Sunday, March 23, 2008
Yes I know that's a pretty strong title/question but it's a serious matter.
Most parents are worried about any levels of Mercury in vaccines, causing horrible things to their kids but all the sudden feel more comfortable when their doctor says-"none of our vaccines have mercury"...so the parent goes ahead with the shots.
Strange thing is, the parent didn't know the right question to ask and the doctor didn't offer up any with the right question asked.
Did you ever wonder WHY mercury was put in vaccines?
Well, it was to preserve the shot-make it stable for a long period of time.
So, the drug companies in their infanate wisdom then replaced much of the mercury with FORMALDEHYDE................last time I checked that's what they used to preserve DEAD BODIES. Last time I checked our kids were very much alive, not dead, and certainly shouldn't have any FORMALDEHYDE injected in them for any reason what so ever...But lets take a look at it from a more scientific perspective.
Formaldehyde:CH2O Attenuating agent, Preservative, Disinfectant, Fixative
Aust. National Research Council: fewer than 20% but perhaps more than 10% of the general population may be susceptible to formaldehyde and may react acutely at any exposure level. More hazardous than most chemicals in 5 out of 12 ranking systems, on at least 8 federal regulatory lists, ranked ...more
Aust. National Research Council: fewer than 20% but perhaps more than 10% of the general population may be susceptible to formaldehyde and may react acutely at any exposure level. More hazardous than most chemicals in 5 out of 12 ranking systems, on at least 8 federal regulatory lists, ranked as one of the most hazardous compounds (worst 10%) to ecosystems and human health (Environmental Defense Fund)
Formalyn a 37 percent solution of gaseous formaldehyde which includes methanol.(Used in vaccines as a tissue fixative) Formaldehyde solution (formalin) is considered a hazardous compound, and its vapor toxic.
Wikidepia.com -- Large formaldehyde exposures, for example from drinking formaldehyde solutions, are potentially lethal. Formaldehyde is converted to formic acid in the body, leading to a rise in blood acidity, rapid, shallow breathing, hypothermia, and coma or death. People who have ingested formaldehyde require immediate medical attention. In the body, formaldehyde can cause proteins to irreversibly bind to DNA. Laboratory animals exposed to large doses of inhaled formaldehyde over their lifetimes have developed more cancers of the nose and throat than are usual, as have workers in particle-board sawmills… Formaldehyde is classifed as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as a known human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formaldehyde
So there are the facts-so doesn't that make you feel warm and fuzzy since Mercury isn't used any more?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
The U.S. government has concluded that childhood vaccines contributed to symptoms of autism in 9-year-old Hannah Poling. The unprecedented concession was in response to one of three test cases that allege the mercury-containing vaccine preservative thimerosal caused autism in children.
According to the case, the child was healthy and developing normally until her 18-month well-baby visit, where she received vaccinations for nine diseases, two of which contained thimerosal. Within 48 hours of the shots, Hannah become ill, refused to walk and could not sleep through the night. Within three months, she began showing signs of autism.
According to U.S. Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation, the shots "significantly aggravated an underlying mitochondrial disorder" and resulted in a brain disorder "with features of autism spectrum disorder."
Although federal officials continue to say there is no link between autism and vaccines, this concession says otherwise.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has determined that Hannah’s family is entitled to compensation from a federal vaccine injury fund in an amount that is still being determined.
There are currently 4,900 autism cases pending in Federal "Vaccine Court."
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This is an unprecedented admission by the U.S. government, which, until now, has clung to their statement that vaccines do not cause autism. Though they are still saying this, they have now conceded that the vaccines “significantly aggravated” an underlying disorder and caused autistic symptoms in at least one child.
It will be interesting to see how the other 4,900 cases waiting to be heard will turn out. No doubt many of these cases will report similar stories to Hannah Poling’s, where a healthy infant receives vaccinations and then suddenly becomes withdrawn and unable to communicate as they did before.
There is little doubt that thimerosal, a preservative that is 49.6 percent ethylmercury, is a contributing factor in many cases of autism. It is a well-established fact that exposure to mercury can cause immune, sensory, neurological, motor, and behavioral dysfunctions -- all similar to traits defining, or associated with, autism.
There may also be another component in vaccines that is causing damage. For instance, according to Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD:
“Another important factor with regard to mercury on the mind … is synergistic toxicity -- mercury's enhanced effect when other poisons are present. A small dose of mercury that kills 1 in 100 rats and a dose of aluminum that will kill 1 in 100 rats, when combined have a striking effect: all the rats die.
Doses of mercury that have a 1 percent mortality will have a 100 percent mortality rate if some aluminum is there. Vaccines contain aluminum.”
Have Autism Rates Declined Since Thimerosal Was Removed From Vaccines?
Thimerosal was taken out of most childhood vaccines at the beginning of the decade. In 2006, studies of two government databases indicated that autism rates went up as thimerosal dosages increased, then began to decline as thimerosal was removed.
Yet, if you look at this Time magazine article, it says that autism rates have continued to climb since thimerosal was removed from vaccines in 2001. Why the discrepancy?
It could be due to the fact that in 2002 the U.S. government began recommending flu shots to children under 2 (and now recommends them for kids until they’re 18). Well, most flu shots still contain thimerosal, so many infants are still being exposed to mercury.
There is also the issue of vaccine timing.
“Giving too many vaccines over too short a time to infants whose nervous system is not yet fully developed can also trigger autism and its spectrum of disorders,” Dr. Miller says.
And, according to Dr. Russell Blaylock, multiple vaccines given close together over-stimulate your brain's immune system and, via the mechanism of "bystander injury," destroy brain cells.
What Else is Fueling the Autism Epidemic?
Autism now affects about one in 150 U.S. children. A small portion of these cases, perhaps 1 percent, may be due to genetic defects, and the rest are likely caused by exposure to toxic chemicals, viruses or other environmental influences.
One environmental influence that you may not have heard about was suggested by a November 2007 study in the Journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine. It found that electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi devices and other similar wireless technologies may be an accelerating factor in autism.
After five years of research on children with autism and other membrane sensitivity disorders, the researchers found that EMR negatively affects cell membranes, and allows heavy metal toxins, which are associated with autism, to build up in your body.
Meanwhile, autism rates have increased concurrently along with the proliferation of cell phones and wireless use.
EMR, the researchers say, could impact autism by facilitating early onset of symptoms or by trapping heavy metals inside of nerve cells, which could accelerate the onset of symptoms of heavy metal toxicity and hinder therapeutic clearance of the toxins.
If Your Child Has Autism …
There are several things you can do to help:
1. Have your child eat a diet tailored to their nutritional type. In my experience, nearly ALL children seem to respond favorably to the dietary changes when properly implemented.
2. Avoid giving your child pasteurized milk. This is imperative to the treatment of autism, and includes all milk products, such as ice cream, yogurt and whey. Even natural flavorings in food must be avoided unless the processor can guarantee, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that caseinate is not included. Anyone managing this illness without restricting milk is deceiving themselves.
3. Eliminating sugar, juice, soda, French fries and wheat (pasta, bagels, cereal, pretzels, etc) from your child’s diet is also highly recommended.
4. Make sure your child is getting proper sun exposure, as there is a link between rampant vitamin D deficiency and the proportionate jump in autism. The vitamin D receptor appears in a wide variety of brain tissue early in the fetal development, and activated vitamin D receptors increase nerve growth in your brain.
5. Use an effective intervention to address any emotional stresses your child faces as soon as possible. Potent energy psychology tools such as the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) are excellent for this purpose. You can do EFT with your child, and also teach him how to do it himself.
6. Homeopathy may also help ameliorate symptoms.
Friday, March 21, 2008
YOU SHOULD BE
Listen no one is perfect, that includes doctors and scientists-however when there are staggering facts that exist and they don't inform the public-that should be illegal in my personal opinion!
From 1987-1998 there was a 633% increase in Autism (DSM-IV) in the State of California. (Note: In 1998 mandatory immunizations programs and the MMR vaccine were introduced.) It doesn't take a ROCKET SCIENTIST to figure out that there MIGHT BE A CORILATION with a rise in autism from VACCINES with that kind of knowledge!
HOW DOES FUNDING FOR AUTISM COMPARE TO OTHER CHILDHOOD DISORDERS & DISEASES?
Leukemia 1 in 25,000 Funding: $300 million
Muscular Dystrophy 1 in 20,000 Funding: $160 million
Cystic Fibrosis 1 in 5,000 Funding: $75 million
Juvenile Diabetes 1 in 500 Funding: $140 million
Autism 1 in 150 Funding: $15 million
***Yeah there is something wrong with that when the CDC Reports that 1 in 150 are labled as autistic***
So lets take a look at some numbers-because numbers don't lie!!!
So the problem is getting worse than better and most doctors and people of political power are turning their heads because they "know" that those numbers are increasing possibly because of VACCINES. However, admiting such a thing would BANKRUPT VICP (National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program-federal program) and therefore hurt politicians, the drug companies and cause parents to be in an uproar!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Do you know the answer?
It's in your DIGESTIVE SYSTEM!!!
So, to effectively promote your immune system health, you need to look no further than your intestinal tract. Probiotics (Greek “for life’) can be a great way to start promoting your digestive health and overall health as well.
Probiotics can be given to INFANTS and ADULTS. I have been giving them to the kids from DAY ONE and also take it myself. It comes in many forms, powder, gel tabs, and chewables. You can pick these up at The Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods & Earth Fare (and most any other health food store).
Increasing probiotics will help ANYONE's immune system and help fight off these "allegid" diseases you face down to the common cold. Probiotics are a must if you or your child have to resort in getting an ANTIBIOTIC (seeing as antibiotics just kill all the good and bad bacteria-leaving your immune system weak) Talk to the nutritionist in the store for recommended dosage.
In MANY of the "required" vaccines you will find ALUMINUM...might sound ok because you might have some aluminum pots that you cook with, you might use aluminum foil but you might throw those away after you do research on it's effects in your body.
Aluminum and Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease (www.mercola.com)
Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is a terrible illness and a major public health problem. Five percent of people over 65 have a severe case and another 10% have a mild to moderate degree of AD.
The cause of AD is unknown. However, environmental influences appear to be important. Aluminum is a widely recognized nerve toxin. It has been found in increased concentrations in all AD affected tissue. Recent scientific studies provide four independent lines of compelling evidence that implicate aluminum's role in the cause of AD.
Laboratory observations of the learning and memory performance of animals support the association. If aluminum is directly injected into the brain of sensitive species such as cats and rabbits, they will have delayed memory and learning impairment. They will then develop altered muscle control, muscle jerks, and seizures. Their illness is very similar to AD in humans. Aluminum also induces neurochemical changes. Abnormal accumulation of aluminum has been found in at least four sites in the AD-affected brain.
Environmental aluminum is linked to increased rates of AD. Aluminum is a common constituent of the environment and has no recognized biologic function. It is absorbed primarily through the intestine but also through the lungs and skin. Seven studies have related elevated aluminum concentrations in drinking water to an increased incidence of AD.
Of more practical importance is a case-control study which looked at the association of AD and lifetime exposure to aluminum in antiperspirants and antacids. Scientists found a direct correlation. The more antiperspirant that was used, the more likely the person would develop AD. The same held true for aluminum antacids. The risk in high users was as high as 300%.
There is another line of independent evidence that shows aluminum is associated with the cause of AD. If persons affected with AD are given a compound which binds aluminum and helps to remove it from their body, they deteriorate at much slower rates compared to those who do not receive the binder.
Science still has quite a few years of research before it can definitely state that aluminum causes AD. However, the above items of evidence should encourage us to limit our aluminum intake if we hope to avoid this horribly devastating illness. There are several practical recommendations that can be used:
1. Avoid antiperspirants. Nearly all anti-perspirants have aluminum salts which are absorbed into your body. An effective alternative would be to vigorously wash your armpits daily with an effective and gentle antibacterial soap like Lever 2000. Dial would also work but is not as gentle to your skin. If odor is still a problem one could use a deodorant. Deodorants with clay do not have aluminum salts in them and pose no threat and can hep some with perspiration. Oral chlorophyll pills can also help reduce body odor and can help eliminate the need for deodorants.
2. Avoid aluminum containing antacids. The main ones are Mylanta and Maalox. Acceptable alternatives include Tums and Rolaids which are pure calcium and also help to build dense bones.
3. Avoid using food in aluminum cans. The cans have a protective food liner, but this liner can deteriorate over time and allow aluminum from the can to seep into the food. Any tomato containing products are especially vulnerable. It would also be wise to avoid soda in cans. Try to use the glass bottle containers if at all possible.
4. Avoid cooking in aluminum cookware and any cookware that is coated with a non-stick finish that is cracked. Stainless steel is the better, and ceramic or porcelain is the best.
Obviously having aluminum in your child's vaccines sounds innocent until you do any research outside of documentation your doctor gives you. My grandfather and great grand father both died and had AZ-you don't want to EVER see your kids in that state of mind-TRUST ME!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Welcome to my blog...as many of you know I'm personally sold on not vaccinating my kids. After doing much personal research and speaking with others who don't vaccinate we stopped vaccinating Skylar at age 2 (and she's almost 5 and healthy as an ox) and Parker (9 months) hasn't had any shots and is thriving!
I do take the Parker to his well baby check ups and each time our Pediatrician is really nice about the whole thing but says she believes in vaccines and would recommend that I vaccinate the kids-even though I don't. This past time she handed me MANY documents on why we should vaccinate, so I thought I would copy just one sheet so you can see how incredibly insane vaccines are-the risks way out weigh the benefits in my personal opinion.
Please note what the diseases are (on page one) and then what the severe side effects are (on page two). CLICK DIRECTLY ON SMALL PICTURES OF THESE DOCUMENTS FOR THEM TO BE ENLARGED SO YOU CAN READ THEM!