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How Turmeric Will Light Up The Future – Literally!

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Can you imagine a computer or handheld device backlight or display of the future being lit up by a turmeric or pomegranate mixture? Imagine if an entirely edible source of white light could be generated with minimal environmental and human health impacts? The good news is that we no longer have to rely on our imagination. We now have the science to show it is indeed possible! 
What could be more unnatural and yet indispensable in the modern world than a light bulb? Made from metal, glass, and a variety of petrochemicals, who would even consider looking for a “green” alternative? And if so, what would that be?
Now, a groundbreaking new study published in Scientific Reports seems to have found exactly such a green solution. Amazingly, Indian researchers discovered that a mixture of two commonly consumed edible plants, red pomegranate and turmeric, when exposed to light wavelengths just below the visible threshold (380 nm), produced almost pure white light emission (WLE).
This finding represents a simple, cheap and environmentally safe alternative to current LED technology, which presently rely on toxic materials, including heavy metals such as arsenic, copper, nickel, and lead,  in their production.
In the new study titled “White Light Emission from Vegetable Extracts,” Indian researchers described how they were able to conveniently tune the color temperature of the WLE by adjusting the concentrations of the “the primary emitting pigments,” namely, anthocyanins from red pomegranate seed juice and curcumin extract from turmeric.
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One of the crucial mechanisms behind their ability to produce an almost pure white light emission was identified as “Foster resonance energy transfer” (FREF). FREF is a mechanism that describes energy transfer between two light-sensitive molecules (known as chromophores). The researchers identified A FRET-like, light-induced energy transfer cascade: polyphenolics > curcumin > anthocyanins, resulting in WLE.
The researchers were also able to create an entirely edible gelatin-based mixture of the plant extracts that was capable of emitting almost pure white light when exposed to UV light, depicted below.
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The researchers summarized their findings:
In summary, we have generated white light emission from natural dyes extracted in our laboratory using a green and simple procedure. The optimized mixture of two suitably chosen plant extracts using acidic  ethanol, aided by a FRET cascade from polyphenolics to curcumin to anthocyanins, generates almost  pure white light, with CIE values of (0.35, 0.33) in solution, (0.26, 0.33) in gelatin gel and (0.33, 0.25) in PVA film. White light emission from such cheap and nature friendly resources could be important in the context of lighting and sensing application. It would be interesting to see if such system can be used as dyes for tunable dye laser applications. To the best of our knowledge this is the first time low cost, biocompatible (edible) natural dyes have been a part of white light emitting system. Given the vast  number of excellent natural fluorescent dyes obtainable from renewable biosources, approaches similar to the present could lead to a more extensive range of low-cost and efficient WLE biomaterials with ease of adjusting colour temperature, which will obviate more expensive alternatives currently being pursued.” [emphasis added]
The researchers also described the context within which their finding may have revolutionary implications for future technology:
“White light emitting materials have attracted significant attention in recent years as key components in display and lighting devices based on LEDs. LEDs accounts for almost 20% of the total worldwide energy consumption and have wide applications in backlights, displays, lasers and indicators. White light emission has also been used for sensing. There has been a high level of interest in recent years in looking for white light emitting organic and inorganic molecules and materials, when photoexcited at near UV wavelengths.”
Clearly this study holds great promise for a sustainable future. We’ve already identified numerous properties within plants like turmeric and pomegranate which indicate they are far superior to conventional drug-based interventions for disease prevention and treatment. We are only now learning about the technological applications of these remarkable substances and it is likely we are still only scratching the surface.

Article Contributed by Sayer Ji, Founder of GreenMedInfo.com.

Sayer Ji is an author, researcher, lecturer, and advisory board member of the National Health Federation. He founded Greenmedinfo.com in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. It is internationally recognized as the largest and most widely referenced health resource of its kind.

Obamacare “Doctors Should Warn Global Warming Could Make Patients’ Health Worse”

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By: Mac Slavo | SHTFplan.com –

If having your doctor quiz you about owning a gun isn’t enough to raise your blood pressure, then this new Obamacare policy surely will.

Obama’s White House is once again politicizing health care, even as the net/noose tightens, now asking medical professionals to advise patients on the effects that global warming/climate change will supposedly have on their health.

The Daily Caller reported:

Americans trust their doctors, so the White House wants these medical professionals to be a mouthpiece for President Obama’s global warming agenda.

[…]

The Obama administration has been hard at work trying to draw a link between global warming and public health issues. The summit included the U.S. Surgeon General, top administration officials, and public health experts from around the country telling doctors, nurses and other conference goers how to talk about global warming with their patients.

The central message: doctors should warn their patients that global warming could make their health worse.

It’s not clear what the details of that politically correct advice will be, but here’s a prediction – for increased stress from economic fines and penalties for using resources, meeting new codes, as well as symptoms of indigestion from swallowing or being force fed repeated propaganda.

It is not unlikely that poor health profiles – such as being overweight, obese, a smoker, having preexisting condition – could someday add penalties to individuals for failing to comply with climate change remedies or disqualify them from inclusion in the same way that insurance weighs these factors for coverage.

After all, the assumption of AGW is that people are what’s making the planet worse, and people like Al Gore have advocated making laws to “punish” climate change deniers.

Critics are concerned that these politically-loaded doctor’s visit questions could be a means of classifying patients and flagging them in databases for their extremist views. President Obama’s barrage of 23 gun control executive orders, issued in the wake of Sandy Hook, included a “clarification” (read: nudge) that “the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.” Many commenters have noted their experiences with doctors popping the question.

Guns, like political attitudes about climate change and other issues, are legal and constitutionally-guaranteed rights now, but may be increasingly challenged by bureaucracy and eroded by legal interpretations, database threat scores and quasi-private corporate policies.

Whatever you do, don’t suggest that global warming could just be a placebo for greater government control.

What Is Inulin?

We could all use digestive support from time to time, especially if we’re not consuming a high-quality diet. For a healthy stomach and digestive tract, inulin is a must. While you can’t digest this water-soluble dietary fiber, you won’t feel good without it. It’s found in many natural plant foods and is known as a prebiotic, and recent research indicates it has much more far-reaching effects than just keeping your tummy happy.

What Inulin Does

This dietary fiber survives your stomach acid and passes into the small intestine. Along the way it mixes with water, ferments, and then becomes food for life-supporting probiotic bacteria of the large intestine. This bacteria includes things like bifidobacterium and lactobacilli. When you keep bacteria like these fed, they keep out unwanted bacteria like E. coli and Clostridium difficile and fungus like Candida.

Benefits of Inulin

Inulin has many researched benefits, including weight, cholesterol, and blood sugar support. Here are a few of the many benefits you can get from inulin.

Weight Loss

While inulin can help with weight loss, it’s not the entire picture. Eating healthy and exercise are also key components. When it comes to inulin and weight loss, a healthy digestive tract–and the symbiotic bacteria inulin promotes–moves the nutrients you need into your bloodstream and gets the toxins through so they do as little damage as possible. One study of 30 obese women found those who took inulin restored healthy bacteria and created a positive change on metabolites linked to obesity. [1]

Diabetes

A study of 49 women with diabetes reported those who took inulin responded better to sugar, had lower glycemic levels, and increased antioxidant activity. [2] While more research is needed, the importance of a healthy gut can’t be understated.

Keeps You Regular

You’ve probably heard how important fiber is for being regular. For the best outcomes, you want to get fiber, like inulin, to keep your gut bacteria fresh. In a study of elderly volunteers who took 15 grams of chicory root daily, researchers found that participants experienced improved digestion, fewer problems with constipation, and an easier time with bowel movements. [3]

How Much Inulin Do You Need?

There is no set limit for how much inulin you can have, or really how much you need. Typically, you want to eat inulin-rich foods every day to keep your digestive tract healthy and working right. If you’ve been taking antibiotics, you will want to increase inulin and maybe even supplement with the compound to replenish the intestinal bacteria that antibiotics wipe out. Alcohol, processed, sugary foods, and fried foods also kill off the healthy intestinal bacteria you need. So if you’re trying to right your diet, lose weight or overcome IBS or IBD, you will want to increase your inulin intake.

Great Sources of Inulin

Inulin can be obtained through supplements; however, it is always best to get the ingredient closest to its natural source as possible. The best natural food sources of inulin include bananas, asparagus, Jerusalem artichoke, jicama, leeks, onions, garlic, and chicory and dandelion root. Many supplements feature chicory as their source of inulin. Fun fact: chicory root and dandelion root are commonly used in herbal coffee formulations for their bitter flavors and rich dark colors.

If your diet’s been high in processed foods and sugars, start slow. Too much of this dietary fiber too quickly can lead to bloating, gas, diarrhea, and intestinal discomfort like IBS. But this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t eat foods high in inulin. If natural, real foods–like bananas–upsets your stomach, it likely means your system is out of whack. Starting with an inulin supplement allows you to control how much you get and avoid the unpleasant side effects commonly associated with this essential dietary fiber.

References:

  1. Dewulf EM1, Cani PD, Claus SP, Fuentes S, Puylaert PG, Neyrinck AM, Bindels LB, de Vos WM, Gibson GR, Thissen JP, Delzenne NM. Insight into the prebiotic concept: lessons from an exploratory, double blind intervention study with inulin-type fructans in obese women. Gut. 2013 Aug;62(8):1112-21. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2012-303304.
  2. Pourghassem Gargari B1, Dehghan P, Aliasgharzadeh A, Asghari Jafar-Abadi M. Effects of high performance inulin supplementation on glycemic control and antioxidant status in women with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Metab J. 2013 Apr;37(2):140-8. doi: 10.4093/dmj.2013.37.2.140.
  3. Marteau P1, Jacobs H, Cazaubiel M, Signoret C, Prevel JM, Housez B. Effects of chicory inulin in constipated elderly people: a double-blind controlled trial. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2011 Mar;62(2):164-70. doi: 10.3109/09637486.2010.527323.

Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

The American Medical Association Wants To Limit Your Health Freedom (Again)

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The conventional medical paradigm was established to remedy symptoms of disease, causing most people to be unaware that conditions have a root cause. Medical authorities in most countries are leading a crusade against all forms of natural health modalities, and their continuation of these efforts is suppressing crucial scientific-based evidence supporting the efficacy of natural complementary health approaches. The American Medical Association (AMA), in response to the recent backlash against MDs like Dr. Oz, are spearheading a campaign to quell the voices of many reputable natural doctors. Fortunately, their attempts are being counteracted by those in the natural health community, and even your voice can help reduce the AMA’s actions.

The AMA and the Repression of Health Freedom

There’s a great deal of dissent among medical professionals when it comes to natural health, and many refuse to entertain the idea that healing involves more than pharmaceutical chemicals. The American Medical Association has recently set forth new guidelines that will: “create ethical guidelines for physicians in the media, write a report on how doctors may be disciplined for violating medical ethics through their press involvement, and release a public statement denouncing the dissemination of dubious medical information through the radio, TV, newspapers, or websites.”

With this, the AMA will have the right to do everything in their power to silence integrative medical practitioners against voicing their opinions in the media. While trying to reduce the accumulation of misinformation in the public is noble, it is widely misguided, particularly when it groups all natural health practitioners into the single “quack” category. The terms “quack” and “pseudoscience” are terms that the AMA uses to describe any medical professional who diverts from their own view of the medical paradigm in an attempt to reduce their credibility and silence their voice.

How to Take Action

The AMA wants to limit your choices when it comes to health education. Ultimately, they would like to be the sole source of health information for the public. Don’t let this dictator-style organization rule your life. You can take action against the AMA now by sending a simple message through Citizens for Health Freedom to the AMA. Read more about the recent AMA gag order and send your message today!


Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

Amazing Food Science Discovery: Edible Plants ‘Talk’ To Animal Cells, Promote Healing

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A groundbreaking new study published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research titled, “Interspecies communication between plant and mouse gut host cells through edible plant derived exosome-like nanoparticles,” reveals a new way that food components ‘talk’ to animal cells by regulating gene expression and conferring significant therapeutic effects. With the recent discovery that non-coding microRNA’s in food are capable of directly altering gene expression within human physiology,[1] this new study further concretizes the notion that the age old aphorism ‘you are what you eat’ is now consistent with cutting edge molecular biology.

Exosomes: The ‘Missing Link’ In How Plants and Animal Cells Communicate and Collaborate

This is the first study of its kind to look at the role of exosomes, small vesicles secreted by plant and animal cells that participate in intercellular communication, in interspecies (plant-animal) communication.

The study explained the biological properties of exosomes as follows:

“Exosomes are produced by a variety of mammalian cells including immune, epithelial, and tumor cells [11–15]. Exosomes play a role in intercellular communication and can transport mRNA, miRNA, bioactive lipids, and proteins between cells [16–19]. Upon contact, exosomes transfer molecules that can render new properties and/or reprogram their recipient cells.”

While most of the research on exosomes has focused on their role in pathological states such as tumor promotion, they were recently found to play a key role in stimulating regeneration within damaged cardiac tissue,[2] and are known to be found in human breast milk, further underscoring how irreplaceable it is vis-à-vis synthesized infant formula.[3]

The New Study

The investigators isolated plant derived exosome-like nanoparticles (EPDENs) from ginger, carrot, grape and grapefruit, and observed their behavior in mammalian cells (mice).

They chose these commonly consumed edible fruits and vegetables because,

“It is well established that a plant-derived diet has great influence on regulation of mammalian host cell homeostasis, in particular, cells in the digestive system [1–3]. Deregulation of plant-derived diet regulated host cell homeostasis leads to increased susceptibility to infections, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, and cancer [4–10].

They noted, “the cellular and molecular machinery regulating such interspecies mutualism between a plant-derived diet and the mammalian gut is not fully defined.” Their new study aimed to gain new insight into defining the mechanisms through which cross-kingdom crosstalk occurs.

Plant Exosomes Affect Mammalian Cells Intimately

After isolating and characterizing exosome-like nanoparticles from all four edible plants, the researchers discovered they possessed remarkable similarity in size and structure to mammalian-derived exosomes. Furthermore, the study showed “that these exosome-like nanoparticles are taken up by intestinal macrophages and stem cells, and have biological effects on the recipient cells.”

The biological effects were described as follows:

  • Ginger exosome-like nanoparticles strongly induced heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) and IL-10 expressed in macrophages, an indication of anti-inflammatory and antoxidant properties.
  • Fruit-derived exosome-like nanoparticles including grape and grapefruit induced Wnt/TCF4 activation, which is a key component of the anti-inflammatory response
  • All tested foods activated nuclear translocation of Nrf2, a key regulator of the HO1 gene, which has an important role in anti-inflammation and antioxidation; ginger was found to be most potent, followed by grapefruit, carrot and grape

Notably, EPDENs were found to be resistant to gastric and intestinal enzymatic digestion, further indicating they are capable of exerting significant biological effects by escaping digestive degradation, which has also been found with lectins and microRNA’s within edible foods.

The researchers discussed their results:

“Our findings show that exosome-like nanoparticles are present in edible fruits and vegetables and reveal a previously unrecognized strategy by which plants communicate with mammalian cells via exosome-like nanoparticles in the gut, and in particular intestinal macrophages and stem cells. We found that edible plants contain large amounts of nanoparticles. Like mammalian exosomes, further characterization of the plant nanoparticles led to identifying them as exosome- like nanoparticles based on the nanoparticles being com- posed of proteins, lipids, and miRNAs. EPDENs from different types of plants have different biological effects on the recipient mammalian cells. This finding opens up a new avenue to further study the molecular mechanisms underlying how the plant kingdom crosstalks with mammalian cells such as intestinal macrophages and stem cells via EPDENs. This information may provide the molecular basis of using multiple plant-derived agents for better therapeutic effect than any single plant-derived agent.”

They also offered that their results may explain why those who consume a greater variety of edible plants are healthier:

“It has been known for decades that people eating a variety of edible plants daily are the recipients of many beneficial health effects when compared to subjects that ingest fewer types of edible plants. Ingesting EPDENs from a variety of fruits and vegetables daily would be expected to provide greater beneficial effects for maintaining gut homeostasis than ingesting EPDENs from single edible plant.”

Discussion: Deeper Implications of the Study

As part of the fascinating new fields of epigenetics and nutrigenomics, this new study’s findings promise to expand the relevance of food in the practice of medicine and the prevention of disease. We have crossed a critical threshold in the past few decades where food can no longer considered simply as a source of caloric content, minerals and vitamins, and building blocks for the body-machine. [Learn more by taking the author’s E-Course] Rather, food carries very specific forms of biologically meaningful information (literally ‘to put form into’), without which our genetic and epigenetic infrastructure cannot function according to its intelligent design.

The discovery of plant-dervied exosome-mediated modulation of fundamental mammalian cellular pathways, lends powerful support to the concept that ancestral nutritional practices handed down for countless generations are critical in maintaining our health. With the advent of the post-industrial diet, based largely on ‘food-like’ synthesized nutrition, and the novel introduction of grain-based nutrition in only the past 500 generations, our present diet suffers from a series of profoundly biological incompatible foods.

Millions of years of co-evolutionary processes have generated a wide range of interspecies, cross-kingdom co-dependencies. For instance, mammals and angiosperms (which comprise about 250,000 species and include most of the flowering plants that provide the modern world its diet) co-evolved for at least 200 million years together, and are today two of the most dominant forms of life on the planet. The very molecular and informational fabric of our bodies evolved to intimately depend on the presence of various key food components in the human diet, and the absence of others which may be detrimental to our health. Food components like exosomes may be as important to our health as vitamins and other classically defined ‘nutrients,’ and may even be more important in modulating a wide range of complex genetic- and epigenetic-mediated cellular processes within the body. This may also explain the mystery of how certain fruits, such as pomegranate, have been found to replace the function of the mammalian ovary in an ovariectomy induced models of premature aging.  While pomegranate is one of nature’s most concentrated source of bioidentical estrone, exosomes may be the ‘missing link’ as to how a plant food can support complex hormonal processes within the animal body, along with exerting such a wide range of additional therapeutic health effects. This is all the more evidence with plants like turmeric, which have over 600 health benefits and has been found to modulate the expression of thousands of genes simultaneously.[4]

We believe that taken together, the recent discoveries that 1) microRNA’s within foods like rice can enter into our blood and tissue and regulate gene expression 2) that double-stranded RNAs within a wide range of commonly consumed foods have molecular homology with thousands of human RNAs (and are therefore capable of silencing them) 3) that lectins also can directly activate nuclear machinery within certain cells, the addition of exosome-mediated gene modulation, lends further support to the concept that the quality and types of food we consume carry as much relevance in terms of ‘biological destiny’ as the DNA within our genome.

With exciting research now available, the famous quote attributed to Thomas Edison rings truer today than ever:

“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

References


[1] Lin Zhang Exogenous plant MIR168a specifically targets mammalian LDLRAP1: evidence of cross-kingdom regulation by microRNA Cell Research (2012) 22:107–126. doi:10.1038/cr.2011.158; published online 20 September 2011

[2] Ahmed Gamal-Eldin Ibrahim, Ke Cheng, Eduardo Marbán. Exosomes as Critical Agents of Cardiac Regeneration Triggered by Cell Therapy. Stem Cell Reports, May 2014 DOI: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2014.04.006

[3] Qi Zhou1, et al Immune-related MicroRNAs are Abundant in Breast Milk Exosomes Int J Biol Sci 2012; 8(1):118-123. doi:10.7150/ijbs.8.118

[4] Sreenivasan S, Thirumalai K, Danda R, Krishnakumar S. Effect of curcumin on miRNA expression in human Y79 retinoblastoma cells. Curr Eye Res. 2012 May;37(5):421-8. doi: 10.3109/02713683.2011.647224. PubMed PMID: 22510010.


Article Contributed by Sayer Ji, Founder of www.GreenMedInfo.com

Sayer Ji is an author, researcher, lecturer, and advisory board member of the National Health Federation. He founded Greenmedinfo.com in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. It is internationally recognized as the largest and most widely referenced health resource of its kind.

Forced Vaccine Bill Author Sen. Pan Was Top Recipient Of Big Pharma Cash

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By: Heather Callaghan | NaturalBlaze.com

Big Pharma Donated Millions to California Lawmakers Before Launching Vaccine “Debate”.

A push for mandatory vaccination continues as SB277 makes its way through California’s Capitol. It is a shining monument to Big Pharma’s coffers and medical control as the bill removes religious and philosophical exemptions for student vaccination, leaving only medical exemptions signed by MDs. Since medical exemptions are rare, it forces parents to take their child into the doctor’s for jabs or be removed from school – a violation of the right to attend public school.

Perhaps by stirring a national “debate,” the pharmaceutical companies made people forget that there is no crisis and that California’s children have been above a 97% vaccination rate. Yet, at least as early as February, simultaneous bills cropped up across the states to remove the ability to decide, and in many cases the ability to decide scheduling/spacing. That last note has frustrated and unnerved parents who vaccinate but like to have some oversight on the amount of injections given per visit.

Recall that six months ago the paradigm was completely different. Online arguments about vaccination were different. Emotions were controlled. Division tactics were subtle. The term “anti-vaxxer” wasn’t really part of the collective lexicon – at least not spat out in viciousness or disdain. No one called for personal calamity, sickness or death on anyone else. No one shunned their neighbors or their neighbors’ children as walking germ bombs or leper terrorists.

As I’ve written before – this vaccine “debate” we keep hearing about is a joke. A real debate involves two consenting parties and suggests some kind of civil discourse. It is not a “corporament” attempting to seize power and remove another person’s rights by forcing their will. There was never a debate for people who were hurled into the witch hunt.

Sadly, the “debate” requires people who can write and push these bills – and they have ravenous appetites…

A Sacramento Bee reporter didn’t initially find a strong link between the pharmaceutical companies and legislators readily on paper and certainly not admitted by pharma reps.

However (emphasis added),

Other legislation has a more direct bearing on the industry, and it is an active political player. Pharmaceutical companies and their trade groups gave more than $2 million to current members of the Legislature in 2013-2014, about 2 percent of the total raised, records show. Nine of the top 20 recipients are either legislative leaders or serve on either the Assembly or Senate health committees. Receiving more than $95,000, the top recipient of industry campaign cash is Sen. Richard Pan, a Sacramento Democrat and doctor who is carrying the vaccine bill.

Also see: Senator Pan’s Outrageous Vaccine Lies

Reporter Jim Miller also found that “the industry donated more than $500,000 to outside campaign spending groups that helped elect some current members last year.”

Look what else the Bee found for 2013-2014

TOP DRUG MAKER RECIPIENTS – *Member of the Assembly or Senate health committees
Lawmaker
Party/District
Amount
Sen. Richard Pan*
D-Sacramento
$95,150
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins
D-San Diego
$90,250
Sen. Ed Hernandez*
D-Azusa
$67,750
Sen. Holly Mitchell*
D-Los Angeles
$60,107
Assemblyman Brian Maienschein*
R-San Diego
$59,879
Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León
D-Los Angeles
$56,648
Sen. Isadore Hall
D-Compton
$52,400
Sen. Jerry Hill
D-San Mateo
$50,209
Assemblyman Henry Perea
D-Fresno
$49,550
Assemblywoman Shirley Weber
D-San Diego
$47,000
Assemblyman Mike Gatto
D-Los Angeles
$46,491
Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla*
D-Concord
$45,600
Sen. Andy Vidak
R-Hanford
$42,800
Assemblyman Tom Daly
D-Anaheim
$40,300
Assemblyman Kevin Mullin
D-South San Francisco
$38,400
Assemblyman Adam Gray
D-Merced
$37,000
Assemblyman Rob Bonta*
D-Alameda
$36,750
Assemblyman Anthony Rendon
D-Lakewood
$36,200
Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez*
D-Los Angeles
$33,850
Assemblyman Richard Gordon
D-Menlo Park
$33,100

See the amounts Big Pharma directly lobbied: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article24913978.html#storylink=cpy

Did you hear a cha-ching! every time you saw the dollar amount next to member’s name who had direct involvement in the bill? Remember these pharma gifts were given before there was “debate” about vaccines, before any outbreak.

Personal rights are not up for debate, and they certainly don’t go to the highest bidder. They don’t go away so that corrupt politicians can count money and take extra vacations after we’ve already provided their retirement.

Please act now and don’t let the world’s second largest* corporate conglomerate call the shots on children’s health and seal the deal for all the vaccines they have waiting in the pipeline.

A removal of choice now is a removal of all medical choice later…

*The largest industry is the arms industry – i.e. war


Heather Callaghan is a natural health blogger and food freedom activist. You can see her work at NaturalBlaze.com and ActivistPost.com. Like at Facebook.

4 Harmful Effects Of Caffeine

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Whether you consume tea, coffee, sodas, energy drinks, or chocolate, you’re consuming some form of caffeine. This post is not meant to demonize caffeine altogether; in fact, at small amounts, caffeine has certain health benefits. It’s the excess use of caffeine that is an issue, as this compound is highly addictive. [1] Caffeine doesn’t even provide true energy–it is merely a stimulant. Still, there are many who rely on it every day to get them going. Are you one those people? Listen up during this post to find out how caffeine dependency can affect your body and mind.

The Effects of Caffeine

Caffeine affects the body on three levels:

  • Caffeine affects regions in the brain associated with addiction, creating dependency on the substance for an artificial state of energy.
  • Caffeine impacts the entire body with dehydration, and it impairs the digestive system in a number of ways.
  • Caffeine has an especially negative impact on the digestive system.

At the root of caffeine addiction is a physiological dependency that forms within the brain. This is more than a psychological addiction. Caffeine actually makes the brain not only want it, but it makes the brain want it more and more. Here are a few of the side effects that go along with caffeine:

  1. Caffeine and Dependency

Caffeine suppresses a chemical called adenosine, which is secreted by the brain to relax the body. [2] Suppression of this compound by caffeine affects the body by making it feel a tense surge of energy. While this surge of energy is truly stimulating, the threshold of stimulation continues to rise, making the brain require increasing levels of caffeine to simulate the same effect. This creates dependency on users who require caffeine on a daily basis to get moving.

  1. Caffeine and Dehydration

Another negative effect of caffeine is dehydration. Caffeine acts as a natural diuretic, which may be a benefit to individuals dealing with bloating. [3] Coffee and energy drinks are the biggest contributors to dehydration, and, despite a high volume of liquid consumption with these beverages, still contribute to dehydration. Dehydrated cells have difficulty absorbing nutrients, and they also have problems eliminating waste.

  1. Caffeine and Adrenal Exhaustion

Large amounts of caffeine can lead to adrenal exhaustion precipitated by the “rush” that it creates in the body. Adrenal exhaustion is particularly pronounced in children, who are now consuming more caffeine than ever before thanks to soda machines in public schools. The common symptoms of adrenal burnout include: irritability, anxiety, trouble sleeping, hunger fluctuations, mood swings, and lethargy.

  1. Caffeine and Digestion

Perhaps the most damaging impact caffeine has on the body occurs in the digestive system. It blocks the absorption of magnesium, a key mineral that is essential to the colon’s regulation of normal, healthy bowel movements. [4] Coffee itself compounds the problem by acting as a laxative, causing the bowels to move prior to the absorption of water and mineral nutrients. This reinforces body dehydration and malnourishment. Coffee also increases stomach acid levels, and higher acid levels can cause permanent damage to the intestinal lining.

How to Reduce Caffeine Intake

A better way to counter caffeine’s effects is to gradually reduce your intake of coffee and soda and begin replacing them with organic white or green tea (which contains minimal caffeine), organic fruit juice, and distilled water. Supplements that help cleanse the colon, rehydrate cells, and stimulate digestive enzymes are also recommended.

References:

  1. Satel S. Is caffeine addictive?–a review of the literature. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2006;32(4):493-502.
  2. Ribeiro JA, Sebastlao AM. Caffeine and adenosine. J Alzheimers Dis. 2010;20 Suppl 1:S3-15. doi: 10.3233/JAD-2010-1379.
  3. Maughan RJ, Griffin J. Caffeine ingestion and fluid balance: a review. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2003 Dec;16(6):411-20.
  4. Bergman EA, Massey LK, Wise KJ, Sherrard DJ. Effects of dietary caffeine on renal handling of minerals in adult women. Life Sci. 1990;47(6):567-64.

Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

What Is Candida?

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If you’re into natural health and nutrition, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Candida somewhere along the way. It’s a fairly common yeast present on skin, in the mucous membranes, and even the gut. In fact, over half of all humans have Candida albicans present in the body. [1] While species of Candida are normally harmless as long as you’re healthy (good bacteria in the body keeps them in check), sometimes modern diet or lifestyle could cause an overgrowth. Now if that happens, you might develop an easily treatable infection, but that’s about the extent of it.

The Issue with Candida

The problem comes in when someone has a suppressed immune system—maybe from AIDS or chemotherapy; under those conditions, Candida can thrive, and a deadly systemic infection (one spread throughout the body) can result. [2] Keep in mind: preemies could also be at risk of developing this often fatal infection because their immune system isn’t fully developed.

The number of systemic infections from Candida albicans is on the rise. According to estimates, about 25,000 Americans will develop them in any given year. But there are so few drugs to treat these fungal infections that they can often become drug-resistant. So, even with treatment, close to 10,000 Americans will die. And if we look at the bigger picture, about 1.5 million people will die from fungal infections worldwide. [3]

Natural Approaches to Candida

You might be wondering if there are any natural ways to fight Candida. With more and more of these infections developing drug resistance, researchers are often looking for alternative treatments. A recent study looking at lavender oil may be just what any nature-loving herbalist needs for supporting immune health and possibly fighting candida. But while the essential oil shows good antifungal uses, more research is needed to explore all its benefits. [4] Some reports even suggest colloidal silver could be helpful as an antifungal. [5] Now, while you might have heard taking garlic can help, recent research suggests that it’s actually not as beneficial against yeast as originally thought. [6] That being said, I highly suggest using garlic every day for its wonderful diversity of health benefits.

Candida overgrowth could also lead to a condition commonly called leaky gut, something that can lead to food sensitivities and intolerances, among other things. If you suspect you have candida or have been diagnosed, you need to take immediate action. Using something like Mycozil on the onset of symptoms may help support whole-body health against yeast and fungal infections, but you should also seek advice from your doctor for further information regarding your specific condition.

Has Candida been an issue for you? What have you found to be an effective solution?

References:

  1. Fraunhofer. Tracking down pathogenic yeasts. Press Release.
  2. Hickman, M. A. et al. The ‘obligate diploid’ Candida albicans forms mating-competent haploids. Nature. 494.
  3. O’Meara, T. R. et al. Global analysis of fungal morphology exposes mechanisms of host cell escape. Nature Communications. 6 (6741).
  4. Zuzarte, M. et al. Chemical composition and antifungal activity of the essential oils of Lavandula viridis L’Hér. Journal of Medical Microbiology. 60 (5).
  5. Al Groosh, G. et al. The prevalence of opportunistic pathogens associated with intraoral implants. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 52 (5).
  6. Watson, C. J. et al. The effects of oral garlic on vaginal candida colony counts: a randomised placebo controlled double-blind trial. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

23 Awesome Uses For Lemongrass Essential Oil

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Anyone who has used essential oils for a period of time will find that they reach for the same tried and true oils over and over again.  In my case, there are the go-to standards lavender, peppermint, rosemary and frankincense but in addition, there is Lemongrass.

Three years ago, I thought lemongrass was an herbal plant used in tea and in Asian cuisine.  While I still enjoy a soothing cup of lemongrass and ginger tea, these days lemongrass essential oil serves an important role in my first aid kit as well.

The lemongrass genus has over fifty different species worldwide, but only some of the species are suitable for utilization as essential oil.  The two most commonly used in essential oils are are Cymbopogan citratus and Cymbopogan flexuosus.

Historically, lemongrass has been used to treat fevers, inflammation and indigestion as well as a sedative. These days, it is used for an armload of other ailments as well as for purification and odor control.  Today I share 23 uses for lemongrass essential oil that will set you a a path of wellness.

How is Lemongrass Essential Oil Used?

Lemongrass is effective in resolving a number of first aid woes. It has anti-microbial properties and is also an anti-inflammatory.  As a powerful analgesic, it offers immediate topical pain relief and reduces inflammation.  In addition, it is  antibacterial and antimicrobial which means it can prohibit bacterial growth and it is effective in controlling a fever caused by infection.

With its strong lemony scent and earthy, grassy undertones, it is also effective in aromatherapy and especially when used in a diffuser. If you drink lemongrass tea like I do, that will make perfect sense since the aroma of even the tea is quite lingering.

Used topically, a carrier oil is usually recommended as lemongrass is one essential oil that can cause sensitivity or irritation if utilized undiluted on the skin, or “neat”.  A common dilution is 2 drops of lemongrass to 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil but this is considered just a guide line and is quite conservative.  Still, this 2% dilution is a good starting point especially when using lemongrass for the first time.

23 Uses for Lemongrass Essential Oil in the First Aid Kit

1. Muscle and tendon relaxer:  When muscles and tendons tighten up, an application of lemongrass essential oil will typically bring immediate relief.  It works extremely quickly on those “knots” and spasms that can come on very quickly in the middle of the night.

2. Headache relief:  When it comes to headaches, and especially allergy-related headaches, lemongrass is a super star. It is also useful for individuals who are sensitive to Peppermint essential oil which is usually the recommended EO for headaches.

3. Arthritis joint pain:  Lemongrass works well to resolve joint pain and works especially well when mixed with Birch EO and Geranium EOs.  (See Birch Essential Oil for Arthritis, Muscle and Joint Pain.)   Since the use of birch essential oil is not recommended for people on blood thinners, lemongrass is an effective alternative.  That said, layering “the Birch” over lemongrass works surprisingly well to relieve deep joint pain.

4.  Pulled muscles:  By treating the inflammation created by a pulled muscle, lemongrass essential oil can bring immediate relief.  (An easy peasy pain relief formula is shown below).  This will also work on tender bruised areas.

5. Shock:  If you feel that someone is in shock, add 1 or 2 drops to a cotton ball and place the infused cotton ball under the nostrils.  Do this as soon as possible then, if you can, summon medical help.

6.  Treat wounds:  Blend a few drops with Witch Hazel or Saline to flush wounds. Afterward, blend with some BDS Simple Salve for an antiseptic application. Apply a bandage or gauze to the wound to keep it clean and free from dirt.

7. Heartburn:  Spread a couple of drops mixed with a carrier such as coconut oil or BDS Simple Salve over the throat and chest area to relieve heartburn.

8.  Indigestion:  A drop or two massaged into the abdomen will assist digestion and relieve the symptoms of indigestion..

9.  Sprains and sports injuries:  Lemongrass essential oil will treat both the pain and inflammations associated with sprains and sports injuries.

10.  Reduce fevers:  Use lemongrass to help fight the infection that causes fevers and also to keep the toxins from spreading. To use, blend with your basic Simple Salve (or even plain coconut oil) and apply to the back of neck, chest area, and the bottom of feet.

11.  Flea repellant: Lemongrass will repel fleas.  For dogs, apply to a piece of cloth (such as a bandana) or collar.  Since cats are more sensitive to essential oils in general, check with your veterinarian before using any essential oil on your kitty.

12.  Insect repellent: Insects don’t like lemongrass!  Apply to the edges of your clothing edges to repel climbing insects like ticks, or to exposed skin to repel mosquitos and other flying biting bugs. Just remember to dilute with a bit of carrier oil or salve when applying directly to the skin.

13.  Acne: Lemongrass is a mild astringent and is also antimicrobial. To help clear up acne, add one drop  to a carrier oil and dab on to affected areas once or twice a day.

14.  Athlete’s Foot:  Athlete’s foot is fungal skin infection and lemongrass can help address it. Utilize a drop of lemongrass in a carrier oil of salve, and rub on the feet a few times a day. If you wear shoes most of the day, try rubbing it on first thing in the morning, as soon as your shoes come off, and again before bed.

15.  Oily skin:  Utilize lemongrass in the same manner as that for acne, or utilize a drop in warm water as a skin rinse. The astringent properties of lemongrass have a naturally drying effect, without the potential over dryness caused by stronger astringents.

16. Stress relief:  One of the best ways to use lemongrass essential oil to relieve stress is via aromatherapy. Add 5 to 6 drops to your diffuser, or put a drop on your palms and inhale the scent. You can also put a drop on a cloth, or pillow for nighttime or travel aromatherapy.

17.  Fatigue:  Like stress relief, you can use lemongrass essential oil aromatically to mitigate fatigue.  A diffuser or even a few drops on a cotton ball will work beautifully.  Topically, mix a drop or two with a carrier oil and either massage into your temples.

18.  Anti-depressant:  Use a few drops in a diffuser daily.  I find it works great at night while sleeping.

19.  Anti-bacterial cleaning products:  Use lemongrass in homemade cleaning products to reduce bacteria in your home.  You can also use it in a diffuser to reduce airborne bacteria.  See this article on making your own DIY cleaning products. As an added bonus, lemongrass has a wonderful, and uplifting aroma.  You home will smell fresh and inviting!

20. Reduce high blood pressure:  Lemongrass is a vasodilator and can help reduce high blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels.

21.  Water retention: The diuretic properties of lemongrass can help clean and flush toxic wastes out of the body.  This can be done via topical applications such as in a salve or by adding a drop to your glass of water or cup of tea.

Note:  normally I do not suggest ingesting essential oils although with high quality oils, the practice is safe.  Always do your own research and if in doubt, consult a physician first.

22.  Insomnia:  Applying lemongrass to the bottoms of your feet at night is calming and helps induce a deep sleep.  Sipping a cup of lemongrass tea also helps.

23.  Body odor:  Commercial deodorants often contain lemongrass.  If you are prone to body odor, adding a few drops of lemongrass essential oil to your moisturizing body lotion or salve will help combat unpleasant body odors.

Lemongrass Pain Relief Formula

I personally use lemongrass essential oil in a roller ball mixed with fractionated coconut oil to provide immediate relief to painful muscle and tendon cramps in my hands, feet, and calves.

Lemongrass Pain Relief Formula
10 to 15 drops of Lemongrass essential oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil (or other carrier oil)
10ML Roller Ball (about 2 teaspoons)

Optional:  Add 5 drops of Clove essential oil

Add the lemongrass to the roller ball then top with a carrier oil.  I use FCO (fractionated essential oil).  Shake well before each use then apply copiously. Rubbing the area gently will accelerate the relief.

I find that I get better results with the roller ball application but you could also make up a salve using 2 teaspoons of BDS Simple Salve (or other carrier) and up to 15 drops of essential oil.

Side Effects of Lemongrass

Although considered one of the safer oils, lemongrass should always be diluted before applying it to the skin.  Even with low dilutions, it can be an irritant to some people so use a conservative amount to begin with.  If in doubt, perform a patch test first.

As with all essential oils, lemongrass essential oil should be kept out of the reach of children and pets, and should not be used if pregnant or nursing unless approved in advance by a medical professional.

A Word About Carrier Oils

Using a carrier oil makes an essential oil application so much easier and less wasteful.  Although I personally prefer coconut oil or BDS Simple Salve (which you make yourself), feel free to experiment with olive oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, or even an organic, unscented lotion.

Where to Purchase Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass essential oil is widely sold both online and in health food stores.  I personally purchase therapeutic grade Lemongrass from Spark Naturals.  Their quality standards are high and because they sell direct and not through a membership or MLM program, their prices are affordable.

Spark Naturals also carries a number of supporting carrier oils as well as accessories such as roller ball bottles, dropper tops and more. Furthermore, you can use the code BACKDOORSURVIVAL to get a 10% discount off your entire order.

The Final Word

It was close to two years ago that I tossed two drawers full of OTC remedies into a box in favor of essential oils.  To this day, I am still learning how to use the various oils to improve my health and to remedy everyday aches and pains.  Essential oils have become my band-aid of choice and not a day goes by when I don’t use them for one thing or another.

My own education continues.  A few months back I purchased a big fat book entitled “Essential Oils Desk Reference” and I use it almost daily.  If you can afford it, I highly recommend that you add this desk reference to your survival library.  Although it promotes another brand of oils, the information is presented in an unbiased manner and there is never a sales pitch one way or another.

It has been my pleasure to share this information about Lemongrass essential oil.  Over time, I will continue to share information on additional, less common, essential oils with a special focus on the less expensive, more affordable oils that can be purchased for $10 or less.

There are dozens of oils out there and I am convinced that we can all maintain our health and wellness during times of crisis with the proper selection of essential oils in our first aid kits.

Be well and stay safe!

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!


Gaye Levy, also known as the Survival Woman, grew up and attended school in the Greater Seattle area. After spending many years as an executive in the software industry, she started a specialized accounting practice offering contract CFO work to emerging high tech and service industries. She has now abandoned city life and has moved to a serenely beautiful rural area on an island in NW Washington State. She lives and teaches the principles of a sustainable and self-reliant lifestyle through her website at BackdoorSurvival.com. At Backdoor Survival, Gaye speaks her mind and delivers her message of prepping with optimism and grace, regardless of the uncertain times and mayhem swirling around us.

Is There Any Relation Between Dementia, Alzheimer’s And Sleep?

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By: Vaileria Dennis |

Research has already proven that getting enough sleep at night is essential for your overall health. It gives your body time to rest and repair any damage that may have occurred during the day and remove any toxins that might be potentially dangerous to your health. Studies are also showing that the quality of your sleep at night is also important, and it can even affect your health later in life. It seems that sleep may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and adults who get a good night’s rest can dramatically reduce their chances of developing these conditions later in life.

The relationship between sleep and your brain health

While research is still being conducted, early results do seem to show that the quality of sleep that you get at night can contribute to chemical changes in the brain that can lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It is thought that adults who have trouble falling and staying asleep during the night have a greater chance of showing some of the signs associated with the early stages of these diseases, which can include confusion and memory loss. What is exciting for health care professionals is that there also seems to be little risk of complications when adults naturally try to improve the quality of their sleep.

How sleep affects your brain ?

One of the standard indicators of Alzheimer’s and dementia is a buildup of a protein called amyloid beta. This protein is thought to be responsible for the memory problems that are commonly associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and researchers are now finding that people who have trouble sleeping at night often show higher levels of certain chemicals that generally indicate the presence of amyloid beta. The same studies have also linked higher levels of the protein with dementia. What is exciting is that studies showed higher levels of amyloid beta in the brain before the onset of these diseases, which might give adults a chance to improve their sleep patterns and reduce their risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s later in life.

Results of the studies

Researchers tracking adult sleeping patterns have learned that if you spend most of the night tossing and turning you have a greater chance of developing Alzheimer’s or dementia later in life. This is also true for adults who suffer from sleep apnea, along with those who wake up frequently during the night. When you are sleeping your body has the chance to remove potentially harmful toxins, along with the proteins that can clog your brain and cause memory problems. What was surprising to researchers conducting the studies is that you don’t have to remember even waking up or tossing and turning during the night to increase your chances of developing issues with your memory.

Sleeping better at night

One of the positive aspects of these studies is that researchers have learned that the higher levels of chemicals in the brain that can indicate the presence of the protein can be detected 10 to 15 years before the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s. This, researchers hope, will give health care professionals and their patients time to improve their sleeping patterns. While it is crucial for the health of your brain to get a good night’s sleep, it is important that this happens naturally. The same studies that indicate the relationship between sleep and the health of your brain, also warn against using sleeping pills to solve the problem. The chemicals in the sleep aids can be just as detrimental to your health, and can end up causing even more problems.

If you suffer from sleep apnea or simply have problems staying asleep at night, your health care provider can help you work out a safe and natural method. Breathing exercises, along with reducing the amount of caffeine you drink while the day can make it easier for you to fall and stay asleep at night. Where you sleep, and the type of bedding you use can also affect your quality of sleep, and might need to be changed.

Summary

Getting enough sleep is essential for your overall health, and can prevent a broad range of problems. While it is not uncommon for an adult to suffer from a sleep disorder, it is important to treat it if you want to lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia later in life. If you do have trouble staying asleep at night your health care provider can help you work out a way to help you safely and naturally, and dramatically reduce your risk of developing problems with your memory as you age.

References:

https://www.consumerhealthdigest.com/health-news/being-overweight-reduces-risk-of-dementia.html

https://www.glozine.com/lifestyle/health

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alzheimer%27s_disease


Vaileria Dennis is a Health and Beauty expert. She works on behalf of ConsumerHealthDigest.com as a content coordinator for the categories Health and Beauty. She has written various articles on Beauty and Makeup. In recent years, she has had an opportunity to research about Solvaderm Skin care routine. She is always excited to share her ideas related to Beauty care and Makeup Tips.

WHO African Region Plagued By Dangerously Timed Vaccinations

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An alarming study published in the prestigious journal Vaccine finds that children in Africa are receiving inappropriately timed and spaced vaccines at epidemic rates.

A highly concerning study published in Vaccine titled “Evaluation of invalid vaccine doses in 31 countries of the WHO African Region,” reveals that infants within the countries of the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region are routinely being given inappropriately timed and spaced vaccine doses, presumably putting them at far greater risk of vaccine associated adverse health effects.  Remarkably, this is the first study of its kind to systematically evaluate invalid vaccine doses in the African Region.

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The study used data from a decade’s worth of vaccine records from 31 African region countries representing a population of 134,442 individuals, and determined invalidly timed and spaced vaccinations for three vaccines (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis [DTP1, DTP3] and measles-containing vaccine (MCV)) using WHO criteria.

The study found the median percentages of invalid DTP1, DTP3 and MCV vaccinations across all countries were 12.1% (interquartile range, 9.4–15.2%), 5.7% (5.0–7.6%), and 15.5% (10.0–18.1%), respectively.  Moreover, they found:

  • That of the invalid DTP1 vaccinations, 7.4% and 5.5% were administered at child’s age of less than one and two weeks, respectively.
  • In 12 countries, the proportion of invalid DTP3 vaccinations administered with an interval of less than two weeks before the preceding dose varied between 30% and 50%.
  • In 13 countries, the proportion of MCV doses administered at child’s age of less than six months varied between 20% and 45%.

The study found,”a substantial proportion of children in this region were vaccinated earlier than recommended or received vaccine doses spaced inappropriately close to each other.”

The study also acknowledged that presently the criteria with which the success of the immunization campaign in Africa are evaluated is based solely on coverage levels but does not take into account whether these vaccines are being administered properly, i.e. their so-called “validity.”

Discussion

The study has a number of disturbing implications. First, it is known that vaccination timing can profoundly affect both the risk of adverse effects and its claimed effectiveness. Generally, the earlier that vaccines are administered, and the shorter the interval between them, the more likely they will cause harm, including sudden infant death, which we have reported previously here. Also, the recent CDC whistleblower scandal revealed that the agency knew that the sooner African-American boys were vaccinated with MMR the higher their risk of autism (3.4 fold increased risk). Clearly this link between vaccine timeliness and adverse effects is so well known that even the CDC and the mainstream media has chosen to cover it up.

Second, because early or poorly spaced vaccinations are classified as invalid by the WHO some countries recommend repeating them at the appropriate age, this further increases the risk additive or synergistic adverse health effects from over-vaccination.

Like so many studies published in journals like Vaccine that assume a priori the benefits of vaccination outweigh their risks, the authors concluded that while invalid vaccinations are surprisingly common in African countries, the real risk is in the failure to optimally protect against vaccine-preventable infections and not the health risks of the inappropriately administered vaccines themselves:

“Timing of childhood vaccinations should be improved to ensure an optimal protection against vaccine-preventable infections and to avoid unnecessary wastage in these economically deprived countries.”

This is all the more disingenuous considering that research already exists revealing that certain vaccine campaigns in Africa have resulted in increased risk of death, as well as the accumulating body of research showing over a hundred adverse health effects linked to vaccination signaled by the peer-reviewed published literature itself. There are also highly concerning reports that African children have been enrolled in dangerous vaccine experiments without their parent’s consent.

Studies like this demonstrate just how illusory is the concept that global vaccine agendas such as occurring in Africa are actually working.  We should expect that at the very least the vaccines should be administered appropriately, presumably as the scientific evidence itself dictates, for there to be any assurance that they will produce safe and effective outcomes. Sadly, however, the evidence itself increasingly points to the dramatic disconnect between vaccine policy and their real-world effects.


Article Contributed by Sayer Ji, Founder of GreenMedInfo.com.

Sayer Ji is an author, researcher, lecturer, and advisory board member of the National Health Federation. He founded Greenmedinfo.com in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. It is internationally recognized as the largest and most widely referenced health resource of its kind.

The Real Danger Behind MRIs

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Magnetic resonance imaging is a common preventative and diagnostic method used in medicine, and at times this technology can be invaluable. Of course there are some health questions associated with the practice, such as does the practice involve powerful magnetic fields? But for those who require them in case of an emergency, they can be extremely helpful. Besides the minute threat of magnetic frequencies, new concerns over the drugs used to produce clearer images have been shown to leave toxic residue in the brain. These findings have shown the importance of more stringent health monitoring prior to MRI application.

The Real Danger Behind MRIs

MRIs are typically safer than a CT scan, as they emit little to no radiation during the procedure. The real concern surrounding MRIs, in fact, has nothing to do with the technology at all. Patients are often given injectable drugs that improve the visibility of certain areas in the brain, which can be very useful for discovering health issues that could possibly be missed. [1] The issue is that these drugs may accumulate gadolinium–a toxic metal–in brain tissue.

The medications, known as contrasting agents, sharpens the resulting images; however, it may also be contributing to deleterious effects, many of which have yet to surface in any research. Toxic metals that build up in brain tissue are commonly associated with age-related brain declines, such as those attributed to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. [2] Some research even shows that these drugs could be linked to kidney problems, prompting FDA to issue a “black box” warning on the drugs.

What You Should Know about MRIs

There are currently nine gadolinium-based agents in the United States, and two of the most concerning are made by GE Healthcare and Bayer HealthCare. Omniscan is perhaps the most commonly-used contrast agents used during MRIs, as is Magnevist, Gadavist, and Dotarem. If you take into consideration the compounds we are exposed to almost every day that are already contributing to brain degeneration (i.e., aluminum), you can see why you must be constantly aware of what is being offered to you by medical professionals. Ask questions and research any drugs that you are being given, especially if you are having an MRI, and work with your doctor to find safer methods for obtaining your health goals.

References:

  1. Jeff Gerth. Left in the Brain: Potentially Toxic Residue from MRI Drugs. Pro Publica. Journalism in the Public Interest.
  2. Squitti R. Metals in Alzheimer’s disease: a systemic perspective. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2012 Jan 1;17:451-72.

Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

The Importance Of A Kidney Cleansing Diet

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The importance of a kidney cleansing diet cannot be overemphasized. Flushing out your kidneys keeps them functioning at their best. Healthy kidneys are essential to a variety of body functions. Your kidneys help detoxify Your blood by removing toxic compounds and passing them out through the urine. If blood cleansing becomes impeded, toxins can remain and circulate throughout the body to cause harm.

The Function of the Kidneys

Healthy kidneys help manage body fluid stability by regulating the balance of sodium and water. The kidneys also manage the balance between alkalinity and acidity, and they regulate the hormones and enzymes responsible for controlling blood pressure. In addition, as mentioned previously, your kidneys help filter out toxins that build up in response to diet and the environment.

The imbalance of body water caused by toxic kidneys has been linked to negative emotional states, such as stress, paranoia, uncontrolled muscle shaking, general feelings of insecurity and fear, and even panics attacks. Kidney cleansing helps promote the optimal function of the kidneys. When in optimal health, your kidneys can purify your blood up to 60 times per day.

Teas That Cleanse the Kidneys

There are many teas that you can brew yourself that will help cleanse your kidneys.

Dandelion root removes excess water from the body by stimulating urine production. Dandelion root tea can be made by boiling 1 to 2 tsp. of organic roasted dandelion root in 8 ounces of pure water.

Ginger root and turmeric tea can be made by boiling a few dashes of turmeric powder with peeled ginger root. If consumed after lunch and dinner, the tea not only flushes toxins from the kidneys but also helps with digestion.

Cleansing with Fruits and Vegetables

You can also find many organic fruits that will help your body with kidney cleansing. Organic grapes can be eaten raw to provide nutrients and antioxidants that support detoxification. Grapes help flush uric acid and other waste products from the kidneys.

Organic cranberries provide us with quinine, a compound that is sent to the liver. Hippuric acid, which is converted from quinine, helps remove urea and uric acid from the kidneys and urinary tract. It also helps discourage bacteria from attaching to urinary tract walls. Cranberry juice is a great kidney supporter.

Organic apples are one of the best natural foods you can eat, and they also support natural cleansing. Beet juice is another great addition to help you cleanse your entire body. Check out this beets liver cleansing juice recipe.

There are also several organic cleansing vegetables that are readily available in almost every grocery store.

Garlic is a natural diuretic that helps stimulate urine production and flush out the kidneys. Cucumbers also work as a natural diuretic and can help dissolve kidney and bladder stones. Sprouts help flush out the kidneys because they contain so much water.

Onions have been reputed to help people pass kidney stones. The onions are boiled, then liquefied in a blender along with the water they were cooked in. Kidney beans, soybeans, and peas contain a vital amino acid called arginine that helps cleanse the kidneys of ammonia.

A General Rule of Thumb

Eating pure, whole, and raw foods will provide the necessary support for your kidneys as well as every other detoxifying organ in your body. Most raw leafy greens, low-sugar fruits (think berries), and nuts and seeds can support your health in numerous ways, not just for cleansing. Also, it is imperative that you drink enough pure, filtered water every day in order to provide an easier route for toxins to evacuate your kidneys. You can use distilled water for this purpose; simply add 1 tbsp. of raw apple cider vinegar to an 8-ounce glass to give it an extra boost.

What are your experiences with cleansing? Are there any foods listed here that you can’t eat? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments!


Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

The Dangers Of Genetically Engineered Trees (VIDEO)

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(The Real Agenda) Corporations in the US and Brazil have requested government authorization to release hundreds of millions of genetically engineered eucalyptus trees for fuel and pulp.

We have recently learned that the GE Loblolly Pine and Arctic Apple have been approved by the USDA.

If communities do not learn about, organize and STOP the requested unrestricted release of 500 million GE eucalyptus trees or the Loblolly Pine, inhaled pollen could perhaps take away our choice to live GMO free, FOREVER.

The rush to apply these ideas is absolutely dangerous because we don’t have a clue what the long term impacts of our manipulations are going to be…” said Dr. David Suzuki, from the 2007 film, A Silent Forest: The Growing Threat of Genetically Engineered Trees.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

We All Have Parasites: The Symptoms And How You Can Cleanse Them

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Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat: yes we all are subject to parasites, no you shouldn’t be freaked out just yet. This isn’t meant to scare anyone, it’s simply a fact, and it’s better we learn how to deal with parasites properly than simply ignore them and hope they’ll go away.

The good news is that cleansing parasites is not all that hard and can be done very affordably. The difference in the way you will feel after a cleanse, should you need to do a cleanse, will be astronomical. And so, in this article we’ll go through how we get parasites, what problems they can cause, the stories of real people’s health transformations and how we can get rid of them.

“Ninety percent of humans will have a problem with parasites in their lifetime.”  Dr. Oz

Intestinal parasites can infect the gastro-intestinal tract of humans and other animals. While they can live in different areas of the body, they mainly stick to intestinal walls. You can get parasites in a number of ways; they can come from the ingestion of undercooked meat, unwashed fruits and vegetables, or infected water. You can also get them while travelling, from contact with animals, or through skin absorption.[1][2]

There are a few types of parasites we can get:

Trichinella: Infection with the microscopic parasite Trichinella leads to trichinellosis, also known as trichinosis. This comes from eating undercooked meats.

Hookworm: Hookworm infects an estimated 576 to 740 million people worldwide and was once a common infection in the U.S., particularly in the southeast. This typically happens from walking barefoot on contaminated soil.

Dientamoeba Fragilis: This parasite is one of the smaller parasites that can live in the large intestine. It’s unclear how exactly  it is contracted or spread.

A study out of The University of Maryland states, “Parasites can live within the intestines for years without causing any symptoms.” This is why many of us have parasites without even knowing it.

Symptoms Of Parasites

Symptoms can range greatly and so it’s important to focus on some of the most crucial ones in order to understand how serious our infection might be.

  1. Changes in the appearance or frequency of bowel movements, especially if you have excessive diarrhea or loose stools for two weeks.
  2. Chronic exhaustion not resolved by a week of restful sleep.
  3. Unexplained and sudden weight loss of at least 10 pounds over two months.
  4. Itching around the anus for at least two weeks, especially if there is no rash.
  5. Cramping and abdominal pain. [4]

Again, the 5 listed above are the more serious symptoms, but the following are also common: constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, joint and muscle aches, allergies, sugar cravings, skin conditions – mostly irritation/itching at nose, ears, eyes, anus – but also potentially rashes, hives, eczema, acne, headaches, chronic fatigue, trouble sleeping, yeast and candida infection.

How To Get Rid Of Parasites

I took an even deeper dive into understanding parasites by listening to and reading about other people’s stories. I found out that someone that writes for us here at CE had quite a few health challenges and finally, through parasite cleansing, was able to see those problems disappear.

I wanted to know how she got rid of her parasites and was pleased to find out it’s quite simple. You can basically use natural herbs to kill and pass the parasites living in your intestines.

We did a story on Olivia and found out she had a number of health problems throughout her life. She dealt with IBS, depression, acne, anxiety, and poor digestion. This led her to search out a ton of research about her conditions and their possible causes. Once she found out parasites might be at the core of all of them, a parasite cleanse was the first thing on her list to try.

Here is a picture of her back acne improvement along with one of the parasites she passed during her cleanse.

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Here’s more info below from Olivia.

“CureZone.com has an excellent parasite forum where I got a lot of tips and tricks! I started to check out the sub-forum ‘Hulda Clark Parasite Protocol’ and realized that everything people know today about the three parasite cleansing herbs (black walnut hull, wormwood, cloves) was because of Dr. Hulda Clark’s discoveries. I bought her book and read the chapter explaining how to use the herbs for a complete parasite cleanse.”

  • BLACK WALNUT HULLS (from the black walnut tree – juglans nigra): Used by the Indians of America as an anti-parasite, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal remedy. Its active ingredients are juglone, tannin and iodine. The tincture of the green hulls of the black walnut kills the adult stages of the parasites.
  • WORMWOOD (from the Artemisia shrub – artemisia absinthum): Known for its vermicidal properties and helps those with a weak and under-active digestion. It increases the acidity of the stomach and the production of bile. The wormwood capsules kill the larval stages of the parasites.
  • COMMON CLOVES (from the clove tree – eugenia caryophyllata): Anti-parasitical, anti-fungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It also removes pain. The clove capsules remove the parasite eggs.

All of these can be bought on your own at herbal stores, natural food stores, or online. To keep it simple, Olivia teamed up with a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor and came up with an awesome parasite cleanse that’s been getting great results from anyone who has done it. They launched an Indiegogo campaign and reached their goal in just 4 hours! We’ve tried this cleanse ourselves and were very happy with it, so we wanted to share it with you as well.

Grab a cleanse kit here: http://www.collective-evolution.com/a/ce-parasitecleanse

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intestinal_parasite

2. https://humaworm.com/How_We_Get_Parasites.html

3. http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2013/03/28/true-or-false-everyone-has-parasites-in-their-body/#farE1PCc95ulZv7D.99

4. http://www.doctoroz.com/article/parasites-could-they-be-making-you-sick

http://organicolivia.com/2015/02/19/yes-you-have-parasites-theyre-whats-killing-the-bees/


Joe Martino

I created Collective-Evolution 5 years ago and have been heavily at it since. I love inspiring others to find joy and make changes in their lives. Hands down the only other thing I am this passionate about is baseball.

Whole Foods Markets: Throwing Organic Farmers Under The Bus?

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By: Cornucopia Institute |

Veteran Growers Shaken Down to Fund Grocer’s Marketing Program

Incensed and insulted, five of the most respected and influential, veteran Certified Organic farmers in the nation have sent the CEO of Whole Foods Market a letter calling the company’s new “Responsibly Grown” produce marketing scheme “onerous and expensive” and stating that it devalues the Certified Organic label.

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The signatories come from California and Pennsylvania. They, along with many other growers around the country who felt unable to speak on the record for fear of risking their livelihoods as Whole Foods suppliers, express concern that the giant retailer is setting aside decades of partnership with farmers in building the organic movement to pursue an ill-advised, self-serving marketing program.

Their letter was addressed to the corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, John Mackey.

Whole Foods’ growth, with annual sales approaching $15 billion, has run into strong headwinds in the maturing marketplace for organic food. Same-store sales are flat and other retailers are gaining market share from a company that has long had a reputation for being top-quality, but expensive, earning the nickname “Whole Paycheck.” The iconic natural foods grocer has more than 400 stores.

One of the signatories, Tom Willey, of T&D Willey Farms, located in Madera, California, is a longtime Whole Foods supplier. “Intending to create a value-added image for the conventional produce on their shelves, Whole Foods is undermining the work my family and I have done, along with so many others in the organic farming movement, to create a Certified Organic ‘gold standard’ in terms of safe food production,” Willey said.

While devising a new labeling program that identifies fruits and vegetables as “Good,” “Better,” and “Best,” Whole Foods is asking the growers to pay for participating in the retailer’s verification program.

Another signatory to the letter, Jim Crawford, founder of New Morning Farm in Hustontown, Pennsylvania, said numerous growers reported that their cost to comply with Whole Foods’ new program ranges from $5,000 to $20,000. “That is not an inconsequential sum for medium-sized, established organic growers like myself. But this cost, and the added labor to administer the program, could be impossible for some smaller and new-entry farmers to absorb,” stated Crawford.

“I call this marketing model ‘Robin Hood in reverse’,” said Mark A. Kastel, Senior Farm Policy Analyst at The Cornucopia Institute. “Although their market capitalization has taken quite a hit recently, at over $14 billion Whole Foods remains one of the wealthiest grocers in the United States. In an effort to enhance their image, they are asking modestly scaled family farmers to pick up the tab for a program whose benefits will almost exclusively accrue to the corporation,” Kastel stated.

One of the most objectionable elements of the “Responsibly Grown” program, for farmers, is the company’s alleged attempt to devalue the importance of the Certified Organic label in terms of customer perception. Under the Whole Foods program, conventionally grown produce, treated with toxic agrochemicals, can be rated higher than Certified Organic produce, which is grown under strict, legally enforced compliance overseen by the USDA.

An example of this grievance is clearly illustrated in photos taken this spring at Whole Foods stores in California. The company was selling conventionally grown asparagus, imported from Mexico, at $4.99 per pound with signage identifying it as “Best.” 

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Simultaneously, the grocer was offering locally grown, Certified Organic asparagus for $7.99 per pound, which only garnered the stores’ lowest rating, “Good.”

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“Why would a customer pay three dollars more per pound for the Certified Organic asparagus when they could buy what a trusted retailer has labeled ‘Best’?” asked Kastel.

Because T&D Willey Farms has not yet complied with Whole Foods’ program, their produce is currently labeled “Unrated.” “I am most assuredly rated!” said Willey. “I have been Certified Organic for 28 years and my farm undergoes a rigorous annual physical inspection and auditing by CCOF, an independent certifier, accredited by the USDA. That’s a pretty high rating in my book.”

This is not the first time The Cornucopia Institute has referred to some of Whole Foods’ marketing tactics as “bait and switch.”

“Here is a business that touts their status as being the nation’s first national Certified Organic grocery chain,” Cornucopia’s Kastel explained. “In their marketing materials and signage they are constantly promoting their dedication to organic agriculture. But when you shop at their stores, you might notice that a high percentage of their offerings are not actually organic. Now the ‘Responsibly Grown’ program is attempting to put some of this conventional food on a pedestal higher than organic,” Kastel lamented.

Whole Foods has long been criticized by some in the organic movement for developing a proprietary meat department rating system, which predominately sells premium-priced conventional meat labeled as “natural.”

“The meat Whole Foods sells that is not Certified Organic was produced from livestock that were fed conventional feed, almost assuredly genetically modified, and, based on USDA research, likely contaminated with agrochemical residues,” Kastel added.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there are traces of 29 different pesticides in the average American’s body. Dr. Michael Crupain, Director of the Food Safety and Sustainability Center at Consumer Reports, states, “We’re exposed to a cocktail of chemicals from our food on a daily basis.”

Although the new Whole Foods rating system bans a selected list of synthetic pesticides, most toxic agrochemicals are still available for their conventional growers to use based on the company’s “Responsibly Grown” protocols.

For example, the USDA’s National Organic Program bans the use of antibiotics, sprayed on fruit trees to control the bacterial disease fireblight, in apple and pear orchards. The agency also bans the use of synthetic mold and sprout inhibitors, sprayed on the skins of potatoes after harvest. However, these materials can be used on fruits and vegetables that receive the “Best” rating under Whole Foods’ new approach.

“Undoubtedly, based on research, some of the produce that Whole Foods has rated ‘Best’ carries detectable levels of pesticides demonstrably higher than anything that would be found on Certified Organic produce,” added Kastel.

Tom Willey, who farms year-round in California’s San Joaquin Valley, added, “If Whole Foods truly is committed to the values they expound, nothing in their stores should be rated ‘Better’ or ‘Best’ unless it first passes muster under the strict regulations Congress designated when they passed the Organic Foods Production Act.”

Jim Crawford, of New Morning Farm, and Tom Willey, of T&D Willey Farms, were both recognized in a 2014 gathering, covered by the New York Times, of “Organic Elders” who founded the organic movement. Crawford thinks Whole Foods’ marketing program is unfairly burdensome and expensive for farmers, especially smaller-scale ones, but he says that’s not the worst aspect of it.

More harmful, he says, is the fact that the program deceives consumers in their perception of which foods deserve to be rated “Best.” “It’s a privately dreamed up, proprietary food-rating system directly contrasting and competing with a publicly created system, USDA Certified Organic, which was painstakingly developed over years and is administered rigorously and with verifiability.”

Crawford thinks it especially ironic that the private Whole Foods program is made to appear more demanding, more rigorous, and more restrictive than Certified Organic. “In reality, it is drastically more permissive, especially in the area of pesticide use, and not rigorous or verifiable at all in the way it’s administered,” Crawford said.

And, unlike within the USDA National Organic Program, farmers participating in Whole Foods’ labeling campaign are not subject to annual, on-site inspections or audits of the paper trail for their farm inputs and all sales to assure compliance. Nor could any detected malfeasance lead to large fines and other sanctions.

The Silent Vaccine Epidemic: Experts Explain Why Vaccines Are Not Life Savers (VIDEO)

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(The Real Agenda) Aluminum, insect repellent, formaldehyde, mercury, fetal tissue, and in some cases attenuated or live viruses are some of the ingredients present in vaccines today, yet, we are told they are the reason why humanity’s overall health and well-being has improved dramatically.

Traditional medicine cooked up by pharmaceutical companies dictates that vaccines are life savers, but there is a growing movement in the medical field that includes doctors and nurses -supported by scientists and evidence- who not only warn about the potential risks on vaccines, but also about its lack of effectiveness..

The conclusion reached by this group of concerned professionals is simple: There isn’t strong evidence to support the claim that vaccines are capable of doing what the medical industry says they do. That is why governments at the local, regional and national levels, supported by alleged international health agencies are tightening the grip on vaccination policies, making vaccines mandatory, even though there is no law that mandates vaccinations.

Despite the heavy use of vaccines since a child is born, it is not difficult to learn about the efficacy of vaccines -or the lack of it- because doctors, nurses and parents have had a front row seat to witnessing the appearance of the unhealthiest population of children in the history of humanity.

Parallel to the appearance of diseases that were thought to be extinct such as asthma, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, chicken pox, eczema and many others, health issues that were supposedly treated and eradicated with vaccines are also reappearing despite so-called medical advances in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Vaccine pushers like to blame those who decide not to vaccinate themselves and their children as the culprits of the reappearance of disease, but in truth, that which is to blame is unscientific postulates, such as herd immunity, the bedrock over which mass vaccination has been supported on for ages.

While parents and doctors who ask questions about the effectiveness of vaccines are ostracized, label as heretics and often verbally and physically abused by the system, children continue to get sick after being injected cocktails of chemicals known as vaccines. Many of these children remain damaged for life, while others die as a result of side effects.

It is impossible not to be suspicious about vaccines and pharmaceutical companies regarding the safety and effectiveness of their products. One of the aspects that makes people question these products is the fact that vaccine makers legally exempted from lawsuits regarding potential damage that result from vaccines.

Another point that many people raise is the existence of a special vaccine court created by the medical industry and government agencies, where people damaged by vaccines take their cases, as supposed to a traditional court. Then, there is the fact that should a vaccine manufacturer be found liable for the negative medical consequences of their vaccines, it is the government, not the vaccine maker that compensates people for vaccine side effects.

Tens of millions of dollars have been granted to parentes and children whose lives were damaged by vaccines. Of course, this fact is kept as quiet as possible by the mainstream media, as they receive billions of dollars in advertising money from the pharmacetical industry every year.

These and other issues about vaccines are addressed in the documentary produced by Gary Null, titled “Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines“, in which medical experts, not journalists or ‘kooks’ explain why vaccines are one of the biggest hoaxes in history.

We encourage everyone to watch the documentary below and critically analyze the arguments posed by these experts before making a decision on whether it is necessary to vaccinate and if they can trust their health to vaccine makers.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.