3 reasons why store-bought almond milk is a bad idea

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So you’ve decided to come off conventional dairy and are now drinking almond milk from the store. Generally speaking, that’s a wise choice because you will no longer be a victim to the acid and mucous producing nature of regular dairy, and that’s even before you consider the hormones and antibiotics that have tainted the conventional supply.

However, store bought almond milks are not without their drawbacks either. You may have just substituted one problem for the other due to the way these milks are produced and the effect they can have on your body.

Allow me to explain.

Store-bought almond milk is short on… almonds

One of the main ingredients you would reasonably expect to be in almond milk is almonds. However, it was revealed a few years ago that almond milk producers were really cutting corners with this core ingredient, with a half gallon of milk containing less than a handful of almonds. Stated in another way, a European brand of almond milk (Alpro) was revealed to contain less than two percent almonds in the entire container.

A spokesperson for the Almond Board of California confirmed that ingredient combinations are very similar between U.S. almond milks and those found in the U.K.. It was later revealed by almond growers and processors that this two percent ration recipe is the industry standard across the board.

This is no surprise to anyone who has made their own almond milk, and compared it to its store-bought counterpart. The latter tastes very watered down, and unnaturally thickened in comparison.

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Store-bought almond milk is not from sprouted almonds

This is not on the radar for most people to investigate, but a significant factor to consider, especially for anyone with digestive concerns. This is because almonds contain enzyme inhibitors (sometimes referred to as anti-nutrients) which are beneficial to the survivability of the nut, but can cause significant absorption issues in humans due to resistance to be being broken down by enzymes in the digestive tract. This can cause many digestion related issues, including bloating, gas, fatigue, stomach pain, and more.

Fortunately, you can avoid this issue with almonds by sprouting (soaking) them first for eight hours, which releases those enzyme inhibitors, making them much more bioavailable and easier on digestion. As you may have guessed, this is NOT done with store-bought almond milks which adds in another layer of potential health issues.

Store-bought almond milk contains unnecessary ingredients

Due to the lack of almonds and a very watered down consistency, manufacturers make up for this by adding unnecessary ingredients like carrageenan, locust bean gum, gellan gum, and sunflower lecithin, to thicken up the “mock” almond milk. Some of these ingredients carry digestive concerns, and some of them are relatively harmless, aside from the fact you aren’t really drinking almond milk, but a dumbed-down facsimile.

Recently, some suppliers have removed carrageenan due to consumer demands, but have simply replaced it with other ingredients that have the same purpose (thicken a severely watered-down product), which are maybe slightly less offensive.

Of course, you have alternatives. You can buy your own almonds, soak them, and use a 1:4 ratio of almonds to water, and make a real, fresh, and satisfying almond milk with no extra ingredients. This can last for 5-7 days refrigerated, and will cost you much less than the store brand, and will chew up about 15 minutes of your time. A blender and nut milk bag is all the equipment you need.



Get a sprouted almond milk recipe, here.

You can also try another alternative milk that avoids all of the above issues, and requires only a minute and nothing but a spoon to make. This can be done with the Health Ranger’s FlaxJoy Organic Instant Milk Powder, an instant beverage that only requires water and is incredibly healthy and delicious. No extra ingredients, no sprouting required, and no equipment. Just fresh non-dairy milk, all the time! It’s also excellent for digestion. Check out the Health Ranger’s FlaxJoy, here.

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About the author: Mike Adams (aka the “Health Ranger“) is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com called “Food Forensics“), an environmental scientist, a patent holder for a cesium radioactive isotope elimination invention, a multiple award winner for outstanding journalism, a science news publisher and influential commentator on topics ranging from science and medicine to culture and politics. Follow his videos, podcasts, websites and science projects at the links below.

Mike Adams serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation. He has also achieved numerous laboratory breakthroughs in the programming of automated liquid handling robots for sample preparation and external standards prep.

The U.S. patent office has awarded Mike Adams patent NO. US 9526751 B2 for the invention of “Cesium Eliminator,” a lifesaving invention that removes up to 95% of radioactive cesium from the human digestive tract. Adams has pledged to donate full patent licensing rights to any state or national government that needs to manufacture the product to save human lives in the aftermath of a nuclear accident, disaster, act of war or act of terrorism. He has also stockpiled 10,000 kg of raw material to manufacture Cesium Eliminator in a Texas warehouse, and plans to donate the finished product to help save lives in Texas when the next nuclear event occurs. No independent scientist in the world has done more research on the removal of radioactive elements from the human digestive tract.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and American Indians. He is of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his “Health Ranger” passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world’s first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed “strange fibers” found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health “gurus,” dangerous “detox” products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

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Apple Moves to Store iCloud Keys in China, Raising Human Rights Fears

Apple Moves to Store iCloud Keys in China, Raising Human Rights Fears

February 24th, 2018

Via: Reuters:

When Apple Inc begins hosting Chinese users’ iCloud accounts in a new Chinese data center at the end of this month to comply with new laws there, Chinese authorities will have far easier access to text messages, email and other data stored in the cloud.

That’s because of a change to how the company handles the cryptographic keys needed to unlock an iCloud account. Until now, such keys have always been stored in the United States, meaning that any government or law enforcement authority seeking access to a Chinese iCloud account needed to go through the U.S. legal system.

Now, according to Apple, for the first time the company will store the keys for Chinese iCloud accounts in China itself. That means Chinese authorities will no longer have to use the U.S. courts to seek information on iCloud users and can instead use their own legal system to ask Apple to hand over iCloud data for Chinese users, legal experts said.




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New Berrima Store Post horrors

New Berrima Store Post horrors

New Berrima Store Post complaints

Please visit our facebook page New Berrima Store complaints at
You can also visit our Southern Highlands Community News blog here:
Just thought I would update you all on my latest Supporter on Facebook.

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Are you the person behind the new Berrima shop page? You’d be surprised how many people support your fight but are to afraid to speak up.

One of the reasons I moved out of new Berrima nearly 20years ago was these germs.

They were fucking with my mail. My wifes credit card went missing along with password plus a couple of important letters of mine never made it.

All the complaints to Aust post did fuck all, I ended up getting a post box in Moss Vale and move shortly after.

The shop was a filthy shithole then and is worse now. It’s beyond me how they pass health regulations.

Plus paying their staff cash in the hand since day 1 with no workers compo insurance. Any keep up the good fight.

New Berrima deserves a decent shop and reliable mail service.

I have heard the same story of people not getting correct change, or telling customers that they only gave them a $10 not a $50 or $20 note.
Stories of customers losing money, mail etc.

The filthy old toilet that doesn’t work and is used as a store room… that’s just gross.

The staff that get paid in cash, off the books, have to walk down to Karen Hanratty’s home to use the toilet… at 33-35 Argyle Street.

Asbestos, Mold, etc.

Karen Hanratty advertises all over the internet, on all social media platforms, but uses wrong closing hours.
I have had people knock on my door at 10.20pm asking why the Store is closed. 8-}

Karen Hanratty is always leaving the neon sign on that says, OPEN. 8-}

Karen / Geoff Hanratty cannot manage a rock fight in a rock quarry, let alone a Store…. if it wasn’t for Wingecarribee Council’s Corruption and Nepotism, the Hanratty’s would of gone belly up 20 years ago.

Thank family members like Deputy Mayor Ian Scandrett, of Wingecarribee Shire Council for allowing a dilapidated property to still do business… (shady business).

Thank Deputy Mayor Ian Scandrett, of Wingecarribee Shire Council for allowing illegal parking in the middle of the road, to facilitate customers… making Argyle Street New Berrima a traffic accident hazard to drivers and neighbours.

Thank Deputy Mayor Ian Scandrett, of Wingecarribee Shire Council for allowing fuel to leak daily from the fuel pump.

Just look at the white center line of the road curve around to allow parking in the middle of the street for customers.
That was Ian Scandrett’s idea, since he has the last say as Chairman of the Traffic Committee of Wingecarribee Council.

I guarantee you, if I parked my car out on the front lawn of my place, Wingecarribee Council will fine me.

But if you park in the middle of the road outside the New Berrima Store, 24/7, you are welcomed.

No Wingecarribee Council Parking Officer or Mittagong Highway Patrol will touch you.

Walmart is cutting more store managers after raising wages

Walmart is firing more employees.


Walmart is cutting store management positions for the second time this year since the retailer announced it was raising wages for US workers.

Walmart is cutting two department manager positions at some of its 4,700 stores, the Wall Street Journal reports. The positions oversee cell phone departments and online grocery pickup areas, according to the Journal. Many of the workers impacted by the cuts will be moved to other positions at Walmart, the company said.

The eliminations follow Walmart’s announcement in January that it would raise its starting hourly wages to $11, expand parental leave benefits, and give cash bonuses of up to $1,000 to employees.

“Retail is changing rapidly and over the past two years, we’ve been transforming too,” a Walmart spokesman told the Journal. “That means creating new roles while consolidating and redesigning others.”

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FDA Admits That Store-Bought Ketchup Does Not Contain Fresh Tomatoes

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

With everything from hybridisation to genetic engineering affecting our foods, what exactly are we eating these days? We think we know what we are eating, but given the fact that food package labels are often complicated and do not always list all information about what is in our food, we really have no idea. This is more so in case of ketchup.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have admitted that there are in fact no fresh tomatoes in ketchup, just diluted tomato paste. They have also highlighted that the acceptable levels of mold contamination can be as low as 15 percent in canned tomatoes, to as high as 45 percent for ketchup. If that wasn’t enough, their established guidelines for the number of contaminants it will allow in our food supply means up to 30 fly eggs per every 100 grams of tomato sauce and up to two maggots per every 100 grams of tomato juice is, in their eyes,  wholly acceptable.

Ketchup should be ketchup, but unfortunately it’s not. We have an industrialised food system which, with its relentless pressure to shave fractions of a penny off the price of its products, practically guarantees fraud, substitution and, even when those are absent, a constant driving down of the quality of the raw materials used in processed foods.It is important that we are active consumers and stop to think about the products we buy on a daily basis.

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Telegram vanishes from App Store due to ‘inappropriate content’

“We were alerted by Apple that inappropriate content was made available to our users and both apps were taken off the App Store. Once we have protections in place we expect the apps to be back on the App Store,” Durov tweeted.

Durov was referring to Telegram and its alternative, upgraded version, Telegram X.

Apple’s review guidelines say that the applications presented in the App store must follow “its standard metadata rules and should not include inappropriate content, reference other apps, or make unverifiable product claims.” Apple says it may modify inappropriate keywords at any time. 

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Amazon’s Automated Grocery Store of the Future Opens Monday

Amazon’s Automated Grocery Store of the Future Opens Monday

January 21st, 2018


Via: Reuters:

But there have been challenges, according to a person familiar with the matter. These included correctly identifying shoppers with similar body types, the person said. When children were brought into the store during the trial, they caused havoc by moving items to incorrect places, the person added.




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That’s not a roof on the Chicago Apple store; it is the poster child for unsustainable design

It is a giant electric radiator that they forgot to turn on due to a software failure.

Apple’s new Chicago store is a beautiful thing, with a 111 by 98 foot carbon fibre roof that Apple says is “designed to be as thin as possible, and the entire structure is supported by four interior pillars that allow the 32-foot glass facades to remain unobscured.” Jony Ives says “Apple Michigan Avenue is about removing boundaries between inside and outside, reviving important urban connections within the city.” Architectural critic Blair Kamin calls it “an understated gem.”

roof detail© Apple/ Foster + Partners

It certainly looked beautiful in summer. But right now, in the middle of a cold Chicago winter, there are caution signs all around it as icicles and runoff make walking anywhere near the building treacherous. Blogger Matt Maldre notes:

Maybe next time Apple will consider the actual community where their stores are built. Y’know, basic things like in Chicago, the weather gets cold. It snows. The snow falls off the roof. Don’t design a sloping roof where the snow can’t be caught or guttered off somewhere.

Blair Kamin defends the building and the architects, TreeHugger Favourites Foster + Partners.

…let’s put this in perspective. Winter happens. And architects often aren’t prepared for it. Such shortcomings undercut their achievements and their credibility as problem-solvers. Yet the faults do not altogether vanquish the value of their designs.

It turns out to be a software problem. Kamin explains:

Apple spokesman Nick Leahy on Friday said the building’s architects, London-based Foster + Partners, had designed the glass-walled store with winter in mind, but had been foiled by a technical malfunction. “The roof has a warming system that’s built into it,” he said. “It needed some fine-tuning and it got re-programmed today. It’s hopefully a temporary problem.” In addition, he said, the store was designed to drain water — not through conventional gutters, but through four internal support columns.

Kamin tries to make a case that sometimes architects bend the rules for what he thinks really matters: “how buildings and the rest of the built environment shape human experience.”

Perhaps. It may be a Chicago thing, buildings that appear designed to waste heat, that engineer Ted Kesik has called “architectural pornography” with their radiator fin designs. This one is even worse; it actually is a radiator, a giant carbon fibre electric powered radiator designed to melt the snow on its roof.

I love apple products, and I love Norman Foster. But really, this building, with its single glazed laminated glass and its electric radiator roof, is a monument to unsustainable design.

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A tsunami of store closings is about to hit the US — and it’s expected to eclipse the retail carnage of 2017

Dead Mall
Rolling Acres Mall in
Akron, Ohio.


  • More than 12,000 stores are expected to close in 2018 —
    up from roughly 9,000 in 2017, according to Cushman &
  • A rash of bankruptcy filings and announcements to close
    stores are expected at the start of the year, when retailers
    are flush with cash from the holiday season.
  • Among the companies
    most likely to file for bankruptcy within the next year
    Sears, Bon-Ton Stores, Bebe Stores, Destination Maternity
    Corp., and Stein Mart.
  • The closings would push hundreds of shopping malls to
    the brink of death.

Retailers are bracing for a fresh wave of store closings in 2018
that is expected to eclipse the rash of closings that rocked the
industry last year.

“Landlords are panicking,” said Larry Perkins, the CEO and
founder of the advisory firm SierraConstellation Partners. “The
last year was pretty apocalyptic from a retail standpoint, and
the macro issues haven’t changed. There will continue to be a
high degree of bankruptcies and store closures.”

2017 was a record year for both store closings and retail
bankruptcies. Dozens of retailers including Macy’s, Sears, and
J.C. Penney shuttered an estimated 9,000 stores — far exceeding
recessionary levels — and 50 chains filed for bankruptcy.

But there’s still a glut of retail space in the US, and the
fallout is far from over.

The number of store closings in the US is expected to jump at
least 33% to more than 12,000 in 2018, and another 25 major
retailers could file for bankruptcy, according to estimates by
the commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield.

Store closuresCushman & Wakefield

Nearly two dozen major chains including Walgreens, Gap, and
Gymboree have already announced plans to close more than 3,600
stores this year.

Many more announcements on closures and bankruptcies are expected
in the coming months.

The start of the year is a popular time to announce store
closings and bankruptcies because retailers are typically flush
with cash after the busy holiday season — and closing stores and
filing for bankruptcy are costly.

Among the companies
most likely to file for bankruptcy within the next year
Sears, Bon-Ton Stores, Bebe Stores, Destination Maternity Corp.,
and Stein Mart, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Mass store closings will force shopping malls out of business

When combined with last year’s record-high store closings, an
even higher rate of closings in 2018 would push hundreds of
low-performing shopping malls to the brink of death.

The commercial real estate firm CoStar has estimated that nearly
a quarter of malls in the US, or roughly 310 of the nation’s
1,300 shopping malls, are at high risk of losing an anchor

Anchor tenants are retailers like Macy’s and J.C. Penney that
occupy the large, multistory buildings at mall entrances.

BI Graphics_Store closing in 2018Business Insider/Samantha Lee

The loss of even one anchor tenant can trigger a multidecade
downward spiral for mall owners.

That’s because the malls don’t only lose the income and shopper
traffic from that store’s business; such closings often trigger
clauses that allow the remaining mall tenants to exercise their
right to terminate their leases or renegotiate the terms,
typically with a period of lower rents, until another retailer
moves into the vacant anchor space.

That’s good news for retailers looking to grow their physical
assets — it means they are more likely to score low rent and
favorable lease terms.

But it’s terrible news for retail landlords, some of whom are now
trying to stop the bleeding by suing the companies that are
closing stores.

Mall owners are suing retailers to keep stores open

Simon Property Group, one of the biggest mall operators in the
US, sued Starbucks this year after the coffee chain said it
planned to
close all 379 stores in its Teavana chain, 77 of which are
located in Simon Property Group malls

The mall owner demanded that Starbucks keep running the tea shops
located in its malls, arguing in part that their closing would
reduce traffic to surrounding stores.

A judge ruled in Simon Property Group’s favor in December and
ordered Starbucks to keep operating the Teavana stores in

Shopping MallOli
Scarff/Getty Images

Whole Foods was also
recently sued
for closing a Seattle-area store, with the
owners of the property fighting the company for breaking its
long-term lease.

A judge has since ordered Whole Foods to reopen the store, which
the grocer had closed in October.

As mall operators become increasingly desperate to keep the
lights on, many more retailers could find themselves in court,
fighting to shut down struggling stores.

Not all retailers and shopping malls are doomed

To be sure, there are still hundreds of high-performing shopping
malls in the US that are expected to remain immune from the
fallout of shrinking retailers.

Only the lowest-performing malls — of which there are roughly 300
— are in danger of going out of business.

There are also plenty of retailers, mostly discounters, that are
growing their physical assets while others shrink.

Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Lidl, Aldi, Ross Stores, and TJ Maxx
are planning to open hundreds of new stores next year.

“Retail isn’t going away by any means,” Perkins of
SierraConstellation said. “We just got a little bit out of
control with the volume of retailers and the number of stores.”

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