Category — 07 - Health Politics
Investigative journalist Gary Null has produced a new, important film on the dangers of vaccines. You can view the trailer, buy the DVD, and see related articles and resources on the Vaccine Nation website.
The full documentary is here.
In this groundbreaking film, you will:
- See the truth about the dangers of vaccines and their direct relationship to autoimmune diseases, infections, allergies and a massive increase of developmental learning and behavioral disorders in children, such as Autism.
- Discover the truth about the history of vaccines and how they have NEVER been proven to be safe and effective for anyone.
- Witness the legacy of governmental deception and cover-ups associated with vaccines.
- Learn about the corruption within the scientific community and how vaccine studies are seriously flawed.
- You’ll also follow heart-wrenching, real life stories of the parents and children devastated by the effects of vaccines.
Join director Gary Null PhD and over 40 of the worlds foremost vaccine experts in this shocking exposé that will shatter the truth as you know it.
“At the end of the eighteenth century, British physician Edward Jenner, with highly questionable medical credentials, initiated the theory and practice of live virus immunization that continues to serve as the scientific basis for the ever increasing vaccination of the world’s citizens. With the number of vaccinations given to infants and children rising, kids are receiving doses of toxic mercury and other heavy metals well above environmental safety levels.
Yet the medical evidence is clear. Mercury, known as thimerosal, and other heavy metal additives are highly toxic and threaten children with neurological damage. The long-term efficacy of global vaccination remains controversial, inconclusive and is suspect in light of the powerful corporate interests, lobbying efforts, and profits associated with a multi-billion dollar vaccine industry..
In his documentary film Vaccine Nation, award-winning investigative film director Dr. Gary Null challenges the basic health claims by government health agencies and pharmaceutical firms that vaccines are perfectly safe. This is one of the most critical questions facing today’s children and future generations to come. If inoculation with a large regimen of vaccines is safe, what can account for the rapid increase in autism and other mental disabilities that are now at epidemic proportions? And why isn’t the sudden onset of neurological illnesses in children being treated as an urgent crisis by our government and medical industries?
Weaving together interviews with many of the nations most expert medical researchers, private physicians specializing in autism, parents of children victimized by immunization, congressmen, vaccination activists, legal authorities and more, Vaccine Nation will awaken viewers to one of the continual perils to the health and future of children.”
December 15, 2008 No Comments
Preventive treatment for infectious disease has been done effectively for over 200 years using homeopathy. The remedy can be given in various forms, usually pellets on a sugar base, that you simply allow to dissolve in the mouth.
This type of vaccine is available for every infectious disease, including influenza. It provides a very tiny dose of the disease agent – in that way it’s similar to an allopathic vaccine, but that’s where the comparison stops.
The homeopathic vaccine is completely safe, because the amount of the virus material is actually less than one molecule. It acts more on the subtle energy level than the material level, so it doesn’t cause any adverse effects as allopathic vaccines do. And it strengthens the immune system as we expect from a vaccine.
By contrast, allopathic vaccines actually weaken the immune system.
Conventional vaccines overstimulate the humoral immune system, which weakens the cellular immunity, and it’s the cellular immunity that is responsible for recognizing foreign substances.
When cellular immunity is suppressed, the body doesn’t know the difference between something foreign and its own tissue, and begins attacking its own tissue – that’s how autoimmune disease develops.
The allopathic vaccine does lessen the acute manifestation of the illness, so the symptoms you get are milder. What’s wrong with that? Well, getting milder symptoms because you’re actually weaker and less able to throw off the disease, is not a good thing.
The vaccine suppresses symptoms so you may not feel as sick in the short run, and be on the road to developing autoimmune disease. Not a choice most people will want to make for themselves or their kids, if they knew the facts.
So, either take allopathic vaccines and risk autoimmune disease and other devastating health effects, with no real benefit.
OR – use homeopathic vaccines, and strengthen immunity safely.
December 9, 2008 2 Comments
The mantra “Studies show…” reveals a lot, although often not the conculsion being drawn! Here’s yet another example of irrationality that passes for science…
A study in Diabetes Care found that sleeping five hours or less, OR nine hours or more each night may increase your risk of developing diabetes. Sounds like if I just sleep the exact right amount, that I could lower my risk of diabetes, right?
Nope. Looking at the study, here’s what I found:
The study was done only on men, age 40-70. It claims to have controlled for confounding factors, but it also says that the effects of sleep on diabetes risk may be mediated by changes in testosterone. The men who slept 7 hours (which they conclude is ideal) were the younger ones with higher testosterone! What they’re seeing is a relationship between low testosterone and factors associated with diabetes such as insulin resistance and obesity. And there’s no evidence of any causal relationship, just a relationship.
Sometimes insulin resistance is a risk factor for diabetes, but there are actually times when we’re supposed to be in insulin resistance - in the summertime, to store fat for the winter. Insulin resistance itself, like blood pressure, doesn’t mean much outside of the whole living context of the person. But of course test result numbers are easier to work with!
This kind of analysis is interesting to me not only from the point of view of sorting out the medical issue at hand, but also for seeing the pattern in the way that these types of studies paint deceptive pictures. And that so much of what we accept as “common knowledge” about medicine and health is based on these deceptions.
November 19, 2008 2 Comments
The key to understanding the blood pressure issue is that blood pressure is a biological marker, a non-specific indicator, not a disease or an entity to treat. But what we have is the treatment of abstractions, numbers that mean very little by themselves. It’s similar to the way that the public education system “teaches to the test” — we have medicine treating to the test, by the numbers.
The reference range for what’s considered “normal” is arbitrarily defined and keeps narrowing so that just about every adult can fit into some category of hypertension or pre-hypertension and given drugs. The “diagnosis” of hypertension rarely even includes any understanding of causative factors which might indicate different treatments for each individual, but the drugs are usually given in a rather hit-or-miss fashion.
There are so many factors that can cause false high readings, so the measurement itself isn’t reliable even if we were to assume that the test might be meaningful. We’re not cookie-cutter people, and blood pressure naturally fluctuates throughout the day under normal circumstances, and is supposed to rise under stress. But the one snapshot reading while under the influence of white-coat syndrome doesn’t represent anything that can be interpreted meaningfully.
Killing the messenger by lowering blood pressure usually doesn’t accomplish anything, and creates iatrogenic disease. Although sometimes the messenger itself can become dangerous and needs to be dealt with while the source of the problem is also being addressed. When blood pressure drugs are used judiciously in this way, they can be useful, but the majority of blood pressure lowering drugs are given irrationally.
“The diet-heart idea (the idea that saturated fats and cholesterol cause heart disease) is the greatest scientific deception of our times.” –George Mann, MD, former Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee; heart disease researcher
The cholesterol deception is politically driven like the blood pressure issue, and the cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are among the most expensive drugs on the market. No wonder it’s so important to get everyone on them! The studies that the medical establishment have used to connect high cholesterol to heart disease were flawed, and there’s really no evidence that high cholesterol is a medical problem.
Cholesterol is actually needed for hormone production, brain and nervous system function, and low cholesterol is much more of a problem than high. Cholesterol is protective of the artery walls, and the notion that the buildup of plaque causes atherosclerosis is unfounded. There’s never been any correlation seen between high cholesterol levels, even the dreaded LDL, and athersclerosis.
There’s a hypothesis that atherosclerosis is infectious in origin and that LDL cholesterol helps to inhibit dangerous bacteria. I would look to the reason why the bacteria are there in the first place and not blame the bacteria necessarily, but it’s clear that LDL is no culprit.
So when blood pressure or cholesterol are thought to be high, first we need to look at whether it really is high enough to be a meaningful indication, or whether what we’re looking at is normal fluctuation. When blood pressure and cholesterol are elevated beyond normal fluctuations, this is really an indication of the body’s effort to maintain homeostasis in the face of certain underlying disturbances. So neither hypertension nor hypercholesterolemia are actual diseases, but rather they should be seen as signs of some underlying disease(s) or imbalance that need to be addressed. Bringing the numbers down without addressing the underlying cause is often unwarranted.
The problem with statin drugs
The cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, besides depleting needed cholesterol, deplete many other important nutrients. The main nutrient depletions are COQ10, essential fatty acids, folic acid and vit B12.
CoQ10 depletion weakens the heart muscle, and can lead to congestive heart failure, angina or myocardial infarction. CoQ10 improves the efficiency of the heart and reduces hypertension, so CoQ10 depletion could have a range of adverse cardiac effects, as well as weakness of other muscles.
CoQ10 deficiency can also lead to gum problems (and gum health can improve amazingly with CoQ10 supplementation!)
In addition to the CoQ10 depletion, the bile acids are also reduced, so that the fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, F, K) may not be able to function properly. Lowering of cholesterol could lead to deficiency symptoms of those vitamins as well.
The bottom line here is that statin drugs interfere with the metabolism of ALL fats. The essential fatty acids are necessary for so many hormonal functions, bone health, the nervous system, etc.. And fats in general are necessary for brain function - no wonder that so many people on statin drugs are declining in cognitive function.
If you’re on these drugs and you want to come off them, work with a skilled naturopathic or nutritional physician to do this safely and assess your individual needs. Professional support is advisable, but you can be part of the decision making process and ultimately make your own choices. There’s more to the issue than “The number is high; we need to put you on a drug!”
For more information:
Cholesterol and Health
The Benefits of Cholesterol
Why the Treatment of Hypertension Has Become Such a Deplorable Fiasco
Dispel the Myths: High Cholesterol is Not to Blame for Heart Disease
June 6, 2008 2 Comments