Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gathered information regarding the H1N1 vaccine

I have been working on gathering information for a radio show I will appear on this evening. "In Touch With Milo" on KGGV, Guerneville. You can stream it live at kggv.blogspot.com.

I am more astounded than ever with the research I've gathered. I'm sitting here currently with a mountain of printed material as well, several different website resources at my fingertips!! Confused, dumbfounded, agitated, pissed off.....yes, these are some of the descriptive words I can use to describe how I feel right now. Are we truly sheeple? Do we just follow and believe? the history is astounding people!

If you go to the CDC or FDA websites, the information is so vague. While there are thimerasol free vaccinations, they are not made widely available. The biggest joke currently is the word "reduced amounts of thimerasol". No amount of mercury is healthy! This project began as the H1N1 research but the farther into this I got, the more appauled I am. From the AIDS virus and the New York City Hepatitis B campaign to this particular vaccine, H1N1.

We have gone as a society from about 10 shots in our lifetime to up to 36? Really? A healthy civilized people? Yeah! GOTCHA! We might be civilized but we're far from healthy. In fact, we're such an unhealthy society, we've turned into the sheeple I've mentioned above. While you're munching on your Quarter Pounder and sipping your soda are you contemplating the vaccine? Or are you eating an apple with a few slices of cheese thinking "I'm safe, I took my vitamin D today and I'm sure to eat healthy so as not to compromise my immune system" I won't tell you what the right answer is because you should already know. Your behavior more than likely just might dictate your need for this vaccination that could potentially super charge your immune system to actually attack itself and end up with Guillian Barre Syndrome. Just one in a million are affected by this nuerological disease right? Your lottery ticket probably has the same odds but you bet on those don't you?

If one milion people have already been exposed to this flu why I ask you are more people not dying or falling ill? If you've been exposed to this flu, you also have an increased risk of worse incidence of the flu should you decide to accept this vaccine.

Yes, you could very well contract this flu this year. However, if your immune system is optimized, meaning you're working hard to support the works of your miraculous body, you'll fall ill, maybe be in bed for a few days but then, you've built immunity.

Check out the links below and satisfy yourself with research and factual information. Don't be a guinnea pig for pharmaceutical profit! If you are pregnant, I beg you not to allow your Dr. to let your growing baby become an experiment. Mercury, Squalene, Formaldahyde, antibiotics, I mean really???? I was nervous to take an aspirin while pregnant!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Synthetics Belief System

The synthetics revolution is a by-product of activities within three sectors of the U.S. economy; the processed foods industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and the chemical industry. These economic interests influence our diet and health from the womb to the grave. The control we give them over our lives springs directly from our acceptance of this belief system's primary conceit — that their lab-created synthetics are as benign and more effective than naturally occurring foods and medicines.

Our indoctrination into the synthetics mythology has deep roots in an awestruck fealty to science and technology, whose powers have simultaneously blessed us and blinded us. We live in a prosperous system where the economic principles of supply and demand, competitive markets, and profit motives, relentlessly drive the industrialization of our food and medicine and health care. This system has created cheaper and more plentiful food and produced a host of medical technologies (if we can afford them) that may save lives and extend lives in almost miraculous ways. But what have we overlooked, what have we sacrificed, in return?

At least 70 percent of the processed foods in your local grocery store contain at least one genetically engineered ingredient that has never been tested for its potential harm. More than 3,000 synthetic chemicals are regularly added to U.S. food products and hardly any have been tested for their synergistic (interactive) toxin producing effects in the human body.

Most vitamins and supplements sold in the U.S. that are advertised as natural are actually synthetic chemical concoctions that contain coal tars, preservatives, artificial colorings and a vast range of other potentially harmful additives. More than 25,000 chemicals are in the cosmetics sold in the U.S., yet less than 4 percent of these ingredients have ever been tested for toxicity and safety. Within the nine or so vaccines given your children before entering school are additives and preservatives that can include mercury, aluminum, MSG, formaldehyde and others linked to disorders ranging from brain and nerve damage to autism and attention deficit disorder.

Over the past one hundred years our species has been engaged in a vast and complicated chemistry experiment. Each and every one of us, along with our children, our parents and our grandparents, have been a guinea pig in this experiment that uses our bodies, our health, our wealth and our good will to test the proposition that modern science can improve upon the foods and medicines of Nature.

Despite our culture's remarkable sophistication in medical technology that keeps the seriously ill alive and extends lifespans, our overall health condition has degenerated alarmingly and rapidly. Over the past 100 years our cancer mortality has gone from 3 percent of all deaths to 20 percent of all deaths. Our incidence of diabetes went from one-tenth of one percent of the population to almost 20 percent. Heart disease went from being almost non-existent to killing more than 700,000 people a year. At the same time, health care costs have risen until the U.S. now spends twice as much on medicine and care per person per year than any other industrialized nation in the world.

It's no coincidence that simultaneous with this health decline the perils we face from our food, our medicine and our health choices have become a drumbeat of alarming news reports. Here are a few representative examples. A study from the science journal, Public Health, described in 2004 how the incidence of death from brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and motor neuron disorders, was found to have tripled in nine Western countries, including the U.S., during the period 1974 to 1997. The most likely causes researchers identified were exposure to pesticides sprayed on crops, synthetic chemicals from the processed foods that we consume, and industrial chemicals used in almost every aspect of our modern lives.

Food seemed to be a major culprit for this toxicity because Japan, alone among the ten countries studied, experienced no increase in brain disease mortality, apparently a result of the Japanese diet being healthier than Western diets. Only when Japanese citizens relocate to Western countries and consume those processed foods do their disease rates exceed that of Japan as a whole.In California, state environmental officials discovered that 60 percent of the rivers and streams contained high levels of prozac, ritalin, and antibiotics.

How could such contamination possibly have happened? Because people had dumped their excess prescription drugs into those bodies of water, or had flushed them directly, or through bodily waste, into sewer and septic systems where the chemicals then leached into ground water.

Blood testing of thousands of Americans has widened the scope of concern. Medical researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York found an average of 91 industrial compounds, pollutants, and other synthetic chemicals in the blood and urine of nine volunteers who had no occupational or geographical connection to these chemicals or where they are manufactured. More than half of these chemicals are known to be responsible for birth defects, or cancer, or brain and nervous system disorders in humans.An even more extensive round of testing by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, involving 2,400 adults and children, documented more than 200 synthetic chemical toxins in their bodies, with hundreds more chemicals suspected to be present. How did we become so toxic? What thrust us as a culture and as individuals onto this slippery slope? How can we navigate our way back to a healthier and less toxic future?

These are some of the questions raised and answered in The Hundred Year Lie.
Above is from
The Hundred Year Lie website. Grab the book..it's a fascinating read!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

How Much Vitamin D Do You Really Need to Take?

How Much Vitamin D Do You Really Need to Take?

This is a 30 minute video on some studies that have been carried out by the Grass Roots organization. If you learn nothing else from me, know that Vitamin D can save your life. Unfortunately, we have been mis-guided into believing that any amount of sun is dangerous. This is just not true. If sun exposure is at an all time low, sun screen use an all time high, and consequently melanoma cases are sky rocketing? We clearly have something else to blame.

Of course sun exposure is the healthiest most efficient delivery of Vitamin D but this is impossible to obtain if you reside above the equator. Supplementation is then necessary. Remember, our RDA for supplements were set to simply avoid blatant disease of that particular deficiency, ie: Rickets is the noted diesease from a Vitamin D deficiency. At 400IU per the RDA, that's the only thing you'll prevent. I am recommending a minimum of 1000IU of Vitamin D to my clients as well, 25OHD testing to detect potential deficiency. At this point, your Dr. might recommend a prescription strength of 50,000IU's once weekly and a lower daily dose thereafter.

I constantly hear "I drink milk" or "I eat cheese". Unfortunately, the fortified dairy is a synthetic form of Vitamin D. You want Vitamin D3 or as it is also referred to, cholecalciferol.

This winter arm yourself! Take 1tsp. per 50lb. of body weight of Norweigen Cod Liver Oil. My recommended brand is Carlsons, Lemon Flavored 500mg DHA. Not only will this supply yo
u with a nice dose of Vitamins A & D but your daily dose of omega 3 fatty acids as well!

Though Cod Liver Oil has a dose of Vitamin D, I would recommend one arm themselves with a boost of additional D with Carlsons D drops at 1-2 drops per day. This will provide you with 1000-2000 additional IU's for
illness protection.

In the 1950's, the use of Cod Liver Oil for supplementation was discouraged by none other than Dr. Spock, the infamous pediatrician whom most parents counted on to deliver safe and accurate information. Dr. Spock claimed that vaccinations will now replace the need for supplementation. What a sad day that was. Now, with the rates of ADD, ADHD, Autism and other developmenatal disabilities, soaring cancer rates, debilitating brain disorders, we need to get back to our traditional roots of whole food supplementation.

In light of the H1N1 virus, you and your children will be much better served by supplementation, fresh whole foods and a reduction in processed foods for optimal immune support.

Be Well

Friday, October 2, 2009

UAB Researchers Find Possible Use for Kudzu, the Vine That Ate the South

The following findings I must admit are humurous. I signed on to my Facebook account this morning with a nice surprise "friend request" from a cousin (not sure how many times removed) in Alabama. I excitedly added her, sent her a couple of comments and went on my next stop to one of my frequented natural news stops. To my surprise, what did I see but this article about Kudzu!

Now let me go back to my trip to Alabama this past June. I literally saw whole houses and cars engulfed by the Kudzu. It's almost as if the whole property has been enveloped by this vine. I was told about it by my Dad but never believed I would see "vine covered houses." It was slightly mystical, slightly spooky and as if time has stopped. It's a beautiful site if your home hasn't been taken over yet, I also wonder just how many snakes might be living there too!

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Kudzu, the fast-growing vine that has gobbled up some 10 million acres in the Southeast, may prove to be a valuable dietary supplement for metabolic syndrome, a condition that affects 50 million Americans, say researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

In findings published in the latest Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, the researchers say studies on animal models showed that substances called isoflavones found in kudzu root improved regulation of contributors to metabolic syndrome, including blood pressure, high cholesterol and blood glucose. One particular isoflavone, called puerarin and found only in kudzu, seems to be the one with the greatest beneficial effect.

"Our findings showed that puerarin helps to lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol," said J. Michael Wyss, Ph.D., a professor of in the UAB Department of Cell Biology and lead author on the study. "But perhaps the greatest effect we found was in its ability to regulate glucose, or sugar, in the blood."

An excessive amount of glucose in the blood is linked to both diabetes and obesity. Wyss says puerarin seems to regulate glucose by steering it to places where it is beneficial, such as muscles, and away from fat cells and blood vessels.

Wyss and colleagues added a small amount of kudzu root extract to the diets of lab rats for about two months. Compared to a control group that did not get the extract, the rats had lower cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and insulin levels. No side-effects were noted.

"We need to better understand the mechanism by which kudzu root has these effects and then conduct human trials before we can recommend it as a supplement," Wyss said. "We also need a better understanding of who would most benefit. Is this something that children should take or perhaps those at risk for stroke or heart disease?"

"Puerarin, or kudzu root, may prove to be a strong complement to existing medications for insulin regulation or blood pressure, for example," said Jeevan Prasain, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the UAB Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and a study co-author. "Physicians may be able to lower dosages of such drugs, making them more tolerable and cheaper."

Kudzu has long been used as a dietary supplement in Asian countries, most commonly as a tea or a powder. The climate of the American Southeast is ideal for kudzu, which is native to China and Japan and was brought to the United States in the 1930s for erosion control. Kudzu vines can grow as much as a foot per day during the summer and can overwhelm trees, power poles and buildings if left unchecked.

This research was supported by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Office of Dietary Supplement Grants, parts of the National Institutes of Health. Collaboration came from the UAB departments of Cell Biology and Pharmacology and Toxicology, the Purdue-UAB Botanicals Center and the Department of Biology, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa.

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Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center and the state of Alabama's largest employer.

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