True Vegans are humanitarians because we indiscriminately seek justice for all. Take responsibility for your health. Go Vegan.

 

AT WHAT DISTANCE DO YOU STOP CARING?  If there is nothing to hide, why do the meat, egg, and dairy industries go to extreme measures to protect its secrecy? Because hidden behind the opaque walls is hideous, unthinkable, and pervasive torture and cruelty being done to innocent, helpless animals simply so they can meet the consumer demand to end up on more plates in unnatural, health-damaging, and epic proportions. Ag-gag laws need to be banished and transparency needs to be demanded. For that very reason, we, as the consumer, can choose to avoid supporting the industry altogether. Every choice to eat plants and not animals is a vote against animal abuse and against secrecy. It also happens to be a gift to your body… *Ag-Gag in the News: —->The 5 Worst States to Be A Farm Animal: https://www.thedodo.com/the-5-worst-states-to-be-a-far-558772795.html —->Humane Society: http://bit.ly/1nha1Y1 —->Ag-Gag on the Huffington Post: http://huff.to/1topMvz —->Ag-Gag Laws in Idaho: http://slate.me/TxEbcz —->Ag-gag coming to Australia: http://bit.ly/1gSW7J1 —->Prior post on the subject: http://on.fb.me/1vLUReO *Image by Vegan Sidekick -Plant-Based Dietitian

AT WHAT DISTANCE DO YOU STOP CARING?
If there is nothing to hide, why do the meat, egg, and dairy industries go to extreme measures to protect its secrecy? Because hidden behind the opaque walls is hideous, unthinkable, and pervasive torture and cruelty being done to innocent, helpless animals simply so they can meet the consumer demand to end up on more plates in unnatural, health-damaging, and epic proportions. Ag-gag laws need to be banished and transparency needs to be demanded. For that very reason, we, as the consumer, can choose to avoid supporting the industry altogether. Every choice to eat plants and not animals is a vote against animal abuse and against secrecy. It also happens to be a gift to your body…
*Ag-Gag in the News:
—->The 5 Worst States to Be A Farm Animal: https://www.thedodo.com/the-5-worst-states-to-be-a-far-558772795.html
—->Humane Society: http://bit.ly/1nha1Y1
—->Ag-Gag on the Huffington Post: http://huff.to/1topMvz
—->Ag-Gag Laws in Idaho: http://slate.me/TxEbcz
—->Ag-gag coming to Australia: http://bit.ly/1gSW7J1
—->Prior post on the subject: http://on.fb.me/1vLUReO
*Image by Vegan Sidekick
-Plant-Based Dietitian

(Source: veganmovement2012)

“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are all still savages.”Thomas Alva Edison, inventor

“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are all still savages.”Thomas Alva Edison, inventor

(Source: veganmovement2012)

List Of 150+ Herbs With Uses And Benefits
Agrimony | Ajwain | Alfalfa | Allspice | Aloe Vera | Althaea Officinalis (Marsh Mallow) | Amla | Angelica | Angostura | Anise | Arabian Jasmine | Arnica | Arrach | Artemisia | Asafoetida | Bashful Mimosa | Basil | Bay Laurel | Bean | Bears Breech | Benzoin| Bergamot | Betony | Bilberry | Bitter Melon | Black Pepper | Blackberry Bush | Blumea Camphor | Boneset | Borage | Brooklime | Bryony | Bugle | Burdock | Butterbur | Cacao | Cajeput | Calendula | Canella | Capers |Cardamom | Carob Tree | Cascara Sagrada | Cascarilla | Catechu | Catnip | Cat’s Whiskers | Catsfoot | Cayenne | Cedron | Celery | Centory | Chamomile | Cheken | Chervil | Chinese Honeysuckle | Chives | Cilantro | Cinnamon | Clavo Huasca | Clove | Coltsfoot | Comfrey | Contrayerba | Copal | Cordyceps | Cumin | Daffodil | Damiana | Dandelion | Deadly Nightshade | Dill | Dodder | Dragon’s Blood | Echinacea | Elder | Epazote | Female Peony | Fennel | Fenugreek |Feverfew | Five Leaved Chaste Tree | Flax | Frankincense | Galangal | Garlic | Gentian | Ginger | Gingko Biloba | Ginseng | Goat’s Rue | Goji | Golden Seal | Gotu Kola | Green Tea | Guarana | Guava | Hearts Ease | Heavenly Elixir | Hedge Nettle | Henna | Hibiscus | Hollyhocks | Holy Basil | Holy Basil | Honeysuckle | Hops | Horny Goat Weed | Horseradish | Horsetail | Hyacinth | Indian Laurel | Jew’s Mallow | Juniper | Kava | Ladies Mantle | Lady’s Thistle | Lavender |Lead Tree | Lemon Balm | Lemongrass | Lesser Calamint | Licorice | Lily of the Valley | Male Satyrion | Marjoram | Milk Thistle | Moringa | Mountain Apple | Mugwort | Mullein | Neem | Nelumbo Nucifera | Nutmeg | Nymphaea Caerulea | Onion | Oregano | Orris Root | Paprika | Parsley | Passion Flower | Patchouli | Pepper Elder | Pimiento Pepper | Plantain | Primrose | Queen’s Flower | Red Clover | Reishi | Rhubarb | Ringworm Bush | Rooibos | Rosemary | Rue | Saffron| Sage | Savory | Saw Palmetto | Seaweed | Senna | Slippery Elm | Snake Needle Grass | Snakeweed | Soapnuts | Solomon’s Seal | Spearmint | Spiny Sapindus | St. John’s Wort | St Thomas Bean | Star Anise | Starfruit | Stinging Nettle | Sumac | Sweetsop | Tamarind | Tarragon | Tea | Thyme | Turmeric | Uva-Ursi | Valerian | Vanilla | Vervain | Water Hyssop | Wild Oregano | Wild Tea | Witch Hazel | Yarrow | Yerba Mate | - See more at: http://www.herbs-info.com/list-of-herbs.html#sthash.EyKBlvgG.dpuf

List Of 150+ Herbs With Uses And Benefits

Agrimony | Ajwain | Alfalfa | Allspice | Aloe Vera | Althaea Officinalis (Marsh Mallow) | Amla | Angelica | Angostura | Anise | Arabian Jasmine | Arnica | Arrach | Artemisia | Asafoetida | Bashful Mimosa | Basil | Bay Laurel | Bean | Bears Breech | BenzoinBergamot | Betony | Bilberry | Bitter Melon | Black Pepper | Blackberry Bush | Blumea Camphor | Boneset | Borage | Brooklime | Bryony | Bugle | Burdock | Butterbur | Cacao | Cajeput | Calendula | Canella | Capers |Cardamom | Carob Tree | Cascara Sagrada | Cascarilla | Catechu | Catnip | Cat’s Whiskers | Catsfoot | Cayenne | Cedron | Celery | Centory | Chamomile | Cheken | Chervil | Chinese Honeysuckle | Chives | Cilantro | Cinnamon | Clavo Huasca | Clove | Coltsfoot | Comfrey | Contrayerba | Copal | Cordyceps | Cumin | Daffodil | Damiana | Dandelion | Deadly Nightshade | Dill | Dodder | Dragon’s Blood | Echinacea | Elder | Epazote | Female Peony | Fennel | Fenugreek |Feverfew | Five Leaved Chaste Tree | Flax | Frankincense | Galangal | Garlic | Gentian | Ginger | Gingko Biloba | Ginseng | Goat’s Rue | Goji | Golden Seal | Gotu Kola | Green Tea | Guarana | Guava | Hearts Ease | Heavenly Elixir | Hedge Nettle | Henna | Hibiscus | Hollyhocks | Holy Basil | Holy Basil | Honeysuckle | Hops | Horny Goat Weed | Horseradish | Horsetail | Hyacinth | Indian Laurel | Jew’s Mallow | Juniper | Kava | Ladies Mantle | Lady’s Thistle | Lavender |Lead Tree | Lemon Balm | Lemongrass | Lesser Calamint | Licorice | Lily of the Valley | Male Satyrion | Marjoram | Milk Thistle | Moringa | Mountain Apple | Mugwort | Mullein | Neem | Nelumbo Nucifera | Nutmeg | Nymphaea Caerulea | Onion | Oregano | Orris Root | Paprika | Parsley | Passion Flower | Patchouli | Pepper Elder | Pimiento Pepper | Plantain | Primrose | Queen’s Flower | Red Clover | Reishi | Rhubarb | Ringworm Bush | Rooibos | Rosemary | Rue | SaffronSage | Savory | Saw Palmetto | Seaweed | Senna | Slippery Elm | Snake Needle Grass | Snakeweed | Soapnuts | Solomon’s Seal | Spearmint | Spiny Sapindus | St. John’s Wort | St Thomas Bean | Star Anise | Starfruit | Stinging Nettle | Sumac | Sweetsop | Tamarind | Tarragon | Tea | Thyme | Turmeric | Uva-Ursi | Valerian | Vanilla | Vervain | Water Hyssop | Wild Oregano | Wild Tea | Witch Hazel | Yarrow | Yerba Mate | - See more at: http://www.herbs-info.com/list-of-herbs.html#sthash.EyKBlvgG.dpuf

Soft Drink Consumption Will Age You As Fast As Smoking - 10 Reasons To Avoid Them
The message to stop smoking issued by public health officials has been nothing less than paramount, repetitive and consistent in the last several decades. What about soft drinks? Daily consumption of just a half-liter of soda is linked with 4.6 years of additional biological aging, effects comparable to that of smoking, finds a new study.

standard can — were 40 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than men who avoid the drinks. Consider the hard facts about soft drinks: soda consumption could lead to various health problems, and scientists are adding to the list seemingly every day.

Here are 10 reasons to put down the cola and quit adding to the billions gallons of soda consumed in the United States annually:

 1) Dehydration.  Because caffeine is a diuretic, it leads to an increase in urine volume. So, when you drink a caffeinated soda to quench your thirst, you will actually become thirstier.2) High calories.  A can of regular cola contains over 150 calories. Not only are these calories devoid of any nutritional value, but they also deplete your body of vital nutrients.3) Caffeine addiction.  Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say when people don’t get their usual dose of caffeine from soda, they can suffer a range of withdrawal symptoms including headache, fatigue, muscle pain and inability to concentrate.4) Acid.  The amount of acid in soda is enough to wear away at the enamel of your teeth, making them more susceptible to decay. In tests done on the acidity levels of soda, certain ones were found to have PH levels as low as 2.5. To put that into perspective, consider that battery acid has a pH of 1 and pure water has a pH of 7.5) Money.  A person who drinks just 2 cans of soda a day will pay $206 over the course of a year to keep the habit going. If there is more than one soda drinker in the household, that yearly total could quickly double or even triple.6) Weight gain. Researchers at the University of Texas say artificial sweeteners can interfere with the body’s natural ability to regulate calorie intake. This could mean that people who consume artificially sweetened items are more likely to overindulge.

 7) Artificial sweeteners.  Many people opt for diet sodas to cut out the calories, but some research shows the sweeteners may cause additional harm, such as cancer.8) Mineral depletion. Colas contain phosphoric acid and caffeine, which drain calcium from the bones. Also, because caffeine increases urine volume, more minerals end up leaving the body before having a chance to be properly absorbed.9) Diabetes. Some scientists believe that the unceasing demands a soda habit places on the pancreas may ultimately leave it unable to keep up with the body’s need for insulin — which could eventually lead to diabetes. The daily consumption of soda does contribute to other problems, such as obesity — a leading cause of diabetes.10) A replacement for healthier drinks. In the 1950’s, children drank healthier beverages and more water. Today that statistic has flipped and children are drinking more unhealthy beverages and less water.Sources:aphapublications.orgucsf.edu
Soft Drink Consumption Will Age You As Fast As Smoking - 10 Reasons To Avoid Them


The message to stop smoking issued by public health officials has been nothing less than paramount, repetitive and consistent in the last several decades. What about soft drinks? Daily consumption of just a half-liter of soda is linked with 4.6 years of additional biological aging, effects comparable to that of smoking, finds a new study.

standard can — were 40 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than men who avoid the drinks.
Consider the hard facts about soft drinks: soda consumption could lead to various health problems, and scientists are adding to the list seemingly every day.

Here are 10 reasons to put down the cola and quit adding to the billions gallons of soda consumed in the United States annually:


1) Dehydration.
Because caffeine is a diuretic, it leads to an increase in urine volume. So, when you drink a caffeinated soda to quench your thirst, you will actually become thirstier.

2) High calories.
A can of regular cola contains over 150 calories. Not only are these calories devoid of any nutritional value, but they also deplete your body of vital nutrients.

3) Caffeine addiction.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say when people don’t get their usual dose of caffeine from soda, they can suffer a range of withdrawal symptoms including headache, fatigue, muscle pain and inability to concentrate.

4) Acid.
The amount of acid in soda is enough to wear away at the enamel of your teeth, making them more susceptible to decay. In tests done on the acidity levels of soda, certain ones were found to have PH levels as low as 2.5. To put that into perspective, consider that battery acid has a pH of 1 and pure water has a pH of 7.

5) Money.
A person who drinks just 2 cans of soda a day will pay $206 over the course of a year to keep the habit going. If there is more than one soda drinker in the household, that yearly total could quickly double or even triple.

6) Weight gain. Researchers at the University of Texas say artificial sweeteners can interfere with the body’s natural ability to regulate calorie intake. This could mean that people who consume artificially sweetened items are more likely to overindulge.


7) Artificial sweeteners.

Many people opt for diet sodas to cut out the calories, but some research shows the sweeteners may cause additional harm, such as cancer.

8) Mineral depletion.
Colas contain phosphoric acid and caffeine, which drain calcium from the bones. Also, because caffeine increases urine volume, more minerals end up leaving the body before having a chance to be properly absorbed.

9) Diabetes. Some scientists believe that the unceasing demands a soda habit places on the pancreas may ultimately leave it unable to keep up with the body’s need for insulin — which could eventually lead to diabetes. The daily consumption of soda does contribute to other problems, such as obesity — a leading cause of diabetes.

10) A replacement for healthier drinks. In the 1950’s, children drank healthier beverages and more water. Today that statistic has flipped and children are drinking more unhealthy beverages and less water.

Sources:
aphapublications.org
ucsf.edu


3 Vaccines That Should Be Banned And Never Administered To Any Child
Before following the advice of your medical doctor on immunization (which is not synonymous with vaccination), you may want to reconsider giving any vaccines to your child until you have completed sufficient research on the risks, side effects and actual causes of the diseases you are vaccinating against. The following are three highly controversial vaccines that many experts now believe should be banned from all vaccination practices in children. 

            1. DTaP or DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis (Whooping cough) and Tetanus)  Likely the deadliest of all vaccines, the DPT vaccine causes more disability, illness and has the highest risks, even exceeding MMR (measles, mumps and rubella).  In 2012, whooping cough, or pertussis, spread across the entire US at rates at least twice as high as those recorded in 2011 and epidemiologists and health officials were even admitting that the vaccine may be the cause.  The cause could very well be due to multiple loads of toxins delivered through the DTP vaccine which include, (but not limited to): formaldehyde, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, thimerosal, and polysorbate 80. That means that every DTP vaccine contains carcinogenic, neurotoxic, immunotoxic and sterility agents just like many  flu vaccines. These chemicals then bioaccumulate in the child with each successive vaccine, further introducing an additional load of toxins with each injection causing immune suppression.  In March 2012, dangerous new strains of whooping cough bacteria were reported in Australia. Researchers studying the strains said the vaccine itself was responsible. The reason for this is because, while whooping cough is primarily attributed to Bordetella pertussis infection, it is also caused by another closely related pathogen called B. parapertussis, which the vaccine does NOT protect against. Two years earlier, scientists at Penn State had already reported that the pertussis vaccine significantly enhanced the colonization of B. parapertussis, thereby promoting vaccine-resistant whooping cough outbreaks.
According to the authors:

"… [V]accination led to a 40-fold enhancement of B. parapertussis colonization in the lungs of mice. Though the mechanism behind this increased colonization was not specifically elucidated, it is speculated to involve specific immune responses skewed or dampened by the acellular vaccine, including cytokine and antibody production during infection. Despite this vaccine being hugely effective against B. pertussis, which was once the primary childhood killer, these data suggest that the vaccine may be contributing to the observed rise in whooping cough incidence over the last decade by promoting B. parapertussis infection."

Pertussis whooping cough is a cyclical disease with natural increases that tend to occur every 4-5 years, no matter how high the vaccination rate is in a population using DTP or Tdap vaccines on a widespread basis. Whole cell DTP vaccines used in the U.S. from the 1950’s until the late 1990’s were estimated to be 63 to 94 percent effective and studies showed that vaccine-acquired immunity fell to about 40 percent after seven years.
In the study cited above, the researchers noted the vaccine’s effectiveness was only 41 percent among 2- to 7-year-olds and a dismal 24 percent among those aged 8-12 The fact that many vaccines are ineffective is becoming increasingly apparent. Merck has recently been slapped with two separate class action lawsuits contending they lied about the effectiveness of the mumps vaccine in their combination MMR shot, and fabricated efficacy studies to maintain the illusion for the past two decades that the vaccine is highly protective.
In 1993, The National Childhood Encephalopathy study: a 10-year follow-up reported on the medical, social, behavioural and educational outcomes after serious, acute, neurological illness in early childhood. The analysis found a four-fold increase in the estimated risk of encephalitis from the pertussis vaccine. The analysis showed the risk of encephalitis with the vaccine have been grossly underestimated. Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and whole-cell pertussis vaccine (DTP) and pediatric diphtheria and tetanus toxoids (DT) are not recommended for individuals 7 years of age or older due to increased adverse reactions. Yet in 1994, a study in the Family Practice Research Journal found that children 7 years of age or older are inadvertently receiving DTP or DT and were unnecessarily experiencing adverse reactions.  In another study in the The Journal of the American Medical Association, children vaccinated with pertussis vaccine were six times more likely to develop asthma. In 2004, a study in the British Medical Journal found that the prevalence of asthma and wheezing in non-vaccinated individuals was approximately 50% less at age 69-81 months than children who had 3 or more doses of with the Diptheria and tetanus vaccine. Researchers reported in the OSMA Journal that the pertussis vaccine may cause lasting and permanent brain damage. Physicians are required to warn all responsible parties of vaccine recipients that pertussis vaccine may cause “lasting brain damage”, but rarely if ever to Physicians inform parents of this fact. In the Journal of Pediatrics researchers found an association observed between the DTP vaccination of preterm infants and a transient increase or recurrence of apnea where they would stop breathing. New England Medical Journal reported in 2001 that the DTP vaccine increases the risk of febrile seizures fivefold on the day of vaccination and that there are significantly elevated risks. Several other research citations linking the DTP vaccines to disease causing complications in neurological systems, the central nervous system, sudden death, cervical lymphadenitis and convulsions. As with most vaccines, we have also been led to believe that a tetanus shot is a necessity to protect us from a supposedly virulent germ that can lead us to our death. When we carefully consider some of the facts on tetanus reported in the medical literature, we find many contradictions, inconsistencies and even falsities in relation to actual facts on the bacteria that produces the neurotoxin. In reality, there is never a need for a tetanus vaccine, regardless of your age or location. 2. HPV (Human Papillomavirus)The HPV vaccine is possibly the biggest vaccine hoax in the last century. HPV vaccines are nothing more than a worldwide exercise in profiteering at the expense of children’s health. Due to the overwhelming amount of side effects associated with the vaccine, health agencies are now encouraging health professionals not to report adverse reactions, a clear indication that something is very wrong. At present there are no significant data showing that either Gardasil or Cervarix (GlaxoSmithKline) can prevent any type of cervical cancer since the testing period employed was too short to evaluate long-term benefits of HPV vaccination. The longest follow-up data from phase II trials for Gardasil and Cervarix are 5 and 8.4 years, respectively, while invasive cervical cancer takes up to 20 -40 years to develop from the time of acquisition of HPV infection.Vaccinations such as HPV are not preventative, they do compromise safety and physicians will never provide accurate explanations of vaccine risks and benefits because they do not know themselves. Physicians can only rely on the information from vaccine manufacturers and since long-term pharmacokinetic effects which study the bodily absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of vaccines and their ingredients are never examined or analyzed, a Physician can never fully inform of patient of ANY benefits or risks. A closer look at research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (August, 2007), entitled, “Effect of Human Papillomavirus 16/18 L1 Viruslike Particle Vaccine Among Young Women With Preexisting Infection” sought to determine the usefulness of the HPV vaccine among women who already carry HPV (which includes virtually all women who are sexually active, regardless of their age). This document revealed startling information about the ineffectiveness of the Gardasil vaccine. It revealed that the HPV vaccine often caused an increase in the presence of HPV strains while utterly failing to clear the viruses in most women. Merck’s Gardasil vaccine was studied for less than 3 years in about 12,000 healthy girls and 14000 healthy boys under age 16 before it was licensed in 2006. Gardasil was not studied in children with health problems or in combination with all other vaccines routinely given to American adolescents. Clinical trials did not use a true placebo to study safety but compared Gardasil against the reactive aluminum adjuvant in Gardasil; After Gardasil was licensed and three doses recommended for 11-12 year old girls and teenagers, there were thousands of reports of sudden collapse with unconsciousness within 24 hours, seizures, muscle pain and weakness, disabling fatigue, Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS), facial paralysis, brain inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, blood clots, optic neuritis, multiple sclerosis, strokes, heart and other serious health problems, including death, following receipt of Gardasil vaccine. The authors also found no evidence that the vaccine worked at all. This observation led the authors to offer this damning conclusion that appears to render Gardasil nothing more than a grand medical hoax.Due to hundreds of adverse reactions to cervical cancer vaccine reported in Japan, teenagers injured and disabled by Cervarix and Gardasil HPV vaccination campaigns are now voicing their disdain and stepping up efforts to permanently end the government’s subsidy program for the toxic injections.  A 2011 publication in the Annals of Medicine exposed the fraudulent nature of Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines such as Gardasil and Cervarix. Key messages the researchers report include a lack of evidence for any HPV vaccines in preventing cervical cancer and lack of evaluation of health risks. The authors concluded by summing up their evidence and stating that the presentation of partial and non-factual information regarding cervical cancer risks and the usefulness of HPV vaccines, as cited above, is neither scientific nor ethical. None of these practices serve public health interests, nor are they likely to reduce the levels of cervical cancer.  3. MMR In the United States, children typically receive their mumps vaccination as part of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises children to receive their first dose between 12 and 18 months, and their second between the ages of 4 and 6. Parents first voiced concerns over links between MMR and autism and the bowel condition Crohn’s disease in the mid-1990s.
There were several cases of healthy children developing these conditions after being given the vaccine. Increasing numbers of parents decided not to have their children vaccinated with the triple vaccine.
Dr Andrew Wakefield, a consultant gastroenterologist, drew national attention to a possible link between the illnesses and the MMR method of vaccination in a study in 1998. He claimed that combining three live viruses in one injection could be dangerous and stated that the MMR vaccine damages the bowel, releasing toxins that travel to the brain and trigger autism. 
Statistics on autism seem to back up the suspicions of those opposed to the MMR vaccine. Some research suggests a ten-fold rise in cases in the past ten years. This corresponds to the introduction of MMR.
Mumps used to be a routine childhood disease. Many of you reading this likely had your turn, the virus ran its course while you stayed at home in bed, and you’ve been rewarded with lifelong immunity. In most cases mumps, like many of the childhood diseases we’re now vaccinating our children against, is not a serious disease.
In rare cases, serious complications can develop, but you must weigh this risk against that of the vaccine, which, for one, definitely contains substances with known toxic properties such as aluminum. The other aspect to the equation is that even if you get the vaccine, you may still get the mumps, which means you’ve accepted the risk of the vaccine itself with no benefit whatsoever.
Evidence has been published in the medical literature that vaccinated persons can get measles because either they do not respond to the vaccine or the vaccine’s efficacy wanes over time and vaccinated mothers do not transfer long lasting maternal antibodies to their infants to protect them in the first few months of life.Brian Hooker’s published paper, is a comprehensive analysis of the CDC’s own data from 2003 revealing a 340% increased risk of autism in African-American children following the MMR vaccine. Brian Hooker’s research in the Translational Neurodegeneration Journal provides the most recent epidemiologic evidence showing that African American males receiving the MMR vaccine prior to 24 months of age or 36 months of age are more likely to receive an autism diagnosis. Whistleblower Dr. William Thompson recently confirmed that “the CDC knew about the relationship between the age of first MMR vaccine and autism incidence in African-American boys as early as 2003, but chose to cover it up.” He remarked “we’ve missed ten years of research because the CDC is so paralyzed right now by anything related to autism. They’re not doing what they should be doing because they’re afraid to look for things that might be associated.” He alleges criminal wrongdoing by his supervisors, and he expressed deep regret about his role in helping the CDC hide data. A re-analysis of data used by a 2002 Danish study by Dr Samy Suissa of McGill University in Montreal (Canada) found that children who had had the MMR vaccination were 45% more likely to have developed autism than the children who had not had the MMR vaccination.  There are many studies that seek to deny an MMR/autism link, but it is possible to demonstrate that each is flawed in several ways. These studies are also statistical/epidemiological-type studies - not studies of the actual children involved. They are also based upon small (for statistical-type studies) samples. There are strong grounds for believing that the safety studies of MMR were cursory, that the potential for damage was not recognised, and that subsequent safety follow-up has been conspicuously lacking. Putting the above conclusions together, there appears to be strong grounds for believing that children have been damaged, and are still being damaged, by MMR, and probably by other vaccines, including thimerosal-containing vaccines. No alternative credible explanation has been put forward for these children’s condition. The explanation that their degeneration into autism is biologically linked to MMR or thimerosal, or both, is also supported by the consistent accounts of the parents of the actual children.9 Ways Vaccines Are Reducing Our Immunity 
1) Vaccines contain many chemicals and heavy metals, like mercury and aluminum, which are in-themselves immuno-suppressing. Mercury actually causes changes in the lymphocyte activity and decreases lymphocyte viability.
2) Vaccines contain foreign tissues and foreign DNA/RNA which act to suppress the immune system via graft-vs-host rejection phenomena.
3) Vaccines alter our t-cell helper/suppressor ratios … just like those seen with AIDS. This ratio is a key indicator of a proper functioning immune system.
4) Vaccines alter the metabolic activity of PMNs and reduce their chemotaxic abilities. PMNs are our body’s defenses against pathogenic bacteria and viruses.
5) Vaccines suppress our immunity merely buy over-taxing our immune system with foreign material, heavy metals, pathogens and viruses. The heavy metals slow down our immune system, while the viruses set up shop to grow and divide. It is like being chained and handcuffed before swimming.
6) Vaccines clog our lymphatic system and lymph nodes with large protein molecules which have not been adequately broken down by our digestive processes, since vaccines by pass digestion with injections. This is why vaccines are linked to allergies, because they contain large proteins which as circulating immune complexes (CICs) or “klinkers” which cause our body to become allergic.
7) Vaccines deplete our body of vital immune-enhancing nutrients, like vitamin C, A and zinc, which are needed for a strong immune system. It is nutrients like these that primes our immune system, feeds the white blood cells and macrophages and allows them to function optimally.
8) Vaccines are neurotoxic and slow the level of nervous transmission, and communications to the brain and other tissues. Now we know that some lymphocytes communicate directly with the brain through a complex set of neurotransmitters. Altering these factors will also depress our immunity.
9) Vaccines suppress cellular immunity which occurs when vaccines are injected. Adjuvants include oil emulsions, mineral compounds (which may contain the heavy metal aluminum), bacterial products and liposomes (which allow delayed release of substances). The side effects of adjuvants themselves include hyperactivity of B cells leading to pathologic levels of antibody production, as well as allergic reaction to the adjuvants themselves.
http://preventdisease.com/news/14/082814_3-Vaccines-That-Should-Be-Banned-Never-Administered-To-Any-Child.shtml
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3 Vaccines That Should Be Banned And Never Administered To Any Child

Before following the advice of your medical doctor on immunization (which is not synonymous with vaccination), you may want to reconsider giving any vaccines to your child until you have completed sufficient research on the risks, side effects and actual causes of the diseases you are vaccinating against. The following are three highly controversial vaccines that many experts now believe should be banned from all vaccination practices in children. 

            1. DTaP or DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis (Whooping cough) and Tetanus)

Likely the deadliest of all vaccines, the DPT vaccine causes more disability, illness and has the highest risks, even exceeding MMR (measles, mumps and rubella).

In 2012, whooping cough, or pertussis, spread across the entire US at rates at least twice as high as those recorded in 2011 and epidemiologists and health officials were even admitting that the vaccine may be the cause.

The cause could very well be due to multiple loads of toxins delivered through the DTP vaccine which include, (but not limited to): formaldehyde, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, thimerosal, and polysorbate 80. That means that every DTP vaccine contains carcinogenic, neurotoxic, immunotoxic and sterility agents just like many flu vaccines. These chemicals then bioaccumulate in the child with each successive vaccine, further introducing an additional load of toxins with each injection causing immune suppression.

In March 2012, dangerous new strains of whooping cough bacteria were reported in Australia. Researchers studying the strains said the vaccine itself was responsible. The reason for this is because, while whooping cough is primarily attributed to Bordetella pertussis infection, it is also caused by another closely related pathogen called B. parapertussis, which the vaccine does NOT protect against. Two years earlier, scientists at Penn State had already reported that the pertussis vaccine significantly enhanced the colonization of B. parapertussis, thereby promoting vaccine-resistant whooping cough outbreaks.

According to the authors:

"… [V]accination led to a 40-fold enhancement of B. parapertussis colonization in the lungs of mice. Though the mechanism behind this increased colonization was not specifically elucidated, it is speculated to involve specific immune responses skewed or dampened by the acellular vaccine, including cytokine and antibody production during infection. Despite this vaccine being hugely effective against B. pertussis, which was once the primary childhood killer, these data suggest that the vaccine may be contributing to the observed rise in whooping cough incidence over the last decade by promoting B. parapertussis infection."

Pertussis whooping cough is a cyclical disease with natural increases that tend to occur every 4-5 years, no matter how high the vaccination rate is in a population using DTP or Tdap vaccines on a widespread basis. Whole cell DTP vaccines used in the U.S. from the 1950’s until the late 1990’s were estimated to be 63 to 94 percent effective and studies showed that vaccine-acquired immunity fell to about 40 percent after seven years.

In the study cited above, the researchers noted the vaccine’s effectiveness was only 41 percent among 2- to 7-year-olds and a dismal 24 percent among those aged 8-12

The fact that many vaccines are ineffective is becoming increasingly apparent. Merck has recently been slapped with two separate class action lawsuits contending they lied about the effectiveness of the mumps vaccine in their combination MMR shot, and fabricated efficacy studies to maintain the illusion for the past two decades that the vaccine is highly protective.

In 1993, The National Childhood Encephalopathy study: a 10-year follow-up reported on the medical, social, behavioural and educational outcomes after serious, acute, neurological illness in early childhood. The analysis found a four-fold increase in the estimated risk of encephalitis from the pertussis vaccine. The analysis showed the risk of encephalitis with the vaccine have been grossly underestimated.

Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and whole-cell pertussis vaccine (DTP) and pediatric diphtheria and tetanus toxoids (DT) are not recommended for individuals 7 years of age or older due to increased adverse reactions. Yet in 1994, a study in the Family Practice Research Journal found that children 7 years of age or older are inadvertently receiving DTP or DT and were unnecessarily experiencing adverse reactions.

In another study in the The Journal of the American Medical Association, children vaccinated with pertussis vaccine were six times more likely to develop asthma. In 2004, a study in the British Medical Journal found that the prevalence of asthma and wheezing in non-vaccinated individuals was approximately 50% less at age 69-81 months than children who had 3 or more doses of with the Diptheria and tetanus vaccine.

Researchers reported in the OSMA Journal that the pertussis vaccine may cause lasting and permanent brain damage. Physicians are required to warn all responsible parties of vaccine recipients that pertussis vaccine may cause “lasting brain damage”, but rarely if ever to Physicians inform parents of this fact.

In the Journal of Pediatrics researchers found an association observed between the DTP vaccination of preterm infants and a transient increase or recurrence of apnea where they would stop breathing.

New England Medical Journal reported
in 2001 that the DTP vaccine increases the risk of febrile seizures fivefold on the day of vaccination and that there are significantly elevated risks.

Several other research citations linking the DTP vaccines to disease causing complications in neurological systems, the central nervous system, sudden death, cervical lymphadenitis and convulsions.

As with most vaccines, we have also been led to believe that a tetanus shot is a necessity to protect us from a supposedly virulent germ that can lead us to our death. When we carefully consider some of the facts on tetanus reported in the medical literature, we find many contradictions, inconsistencies and even falsities in relation to actual facts on the bacteria that produces the neurotoxin. In reality, there is never a need for a tetanus vaccine, regardless of your age or location.


2. HPV (Human Papillomavirus)


The HPV vaccine is possibly the biggest vaccine hoax in the last century. HPV vaccines are nothing more than a worldwide exercise in profiteering at the expense of children’s health. Due to the overwhelming amount of side effects associated with the vaccine, health agencies are now encouraging health professionals not to report adverse reactions, a clear indication that something is very wrong.

At present there are no significant data showing that either Gardasil or Cervarix (GlaxoSmithKline) can prevent any type of cervical cancer since the testing period employed was too short to evaluate long-term benefits of HPV vaccination. The longest follow-up data from phase II trials for Gardasil and Cervarix are 5 and 8.4 years, respectively, while invasive cervical cancer takes up to 20 -40 years to develop from the time of acquisition of HPV infection.

Vaccinations such as HPV are not preventative, they do compromise safety and physicians will never provide accurate explanations of vaccine risks and benefits because they do not know themselves. Physicians can only rely on the information from vaccine manufacturers and since long-term pharmacokinetic effects which study the bodily absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of vaccines and their ingredients are never examined or analyzed, a Physician can never fully inform of patient of ANY benefits or risks.

A closer look at research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (August, 2007), entitled, “Effect of Human Papillomavirus 16/18 L1 Viruslike Particle Vaccine Among Young Women With Preexisting Infection” sought to determine the usefulness of the HPV vaccine among women who already carry HPV (which includes virtually all women who are sexually active, regardless of their age).

This document revealed startling information about the ineffectiveness of the Gardasil vaccine. It revealed that the HPV vaccine often caused an increase in the presence of HPV strains while utterly failing to clear the viruses in most women.

Merck’s Gardasil vaccine was studied for less than 3 years in about 12,000 healthy girls and 14000 healthy boys under age 16 before it was licensed in 2006. Gardasil was not studied in children with health problems or in combination with all other vaccines routinely given to American adolescents. Clinical trials did not use a true placebo to study safety but compared Gardasil against the reactive aluminum adjuvant in Gardasil;

After Gardasil was licensed and three doses recommended for 11-12 year old girls and teenagers, there were thousands of reports of sudden collapse with unconsciousness within 24 hours, seizures, muscle pain and weakness, disabling fatigue, Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS), facial paralysis, brain inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, blood clots, optic neuritis, multiple sclerosis, strokes, heart and other serious health problems, including death, following receipt of Gardasil vaccine.

The authors also found no evidence that the vaccine worked at all. This observation led the authors to offer this damning conclusion that appears to render Gardasil nothing more than a grand medical hoax.

Due to hundreds of adverse reactions to cervical cancer vaccine reported in Japan, teenagers injured and disabled by Cervarix and Gardasil HPV vaccination campaigns are now voicing their disdain and stepping up efforts to permanently end the government’s subsidy program for the toxic injections.

A 2011 publication in the Annals of Medicine exposed the fraudulent nature of Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines such as Gardasil and Cervarix. Key messages the researchers report include a lack of evidence for any HPV vaccines in preventing cervical cancer and lack of evaluation of health risks.

The authors concluded by summing up their evidence and stating that the presentation of partial and non-factual information regarding cervical cancer risks and the usefulness of HPV vaccines, as cited above, is neither scientific nor ethical. None of these practices serve public health interests, nor are they likely to reduce the levels of cervical cancer.


3. MMR


In the United States, children typically receive their mumps vaccination as part of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises children to receive their first dose between 12 and 18 months, and their second between the ages of 4 and 6.

Parents first voiced concerns over links between MMR and autism and the bowel condition Crohn’s disease in the mid-1990s.

There were several cases of healthy children developing these conditions after being given the vaccine. Increasing numbers of parents decided not to have their children vaccinated with the triple vaccine.

Dr Andrew Wakefield, a consultant gastroenterologist, drew national attention to a possible link between the illnesses and the MMR method of vaccination in a study in 1998. He claimed that combining three live viruses in one injection could be dangerous and stated that the MMR vaccine damages the bowel, releasing toxins that travel to the brain and trigger autism.

Statistics on autism seem to back up the suspicions of those opposed to the MMR vaccine. Some research suggests a ten-fold rise in cases in the past ten years. This corresponds to the introduction of MMR.

Mumps used to be a routine childhood disease. Many of you reading this likely had your turn, the virus ran its course while you stayed at home in bed, and you’ve been rewarded with lifelong immunity. In most cases mumps, like many of the childhood diseases we’re now vaccinating our children against, is not a serious disease.

In rare cases, serious complications can develop, but you must weigh this risk against that of the vaccine, which, for one, definitely contains substances with known toxic properties such as aluminum. The other aspect to the equation is that even if you get the vaccine, you may still get the mumps, which means you’ve accepted the risk of the vaccine itself with no benefit whatsoever.

Evidence has been published in the medical literature that vaccinated persons can get measles because either they do not respond to the vaccine or the vaccine’s efficacy wanes over time and vaccinated mothers do not transfer long lasting maternal antibodies to their infants to protect them in the first few months of life.

Brian Hooker’s published paper, is a comprehensive analysis of the CDC’s own data from 2003 revealing a 340% increased risk of autism in African-American children following the MMR vaccine.

Brian Hooker’s research in the Translational Neurodegeneration Journal provides the most recent epidemiologic evidence showing that African American males receiving the MMR vaccine prior to 24 months of age or 36 months of age are more likely to receive an autism diagnosis.

Whistleblower Dr. William Thompson recently confirmed that “the CDC knew about the relationship between the age of first MMR vaccine and autism incidence in African-American boys as early as 2003, but chose to cover it up.” He remarked “we’ve missed ten years of research because the CDC is so paralyzed right now by anything related to autism. They’re not doing what they should be doing because they’re afraid to look for things that might be associated.” He alleges criminal wrongdoing by his supervisors, and he expressed deep regret about his role in helping the CDC hide data.

A re-analysis of data used by a 2002 Danish study by Dr Samy Suissa of McGill University in Montreal (Canada) found that children who had had the MMR vaccination were 45% more likely to have developed autism than the children who had not had the MMR vaccination.

There are many studies that seek to deny an MMR/autism link, but it is possible to demonstrate that each is flawed in several ways. These studies are also statistical/epidemiological-type studies - not studies of the actual children involved. They are also based upon small (for statistical-type studies) samples.

There are strong grounds for believing that the safety studies of MMR were cursory, that the potential for damage was not recognised, and that subsequent safety follow-up has been conspicuously lacking.

Putting the above conclusions together, there appears to be strong grounds for believing that children have been damaged, and are still being damaged, by MMR, and probably by other vaccines, including thimerosal-containing vaccines. No alternative credible explanation has been put forward for these children’s condition. The explanation that
their degeneration into autism is biologically linked to MMR or thimerosal, or both, is also supported by the consistent accounts of the parents of the actual children.

9 Ways Vaccines Are Reducing Our Immunity

1) Vaccines contain many chemicals and heavy metals, like mercury and aluminum, which are in-themselves immuno-suppressing. Mercury actually causes changes in the lymphocyte activity and decreases lymphocyte viability.

2) Vaccines contain foreign tissues and foreign DNA/RNA which act to suppress the immune system via graft-vs-host rejection phenomena.

3) Vaccines alter our t-cell helper/suppressor ratios … just like those seen with AIDS. This ratio is a key indicator of a proper functioning immune system.

4) Vaccines alter the metabolic activity of PMNs and reduce their chemotaxic abilities. PMNs are our body’s defenses against pathogenic bacteria and viruses.

5) Vaccines suppress our immunity merely buy over-taxing our immune system with foreign material, heavy metals, pathogens and viruses. The heavy metals slow down our immune system, while the viruses set up shop to grow and divide. It is like being chained and handcuffed before swimming.

6) Vaccines clog our lymphatic system and lymph nodes with large protein molecules which have not been adequately broken down by our digestive processes, since vaccines by pass digestion with injections. This is why vaccines are linked to allergies, because they contain large proteins which as circulating immune complexes (CICs) or “klinkers” which cause our body to become allergic.

7) Vaccines deplete our body of vital immune-enhancing nutrients, like vitamin C, A and zinc, which are needed for a strong immune system. It is nutrients like these that primes our immune system, feeds the white blood cells and macrophages and allows them to function optimally.

8) Vaccines are neurotoxic and slow the level of nervous transmission, and communications to the brain and other tissues. Now we know that some lymphocytes communicate directly with the brain through a complex set of neurotransmitters. Altering these factors will also depress our immunity.

9) Vaccines suppress cellular immunity which occurs when vaccines are injected. Adjuvants include oil emulsions, mineral compounds (which may contain the heavy metal aluminum), bacterial products and liposomes (which allow delayed release of substances). The side effects of adjuvants themselves include hyperactivity of B cells leading to pathologic levels of antibody production, as well as allergic reaction to the adjuvants themselves.

http://preventdisease.com/news/14/082814_3-Vaccines-That-Should-Be-Banned-Never-Administered-To-Any-Child.shtml


Sources:

dailymail.co.uk
aappublications.org
preventdisease.com
iom.edu
callous-disregard.com
nccn.net
ehp.niehs.nih.gov
jpands.org
vaccines.net

If you think my head is big…

If you think my head is big…

Are You Getting Enough Magnesium? 15 Signs that You Need More in Your Life
Getting Enough Magnesium? 

This essential mineral is on your body’s list of “most important needs” that it uses to maintain a strong nerve and muscle function. Your body uses it for hundreds of different metabolic processes, and it’s needed for keeping a healthy immune function, maintaining normal heart rhythms, and developing strong bones.

It isn’t really a surprise that you should be getting a lot of it in your diet!

How Much Magnesium Should You Be Getting?

As with many dietary options, the amount that you should be getting every day varies depending on your gender and body weight. Men should ideally be getting 400-420mg every day, while women should go for 310-360mg (or 350-400mg if they’re pregnant).

The numbers for children have a bit more range, because of age differences. Young children should be getting anywhere from 80-150mg of magnesium from their diets, where as adolescents and young teenagers should aim for 200-240mg.

It isn’t uncommon for a lot of people to opt for magnesium supplements to make up for the lack of the mineral in their diets. A lot of the artificial, processed foods that you find in grocery stores generally lack the sufficient magnesium content to maintain a healthy body.

If you aren’t getting enough, any of these symptoms may be telling you that you need more:

Fatigue and general feelings of exhaustion
Lightheaded or dizzy feelings
Difficulty swallowing foods
Impaired memory and cognitive activity
General feelings of confusion
 Heightened anxiety and stress
High blood pressure
Overall weakness in your body
Body tremors
Frequent or severe cramping in the muscles
The next set of symptoms are generally harder to notice at first:
11.  A deficiency of calcium
12.  Impaired heart health
13.  Type II diabetes may also be a sign of low magnesium intake
14.  Difficulty breathing & respiratory illness
15.  A deficiency of potassium

If you are dealing with any of these symptoms on a regular basis, you may not be getting enough magnesium in your diet. The deficiency can result in other, worse problems over time, so it’s important to make the correct dietary changes to get enough of it in your food intake.

What are some healthy sources of magnesium?

When people look for natural magnesium, a lot of them opt for varieties of seeds that have high mineral content. Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, and cashews – all of these options are perfect choices for anybody trying to get more magnesium in their life.

If that isn’t enough, incorporating quinoa, potatoes, and black (or lima) beans into your diet will help you get an adequate supply of magnesium. More than that, most of these options also fill you up with a ton of other nutritional benefits (like vitamins, protein, and healthy fat) that contribute to bettering your overall health.

If none of those other options work for you, turning on your inner Popeye and wolfing down some spinach will definitely get the job done as well. You need a healthy supply of magnesium to develop and maintain a healthy body, so adjusting your diet accordingly will only help you out in the future.

Sources:

http://naturalsociety.com/16-magnesium-deficiency-symptoms-signs-low-levels/

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2012/10/30/11-ways-magnesium-helps-your-mind-body/

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-magnesium

http://www.dietitians.ca/Nutrition-Resources-A-Z/Factsheets/Minerals/Food-Sources-of-Magnesium.aspx
Are You Getting Enough Magnesium? 15 Signs that You Need More in Your Life Getting Enough Magnesium?

This essential mineral is on your body’s list of “most important needs” that it uses to maintain a strong nerve and muscle function. Your body uses it for hundreds of different metabolic processes, and it’s needed for keeping a healthy immune function, maintaining normal heart rhythms, and developing strong bones.

It isn’t really a surprise that you should be getting a lot of it in your diet!

How Much Magnesium Should You Be Getting?

As with many dietary options, the amount that you should be getting every day varies depending on your gender and body weight. Men should ideally be getting 400-420mg every day, while women should go for 310-360mg (or 350-400mg if they’re pregnant).

The numbers for children have a bit more range, because of age differences. Young children should be getting anywhere from 80-150mg of magnesium from their diets, where as adolescents and young teenagers should aim for 200-240mg.

It isn’t uncommon for a lot of people to opt for magnesium supplements to make up for the lack of the mineral in their diets. A lot of the artificial, processed foods that you find in grocery stores generally lack the sufficient magnesium content to maintain a healthy body.

If you aren’t getting enough, any of these symptoms may be telling you that you need more:

Fatigue and general feelings of exhaustion
Lightheaded or dizzy feelings
Difficulty swallowing foods
Impaired memory and cognitive activity
General feelings of confusion
Heightened anxiety and stress
High blood pressure
Overall weakness in your body
Body tremors
Frequent or severe cramping in the muscles
The next set of symptoms are generally harder to notice at first:
11. A deficiency of calcium
12. Impaired heart health
13. Type II diabetes may also be a sign of low magnesium intake
14. Difficulty breathing & respiratory illness
15. A deficiency of potassium

If you are dealing with any of these symptoms on a regular basis, you may not be getting enough magnesium in your diet. The deficiency can result in other, worse problems over time, so it’s important to make the correct dietary changes to get enough of it in your food intake.

What are some healthy sources of magnesium?

When people look for natural magnesium, a lot of them opt for varieties of seeds that have high mineral content. Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, and cashews – all of these options are perfect choices for anybody trying to get more magnesium in their life.

If that isn’t enough, incorporating quinoa, potatoes, and black (or lima) beans into your diet will help you get an adequate supply of magnesium. More than that, most of these options also fill you up with a ton of other nutritional benefits (like vitamins, protein, and healthy fat) that contribute to bettering your overall health.

If none of those other options work for you, turning on your inner Popeye and wolfing down some spinach will definitely get the job done as well. You need a healthy supply of magnesium to develop and maintain a healthy body, so adjusting your diet accordingly will only help you out in the future.

Sources:

http://naturalsociety.com/16-magnesium-deficiency-symptoms-signs-low-levels/

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2012/10/30/11-ways-magnesium-helps-your-mind-body/

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-magnesium

http://www.dietitians.ca/Nutrition-Resources-A-Z/Factsheets/Minerals/Food-Sources-of-Magnesium.aspx

If possible, always get organic cucumbers.

If possible, always get organic cucumbers.