How Vaccines are Made

To grow a virus or bacteria
Growing viruses and bacteria requires an un-clean medium for them to propagate. This can be in the form of animal tissue, human blood products, gmo yeast and aborted fetal tissue. Fetal tissue is a preferred choice due to the otherwise potential contamination with animal diseases and cross-transfer of animal DNA to humans.

Avian eggs or cells derived from foul embryos have been, and remain to be, commonly used to grow viruses and bacteria. Other serums, such as polio, were grown in monkey kidney cells obtained by killing them for cell cultures. This not only puts a drain on the monkey population, but also carries the risk of monkey viruses such as SV40, which was found to cause cancer in humans.

High risks are involved with using human fetal tissue, including the transference of diseases and genetic material the fetus was carrying while in the womb. Human parts can cause the production of antibodies to human tissue. Children produce antibodies to every component of each vaccine, not simply the viruses. This can cause demylination of the nerves and auto immune disorders. Children given the MMR who later suffered autism have been found to have antibodies to their own brain tissue. This may be a consequence of using fetal tissue in the MMR.

Present in the blood of autistics are high levels of non-inherited antibodies that conflict with the body’s brain tissue.

Ref: Dr Catarina Amorim; Journal of Neuro-immunology

Bipolar Remedies

Many people are diagnosed with bipolar, a chemical imbalance in the brain that causes a mood imbalance of highs and lows. These mood changes may occur as a reaction to various things such as a lack of sleep, reaching a threshold of allergens, loud noises for a prolonged period, stress or lack of nutritional intake. The set of symptoms and their severity vary from person to person and one may go for long durations without any symptoms. Studies show that much more time is spent in a depressive episode than in a manic state.

Medications such as lithium or depakote for mania, wellbutrin anti-depressant, and seroquel for sleep can be helpful in maintaining a balanced state and are taken on a daily basis. Since the chemical makeup is individual, the effectiveness varies from one person to the next. One person will do very well on a particular medication whereas another may not. There are other ones to try that may work better and it may take two to three weeks to get a good idea of how effective a newly introduced medication is. The doctor should be consulted as soon as it’s evident that one is having bad effects from a new medication.

Natural Therapy

Natural remedies are also helpful to maintain chemical balance. Some of these consist of selenium, St. John’s Wort (although this might stimulate mania) and 100 mg a day of 5-htp (only when not taking medications) all of which help manufacture serotonin and are antioxidants. Omega 3 in the form of fish oil or 2 to 3 tablespoons daily of ground flaxseed to clear fogginess, and improve fatigue and circulation. Psyllium as a source of fiber and passion flower and/or skullcap are good for calming or relaxing the nervous system. NAC manufacturers glutathione to regenerate cells.

Biochemic tissue salts soothe the nerves and restore harmony. They were developed in the 1870’s as a method to replenish minerals and are small tablets made to dissolve under the tongue. Whenever new cells are formed, these salts, there are 12 alltogether, must be present and in correct balance for all organs and tissues in the body to function properly. For mood would be Nat Sulph, Kali Phos and Nat Phos which can be found in a blend form.

 A quality form of vitamin c with bioflavanoids, amino acids and msm are also restorative. ALA is a great antioxidant and choline makes acetylcholine for memory and transports lipids from the liver. Magnesium with D promotes restful sleep, steady heartbeat, and helps to relax spasms and tight muscles. Some treatments add magnesium to stop symptoms of the rapid recycling of mania. Some bipolars have shown to have differences in the levels of magnesium in their blood. Anyone taking high blood pressure medication may need to lower the dose while taking magnesium. Magnesium is useful in patients with ADD/ADHD and is essential for the biochemisty of Omega-3s.

The chelates are citrate, lactate, glycinate, malate, taurate..these are the most common. These are forms of magnesium bonded to an amino acid which then allows for better absorption. Magnesium lactate may be the best and most completely absorbed. Some people suggest that magnesium oxide is hardly worth the trouble or money.
Since chelate weighs more than the magnesium the total actual percentage of magnesium itself is lower compared to the weight of the mixture. For ex., magnesium malate label –  152mg of magnesium and 848mg of malic acid to give a total weight of 1000 mg.  Another source is a warm bath for about 20 minutes in 1 to 2 cups Epsom Salts which allows magnesium in through the skin. Food sources for magnesium include –  3oz of almonds-270mg, 1 cup of oatmeal-57 mg, and 1 cup of navy beans-108mg.

Metal Toxicity

Metal detox is another method to assist with the chemical imbalance from bipolar; the toxicity being caused primarily from vaccine additives, air pollution and car exhaust fumes. Metals such as mercury, aluminum, lead and cadmium can gain a foothold through neurons into cells and become afixed. Some metals are capable of replacing the receptor sites for zinc which can cause a zinc deficiency and is fairly common. Food colorings, msg, some sweetners and preservatives have the potential to behave as neuron excitotoxins.

Metal detox may cause an immune reaction which can stir up a healing sickness. The system may react in an attack mode similar to a germ infestation foreign to the body as they are pulled out into the flow. This may last from 3 days to 3 to 6 weeks afterward. The chinese parseley, cilantro, eaten or taken in supplement form every day for a few weeks helps to cleanse metals from cell tissues. Chlorella helps to excrete them from the body.

Dandelion root and milk thistle help strengthen and protect the kidneys and liver. Since dandelion acts as a diuretic which promotes the formation of urine, it’s not a supplement to take on a continuous basis. Follow the dose amount on the label except for every 3rd day instead of every day, always skipping two days between doses, to the end of the bottle. Then skip one or two months and repeat either once or twice. The ‘standardized’ form is denser and purer and is therefore recommended compared to regular dandelion capsules. Dandelion is a powerhouse of nutritional and cleansing support. 

Refined sugar intake depletes the body of B vitamins because they are used up by turning sugar into energy. A low glycemic-load diet is recommended; whole foods, vegetables, fruits and regular meals.

A therapy treatment may take from three months to a year and the costs for natural remedies can be spread out over time according to one’s budget. It requires some research to find quality products that are also within an affordable range. They can be found online and sometimes are on sale, or at local health stores and gnc’s. A candida cleanse may also be helpful using a product such as Electrodine for thyroid health and protection.

Travel Body Scanners at Airports

Nov. 19, 2010

The security agency for the U.S. airports began using the newly installed body scanner devices this past week. Whether or not they’re useful to detect certain materials that will protect passengers, remains questionable. Some scientist have stated there is a high potential for basil cell carcinoma (skin cancer), particularly for frequent flyers and children. It’s recommended to give this some thought before participating.
The other options are the metal detector and personal pat-downs. Whatever security procedure is used, either nude scanner pictures or pat-downs are involved before many U.S. travelers are allowed on planes. The choice of security measure used is at the discretion of the technician screening the traveler at the time.
Total travelers each month in 2008 averaged approx. 72 million domestic and international.

The total number of travelers hiding an explosive material each month is 0.

The total number of flights per month is approx. one million, primarily within the U.S.

Total number of explosive materials found on board airplanes per month is 0.

It’s been reported that the cost of each body scanner is 136,500 dollars, with additional costs of training and salaries, to include also, lawsuits against the transportation security for privacy and health violations.

Security claimed last year that the machines can neither store nor transmit the images, but officials later admitted that the agency required manufacturers to include those functions for testing, training and evaluation purposes. Therefore, all the naked images of travelers who are screened by the x-ray detector devices can be saved in a database, the extent of which depends on the computer program installed.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has filed a lawsuit demanding a federal judge to put a stop on the transportation security’s scanning program. The group’s director said, “This is the dept of homeland sec. subjecting every U.S. traveler to an intrusive search that can be recorded without any suspicion”.

X-ray screeners use  ‘focused ionized’ radiation, the effects of which are unknown, particularly for pregnant women and children. The natural type of radiation travelers are exposed to on airplanes is ‘diffuse’. Diffuse radiation is less adverse in comparison to focused and is contrary to the claim a head official made in the media when he stated that the radiation level received during screening (focused) was the same as two minutes in an airplane (diffuse).

Radiation damage is cumulative and each successive dose builds on the cellular mutation caused by the last. The dose may be up to twenty times higher than first estimated. The opinion of many scientists states that the scanner radiation has been under-estimated. Can we measure the risk of a possible terrorist attack against that of basal cell carcinoma and leukemia? It can take years for radiation damage to manifest pathology; damage and alterations to the dna structure is also in question, as well as causing infertility for generations. Scanners used at the airport specifically focus on the skin and muscle tissue immediately beneath the skin which would include tiny and small blood vessels.

Neither the liquid material of flight 253, nor the December ’09 powder form are likely to be detected by the new x-ray scanners. There is no longer any way possible that anyone can travel by airplane in a safe and dignified manner without getting personally violated. Physical and emotional injury is of a magnitude that far outweighs the reality of the situation, to include also the injurious expense on tax dollars requires further investigation.

The manufacturer of the scanner devices that have been installed is none other than a head person of the security organization itself which causes the sale and purchase aspect strongly appear as a ‘conflict of interest’ and reason enough to consider other options and alternatives.  The full-body scanners appear to have been a derivative product hedged as a future contract by a member in a position of authority in a department of the same government at the time of agreement. This scanning program has the capacity to compile an enormously massive database of very personal profiles on a daily basis very similar to models that have already been in use in penitentiaries.

The potential risk for adverse effects to skin tissue, and the vascular and muscular systems directly beneath the skin, are high; not only in the immediate sense, but effects that extend far into the future due to a latency period. Radiation exposure may cause any number of various kinds of disabilities.

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Why We Need Sleep

Sleep-deprived people who are tested by using a driving simulator or by performing a hand-eye coordination task perform as badly as, or worse than, those who are intoxicated. Sleep deprivation also magnifies alcohol’s effects, so a fatigued person who drinks will become much more impaired than someone who is well rested. Drowsiness is the brain’s last step before falling asleep; driving while drowsy can, and often does, lead to disaster. Caffeine and other stimulants cannot overcome the effects of severe sleep deprivation.
  
 Some studies suggest that sleep deprivation affects the immune system in detrimental ways. Some experts believe sleep gives neurons used while we are awake a chance to shut down and repair themselves. Without sleep, neurons may become so energy depleted and polluted with byproducts of normal cellular activities, they begin to malfunction. Sleep also may give the brain a chance to exercise important neuronal connections that might otherwise deteriorate from lack of activity. While rats normally live for two to three years, those deprived of REM sleep survive only about 5 weeks on average, and rats deprived of all sleep stages live only about 3 weeks.
Getting too little sleep creates a “sleep debt,” which is much like being overdrawn at a bank. Eventually, the body demands that the debt be repaid. We don’t seem to adapt to getting less sleep than we need; while we may get used to a sleep-depriving schedule, our judgment, reaction time, and other functions are still impaired. Infants generally require 16 hours daily, and teenagers require nine. Most adults generally need 7 to 8 hours every night

Many of the body’s cells show increased production and reduced breakdown of proteins during deep sleep. Proteins are the building blocks needed for cell growth and for repair of damage from factors like stress and ultraviolet rays. The deep sleep stage may help people maintain optimal emotional and social functioning when awake. Like deep sleep, rem sleep is associated with increased production of proteins. People taught a skill and then deprived of non-rem sleep had recall of it after sleeping, while people deprived of rem sleep didn’t have recall.   

 

      

   

We spend nearly all of our sleep time in stages 1, 2, and REM. The first rem sleep period usually occurs 1 to 1½ hours after falling asleep. A complete sleep cycle takes on the average of 100 mins. The first sleep cycles each night contain relatively short rem periods and long periods of deep sleep. As the night progresses, rem sleep periods are longer while deep sleep is shorter. When awakened after sleeping more than a few minutes, we are usually unable to recall the last few minutes before having fallen asleep. This is why we often don’t remember the alarm going off in the morning if we go right back to sleep after turning it off.
  
Caffeinated drinks and drugs such as diet pills and decongestants stimulate some parts of the brain and can cause an inability to sleep referred to as “insomnia”. Many antidepressants suppress the ability to experience rem

Circadian_rhythm
circadian rhythm

sleep in the natural manner. Different neurotransmitter signals in the brain have an influence on sleep and wakefulness and foods and medicines that change the balance of these signals affect the quality of sleep. Neurons in the brainstem, which connects the brain with the spinal cord, produce neurotransmitters such as serotonin and norepinephrine that keep some parts of the brain active while we are awake. Other neurons at the base of the brain begin signaling when we fall asleep and appear to “switch off” the awake signals. Stages 1 through 4 and REM (rapid eye movement) progress in a cycle then the cycle starts over again with stage 1.

Suprachiasmatic nucleus or SCN (biological clock), is a pair of pinhead-sized brain structures that together contain about 20,000 neurons and rests in a part of the brain, the hypothalamus directly above the optic nerve. Light that reaches photoreceptors in the retina (a tissue at the back of the eye) creates signals that travel along the optic nerve to the SCN structures. Signals from the SCN travel to several brain regions, including the pineal gland, which responds to light-induced signals by switching off production of the hormone melatonin. The body’s level of melatonin normally increases after darkness falls causing drowsiness. The SCN also governs functions that are synchronized with the sleep/wake cycle such as body temperature, hormone secretion, urine production, and blood pressure.

 

   

 

    

 

Workers on 3rd shift have an increased risk of heart problems, digestive disturbances, and emotional and mental problems, all of which may be related to their sleeping schedules. The number and severity of workplace accidents also tend to increase during the night shift. Major industrial accidents attributed partly to errors made by fatigued night-shift workers; three mile isle, and medical interns on the 3rd shift are twice as likely as others to misinterpret hospital test records.

 

Long-term use of melatonin may create new problems, the potential side effects of melatonin supplements are still largely unknown, therefore most experts discourage its use. Extreme sleep deprivation can lead to a psychotic state of paranoia and hallucinations in otherwise healthy people, and disrupted sleep can trigger episodes of mania (agitation and hyperactivity) in people with manic depression. The chemicals our immune systems produce while fighting an infection are powerful sleep-inducing chemicals and sleep may help the body conserve energy and other resources that the immune system needs to fight infection.

 

Once sleeping problems develop, they can add to a person’s impairment and cause confusion, frustration or depression. Patients who are unable to sleep also notice pain more and may increase their requests for pain medication. Better management of sleeping problems in people who have other disorders could improve their health and quality of life.
The use of alcohol, such as a nightcap, can only help for falling into a light sleep as it prevents the restorative stages and rem sleep. It causes a lighter stage of sleep, being easily awakened throughout the night. Abnormally hot or cold temperatures can disrupt the rem stage of sleep also because the decreased ability to regulate body temperature.

May you sleep well,

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Aspartame is a Neurotoxin

When the temperature of aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in aspartame converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the same poison used by fire ants to sting and kill their victims. Brain tumors (lately surgeons have found high levels of aspartame in tumors removed from patients) , escalates diabetes symptoms and this methanol toxic condition in the human body can mimic multiple sclerosis.

Aspartame is manufactured by the NutraSweet Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto, who are fully aware of the dangers of their product. However, as Monsanto also funds the American Diabetics and Dietetic Associations, the United States Congress, and the Conference of the American College of Physicians, there is a conspiracy of silence with regard to the dangers of this artificial sweetener, which is contained in over 5,000 sugar-free products sold under the following brand names:

Neotame, Nutrasweet, Nutrisweet, Aspertame, Kelco, Benevia, Equal, Spoonful, Diet Sodas, Pepsi Light and Max, Crystal Light, Sucralose, Sunette, Sweet One, Splenda, Canderel, Chuker, Misura, Manugel, Keltrol, Kelcogel, Nutrifos, Stabil-9, Lewn-Lite, Spoonful.

The American Dietetic Association takes money from the food industry to endorse their products. therefore, they cannot criticize any additives or tell about their link to Monsanto. Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon, said, “The ingredients stimulate the neurons of the brain to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees”, and has written a book entitled Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills. As a diabetic specialist and world expert on aspartame poisoning, he’s also written a book entitled Defense Against Alzheimer’s Disease about how aspartame poisoning is escalating Alzheimer’s; today women as young as 30 are being treated for Alzheimer’s. He realized what was happening when aspartame was first marketed and said diabetic patients presented symptoms of memory loss, confusion, and severe vision loss.

In Desert Storm several thousand pallets of diet drinks were shipped to the troops in the desert where they sat in the 120 degree F desert sun for weeks (remember at 86 degrees F methanol poison is released). The symptoms of Desert Storm Syndrome match those of aspartame disease.

Symptoms of aspartame disease:  spasms, shooting pains, burning tongue, cramps, vertigo, numbness in the legs, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, blindness and memory loss, severe seizures, panic attacks, rage and violence, severe memory loss, coma, escalates Alzheimer’s disease, birth defects (such as mental retardation), brain tumors (lately surgeons have found high levels of aspartame in tumors removed from patients) , escalates diabetes symptoms.

Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, by H.J. Roberts, Pub. Quality Books, 2001;  and a book by Joseph Mercola entitled Sweet Deception: Why Splenda, NutraSweet, and the FDA May Be Hazardous to Your Health, 2006.

complex causes and effects

Even with cleaner water and communities, and new and improved medicines, people over the past century have been inflicted with a number of various kinds of illnesses. There are four main types of disease:  pathogenic, deficiency, hereditary, and physiological disease. A treatment attempts to improve or remove a problem, but treatments may not produce permanent cures. Cures are a subset of treatments that either reverse it completely, or end medical problems permanently. Many diseases that cannot be completely cured are still treatable.

Acute describes the sudden onsight of an illness requiring short term care considered either severe or generally mild. Nearly one in two Americans (133 million) has a chronic medical condition of one kind or another, and chronic illnesses cause about 70% of deaths in the U.S. and take up 3/4ths of the costs yearly. Chronicity is usually applied to a condition that lasts more than three months requiring long term care management for effective treatment many of which aren’t actually disabled as their medical conditions do not impair normal activities to that degree.

To name a few; asthma, allergies, autism, diabetes, epilepsy, hepatitis, arthritis, cardiovascular, lupis, ms, hiv, human parvo, cancer, and rheumatism. The causes of these are always the same, such as either co-incidental, or genetic and some times considered environmental or unknown. With as much funding that’s been poured into the fields of medical science and research over the past fifty years, and since it has grown by leaps and bounds, it seems astonishingly untrue that so little knowledge in regard to today’s chronic illnesses has been obtained. This begs the question by the masses, how can this be so?

Etiological discovery in medicine has a history in Robert Koch’s demonstration that the tubercle bacillus causes the disease tuberculosis, Cacillus anthracis causes anthrax and so on as summarized in his postulates. But proof of causation in infectious diseases is limited to individual cases that provide experimental evidence of etiology; greek for ‘giving a reason for and cause’. Contiguity postulates that cause and effect must be in spatial contact or connected by a chain of intermediate things in contact.” For ex.: People who can’t metabolize a drug will require a much lower dose than is recommended by the manufacturer, if any at all, and those who metabolize it quickly may require a higher dose. Also, people without the enzyme to activate them, some drugs such as codeine, will not be effective. People who are poor metabolizers of a drug may overdose while taking less than the recommended dose.

Metabolism is the set of chemical reactions that happen in living organisms to maintain life . These processes allow organisms to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environments. The chemical reactions of metabolism are organized into metabolic pathways, in which one chemical is transformed through a series of steps into another chemical, by a sequence of enzymes that are crucial for the reactions to produce energy. Enzymes act as the catalyst in their reaction with others and release energy quick and efficiently, as well as allow the regulation of metabolic pathways in response to changes. Poisons cause disturbances usually by chemical reaction or other activity on the molecular level and are determined by the metabolism.

Because the main cause is not always obvious, it is important to consider the significance of each cause very carefully and to consider possible alternatives to it. An immediate cause closely precedes an effect and therefore is relatively easy to recognize. A remote cause takes place further in the past and is less obvious. It’s recommended to assess all possible contributing factors rather than just the most obvious. To not inspect the remote as well as the immediate causes can often result in an oversimplified and illogical conclusion.