctor and conference by conference. And, paradoxically, the mountains of research that have been amassed on the use of coenzyme Qio for treating heart disease, periodontal disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and the rest create a double-edged sword."

- Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., The Sinatra Solution Metabolic Cardiology (Get the book.)

"You won't see much difference in the D levels of people living in Florida and those from the northern united states simply because culture, urbanization, and technology have lured all of us indoors and out of the sun over the past quarter century. Moreover, the smog in large metropolitan areas decreases D production compared to rural areas at the same latitude. The casual sunlight exposure of today's urban lifestyle isn't enough to produce adequate amounts of vitamin D, no matter what your latitude. That's why the Vitamin D Cure is essential!"
- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"Most of the newly diagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes among young people in the united states are among African American, Mexican American, and Native American children. Along with ethnicity, the primary risk factor is obesity, accompanied by a lack of physical activity. Other risk factors for childhood development of type 2 diabetes include a family history of the disease, puberty, female gender, and being born to a mother who had diabetes."
- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"But when economists from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health looked at the fifteen procedures and tests that account for the majority of waiting lists in other countries, they found that those procedures and tests amounted to just 3 percent of costs in the united states, not nearly enough to explain the huge difference in spending. Many doctors believe malpractice is the culprit, that their worries about lawsuits drive them to practice defensive medicine."
- Shannon Brownlee, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (Get the book.)

"Each day an average of five new chemicals are put out on the market in the united states without any testing as to whether or not they pose a challenge to the immune system. Although our scientific literacy about links between chemicals, heavy metals, and autoimmunity is growing quickly, it has to date had little impact on federal environmental laws."
- Donna Jackson Nakazawa, The Autoimmune Epidemic (Get the book.)

"Although the European Union is moving toward requiring companies to register thousands of chemicals with a new regulatory agency that places the burden on industry to prove that chemicals are safe, rather than on scientists to prove that they are unsafe, that is quite the opposite of the way we do business in the united states."

- Donna Jackson Nakazawa, The Autoimmune Epidemic (Get the book.)

"In the united states, where regulators wait for proof before taking action, a few major cosmetic makers are electing to eliminate phthalates from nail polish since they have had to reformulate their products for the overseas market. Some companies are also producing polish that is free of two chemicals that are equally troubling to environmental public health groups: formaldehyde, a preservative, and toluene, a solvent that helps polish to flow more evenly. Nevertheless, the majority of nail products still contain phthalates, formaldehyde, and toluene."

- Donna Jackson Nakazawa, The Autoimmune Epidemic (Get the book.)

"In the united states, approximately 9,710 cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed in 2006 and about 3,700 women died from it. Worldwide, human papilloma infection causes almost 500,000 cases of cervical cancer and 280,000 deaths each year. Squamous cell cervical cancer is virtually always preceded by cervical dysplasia, which is 100 percent treatable in its noninvasive stage. (Cervical cancer of the glandular cells, adenocarcinoma, is more problematic and requires more aggressive treatment."
- Tori Hudson, N.D., Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine: Alternative Therapies and Integrative Medicine for Total Health and Wellness (Get the book.)

"CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE APPROACH Chlamydia is the most common reportable sexually transmitted infection in the united states, with gonorrhea following second. Both of these bacterial illnesses can be present without symptoms, and they are highly transmittable. Both are very preventable with the use of a condom. The current CDC guidelines (2006) recommend that all women under the age of 25 have annual screenings for both chlamydia and gonorrhea, and then anytime a woman has a new partner, screening is recommended."

- Tori Hudson, N.D., Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine: Alternative Therapies and Integrative Medicine for Total Health and Wellness (Get the book.)

"To put this cost in perspective: all the cancers together in united states cost about $171 billion a year. We have a major epidemic, and we are only making the problem worse. There are many secondary causes to this pandemic. Some doctors are a little concerned, as increasing numbers of children are given antipsychotic drugs for anxiety and conditions like autism. This is because these drugs can promote weight gain and therefore elevate the risk of diabetes. The anti-psychotic Zyprexa, for example, has been implicated in causing weight gain and diabetes."
- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program (Get the book.)

"This was the era in which the united states believed it was engaged in a "war on cancer," so the odds may then have looked pretty good that, in the next years, psychosomatic approaches to cancer would indeed go the way of previous psychosomatic or metaphorical approaches to tuberculosis. But things did not happen quite that way. Some progress was made on certain specific forms of cancer like childhood leukemia; but by the 1980s, the absolute numbers of cancer were on the rise, with a particularly worrying spike in cases of breast cancer."
- Anne Harrington, The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine (Get the book.)

"The continual availability of food in the united states today appears to have contributed to the Pimas' problems with obesity, Schulz says. The thrifty gene, which allows Indians to survive long periods of famine in Mexico, works against them on the Gila River reservation. "All of a sudden, there's this constant food supply, like we have now, 24 hours a day. We never have the famine, so that's why they become so much more overweight. Then, being overweight, they develop the Type-2 diabetes that goes with that." TOTAL PREVALENCE OF DIABETES BY RACE/ETHNICITY28 Non-Hispanic Whites: 13."
- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program (Get the book.)

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