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Why choose Southwest Legal Group personal injury lawyers?


1.  Experienced & Dedicated Attorneys
2.  Spanish-speaking counsel to help and advise you in your own language.
3.  Our fees are on a contingency basis, which means, you don’t pay us unless we win your case.
4.  Available 24/7
5.  Can’t come to us, we’ll go to you!
6.  We Have Locations In:  San Jose, Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield Area, Riverside, Greater Los Angeles &
O.C. Area, San Fernando Valley, San Francisco &
Oakland, Palm Springs, Palmdale, Las Vegas, Reno, Albuquerque, and Portland. 
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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2013 SAFETY TIPS

The Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching and you’ve packed your bathing suit, sunscreen and camping gear, or if your the type that just wants to take this long weekend and hit the beach and relax, their are a few safety tips you should keep in mind.

1.  Never ever! Drink and Drive.  No matter if you have only had one drink it can still impair your ability to drive safely.  Police will have more of a presence this weekend and they are looking for those drivers that are on the roads who are drinking and driving.  By all means enjoy a few alcoholic drinks but be responsible.  

2.  Always wear you seat belt, it saves lives, and its the law!

3.  Know where the closest emergency room is, you never know if you might need it.  

Remember to have a FUN and SAFE Memorial Day Weekend!

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We finally got our blogspot up and running. Check it out! It is all in Spanish and will focus on Hispanic news, culture, and law. Follow us and we hope you enjoy all our future posts !

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A MUST READ FOR PARENTS: Top Children’s Vitamins Full of Aspartame, GMOs & Harmful Chemicals

How often are parents aware of the ingredients contained in the multivitamin that they feed their children? We often believe what we hear without ever questioning what mass marketing and media has to say about a product. In this case they have led thousands of parents to purchase multivitamins because they believe it has significant nutritional value. But do these vitamins truly provide nutritional benefit? If so, at what cost?

If we look at the Flintstones vitamin, (one of the top multivitamins in the United States) it contains a number of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), aspartame, aluminum, petroleum-derived artificial colours and more. All of these ingredients are not optimal for health and can be very toxic. You can view the entire list of ingredients here.

Lets take a closer look at some of these ingredients.

Aspartame

Aspartame is known to damage the brain at any dose by leaving traces of Methanol in the blood. It makes you wonder why Aspartame has been approved as “safe” and is found in thousands of food products; not to mention children’s vitamins. It’s also linked to Lymphoma and Leukaemia. You can read more about that here and here (sources provided at the bottom). It’s basically a synthetic combination of the amino acids aspartic acid and I-phenylalanine. It’s known to convert into toxic methanol and formaldehyde in the body.  Hopefully this motivates you to further your research. If you are looking for specific studies, you can check out these ones published in the US National Library of Medicine:

Consumption of artificial sweetener and risk of lymphoma and leukaemia

Effect of chronic exposure to aspartame

Long-term consumption of aspartame and brain antioxidant defense status

Aspartame-induces impairment of spatial cognition and insulin sensitivity

Synergistic interactions between food additives in a developmental neurotoxicity test

Multipotential carcinogenic effects of aspartame

Sorbitol

Sorbitol is a synthetic sugar substitute which is classified as a sugar alcohol. The ingestion of higher amounts have been linked to gastrointestinal disturbances from abdominal pain to more serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome. You can view some studies related to Sorbitol below:

Sorbitol intolerance in adults

Sorbitol intolerance: an unappreciated cause of functional gastrointestinal complaints

Sorbitol used as an osmotic cathartic has caused severe hypernatremia (elevation of sodium in the blood) in children

Hydrogenated Soybean Oil

Anything marketed to children that contains hydrogenated soybean oil is irresponsible. They are semi-synthetic fatty acids that incorporate themselves into our tissues. They’ve been linked to dozens of harmful health effects, from coronary artery disease to cancer and fatty liver disease. You can view a number of links to studies conducted here.

Ferrous Fumarate

This is quite remarkable that Ferrous Fumarate is an ingredient here. There is a clear warning on the Flintstone’s web site concerning this chemical. It’s used as an iron supplement. When consuming iron that comes naturally in food, it’s impossible to inject toxic amounts that can cause death. But when taking Ferrous Fumarate, fatal levels of toxicity can be reached.

Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control centre immediately (1)

Studies have been conducted that show ferrous fumarate doesn’t even affect iron status in children, you can read that study here. Below are links to a few more studies, out of many:

Ferrous fumarate increases clinical disease activity in inflammatory bowel disease patients

Ferrous fumarate deteriorated plasma antioxidant status in patients with Crohn disease

Ferrous fumarate has been demonstrated to be toxic to newborn foals

Cupric Oxide

According the European Union’s Dangerous Substance Directive, Cupric Oxide is listed as a hazardous substance. It’s classified as both harmful and dangerous to the environment. It is used as a pigment in ceramics and as a chemical in the production of rayon fabric and dry cell batteries. It is indeed a mineral, but should this really be a nutrient in a children’s vitamin?

Brief Summary of Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Most pharmaceutical companies, like Bayer, the developer of the Flintstones vitamins, do not have the best track record. Bayer is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in 1863.  In 1925, it became part of IG Farben, a German chemical industry conglomerate. This chemical company had board members that were responsible for the creation of the Federal Reserve, like Paul Warburg (2)who sat on the board of the Federal Reserve as well as I.G Farben. It was a corporation well connected with the Rockefeller’s, and the second largest shareholder in Standard Oil. The investment was part of a pattern of reciprocal investments between the U.S. and Germany during the Nazi years (3). It’s well known that IG Farben was closely connected with the Nazi’s. They held the patent for the pesticide Zyklon B, the chemical used in gas chambers. Some of IG Farben’s directors were accused as war criminals, while others continued on with the agenda we see taking form today. We can see a conflict of interest through the companies shareholders when it comes to the creation of pharmaceutical products.

I think it’s time for us to examine what we choose to feed our children. All it takes is a little investigation and stepping into our own awareness of what is going on around us. Many of us live a robotic life style, we are all here doing the same thing. We’ve been programmed to grow up, work and spend most of our hours doing just that. While we participate in a  9-5, eat sleep watch TV, participate in a number of activities for entrainment purposes type of reality, there are those working behind the scenes manipulating the consciousness of the human race. All we have to do is notice, after that we can begin making better choices in our own lives. The world is indeed waking up, something new is desired, the current Earth paradigm is one many people don’t resonate with any more. A lot of us feel that it’s time to move on, grow and explore our infinite potentiality.

Sources (Links to research and studies conducted are listed throughout the article)

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/top-us-brand-childrens-vitamins-contains-aspartame-gmos-other-hazardous-chemicals

(1) http://labeling.bayercare.com/omr/online/flintstones-complete.pdf

(2)http://www.federalreserve.gov/bios/boardmembership.htm

(3)http://web.mit.edu/thistle/www/v13/3/oil.html

http://www.flintstonesvitamins.com/en/products/complete-chewable-vitamins/

Source: Collective Evolution 

Monday Mornings

Hope everyone had a safe and fun Fourth of July weekend! Southwest Legal Group knows that after a long weekend, it’s hard to get back onto schedule on Monday. We found some fun tips and other ways that will hopefully make your Monday’s suck a little less…

1. Here’s a picture of this puppy. How can you have a bad day when he’s so happy?!

 2. Eat breakfast! Eating breakfast in the morning can activate brainpower and give you that morning boost to keep your day going.

 3. Try an apple. Apples have more caffeine in them then that Red Bull you’re drinking.

 4. LAUGH! During your lunch break, catch a funny YouTube video. Send it around the office so everyone can have something to laugh about while they’re also suffering from their Monday blues.

 5. Remember that Friday is only 5 days away….

Have a great week everyone!

Auto Accident Attorney Los Angeles

I’ve come across many clients that said when they were injured an a  accident and they didn’t know what their first step should be.  The best thing to do is seek help from an experience auto accident attorney in Los Angeles.  Our personal injury firm in Los Angeles will make sure your questions and concerns are answered. We will represent you and get you what you deserve.