Quadracel vaccine

Quadracel vaccine

The Quadracel vaccine is the newest cocktail of vaccines since the MMR combination and Daptacel (Diptheria, Acellular Pertussis- DTap) This is worse however, because it consists of four vaccines – pertussis, polio, diptheria and tetanus.  The Quadracel vaccine is manufactured by a drug company by the name Sanofi Pasteur – the largest manufacturer of vaccines in the world. This is their solution to the concerns of parents that vaccinations should be spread out over a longer period. Or, that there should be less vaccinations not more. The vaccine was approved on March 24, 2015 and according to the FDA and the manufacturer this vaccine would reduce the amount of vaccine injections children would need. They are right about the injections because instead of four injections you will have one. This does not alleviate the concerns of parents about too many vaccines. This is not about the amount of injections; it is about the amount of vaccines.  Vaccines are fine if you are in good health and your immune system is strong.  The so called experts affirm that having  a vaccine does not mean you will not contract the disease. Vaccines can have the opposite effect if you have a weakened immune system or if the viruses escape past the antibodies and make you sick.

Quadracel vaccine

Quadracel vaccineVaccines can cause allergic reactions. The FDA has conceded this fact. They state that “no vaccine is 100 percent effective in preventing disease or 100 percent safe in all individuals. Most side effects of vaccines are usually minor and short-lived. For example, a person may feel soreness at the injection site or experience a mild fever. Serious vaccine reactions are extremely rare, but they can happen.”  A mild fever would be a good thing if this is what happens in some cases, but worse things have happened to children and continue to happen as the FDA and the CDC continue unabated to approve these vaccine cocktails. Children have had serious complications like Autism from the MMR vaccine. Now they give us another concoction.  The FDA has stated that Encephalopathy (e.g coma, decreased level of consciousness, prolonged seizures) could be a side effect of Quadracel within 7 days of a previous dose of a pertussis containing vaccine that is not attributable to another cause. They indicated that severe allergic reactions (e.g. anaphylaxis) can occur with this vaccine. Is it not incumbent upon us to weigh the risks and benefits more carefully? Should we not be more selective and not do a one size fits all approach?  The risks do not outweigh the benefits when it’s your child who gets a seizure.

Monsanto Round-up

Monsanto Round-up

Imagine for a moment that you could be under the influence of Monsanto Round-up (Glyphosate) pesticide and prone to violent behavior. We cannot be sure that the rising gun violence is the result of mental illness.  If it’s the case can we have an honest examination to find out the root cause?  This means looking at genetic inborn errors, biological and environmental causes.  Solving this puzzle takes an honest discussion about the rise in irrational gun violence and irrational behavior in general. We might not like what we discover. So, we babble about symptoms instead of trying to find the root cause.

Whenever a shooting occurs, the media and politicians claim the cause is a lack of proper gun laws. The media posit that the cause is mental illness. They assert that guns should not be in the hands of the mentally ill.

Within the past 10 years irrational gun violence has increased. The media outcry about easy access to guns pull us in temporarily. They want checks on manufacturers and gun shows. Recently, the pundits and politicians have been talking about the mental health of the individuals who commit these crimes. The question is, how do they know that these people have mental problems?  Have they just asserted this without any evidence because this is the default thinking nowadays?  The fact is we do not know the individuals and the real motivation behind their violence.

Is it correct to assert that guns are the cause of the rampant gun violence that we have seen over the past 5-10 years in America? Or, is there an invisible hand operating behind the gun? Is it an overwhelming irrational mind driven by environmental factors working with our biology that is the motivating factor?

The United States is not the only country with mentally ill people, nor is it the only country with guns. However, we are excessively violent. Cities like Chicago and Milwaukee have seen an increase in the homicide rates in 2015. Milwaukee more than doubled the homicide rate of 41 from last year 2104 to 84 in 2015 according to an article n USA Today. They continued, “In Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city, the homicide toll climbed 19% and the number of shooting incidents increased by 21% during the first half of the year.” This statistic is more or less repeated in many cities across America.

Strict constitutionalists who are against gun regulations, simplistically declare “that guns don’t kill people, people kill people”. They are correct.  If the intention and motivation to kill are overwhelming you can proceed with a knife, a machete, an ax, a two by four, a cast iron frying pan, a car or just pure brute force with your hands. These multi-use instruments can pulverize and kill someone if the person who is inflicting the assault has the anger and adrenaline to match.

We can agree that you do not need a gun to kill.  Anger, depression, anxiety and marginalization are motivating factors behind any kind of violence. These factors together with any of the above instruments will do the job of killing. If so, maybe we can begin to discuss the cause of these factors. It is incumbent upon us to look deeper into the recent rise in irrational behavior. We must refrain from treating symptoms as we like to do and focus on root causes.

Recently, we witness a woman mowing down a crowd with her car at a parade and killing four. We watch as police officers shoot an unarmed man. We moan the beating and choking of unarmed citizens. We witness children being dragged through hallways in schools by teachers and the recent abuse of a child in the classroom.  Clearly, violent behavior is not always gun-related. The irrational nature of these incidents is due to anger, anxiety and depression projected onto innocent victims. So why are we so angry lately?

monsanto round up

We need to consider three things:  cause, symptoms and vehicle – the vehicle being the means by which someone kills another person. The vehicle – if it’s a gun, is secondary or tertiary if we admit that the act of killing can be accomplished by a variety of instruments as mentioned above. So let’s examine the other two methodically.  If we are going to assert that mental illness is the cause of gun violence (presently the media focus) then the next question is – what is the cause of this mental illness? Mental illness has many causes. Which mental illness or illnesses are we going to set our focus on to come to a conclusion?  Mental illness is both cause and symptom. It can be the cause of violence and it is the symptom of a genetic error or environmental factor.  The uniqueness of the individuals, their genetics, and the varying environmental factors determine the degree of the behavior. According to the NIMH 9.6 million Americans suffer with a mental illness which range from schizophrenia to ADHD and autism. Is it fair to the people who fit into this range – including very young children to be assigned such a label? Prone to gun violence?

So, we ask ourselves:

Is the mental illness congenital – an inborn error that is detectable and can possibly be treated and controlled? Or is it environmental and biological – the kind brought on by anxiety, stress, social marginalization and hopelessness?  Are these factors exacerbated by a lack of proper nutrition in the diet or the compromising of nutrients by chemicals in our food system? Also, there is the issue of morality, where someone uses violence to assert personal beliefs, but this is not pertinent here.

Monsanto Round-up

Let’s examine the biological and environmental factors that can affect how our brains work keeping in mind that “environment” according to an article from the NIMH does not only mean “physical surroundings, but also factors that can affect our bodies, such as sleep, diet or stress.” Let’s pry into our food systems for the past 20 years and see how foods are designed and manufactured. Consider for a moment that genetically modified foods are pervasive in our food system and the effects of this practice are not conclusive. According to the studies conducted by Seneff and Samsel, since the early nineties when GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) were introduced into the food system there has been a rise in chronic diseases like obesity. They claim that our foods have been adulterated and compromised. Seneff asserts that there is a correlation between increased use of the pesticide Monsanto Round-up and the rise in chronic diseases. She asserts that such an exponential increase suggests an environmental cause and not a genetic cause.

The Journal of Organic Systems published a paper in 2014 asserting that “Evidence is mounting that glyphosate – the ingredient in Monsanto Round-up pesticide interferes with many metabolic processes in plants and animals, and Glyphosate residues have been detected in both. Glyphosate disrupts the endocrine system and the balance of gut bacteria; it damages DNA and is a driver of mutations that lead to cancer.” Take note also that “The rate of chronic disease in the entire US population has been dramatically increasing with an estimated 25% of the US population suffering from multiple chronic diseases (Autoimmunity Research Foundation, 2012). These findings suggest environmental triggers rather than genetic or age-related causes.”

These researchers claim that Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto Round-up causes nutritional deficiencies and creates toxins in our bodies. It disrupts and kills beneficial bacteria in our gut which is beneficial for our survival and optimum health. This is true because Monsanto Round-up is essentially an antibiotic. When good bacteria is killed, pathogens multiply, creating toxins which cause inflammation in the gut. (Leaky gut) These toxins can move into the blood stream and into the brain wreaking havoc on our health. Monsanto – the company that produces Round-up claims that glyphosate is harmless to humans because we do not have a biological pathway (Shikimate) which glyphosate disrupts. This is true according to Dr.Seneff. However, this biological pathway occurs in plants and bacteria.  Glyphosate – Monsanto Round-up chelates essential micro-nutrients from our bodies like zinc and cobalt. I can go on and on, but for our purpose here, let’s look at the essential amino acid Tryptophan.

Tryptophan is an essential amino acids that we need. We get Tryptophan from our diet or from good bacteria. Glyphosate – Monsanto Round-up disrupts the biological process (Shikimate Pathway) in the bacteria that will allow them to make Tryptophan. Tryptophan is the sole precursor to Serotonin- a neuro-transmitter.  If you are not getting enough Tryptophan in your diet because you eat GMOs, or the bacteria that is producing Tryptophan cannot produce it, then you will have low Serotonin or no Serotonin at all.  Monsanto Round-up disrupts the production of Tryptophan in our good bacteria. Low Serotonin levels in the blood can lead to negative health issues because Serotonin has many functions. Some of them are regulating and controlling blood sugar, and regulating insulin. It metabolizes Vitamin D. It suppresses appetite. Obesity you asked? That’s not our purpose here.  Dr. Seneff believes that “low Serotonin is very definitely correlated with violent behavior”. She believes that monsanto round-up is a contributor to this epidemic. She explains that “people become irrationally violent and they are not able to reason about the consequences about what they are doing and that it can be traced back to low Serotonin.” Low Serotonin in the blood and brain brings on depression.  If Tryptophan is needed to produce Serotonin but Monsanto Round-up is destroying it, then why is it surprising that there is an epidemic of depression and anxiety in our society?

Monsanto Round-up

The technology of genetic engineering where a gene is extracted from a bacteria or other organism and placed into a different organism is being questioned by geneticists. Companies like Monsanto who blindly take one gene from an organism and insert it into another to achieve a desirable trait is dangerous. According to geneticists, like Samsel it is not possible to do this without some kind of collateral damage. Genetic engineering disrupts the DNA of the organism that has been invaded – the blueprint for the way the organism functions.  The potential damage is not being considered or tested. The shortsightedness of the people who perform this technology do not take this into account.  We do not know the long term effects of GMOs on our biological systems. Actually, Samsel and Seneff are explaining the effects, but no one is listening. They are giving us a window into the cause of our slow demise as a culture. They are sounding the alarm and informing us that our debilitating health and well-being are compromised without our knowledge and consent.

Monsanto Round-upCrops like corn, soy and canola, alfalfa and sugar beets are Monsanto Round-up ready or genetically modified to resist Round-up.  When it is sprayed on the crops they do not die, but the weeds and everything else die. Most of the processed foods we consume are based on those three or four crops. Be aware that 95% of the above-mentioned crops are genetically modified. GMOs are pervasive in our environment. We consume them and don’t know or don’t care. Recently it was confirmed by the World Health Organization that Glyphosate – Monsanto Round-up is a carcinogen (cancer-causing). We know that Glyphosate is essentially an antibiotic and chelator – (kills plants and removes essential nutrients form the plants) we know that the good bacteria in our gut are particularly susceptible to Glyphosate. The scientists who studied this chemical are competent and honest citizens.  Are we going to ignore their call to action. We must seriously consider Glyphosate – Monsanto Round-up as the root cause of our chronic health problems? Are we going to stick our heads in the sand and continue to see our health deteriorate? Are we going to be victims of “genocide by food”? We have the power to change course. Say no to GMO.

Since Tryptophan can be destroyed by glyphosate and the link to low serotonin is undeniable, then it is imperative to examine this biological link to violence.

 

glyphosate

glyphosate

Round-up and its main ingredient glyphosate have been declared a carcinogenic agent or cancer causing very recently by the (IARC) International Agency for Research on Cancer a branch of the World Health Organization.  According to the IARC “glyphosate induced a positive trend in the incidence of a rare tumour, renal tubule carcinoma. A second study reported a positive trend for haemangiosarcoma in male mice. Glyphosate increased pancreatic islet-cell adenoma in male rats in two studies. It’s formulation promoted skin tumours in an initiation-promotion study in mice.”

Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Round-up – the chemical used in our back yards and gardens to get rid of weeds. It is used on 80% of our food crops like corn, wheat and soy which are round-up ready for the wanton spraying of this chemical. These grains are genetically modified to withstand the drenching of glyphosate.

Are we now going to pay attention because an authoritative source declared it so?  Many scientists knew for a long time that this chemical is bad. Gilles-Eric Seralini, Phd Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Caen in France did exhaustive studies about the effects of this chemical on rats. Of course, the agri-businesses like Monsanto became concerned, so they wielded their powers to have his findings retracted from a very prominent journal – Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT), that publishes articles and reviews on toxics in our foods and environment and their harmful effects on humans and animals. They also review drugs and agricultural chemicals like glyphosate to assess the safety of such products. They have re-publish the review and Dr. Seralini has been absolved and proven correct about his findings.

Dr. Seralini studied the effects of glyphosate on rats and found that the rats grew various tumors and had liver and kidney damage. He showed the cumulative effects over a long period of this poisonous chemical. Monsanto conducted a study for 3 months and concluded that there were no bad effects.

glyphosate
Seralini’s rats

Parents of children on the autism spectrum also know that glyphosate is bad. Our children have been suffering from its effects via the foods that they eat.  In addition to killing weeds, this chemical is killing the beneficial bacteria in our children’s intestines leading to leaky gut and many auto-immune disorders. Glyphosate has also been found in the blood of agricultural workers which indicates that it is absorbs in the blood.

When are we going to take action to stop this  madness? When are we going to say to our representatives in government to stop taking bribes from agri-businesses in order to have their way with our food. When are we going to take back our democracy from the autocrats and say “for the people,by the people of the people.”

 

 

the safe and accurate food labeling act

safe accurate food labeling act

Safe accurate food labeling act was passed by the US House of Representatives on July 23,2015. The senate will take it up in September. We need to say no to this proposal to ensure that all foods that are genetically engineered are labeled. This proposed legislation is another attempt by the biotech companies like Monsanto to make it difficult for the American people to know about the foods that they buy and prepare for their families. There are many erroneous ideas and information put forward in their defense of this ongoing assault of our food system.

safe accurate food labeling act
safe accurate food labeling act

Safe accurate food labeling act

The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food and  the Grocery Manufactures Association are the major proponents of this legislation. They claim that GMO’s are regarded as safe and that the World Health Organization and the American Medical Association have endorsed it.  These organizations are usually referenced because they want to cut off our thinking about the dangers in our foods.  If they  say that the AMA has endorsed GM technology we will accept this authority and move on. We should not.  According to the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food, “Genetically modified (GM) technology incorporates desirable traits from nature into crops, resulting in plants that can be healthier, more nutritious and better for the environment. This process is done without introducing anything unnatural or using chemicals.”  This is an erroneous and misleading statement. Let us dissect this statement:

When the bio-tech companies refer to “desirable traits” let it be known that there is nothing desirable about the end products of gene splicing and re-combining to make food crops resistant to glyphosate -the main ingredient in round-up. If you re-combine genes and shoot it into plant organisms to make the plant resistant to a poisonous chemical there is nothing natural or desirable about this. The plants are not healthier and we humans who eat the plants and food produced from these plants are not healthier. The rise in cancers and autism to name a few diseases have increased in tandem with the increased use of round-up. This kind of agricultural practice dries and kills the bio-diversity of the soil. It kills the nutrients in the soil, so our foods are lacking in proper nutrition. It kills weeds, bees and insects that play an important role in this bio-diversity. And it kill us eventually. I often wonder why some characters in the scientific community refuse to consider the relationships of connection and the complexities of the self-organization of life without much input from man. Our role is to care and assist and not to conquer because she always has the last word. Nature is a self-organizing force. We ought to work with nature and respect her.

The safe and accurate food labeling act proposes that farmers will use less pesticides because of GMO. This is not true because glyphosate is really an antibiotic and many resistant bacteria develop from the overuse of glyphosate. They also claim that it will lower the cost of food because of less pesticide use. This is not true because they do use more round-up to kill the new varieties of weeds and pests that arise from the overuse of this poison in the first place. They talk about alleviating world hunger and malnutrition around the world.  They are actually causing more poverty and deaths around the world. These multi-national corporations like Monsanto and people like Bill Gates are very arrogant in their thinking.  They believe they know more than the people who have been practicing agriculture for thousands of years in sustainable ways.  When multi-national corporations go into these countries and deplete the forest, the soil, the water –  they leave the native people without any resources to produce their own food. They then say that these people are in poverty – they are helpless and we have to save them. It is arrogant, evil and immoral.  What they do is a violation of nature and our bodies and we need to stand up and say no more!!

 

Physical autism signs

Physical autism signs

Physical autism signs vary in children on the autism spectrum. One or more than one of these key physical elements are clues that your child might be on the autism spectrum. It is important that you see your child’s pediatrician to ask questions so that you can start the process of your child’s recovery. Most diagnosis of Autism is due to environmental and biological factors. There is hope for recovery if these are the causes. The key physical autism signs are lack of eye contact, not pointing, walking on tip toes, repetitive opening and closing of drawers and doors, lining up toys and not playing with the toys in meaningful ways and sitting like a “W”. Sitting like a W and walking on tip toes is an indication of sensory issue.

My son walked on his toes and also sat in a “W” shape. However, many children who sit in this way are not necessarily on the autism spectrum. They could have what is called joint hypermobility. It is important to note that these children can be late in their developmental milestones like crawling, sitting and standing and may start to walk after they are passed 1 year old.  This is important to know so that your child is not mis-diagnosed. Hypermobility has an impact on the child’s motor control hence the autism connection.physical autism signs

Some particular physical signs of autism in children on the spectrum like sitting in a W shape could be a compensation for weak back and neck muscles. I am of the opinion that this way of sitting provides more stability and security for children who have low muscle tone or floppiness. You can read more about this at http://www.skillsforaction.com/autism-spectrum-disorders

We know that children on the autism spectrum have difficulties processing sensory information. It is also true that they are good at detecting signals from the joints and muscles, but not so good at integrating all of this information coming in. I believe that walking on tip toes is an over-compensation for that challenge of integrating information. This makes toe walking in my opinion a sensory issue and not tightness of the muscle. Some might disagree. I am not a scientist but I make observations as a Mom of a child on the Autism spectrum.

Our children are trying so hard to figure things out. It’s in their nature and our nature to be better and to do better. It is incumbent upon us to help them recover with the proper diagnosis and treatments.

 

aluminum brain toxicity

aluminum brain toxicity

Aluminum brain toxicity is something I promised to talk about in one of my previous posts.  Again, I will address this within the context of vaccines which I believe is a major cause of Autism. Vaccines might not be bad if it were possible to produce them in a way that excluded adjuvants (substances that boost immunity) like aluminum which is a toxic. Like mercury, aluminum is used in vaccines not so much as a preservative as is the case with thimerasol, but as a way to boost the  immunity. Now you might say that this is a good thing. Well it appears to me that many things done in science is counter-intuitive and illogical to my brain and I am sure to all of you intelligent people. Obviously, you cannot take a live virus and insert it into a human because it will create an illness. Therefore, they kill the virus by heat and other methods, then the virus is reactivated or strengthened by adding aluminum to make the virus work in your body and to last longer. If they do not add aluminum and you are one of those with a strong immune system your body will just get rid of the virus without any problem. This means that the vaccine would be useless for such a person. So, aluminum is put into the vaccines essentially so that it will last longer, and have better viability in the body for the people with weak immune systems.

Aluminum brain toxicity is known to cause Alzheimers disease. Dr. Stephanie Seneff of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, asserts that Alzheimers and Autism are similar diseases taking place at different times in a person’s life.  She explains how aluminum is taken up into the brain by glyphosate (ingredient in Round-up) which cages aluminum and gets it pass the blood brain barrier. But that’s another story.

The Food and Drug Administration removed thimerasol from vaccines (partly) and replaced it with aluminum which is worse because it has this relationship with glyphosate whic all over our non-organic foods. And according to Dr.Seneff,  glyphosate makes mercury and aluminum more toxic. Furthermore, aluminum is not really a replacement for mercury because they perform different functions in the manufacture of vaccines.

There are many other ingredients in vaccines that we should all be concerned about like formaldehyde which is a known carcinogen (cancer causing). At the end of the day, you are not going to give your child teaspoonfuls of aluminum, formaldehyde, or Ethylene glycol (main ingredient in anti-freeze) so why would you allow a so called doctor to inject these substances into your child?

aluminum brain toxicity

According to the EPA we are exposed to aluminum from everywhere in the environment. Air, water, soil, utensils  to name a few. If this is the case, we do not need to deliberately add more by injecting our children with this metal that causes aluminum brain toxicity. Aluminum brain toxicity can also arise from persistent use of anti-perspirants, antacids, or cosmetics and it is also used as a food additive. According to the EPA, “studies in animals show that the nervous system is a sensitive target of aluminum brain toxicity. Obvious signs of damage were not seen in animals after high oral doses of aluminum. However, the animals did not perform as well in tests that measured the strength of their grip or how much they moved around.”

To protect your newborn and small children it is advisable to refrain from giving vaccines because the benefits do NOT outweigh the risks. Over time the cumulative effects can have a negative effect on your child and the immediate family.  We need to do natural immunity – natural immunity usually last for life. If your immune system is strong you might show little or no symptoms from a disease because the body would have eliminated it. It annoys me when people in the medical community skirts around the issue and talk about spacing vaccines. It is not about spacing vaccines. The vaccines are filled with toxic ingredients, so it means nothing whether you space them out or not. Our children are being slow poisoned from them. Natural immunity does a perfect job, but because we live in a fear-mongering society, the weak ones will succumb to the propaganda.

I have often pondered on the non-sensical logic of the pro vaccines rabble rousers who say that if a child is not vaccinated he or she will infect the others in the school or community. Logically, if all the children in a classroom or community are vaccinated then they should not have any fears of being infected by that one child who is not –  because they supposedly have immunity. This skewed logic exposes the lie about vaccinations.

Trans fats – foods high in trans fats – partially hydrogenated oils

Trans fats

The FDA has finally decided to admit their erroneous thinking regarding trans fats. Trans Fats also known as partially hydrogenated oils have been essentially designated as harmful to humans by the FDA two days ago. Trans fats have been used for decades in the manufacturing industry in the processing of certain foods.  Foods like cookies, cakes and baked goods do not go rancid and moldy with trans fats. It also allows processed foods to have a long life on the supermarket shelves.trans fats

Trans fats are responsible for the deteriorating health in Americans. Heart disease and obesity are two of the many chronic health problems facing Americans everyday. It is my opinion that the FDA has always been aware that the culprit was trans fats and not cholesterol.  They have also walked back their policy on cholesterol.  For many years we were told that cholesterol was a bad thing. This is far from the truth. The FDA is taking away the warning about the relationship between cholesterol and heart disease. According to the advisory panel “cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for over-consumption”

In the past, and still today the FDA has erroneously conflated trans fats, saturated fat and cholesterol. Trans fats are like bad company looking for good company in saturated fat and cholesterol. Saturated fat is naturally occurring in meats and dairy. Egg yolks are famously cholesterol laden. Egg yolks are good for you. It is brain food. However, until recently cholesterol was bad for you. It makes you wonder if the FDA is playing some sick game with the public.  They give us wrong information depending on who is paying them and whose interests it serves at the time. Then, they reverse the opinion depending on public uproar, sickness and death.

I have never given up eating eggs because I know that eggs are good for my brain. It is a great protein source and economical. I never listen to the FDA. I like to read the sometimes erroneous lies and misinformation that they print.

I usually receive updates from the FDA on a wide range of food issues and recalls. I received and email update from a Steve Morin who is Acting Director, Cardiovascular & Endocrine Liaison Program, Office of Health and Constituent Affairs at the Food and Drug Administration. The email explains the new guidelines regarding trans fats. However, it continued that “trans fats will not be completely gone from foods because it occurs naturally in small amount in meat and dairy products ..” I want to inform Mr. Morin that this statement is wrong, wrong, wrong.  I believe he inserted this notion on his own in the email because this statement is not in the original document on the FDA website.

There is nothing natural about trans fats. It is a man-made product using hydrogen in oil to harden it.  Trans fats do not occur naturally in meat and dairy, saturated fat does and is good for you. Trans fats are bad for you.

When the government is not working in the interest of its citizens, but instead is taking advice and counsel from big corporations – you can go for many years, and many lives are lost before a real change can come.

The FDA is giving corporations three years to comply and eliminate trans fats from processed foods. In this time they will have to reformulate or “petition the FDA to permit specific uses of partially hydrogenated oils. Again, my concern is the substitution for PHOs, and are they going to list it in the ingredients. Would it be given another name as they have started to do with preservatives, or is it going to be shrouded in secrecy until it starts killing us?  Are they going to be lazy and petition the FDA to continue using it in small amounts in certain foods?

We have to be vigilant about the foods that we consume. There is no one on the face of the earth who do not eat everyday or think about eating foods. This is how we get nutrition and sustain ourselves. Unless you are food deprived in cases of poverty, food is something that is an integral part of our lives. We need to pay better attention to what we put into our bodies.

 

 

 

 

 

Antibiotics in farm animals – resistant bacteria causing health hazard

antibiotics in farm animals

A new directive was issued by the FDA on June 3, 2015 regarding the use of antibiotics in farm animals which will give us a bit of hope in the overuse of antibiotics in our culture.  The administering of antibiotics to animals was taken out of the hands of the factory farmer and given to the veterinarian. When the White House – President Obama finds it necessary to get involved in having an action plan to combat resistant bacteria, it tells you that there is a health crisis. It tells you that the problem is imminent and action needs to be taken.

They are calling it a drug resistant threat. This sounds a lot like terrorism. Terrorism by resistant bacteria.  For over twenty years some of us citizens were concerned about the overuse of antibiotics – overuse of antibiotics in farm animals and overuse in humans. Why did it take so long for the leaders of our country to address this problem?  Why is there an urgency? “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that drug-resistant bacteria cause two million illnesses and approximately 23,000 deaths each year in the United States alone.” Why did it take all of this to finally do something about the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals and humans seriously? antibiotics in farm animals

I want us to connect the dots – something we seem to have lost in the way we live our lives and make decisions for our health and happiness. How are antibiotics in farm animals, vaccines and the foods we eat connected? Before the 1930’s there were no CAFO’s(Concentated Animal Feeding Operation) This way of raring animals for producing meat creates consequences that were not foreseen by the factory farmers or they were ignored for a long time. But the “chickens have come home to roost”, so to speak.  We are paying a dear price for their lack of foresight.  CAFO type production keeps animals in tight quarters. They are confined to spaces where they can barely move around. They eat and defecate in the same space.  What do you think will happen in such a situation?  Infections. Infections that will make it necessary to use antibiotics  in farm animals. We are also exposed to antibiotics in vaccines and we get some low doses from the foods we eat of these animals.

Who administers the antibiotics?  The factory farmer. Can we trust the farmer if all he or she is concerned about is production – demand and supply? If the bottom line is all they are concerned about, then we cannot trust the farmer to do the right thing.  Before this new rule 1 week ago it was the factory farmer who administered the antibiotics to the animals.  Also, the criteria for antibiotics have been changed.  We hope it is no longer the disconnected, one-sided thinking of  “production and growth”, but takes into account the effect on humans and the environment as a whole.  It is now the veterinarian who oversees how antibiotics are used, and the distribution to the factory farmers. The meat producers must have approval before feeding these animals antibiotics. It was also implied in the articles that the antibiotics had to be “medically important”. What does this mean? Don’t know. However, if we continue to house animals for slaughter in these CAFOs, antibiotics will be medically important and we will continue to die. Can we trust the veterinarian to do the right thing? Or will there be conflict between morality and money. If money wins, we will continue to die.

The only way to stop this overuse of antibiotics in farm animals is to stop eating meat or to only buy grass-fed meat free of antibiotics. If we don’t buy it there will be no demand and therefore no need to supply.

You can help stem the spread of resistant bacteria by not requesting antibiotics for every ailment you have. You can spread the word about the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals and humans. It is for the long term health of yourself and your children and the next generation.

 

 

Just mayonaise

just mayonaise

Just mayonaise is a product on the market that is being presented as a great substitute for mayonaise. This product is manufactured by a company by the name of Hampton Creek which is based in California. This company has some big name investors behind them like Marc Benioff, Peter Thiel among others.  These investors are truly in it for the money. I don’t believe that they are aware of the bad effects of the ingredients in this new food fad that everyone is raving about. It’s especially bad for our children on the Autism Spectrum.  Incidentally, it is not new because a similar product called veganaise is a superior product by far just based on the ingredients. A big name celebrity did a taste test and gave it the thumbs up so the rest of us should just fall in line. This particular celebrity will eat anything because she is a glutton and the others are either clueless and greedy or just clueless.

Just mayonaise for all intents and purposes is an alternative to regular mayonaise like Hellmans.  At first I believed that Hampton Creek was a bio tech food company like Monsanto – tampering with nature – based on the description of this product by the CEO.  Their logo is an egg-shape graphic with what looks like a three leaf plant superimposed on the egg. The implication is that they took a plant gene and shoot it into the egg. The CEO also talked about using plant technology to create this just mayonaise.  This is all part of the hype.  It is called false advertising.  I am sure he knows the difference between a plant – the genetic make up of a plant and the product of a plant like yellow peas.  After careful investigation I am convinced that Hampton Creek is a glorified cooking school.  It took 1500 tries for some chefs in the company to figure out that they can use a yellow pea from Canada as a protein substitute? How daft! I could figure this out in my own kitchen within minutes and I can also make mayonaise in my food processor at home without the preservatives.  They don’t have their own facility producing just mayonaise. The manufacture and production of just mayonaise have been outsourced to another company.

This post is really a follow-up from my last post – not intentionally though, this fell into my lap by accident and it fits in perfectly with what I talked about regarding chelation.

I want to do an autopsy of some of the ingredients in just mayonaise. In particular, I will address Canola oil, modified food starch and Calcium Disodium (EDTA). Canola Oil has a very interesting history and etymology. Canola was essentially bred and created in a lab in Canada. It is from the rape plant. It is also know as rapeseed oil.  The issue with canola oil is that 95 percent of canola oil in the US is genetically modified and used for bio fuel. Now Hampton Creek has specifically indicated that it is Non- GMO which is a good thing. They also have a certification by the Non GMO Project. This is all good, but I stay away from canola oil and anything which has it as an ingredient. The GE percentage is too high and how do we know for sure where Hampton Creek is sourcing the oil to make just mayonaise. Based on the investors in this company, I suspect all they care about is the bottom line which is profits. They do not care about your child with Autism or allergies or intestinal issues etc. They will source the cheapest and most available raw material to make just mayonaise.just mayonaise

Modified food starch is very pervasive in many ingredients in our foods. Just look at any jar, can or frozen foods in your supermarket and you will see that ingredient listed. It is a thickening agent. It is also a stabilizer and emulsifier, so it makes sense that Hampton creek will use it in just mayonaise. Many years ago my son’s pediatrician told me to watch out for by-products of wheat, corn, tapioca, potato.  While potato, tapioca and corn are gluten free, if it is modified with chemicals you should not be feeding it to your sick children.  Modified starch is a chemically treated starch. Starch treated with so many many different inorganic acids too numerous to mention here. Without modified food starch the food industry will not be able to bring you supermarket foods with 1000 year shelf life. According to the FDA “the term starch is considered the common or usual name for starch made from ‘corn” … starches from other sources should be designated by some non-misleading term that indicates the source of such starch, for example, “potato starch”, “wheat starch”, or “tapioca starch”. What this indicates to me is that since just mayonaise does not state specifically that it uses one of the above named starches, then we have to assume that is is corn. I have a big problem with corn. Again, most of the corn produced in the US is genetically modified.  Since I am not sure from where Hampton Creek gets their corn or their “modified food starch” I will take a pass.

Lastly, and most importantly, lets talk about EDTA. Calcium Disodium EDTA is listed as an ingredient on just mayonaise. (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) is approved for use in food to improve color and flavor. As you can see many of us have problems pronouncing these words.  And my philosophy is: if you cannot pronounce it you shouldn’t eat it.  However, the issue is that EDTA is essentially a chelator. It is used in chelation therapy for the removal of heavy toxic metals like mercury, lead and arsenic. EDTA is not widely used in chelation therapy because of its’ side effects. DMSA is considered the safest chelator.  The important thing to understand about EDTA is that it also chelates the good guys  – the micro nutrients like manganese, magnesium, calcium, zinc, cobalt that we desperately need, but not getting in our processed food diets. Once the chemical EDTA binds these metals –  good and bad – it is flushed out of the body.  So, in essence Hampton Creek is adding a chemical to just mayonaise that is chelating essential nutrients out of your body when you consume it.  Are you aware of that? No, because Hampton Creek has touted this product to be the savior  – the alternative to regular mayonaise. They say you should give it to your child because it is egg free, gluten free (not really) etc. I say you should not.  I don’t care if the FDA approved it for use in food.  The FDA “estimates that a person’s total exposure to EDTA via food sources is 15 milligrams(MG) per day” Well is that suppose to make us feel safe? No. Think of the cumulative effect of 15mg everyday. Think of what it is doing to your body if you have it everyday in some form. It is robbing you of essential micro nutrients and causing all manner of maladies in our society. This just mayonaise product is rifed with chemicals and if I were you I would not use it.

Just off the presses. Hampton Creek has removed EDTA from the ingredients list on the website. But according to the small print under the ingredient list just mayonaise with preservative is also available. How charitable!! I do have the jar that has EDTA listed as one of the ingredients. I will keep it as proof.

oral chelation of mercury – poisonous metals like aluminum, lead, arsenic can lead to autism diagnosis

Mercury chelation

Mercury chelation works.  My family and I have practiced oral chelation of toxins  like mercury for many, many years. I believe this practice helped my son tremendously in relieving the symptoms of autism.  I would also use it occasionally when I feel tired and sluggish.

I also wanted to talk about oral removal of toxic substances because oral chelation of mercury and other heavy metals was one of the many protocols that I applied in my mission to heal my son of Autism. I have talked at length previously about mercury/thimerasol  in vaccines and my belief that it is one of the causes of Autism. If you are a pregnant Mom with amalgam fillings in your mouth, your unborn child is exposed to mercury. Pregnant Moms are also unnecessarily advised to get the flu vaccine which has mercury. They claim that they have removed it from vaccines, but it is still an ingredient in the flu vaccine. After your baby is born, if you choose to vaccinate your baby, he/she will have more exposure. This can be a diagnosis of Autism waiting to happen.

mercury chelation

Chelation therapy is a method used for the removal of mercury and other heavy metals from your body. Many people do an infusion of the chelation minerals through the vein in a doctors’ office over a period of time.  The metals are excreted through the urine. My sons’ holistic physician introduced me to this product many years ago and we have been using it with positive results. I chose to do oral chelation of mercury by using a liquid zeolite instead of transfusion and I believe that my son has recovered from Autism because of oral chelation of mercury – among other things that I applied.

mercury chelation
autism symptoms

mercury chelation

There are other over the counter nutritional supplements and food items that can be used for oral chelation of mercury.  Some of those are alpha lipoic acid which I have given my son, selenium and Vitamin A and C.  Lots of garlic and cilantro can also be used in cooking to help your child with excretion of mercury and oral chelation of mercury.

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