Mississippi Department of Health – Reduces Workforce by 650

The Mississippi department of mental health is going to reduce their work force by six hundred fifty employees. These will all be layoffs that include one hundred twenty five employees. These layoffs are caused by state budget cuts.

These budget cuts take effect June thirty two thousand eighteen. This government bureaucracy will lose around twenty million dollars of funding. Two residential centers Central Mississippi Residential Center and East Mississippi State Hospital will cut nearly one hundred fifty jobs.

Some services at eight facilities will be transitioned to other locations. Budget cuts at six other locations range from one million to fourteen million dollars. Some mental health services from multiple locations will merge together.

Finally, some services will be relocated to community health centers.

Are Energy Drinks Safe – Compared to Caffeine?

A recent study comparing drinks with just caffeine versus drinks labeled as energy drinks was released. A high volume energy drink versus caffeine consumption study was released in the Journal of the American Heart Association. This study observed electrocardiogram and blood pressure effects from energy drinks versus just straight caffeinated drinks.

This was a double blind random controlled study. Eighteen young individuals that were healthy were picked. Those that participated consumed either thirty two ounces of caffeinated drink or energy drink.

Either drink included three hundred twenty miligrams of caffeine. These participants then went through a six day washout perioud. QT interval and systolic blood pressure were significantly higher in those that consumed energy drinks.

Philadelphia PA – Mayor Jim Kenney Recommends Legal Marijuana

Philadelphia’s current mayor Jim Kenney, made a statement recently endorsing the legalization of Marijuana. This was in response to police terrorists’ arrest of twenty two individuals in a recent marijuana bust. Philly Smoke Session hosted a pot party.

Twenty two people were arrested and fifty pounds of pot was seized. Over two hundred people attended this party. Philly Smoke Session hosted this party in a warehouse that later violated fire codes.

Local gestapo planned for two months to raid this pot party.

“I just think the amount of resources that were put into it may have been a little overkill. The real solution is to legalize it in the state of Pennsylvania, as they did in Colorado, [so] we won’t have to use police resources in these kinds of activities.”

Fifty thousand dollars was seized and one hundred seventy five people were detained then released.

Choline and Weight Loss – by Eating Eggs & Meat Cause Disease?

A recent study performed and released in Circulation, shows that Choline which is common in chicken eggs and animal meat, may cause some diseases. This study was performed on vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores. Initially, researchers were trying to find why meat causes heart disease.

They found evidence that perhaps choline which is prevelant in eggs and animal meat, is a culprit. They claim that choline feeds a gut bacteria, that causes your blood to become sticky. This can potentially cause heart attacks and strokes.

A group of vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores were given a choline supplement for two months. Researchers noticed a ten times increase of trimethylamine N-oxide, which has been linked to creation of cardiovascular diseases.

“We showed that as plasma TMAO levels go up, platelet responsiveness also goes up. It happened in a dose-dependent fashion, and it didn’t matter if the vegans kept eating a vegan diet. If they had a high TMAO level, they weren’t protected. Their platelets were hyperresponsive. A platelet that is prone to aggregate like this is a risk for clotting.”

These results were published in an April twenty four two thousand seventeen issue of Circulation. What I find interesting is that even vegans whom consumed this albeit synthetic choline were not protected from possible diseases, even with there no meat no eggs nutrition.

Frito Lay Complaints – Result in Kettle Cooked Potato Chip Recall

Frito Lay North America Incorporated is voluntarily recalling some of their kettle cooked potato chips. Jalapeno Flavored Lay’s and Jalapeno Flavored Miss Vickie’s potato chips are being recalled. There is potentially salmonella in these chips’ seasoning.

Salmonella is a dangerous organism that can cause severe illness and even death. Symptoms of salmonella include:

* fever
* diarrhea
* nausea
* vomiting
* abdominal pain

One of Frito Lay’s suppliers recalled a seasoning blend powder that may have included salmonella. No illnesses have been attributed to this product yet. Frito Lay claims that no traces of salmonella have been detected in any of their chip products.

* Jalapeno Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips
* Jalapeno Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips

Customers should not eat these potato chips. You can contact Frito Lay at 866-272-9393 between 9 AM-6PM Eastern time. Also, you can visit their Jalapeno chip recall website for product reimbursement. Finally, you can visit Frito Lay jalapeno flavored chip recall article for more specific details about which exact potato chips were recalled.

Earth Day – Celebration April 22nd

Each and every year, Earth Day is celebrated on April twenty second. This year it falls on a Saturday. This will be the thirty seventh annual Earth Day.

This day was actually started by a bureaucrat, Gaylord Nelson. He was a former United States Senator, from Wisconsin. Since then this event has bloomed to working with over fifty thousand groups and one hundred ninety five nations.

Earth Day basically endorses clean air, clean water, and helping endangered species. The Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act were created because of efforts from Earth Day groups. Two thousand twenty will become the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day.

Obviously, as a raw food Vegan, having clean air and water is of utmost importance. Also, since I don’t eat any animal meet, then protecting endangered species is apropos.

Berkeley – Soda Tax Curbing Soda Sales

The city of Berkeley, California passed a one cent per ounce soda tax in two thousand fourteen. Soda, energy drinks, juice with added sugar, and syrups are charged one cent per fluid ounce. Of course this government bureaucracy keeps those tax proceeds.

Berkeley claims that this is not a tax on consumers. Distribution companies are required to pay this tax each month. A University of North Carolina study claims that soda sales have dropped significantly in Berkeley, California.

Bottled water sales increased. Sales of sugar based drinks dropped 9.6 percent. Bottled water sales increased 15.6 percent. Beverage sales that were not taxed increased by 3.5 percent.

Not all distribution companies and retailers may have passed on this increased tax to their customers. A twelve ounce of soda would have increased twelve cents. Aloholic drinks and others with no significant amount of sugar, did not receive this additional tax.

420 – Rally in Denver Civic Center Park

Thursday April twenty is this years 420 rally in Denver. This annual rally is hosted in Denver’s Civic Center Park. Denver’s 420 rally is historically twenty years old.

This rally first started out as a means to combat marijuana restriction in Colorado. Marijuana has now been legal since two thousand fourteen from retailers. However, this rally is expecting over fifty thousand individuals this year.

A free concert and the proverbial 420 countdown are planned. This event transpires between 10AM-6PM. This event is entirely free and is located at Civic Center Park which is in downtown Denver, Colorado.

Uber will be official transportation vendor for this event. Also, other large vendors will have booths at this event.

St. Francis Health Center – Topeka Kansas to Close

St. Francis Health Center based in Topeka, Kansas is scheduled to close their days in next week or so. This Catholic non-profit based medical center is owned by individuals in Denver, Colorado. There are one thousand six hundred employees at this health center.

This hospital was founded in nineteen hundred and nine. Last year owners of this health center tried seeking new partners. They wanted to stop managing this hospital due to health care reform and lack of medicaid.

Employees have not been kept up to date of progress of this health centers’ situation for six months. Members of the Board of Directors at this facility signed non-disclosure agreements. SCL Health owns and operates this Topeka Kansas hospital.

North Dakota – to Legalize Medical Marijuana

North Dakota voters on November eight two thousand sixteen successfully passed legalization of medical marijuana. Voters voted yes with sixty four percent of total vote. However, North Dakota’s legislature passed legislation to delay the approved compassionate care act.

North Dakotans with cancer, Acquired Immuno Defency Syndrome, hepatitis C, ALS, glaucoma, and epilepsy could legally obtain marijuana for medical purposes. Patients would need to get approved a dispensary card. They could obtain three ounces of marijuana.

North Dakota’s century code would be amended to include five more chapters. Governor Doug Borgum has yet to sign this legislation which he is allegedly set to do so soon. A medical marijuana card will cost fifty dollars. Citizen’s under nineteen will NOT be allowed to obtain this natural plant.

Medical marijuana dispensary centers are not scheduled to open until early two thousand eighteen. The North Dakota department of health won’t be issuing licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries until July one two thousand seventeen. North Dakota becomes twenty ninth state to legalize or decriminalize medical marijuana.