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Merck and MayoClinic on Encephalitis

>> Tuesday, July 11, 2017

I just want to get this out there.  It works out like a digital version of those string-arrow-map things that you see in the detective movies....

Merck MMR insert (archived)
MayoClinic Encephalitis (archived)
MayoClinic Autism (archived)


Why Should I Question Vaccines? Why did *I*?

Old post.  I guess I saved it as a draft as I felt like I was posting too many vaccine-related things.  Ah, well... this wasn't really well documented, below, but it's more of a personal testimony.

I don't know what first brought me to questioning vaccines and I'm not even sure if there is one single event or bit of information that led me to where I am today.  Surely my tendency view trust as an earned reward had a lot to do with it, but my experiences must also be somewhere in the mix. I was raised to shun junk food and unhealthy lifestyles, although I recall times in my early adulthood where I hit up Taco Johns a good number of times, and downed giant-sized monster mixes of soda at the theater where I worked.  ugh.

Historically, the United States as a country hasn't had a great track record in keeping honest about its medical advances.  I remember my mom telling us not to eat the red M&M's, and how it was such a big thing when they "made a comeback" in the 80's.  I recall hearing about the thalidomide disaster leading to so many birth defects.  There are so many bad scientific health decisions in our history, it should naturally lead everyone to question everything.  Asbestos. Lead. Tobacco. Benzene, BPA, DDT, hydrogenation... the list truly goes on and on.

We as a family weren't one to frequent the doctor's office, and we CERTAINLY weren't taken with attending "well visits", but I did wind up with a smattering of vaccinations.  The simple existence of such a "well visit" baffles me yet to this day. My actual experiences of going to the doctor resolutely left me with a bad impression.  I can recall going in for certain pains, or to bring my daughter in with a high fever, and then being told that they have no clue what's wrong and perhaps to "try this medicine" and see what happens.  Thus, my anger in wasting both time and money on someone who knows no more - nay, LESS - than I do about my health is probably the biggest impetus in my questioning of the medical industry.

I barely even thought about vaccination until our first child was born.  I suppose most adults are that way and presume the rest of America is probably far lacking in their supposedly-needed booster shots.  Suddenly, however, the subject is huge. It always comes up in casual talk among friends and co-workers, especially those who are parents.  For over a decade, I'd been highly concerned about what kinds of FOODS I was eating, and pretty concerned about the EXERCISE I was getting.  All these things lie directly on the doorstep to my research into vaccines.

So, I started looking into vaccines.  So had, it seemed, many other parents.  In a very heartbreaking fashion, many of these parents only started looking into it after their children were damaged or killed by them.  I studied the early history of vaccines and found that the methods behind their implementation are rooted in highly unethical and even disgusting actions.  Go read about Edward Jenner - but don't stop until you've read BOTH sides of the story.  Suzanne Humphries has a good and well-documented report on him and the history of vaccines.

The more recent history of vaccines also tells a peculiar story. Consider the types and amounts of vaccines that were recommended for the previous generation, and compare that with the list for today. Why, if science is getting better, are more of the same vaccines, as well as new ones, needed to protect from these diseases?  Why do experts today now recommend that the list today isn't enough?  These experts don't have very much credibility, in my opinion.

But history is history; what of today?  Why are there so many mainstream reports of fraud committed by manufacturers of these products? What's with these official stories about how these vaccines actually don't protect as they're thought to? What about all this #CDCWhistleBlower stuff where the CDC admits fraud? Why don't these stories matter when the blame is laid on those unvaccinated?

Sigh.  All of those are good questions, and the history of it all is important, but for me it comes down to this: If I care so much about what kind of ingredients are in the food I eat, shouldn't I also care as much about the medicines I might put in my body?  Shouldn't I care MORE, since injection skirts by the digestive system which contains protections against harmful ingredients?

So, what's in these vaccines?  That, if you are new to the "war" that makes up the conversation about vaccination, is the question that you should ask.  There are other well-documented articles that go over the nitty-gritty details, so go read through their efforts.  Narrowing the efforts down even more, I recommend concentrating on the adjuvants that are part of the ingredients lists.

Adjuvants are things added to vaccines that scientists BELIEVE (yes, believe; look it up) produce a higher immune response in the body.  Two common and alarming adjuvants are mercury and aluminum.  You need to study these, but for your convenience, here are some SHORT summaries:

Mercury is a poison in ALL forms (so says Medscape). Not like water, which can be a poison based on the dose.  It was once a very common adjuvant in many vaccines, but now can be found mostly only in seasonal flu vaccines. The description of mercury poisoning, once also called "Pink Disease", is pretty much a word-for-word description of a person with strong autism.

Aluminum is an extremely common element in many things in life.  It's everywhere.  The body does a great job at filtering it out when ingested, but when injected it tends to deposit in the brain, causing damage.

These should at the very least scare you into further study.  That's what I want for all other people, that they would personally get involved and research this, making sure to exhaust themselves on both sides of the story.  Be careful that the pro-vaccine side really wants you to believe that the anti-vaccine side isn't scientific and shouldn't even be heard; that alone should make you question the PRO-vaccine side.  #hearthiswell


Aluminum, from the Horse's Mouth

>> Friday, January 30, 2015

English: This is CDC Clinic Chief Nurse Lee An...
 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
With the recent uptake of news about measles going around Disneyland, it's useful to take a serious look at some of the facts about vaccines.  Consider this series of statements taken from two mainstream sources, the CDC and MedScape (part of WebMD). Specifically, these are cut and paste directly from the sources. [edit: statements in brackets are editorial, and the CDC quote is practically direct; go check it out yourself]  Some of the quotes do not specifically regard vaccination but instead parenteral methods, of which vaccination is one, or general ingestion of aluminum.


Olive Oil and Beyond: 5 of the Healthiest Oils

>> Sunday, May 5, 2013

The low fat movement is thankfully all but over and people are rediscovering the benefits of healthy fats. Fats are essential to help maintain a healthy body and can be used as an energy source, to normalize blood sugar, and to provide fatty acids needed for optimal brain function and tissue repair. Beyond these, there is also the misconception-busting role that healthy fats play in cardiovascular health and digestion.
There are plenty of great options to choose from, and the selection and availability is increasing all the time. To judge what people are using based on the grocery store shelves, many are using just using olive oil and perhaps vegetable oil, and the latter should be avoided if possible. There are plenty of other fats that you can add for health and flavor. Changing up the oils and fats that you use in your cooking and condiments will allow you to add a range of savory flavors that will take your mealtime experience to the next level.


BB Cream: Really the "Best" New Thing in Beauty?

>> Monday, March 19, 2012

Essance's BB Cream.
Essance's BB Cream. (Photo credit: JAY ZHANG)

A friend of mine was asking about "BB Cream" which is apparently an upcoming beauty trend from Asia. There are a lot of products that fall in this category, so I googled around and took a closer look at one of the first few that I found, that was talked about on blogs.  I think the ingredients speak for themselves, and I hope the time spent investigating this list is worth it at least to someone.

Here's a TRANSLATION of the ingredients in "Etude House BB Magic Cream SPF30 PA++":


Allergies, a personal note

>> Wednesday, November 9, 2011

So, I finally got the chance to do some allergy testing and not unsurprisingly it turns out I have some allergies. Well, not really just "some" allergies - more like a lot of 'em. Nothing like an "eat a peanut and die" kind of allergy, but at least I know what causes my problems now.  I've tested it; avoiding the foods the blood test points out does work. It's just not easy.

I'm foremost allergic to brewer's yeast, which as I understand thanks to the internet means pretty much all alcohol is off-limits. That's fine, I guess. Most of my life has been filled with little- or no- drinking anyway. There was a time when my friends would see me with a drink and ask whether I actually drank or not.  So, now I have a true, physical reason to avoid it.

But a brewer's yeast allergy doesn't bother me. Neither does the blue cheese allergy which is 3rd on the list of personal no-no's. In second place is corn. Fourth? Eggs. Great. Like those aren't found in absolutely everything!  It's been so long since I've been blogging (since April? Wow.) that I've forgotten a good number of contacts that I had and miss... But at least there are resources.  I'm either going to have to memorize lists like this or just let this influence me to live the way I know I should.

That's the way to look at adversity, right? How can it make me better? Basically the foods I'm not allergic to are almost all vegetables and fruits, and all meats except pork. So I'm looking at essentially a primal kind of diet. I can get used to that, I think.

I don't know whether this one allergy test tells me whether I'm only allergic now and if I can heal and incorporate some of the off-limit foods - like green beans. I also don't know whether this really only tests "mainstream" foods; it says I'm allergic to milk but does that mean raw milk? I personally doubt it.

I'm not sure where to go from here, except to just keep eating more greens.  I'm safe with greens.


BPA and Avoiding Receipts

>> Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cash rounding receipts from ICA, Karlskrona, S...Image via WikipediaWhen handed a receipt at the store, you apparently have just over a 50% chance of receiving an apparently-high dose of easily-absorbed bisphenol-A, due to unregulated and wide usage of the material as a loose coating to make printing the receipt easier. A study by the Washington Toxics Coalition (WTC) says that in as little as ten seconds of light handling, BPA receipts can transfer large amounts of BPA directly into the body.


Raw, Non-Dairy Hot Chocolate (has an awesome bonus result)

>> Wednesday, February 2, 2011

While cruising around for a recipe for a raw, apple-pie smoothie today (how many other people use Google as their main cookbook? :), I stumbled upon Karen Knowler's blog, and after checking out her (okay, actually Nina Dench's) recipe for it, I browsed her homepage and found her recipe for Spiced Hot Chocolate. So, as a snack for the family today, I tried it out.


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