Spry – 100 Percent Xylitol Natural Chewing Gum Sugar Free Review

I recently received an order of Uncle Lee’s organic green tea from LuckyVitamin.com. This order included four free twelve count packs of Spry’s one hundred percent Xylitol natural chewing gum. This gum is GMO, gluten, and sugar free.

No artificial sweeteners are used either. However, after chewing one piece of Spry natural cinnamon gum, I received a lesion in upper right part of my mouth. Perhaps this is a coincident perhaps not.

Each packet of gum lists Xylitol, gum base, natural oil, vegetable glycerin, gum Arabic, sunflower lecithin, and carnauba wax. These pieces of gum taste OK for awhile then flavor disappears. Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol present in small concentrations in fruits and vegetables.

Gum base is not necessarily natural. As a matter of fact, the United States Food and Drug Administration allows forty six different chemicals in this substance. Many of these chemicals are trade secrets.

Each flavor of gum includes that flavor in an oil form. For example a piece of Xylitol cinnamon gum includes cinnamon oil. Many times gum oil includes olive oil.

Olive oil is combined with cinnamon. This mixture is then heated. Vegetable glycerin is a sweet tasting non toxin. Generally, this substance comes from animal and plant triglycerides.

In Xylitol gum glycerin is an additive. Gum Arabic is a natural gum found in acacia trees. In chewing gum it is used as a thickener.

This substance is used in a slew of household products not placed in your mouth. Sunflower lecithin is a natural fat found in sunflower seeds. This natural fat can be found in organic form.

However, often times it is heavily processed when used in commercial products. Carnauba wax comes from palm trees. This wax is often times refined and bleached when used commercially.

Castor Oil – Created From Castor Seeds of Ricinus Communis Plant

I recently wrote a blog post pertaining to possibly curing Lyme disease with vegan nutrition. Some individuals have used castor oil treatments to help cure this disease. I thought I would delve in further.

Castor oil comes from castor seeds. These seeds are from the Ricinus Communis plant. These plants grow naturally and are grown commercially as well.

Castor seeds contain Ricin, which can be lethal. However, if you just swallow castor seeds, no poisoning will occur. If you chew on and start eating these seeds, they will release Ricin which is dangerous.

During the castor oil process, Ricin is separated from oil in this seed. These castor seeds contain around fifty percent oil. Ricin amounts vary from five to ten percent.

Trying to hand process this oil can be laborious. You can obtain a smaller scale hand operated dehuller. To get this valuable oil is similar to other plant based oil extraction.

These seeds are cleaned, cooked, and dried naturally. These seeds are pressed until a castor cake is created. This cake is then crushed into a meal substance with around ten percent castor oil.

This meal is then treated with Heptane to extract more oil. This goes through a filtration process to remove particulates, water, dissolved gases, and acids. Finally, this end product is then further refined.

Castor oil has been used for centuries to not only possibly cure Lyme disease. Other general uses of this oil are for health, skin, fighting disease, moisturizer, growing hair, lamp fuel, etc.

Uncle Lee’s Organic Green Tea – Review & Order From LuckyVitamin

I thought I would write up this review on both Uncle Lee’s organic green tea and LuckyVitamin.com. Uncle Lee’s organic green tea has been my tea of choice for around six months now. I have drank green tea since about two thousand ten.

I drank two large cups of organic green tea each day. I have bounced around drinking different brands such as Sprout’s store brand, Uncle Lee’s organic green tea, Dollar Tree store brand green tea, etc.. I’m not a millionaire so cost factor’s in my decision making process as well.

Uncle Lee’s tea ranges in price from $3.99 to $5.99 at Sprouts Farmers Market. Also, this tea is priced at $7.99 on UncleLee.com. These prices are for Uncle Lee’s organic green tea that comes in a 5.64 ounces or 160 grams box.

There are one hundred individual wrapped tea bags. This tea is United States Department of Agriculture approved organic. Also, this tea is ECOCERT SA organic certified.

Each tea bag is 1.6 grams. There are NO calories, fat, carbohydrates, and protein listed on a box. Also, each box has a “best by” year, month, and day stamp.

Organic green tea leaves more specifically camellia sinensis is listed as an only ingredient. A two thousand three study published in Nutrition and Cancer titled Catechins Content of 18 Teas found that Uncle Lee’s Tea included 76.7 milligrams of catechins per gram per tea bag. This was third place behind Lipton Green Tea with 84.3 milligrams of catechins and Celestial Seasoning Authentic Green Tea with 105.7 milligrams of catechins.

Catechins are a natural antioxidant. Finally, my order with LuckyVitamin.com went well. I received fifteen total boxes of green tea after five days.

I paid a total of $51.98 for these fifteen boxes with one hundred tea bags per box. I paid $3.47 per box not $2.25 as stipulated in first part of this video review on my Veganarchism.com YouTube channel. LuckyVitamin.com was running a fifty percent off sale.

I bought eight boxes at $4.52 each and received seven boxes for $2.26 each. Also, I received four Spry sugar free gum packets for free as gifts. Also, I received free shipping since I ordered more than forty nine dollars worth of items.

I received twelve of my Uncle Lee’s organic green tea and four free Spry gum packets five days after submitting my order. I am waiting for my other three boxes scheduled to arrive in a day or two. LuckyVitamin.com denied my affiliate application.

However, I will be looking for an affiliate so that I can sell Uncle Lee’s organic green tea on this website.

Lyme Disease – Curable With Plant Based Vegan Nutrition?

I recently wrote a blog post pertaining to Valneva, a Lyme disease vaccine recently given approval for phase one testing by the Food and Drug Administration. Is this an only possible cure for Lyme Disease? Are there possible natural cures to Lyme Disease?

There are quite a few claims on the Internet of curing Lyme disease with a plant based diet. Also, many of these claims used raw foods. One such individual cure their own bout of Lyme Disease they had contracted in high school by cutting down on dairy, red meat, sugar, and caffeine as a first step.

This person cut down on their sugar intake because Lyme disease feeds off of sugar similar to cancer. Her second step was to eat an organic green salad everyday. Also, she avoided most dairy products.

Vitamins were included in her cure of Lyme disease. Another female cured her Lyme disease after twelve long years. She too cut out sugar from her daily nutrition.

She cut out out all junk and processed foods. However, she did not turn vegan for another three years. Another individual cured their Lyme disease using Gerson therapy.

Gerson therapy is generally used for cancer patients but has been used to cure other diseases. He started curing his Lyme disease after fourteen years. Initially, this individual just ate daily fresh fruit and salad.

They drank juices and used coffee enemas daily as well. After a few months this person instituted a castor oil regiment. Also, they incorporated some soup and cooked vegetables.

This person was consuming processed foods, meat, dairy, gluten, salt, sugar and diet soft drinks, before they tried a Gerson therapy, to cure their Lyme disease. A year later this person started becoming healthier. They were able to regain following capabilities eating vegan foods.

* Recovered from toxic body
* Receiving nutrition my body needs
* Restored damaged organs
* Restored chemical balance
* Restored immune system
* Well on way to removing neurological symptoms

Valneva – Lyme Disease Vaccine Testing on Americans & Europeans

The Food and Drug Administration on December nine two thousand sixteen approved clinical trial testing on people for Lyme disease. A French biotechnology company named Valneva was given approval to begin testing on humans. Also, European Union’s Clinical Trial Application gave them approval to test on humans in Europe.

A Lyme disease that was approved in nineteen ninety eight, LYMErix, was no longer produced after a two thousand two lawsuit. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention claim that around three hundred thousand cases of Lyme disease occur in the United States of America annually. This data is according to two thousand thirteen statistics.

Around eighty five thousand cases occur in Europe. Tiny bacteria Borrelia cause Lyme disease, which are spread by ticks. Generally, amoxicillin or doxycycline antibiotics are used to combat this disease.

This first clinical trial is a phase one safety test. One hundred eighty individuals in America and Belgium will participate. Food and Drug Administration requires three phases before a vaccine is approved for retail distribution.

Also, this can cost companies up to one billion dollars to complete. Valneva has named this Lyme disease vaccine VLA15. This vaccine is based on LYMErix from late nineteen eighties and early two thousands.

Currently there is no vaccine made to combat Lyme disease. Valneva released a statement pertaining to this vaccine:

“We are very pleased to be able to advance our Lyme vaccine candidate which is intended to address such an important unmet medical need. We are committed to finding ways to accelerate the clinical development path to licensure, given that we are conducting the only active vaccine program in the industry.”

You can check out a .pdf document pertaining to Valneva’s VLA15 lyme disease vaccine.

Gummy Bears – Are Made From Boiled Animal Bones Skin and Tendons

I wrote a blog recently pertaining to fourteen teens getting sick from possibly laced gummy bears. As a raw food vegan, I am always learning about how products are made. I decided to find out how and what gummy bears are made from.

Basically, gummy bears are made mostly from gelatin you would find in Jello for example. However, this gelatin is then created by boiling animal bones, skin, and tendons. One large ingredient is collagen.

Collagen is a protein found in quite a few animals including us humans. Collagen is what makes your skin elastic. If a product such as gummy bears includes Gelatin than it is NOT vegan.

There are some vegan made candies with substances such as Cellulose also known as Amid, Agar Agar, Biobin, Guar, Xanthan, Carob fruit, etc. These substances allow an elastic texture similar to Gelatin. If a product lists Gelatin as an ingredient, then that product is NOT vegan.

Manufacturers use strong acid or strong base to break down ground up bones, hooves, connective tissues, skin, tendons, etc. A popular short video titled Gelatin The Real Story has received millions of views on the Internet. This is a quick primer of how Gummy Bears and other candies with Gelatin are made. Finally, Gummy Bears include corn syrup, sugar, water, food coloring, and citric acid and fruit juice flavorings.

Gummy Bears – Laced Cause Thirteen Naperville Students to Get Sick

On December six two thousand sixteen thirteen Naperville North students became sick after eating Gummy Bears laced with an not disclosed substance. This high school is in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. These students showed signs of a fast heart rate, dizziness and dry mouth.

Lily a Naperville North High School student was quoted verbatim:

“A lot of people told me there were kids going to the hospital on stretchers and everyone was really sick from the gummy bears.”

All thirteen students were transported to a nearby Edwards hospital. Eleven of those students remained hospitalized as of Tuesday afternoon. Two of those remaining students were released.

Some students claim this candy was laced with a liquid based marijuana substance. Police claim this candy is still being tested and wouldn’t verify validity of this claim. Details remain sketchy concerning whether or not these students knew these gummy bears were laced or if they were completely oblivious.

Another report claims that fourteen total students were taken to a hospital, with twelve actually eating those gummy bears. At one point a seventeen year old student was questioned by police and taken into custody. However, that student has since been released by gestapo I mean police.

I was not able to find out if these were vegan and or sugar free gummy bears. Naperville School District released an official statement on their FaceBook page. Naperville Illinois police released a short statement on their FaceBook page.

Outcome of this incident will be interesting. Were these gummy bears laced at a factory or once purchased? Perhaps a solution is to not eat gummy bears even sugar free at all.

Veganarchism – a Blend of Animal Liberation and Anarchism

What is Veganarchism you ask? This ideology is a play on two words, veganism and anarchism. In nineteen ninety five Brian A. Dominick popularized both this ideology and logo with his Animal Liberation and Social Revolution pamphlet.

This type of anarchist philosophy centered around the refusal to consume animals and animal products. Veganism is basically defined as not consuming animals and dairy products for nourishment. Anarchy is basically defined as against and or without authority.

Not only do some anarchists embrace animal liberation because animals in a sense are subject to same control mechanisms that humans abide by. Obviously, there are other factors in play such as capitalism, government, state, inhumane treatment, suffering, etc. Some anarchists have concluded that eating animals and or animal products is also not healthy.

These type of anarchists subscribe to veganism as a healthier option. From my perspective not all anarchists are the same and not all vegans are the same. Personally, I am a raw vegan, meaning I mostly eat raw not cooked fruits, seeds, grains, and vegetables.

My flavor of anarchy is individualist and pacifist in nature. Some Vegans choose to not consume any parts of animal because of empathy for them. Some vegans turn vegan solely for health reasons.

There are some vegans that perhaps use both reasons for their decision. While an anarchist I turned vegetarian and finally vegan. However, I did consume chicken eggs for quite some time.

After studying veganism more I decided to stop consuming eggs. Also, my anarchism became more full blown and I came to a conclusion that animals should became liberated for numerous reasons. This is a synopsis pertaining to veganarchism.

I highly recommend reading Animal Liberation and Social Revolution by Brian A. Dominick and Joseph M. Smith for a more complete definition.