Monday, May 16, 2016

Clearing Vitamin C Confusions

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It’s great to be using citrus fruits and other foods for vitamin C. But we should identify what supplement forms of vitamin C is proving therapeutic for several diseases, even as its merits are not publicly disclosed and often denied by the medical establishment.

Clearing Vitamin C Confusions

It’s great to be using citrus fruits and other foods for vitamin C. But we should identify what supplement forms of vitamin C is proving therapeutic for several diseases, even as its merits are not publicly disclosed and often denied by the medical establishment.

Not only do mainstream health authorities deny ascorbic acid’s safety and efficacy, but so do too many among alternative health circles. There are those that say it’s unnecessary and even dangerous; that you get all the vitamin C you need from foods and you should never use a “synthetic” form of vitamin C.

Considering that humans have lost the gene that allows one’s body to manufacture vitamin C, a gene that most animals still retain, the source of vitamin C from only food needs to be reconsidered. The most commonly available vitamin C supplement is ascorbic acid.

A lot of ascorbic acid is manufactured from corn. Make sure you use non-GMO vitamin C. Many are concerned about ascorbic acid from China because of their high environmental industrial pollution. Google “China free corn free ascorbic acid” (without the quotation marks) to find the best sources of ascorbic acid.

You may be confused about the distinction between ascorbate and ascorbic acid, terms used alternately. The most common form of supplementary vitamin C is hydrogen ascorbate, which is ascorbic acid. It also comes in other alkaine forms such as sodium ascorbate and others. Vitamin C expert Dr. Thomas Levy advises against using calcium ascorbate. (Video at the end of this article).

The fact that ascorbates are the active component of vitamin C is intended to help understand that these compounds are needed for intensively delivering vitamin C at therapeutic levels. Other food sources of vitamin C, though important, cannot deliver the potency needed for effectively treating diseases ranging from cancer to the flu and even preventing heart disease.

Mainstream Oncology Researched Vitamin C as Adjunct for Chemo

A recent series of studies reported by Science Magazine online indicated the need to further research mega-dose vitamin C, usually delivered intravenously, as an adjunct for cancer treatments with normal treatment resistance due to KRAS or BRAF gene mutations.

Half or more colorectal (colon), lung, and ovarian cancer cells contain those mutated genes that manage to repel chemotherapeutic attempts at targeting them. The laboratory and animal studies convinced researchers that there is potential for at least applying mega-dose vitamin C therapy with conventional chemotherapy to lead the charge at disabling those genes.

They feel the need for extended human trials is unnecessary since vitamin C has no lethal levels. The complete study report is here.

An earlier animal study using mega-dose vitamin C for ovarian cancer to be used with chemo also contributed to the impetus for exploring mega-dose IV vitamin C applications in conventional oncology, promising to lower the dosages of chemo and reduce its side effects.

With the high profits registered by conventional oncology’s use of chemo, the old expression “don’t hold your breath” is appropriate.

Vitamin C Used for Diseases Effectively and Ignored for Decades


Many, including alternative health readers and consumers, do not know the therapeutic value of vitamin C, especially mega-dose vitamin C delivered intravenously or even injected muscularly. These protocols have been used covertly to cure cancer without conventional chemotherapy.
Vitamin C is not FDA approved to cure anything, despite its efficacy and safety proven empirically for several, even life threatening diseases. Linus Pauling and others looked into Vitamin C for cancer circa 1971.

But at first they used orally ingested vitamin C with doses at bowel tolerance repeated often. Administering ascorbate by slow drip IV in high doses was begun a little later after Orthomolecular or  Nutritional Medicine was created and practiced by a small number of MDs, naturopathic practitioners, and chiropractors.

The few who offered mega-dose IV vitamin C offered to cancer patients as an overall immune system booster, not as a cure, to avoid getting shut down. Naturally, the same service was offered for a broad spectrum of health disorders, especially viral infections, by only a few clinics nationwide.

Dramatic Vitamin C Cure Cases Willfully Ignored


Orthomolecular vitamin C successes, though impressive and numerous, were ignored by the FDA and the AMA. The unusual continual clinical successes of Dr. Frederick R. Klenner were ignored even as he cured polio cases during the late 1940s and 1950.

Dr. Klenner was a small town family doctor who made house calls in Reidsville, North Carolina and also delivered babies at the local area hospital.

For several years during the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s and beyond, Dr. Klenner successfully treated his patients with mega-dose vitamin C by injection or IV of many diseases including influenza, chicken pox, measles, pneumonia, and even polio. One cured polio victim was paralyzed in both legs.

“We’ve used massive doses of vita­mins on over 10,000 people over a period of 30 years,” said Dr. Klenner, “and we’ve [he and his nurse wife] never seen any ill effects from them. The only ef­fects we’ve seen have been beneficial.”

Dr. Klenner also stated, “Ascorbic acid is the safest and most valuable substance available to the physician” and that patients should be given “large doses of vitamin C in all pathological conditions while the physician ponders the diagnosis.”

And what about the AMA? Dr. Klenner took his case reports for polio to an Annual Session of the American Medical Association on June 10, 1949 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His case reports were ignored.

Introducing Oral Liposmal Vitamin C


A more recent individual dramatic recovery story from high dose vitamin C made it into New Zealand’s TV version of “60 Minute News”. It was reported very fairly. You can view the news episode a few paragraphs down. It went viral on the internet, but wasn’t even poorly covered by our mainstream media.

The highlights include successful dairy farmer Alan Smith’s time in a New Zealand hospital and his family’s efforts to avoid the hospital’s decision to pull his life support plug. He was in a coma from severe viral double pneumonia complications from his bout with the Swine Flu, according to the official statement.

But the discovery of leukemia complicated matters even more. The hospital staff had decided to take him off life support. But one of the doctors suggested they at least concede to the family’s wish of trying IV mega-dose vitamin C.

The saga that followed is covered truthfully in this 18 minute NZ “60 Minutes” episode. Toward the end, around the 15 minute mark, you’ll see that the hospital’s stubborn refusal to continue IV vitamin C with the proper dosages resulted in the family bringing in oral liposomal C that resulted in dramatic results, including leukemia remission, with lower amounts.


What is Liposomal C How Come It’s So Effective Orally?

Only a few practitioners offer mega-dose IV vitamin C, which require office or clinical visits for expert treatment. It’s not advised to do it yourself, although some have. There could be complications that require expert medical attention to correct. Liposomal C is a do-it-yourself alternative.

Oral vitamin C is limited to smaller doses because of bowel intolerance. Although administering massive vitamin C by injection or IV gets a lot of ascorbic acid into the blood, not all of it is absorbed directly into the cells that require it.

The process of lipid encapsulation technology (LET) had advanced to the point of enabling supplement manufacturers, at first only with vitamin C then others, to break down the supplement compounds into tiny lipid particles from lecithin, at first from soy, but now sunflower lecithin is available.

Put simply, cell walls are made of fat. And water soluble compounds may roam freely in the blood but not so freely into the cells. Some sources say around 20 percent of the ascorbates in the blood gets into cells from IV vitamin C, but closer to 90 percent of lipid encapsulated ascorbates gets into cells because the lipid cell walls are susceptible to entry by the tiny lipids containing ascorbates.

A Japanese orthomolecular group experimented with Fukushima cleanup workers and discovered that mega-dose IV and liposomal C prevented radiation poisoning from occurring and even reversed radiation poisoning after it had occurred. Their study was not publicized despite their attempt to get the word out.

Dr. Thomas Levy, MD, has been a longtime orthomolecular practitioner of IV mega-dose vitamin C. He was surprised at the clinical results of manufactured liposomal C approximating much higher doses of IV vitamin C. Alan Smith’s recovery depended largely on 6 grams (6,000 mgs) of liposomal C daily after the hospital refused to match the 50 grams administered daily by IV.

Dr. Levy states that for all viral infections, both IV and liposomal applications are great. But so far only mega-dose IV C has demonstrate efficacy for cancer.

He explains in this article  how liposomal C is very beneficial if it’s produced by a manufacturer with the technology. Dr. Levy maintains that home made liposomal C is better than just ascorbate capsules, but it doesn’t create 100% actual lipid encapsulated vitamin C particles.

You may wish to find an orthomolecular practitioner. Here’s a guide.  If you wish to find liposomal C sources, simply Google liposomal C online.

Paul Fassa is a contributing staff writer for His pet peeves are the Medical Mafia’s control over health and the food industry and government regulatory agencies’ corruption. Paul’s contributions to the health movement and global paradigm shift are well received by truth seekers. Visit his blog by following this link and follow him on Twitter here



Learn How Different Strains Of Cannabis Affect You

Understanding How Each Strain Affects You 


Cannabis is unique. Each strain is bound to have a range of effects all its own. Of course marijuana strains can be similar in a number of respects but no two strains are completely alike. With that being said, learning how each strain of cannabis might affect you can go a long way towards utilizing the plant’s potential therapeutic benefits.

Being mindful of this, one can reasonably presume how a particular batch of medical cannabis might affect them simply by knowing its genetics. This not an exact science, particularly when it comes to predicting the effects of a F1 hybrid like Candy Land (Granddaddy Purp x Girl Scout Cookies).

Nonetheless, a general understanding of a strain’s parents can provide a general idea of what to expect. It typically requires a certain amount of trial and error research for patients to fully understand how different strains affect them. This, of course, can become problematic for the new medical marijuana patient in need of reliable pain relief at different times of day. Finding the right strain for each situation becomes vital.

Reliable Cannabis Strains For New Patients To Consider


In an attempt to help new patients determine what strain is right for them, our team has compiled a short list of classic strains that we consider “go-to strains” for certain situations. They are listed below:

The Blue Dream strain is one of the most recognizable varieties of cannabis available today. It is a 50/50 hybrid of consisting of Blueberry and Haze genetics, providing for a mellow relief for body and mind. This combined with Blue Dream‘s appealing aroma and flavor makes it a great option for first time anxiety patients who are unsure what strain is best for them.

The Green Crack cannabis strain is the epitome of a Sativadominant hybrid. As a result, it has become a staple in the cannabis industry with its racy, energetic effects. The Green Crack strain would be perfect for patients who prefer to medicate in the morning and/or afternoon. In addition to a boost of energy, it tends to help improve one’s level of focus. The effects might be compared to Adderall in that respect.

Unlike the Green Crack strain, the Granddaddy Purp (GDP) strain is beloved for its ability to counter insomnia naturally. It is an Indica-dominant hybrid and is an effective analgesic in addition to it’s ability to induce sleep. It is a great option for patients suffering from chronic pain or stress, particularly if planning to medicate at night.

Contrastingly, the Haze strain is notable for its effectiveness in the morning. Like the Green Crack strain, it tends to improve one’s focus and lift their spirits. However, Haze is typically less intense. Due to this, varieties of Haze have been used in a plethora of hybrid seed projects. The Jack Herer strain is a great example of a hybrid with heavy Haze influence.

Note: This list includes some of the most popular strains in the world, which means that most medical cannabis patients are bound to encounter them at some point in time.


A Brief History And Outlook Of Cannabis Extract Medicine

A Brief History And Outlook Of Cannabis Extract Medicine

By: Justin Kander 

Cannabis Extract Medicine Comes To Light

The news surrounding cannabis extract medicine, particularly the use of high-CBD oils for epileptic conditions in children, has been steadily increasing since the release of Sanjay Gupta’s documentary on August 11th, 2013. Most recently, a December 3, 2013 Huffington Post Live segment featured Joel Stanley (Co-founder and CEO of Realm of Caring), Heather Jackson (Executive Director), and Holli Brown.

Holli discussed the experience of her child Sydni, who began experiencing seizures at the age of 4. For years, no pharmaceutical options worked to control Sydni’s condition. Holli described the effects of the cannabis oil as remarkable.

Just five hours after the first dose, Sydni’s behavior dramatically improved and she began socializing much better.

After a month on the oil, she has experienced the most seizure free days in over five years. Holli hopes that total seizure control can be achieved with more time, but the benefits seen thus far are already amazing.

Another patient described is the son of Heather Jackson, Zaki, who was diagnosed with Doose syndrome. This rare form of epilepsy caused thousands of seizures and impaired development. Heather described the immediate seizure reduction benefits. Zaki was completely seizure free in just three months. In fact, Zaki recently celebrated one year without seizures.

The most popular case is Charlotte Figi, the subject of Dr. Gupta’s documentary. Charlotte was diagnosed with Dravet syndrome, an intractable epileptic condition which caused 300 grand mal seizures a week. Like Zaki, no pharmaceutical options worked to control her seizures at all. After the first dose of high-CBD oil, Charlotte stopped having seizures. Within months, she was down to less than three minor seizures a month, with concurrent improvements in cognition and behavior.

Cannabis Extracts Are Gaining Professional Support


Radical successes like these are not outliers – they are the norm with cannabis extract treatment. Dr. Margaret Gedde, a Colorado Springs physician, is tracking 11 new Realm of Caring patients. She reported that 9 of them experienced 90-100% reductions in seizures, apparently within just weeks of starting the oil.

The rate at which cannabis oil starts to deliver benefits is incredible, and Holli Brown in the HuffPost Live segment briefly discussed that she was not expecting to see such great results so soon.

Another patient, Zander Welton, cut daily seizures by over 90% with high-CBD cannabis oil. It worked after brain surgeries failed.

Zander’s parents are now suing the state of Arizona to gain continued safe access to this life changing medicine.

The growing support for high-CBD cannabis oil is staggering. Even top doctors are joining the crusade. Dr. Francis Filloux, the top pediatric neurologist at University of Utah, has come out demanding immediate access to high-CBD oil for Utah children.

There was also a recent episode of The Doctors, in which Dr. Travis Stork interviewed Paige Figi, Charlotte’s mother. He did a great job of conveying the dramatic nature of Charlotte’s recovery, imploring viewers to understand that Paige had initially given up on Charlotte because her condition was so unbelievably terrible. Nonetheless, high-CBD oil has “essentially cured her”.
Doctors are trained to understand the subtle complexities of various diseases. They know that when all pharmaceutical options have failed, and cannabis oil starts to completely reverse the condition, something is to be said. It’s this recognition that has led prestigious individuals like Dr. Francis Filloux to put their credibility on the line by calling for access.

Cannabis Extracts Show Remarkable Results

cannabis indica extractIn the case of epilepsy, the ability of cannabinoids to induce fundamental healing is truly remarkable. The fact that traditional drugs fail so profoundly, despite the years of research invested into them, is a testament to how complex epilepsy is. Yet cannabis oil continues to work in cases including Dravet syndrome, Doose syndrome, infantile spasms, cortical dysplasia, and more. Not only to reduce seizures, but to accelerate cognitive and behavioral development.
This should come as no surprise. There is an abundant body of research suggesting cannabinoids can heal epilepsy, but until now, it was unknown if such clinically suggested effects would transfer to humans. As Realm of Caring has demonstrated, they do.

Just like epilepsy, there are studies showing cannabinoids can treat virtually any kind of disease imaginable, including diabetes, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic pain, and much more. Further, the experiential evidence seems to support the science, with hundreds of people reporting curative results.

In fact, the last time HuffPost Live had a segment on cannabis oil medicine, it was Dr. William Courtney discussing how he eliminated a child’s brain tumor with a 3.8% high-CBD cannabis oil. He also alluding to a terminal brain cancer patient who went into complete remission through juicing cannabis.

Dr. Gupta also discussed the case of Landon Riddle, who had less than a 10% chance of living after diagnosis with an aggressive leukemia. Despite being on the brink of death from the cancer and chemotherapy treatments, cannabis oil turned him around almost immediately and Landon is now in remission.

What’s been happening lately is a stunning confirmation of bold claims that have been made for years. In 2008, a man named Rick Simpson released Run From the Cure, in which he claimed that cannabis extract medicine could eliminate cancers and control other diseases in humans. These claims were not taken seriously at first, but over the years, they were continuously confirmed.

People took Rick up on his challenge to prove it to themselves, and began seeing the truth. Over the last five and a half years, individuals have been using cannabis extracts to treat a wide variety of cancers and other diseases, with simply miraculous results. The magnitude of healing seen with epilepsy seems to transfer to other conditions.

More Research On Cannabis Extract Medicine Is Necessary


Whatever people believe about the full extent of cannabis extract medicine, one thing is for certain – it is an effective treatment option for many pharmaceutical-resistant conditions. More research is needed immediately.

The Comprehensive Report on the Cannabis Extract Movement extensively analyzes the scientific literature and experiential evidence surrounding cannabis extracts for the primary treatment of disease.  When the science and anecdotal data are each considered, the truth is abundantly clear.

The report includes medical documentation of terminal cancer patients now in full remission with cannabis oil, along with patient reports of success with fibromyalgia, diabetes, lupus, arthritis, chronic pain, Crohn’s, multiple sclerosis, trigeminal neuralgia, complex regional pain syndrome, Behcet’s disease, paralysis, depression, and more.

With so much overwhelming evidence suggesting cannabis can reliably eliminate cancer and control other diseases, we can’t wait. Millions of people suffer unbearably every day – every second is pure agony. Cannabis extract medicine must be made freely available. To prevent access to it is a crime against humanity.

By: Justin Kander is a volunteer with the Phoenix Tears organization. He wrote the Comprehensive Report on the Cannabis Extract Movement, a 100-page report that examines and analyzes the mounting evidence in support of cannabis extracts as medicine. Kander presented his report at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Denver earlier this year.
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Justin Kander is the former webmaster of and an advocate for the use of cannabis extract medicine to treat cancer. He previously interned with Students for Sensible Drug Policy, one of the nation’s leading drug …



Friday, March 20, 2015

Why Drinking Beer Is the Best Thing You Can Do For Your Brain!

Why Drinking Beer Is the Best Thing You Can Do For Your Brain!

You’ve probably heard that drinking red wine has some amazing heart benefits.

But did you know that there are just as many benefits — if not more — from drinking beer?

It’s true. Specifically, beer has been proven to prevent what many people consider to be the most painful affliction you will ever experience.

In fact, I have personal experience with this…I will tell you about it in a minute!

So keep reading to learn about my 5 Favorite Health Benefits of Beer.

And while I still love a bottle of good ol’ Budweiser on a hot day, in the past few years I’ve got into some really delicious microbrews as well.

So I’m also going to tell you about which microbrews you should drink for specific health benefits.

Ready? Bottoms up…

1. Brain Health

When we drink too much, we tend to act a little foolish. But moderate drinking may actually be helping our brain in the long run.

The hops used to make beer contain an ingredient called xanthohumol. And in a recent study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, this ingredient was was shown to protect brain cells from oxidative damage.

Why is this so important? Because oxidative damage to brain cells is the precise cause of Alzheimers, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia.

TIP: For maximum brain health, drink pale ales or IPAs. Pale Ales and IPAs are generally the hoppiest beers, and hops are what you want more of. In fact, Chinese medicine has been using hops for centuries to treat any number of ailments, including insomnia, anxiety, and indigestion.

My choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Stone IPA

2. Cardiovascular Health

Wine may get all the heart health attention, but beer is just as valuable to your arteries.

In a massive 200,000 person study in Italy, researchers discovered that moderate beer drinking reduced the risk of heart disease by 31% compared to non-drinkers.

Beer drinking was also associated with lower risk for heart attacks and strokes.

The reason is because beer is loaded with flavonoids…a powerful antioxidant that reduces blood clotting and decreases oxidative stress on our arteries.

TIP: For maximum heart health, drink dark beers. Flavonoids are 3 times more abundant in dark beer than light beer. According to Dr. John D. Folts of the University of Wisconsin: “It's about color. You can see the flavonoids in products on the shelf.”

My choice: Guinness Draught, Sam Adams Stout

3. Bone Strength

Beer is packed with silicon, which improves bone quality. And the USDA says the average American is only getting half as much daily silicon as they need.

“We saw stronger associations between higher bone mineral density and beer drinkers compared to liquor drinkers,” says Dr. Katherine Tucker, director of a recent 2,500 person study on alcohol consumption.

The study found that bones of beer drinkers were not only healthier, but stronger, and less likely to break during a fall.

But don’t overdue it. Researchers warned that too much alcohol can be detrimental to bone health.

The perfect amount recommended by the USDA? Two beers a day.

TIP: If you also suffer from arthritis, try ginger beer. Ginger has been proven to be a powerful anti-inflammatory, and has been used to treat arthritis for thousands of years. Plus, the crisp taste of ginger beer is a refreshing change of pace from the normal pilsners and lagers.

My choice: Regatta Ginger Beer or Maine Root Ginger Brew

4. Thicker Hair, Skin, and Nails

Beer…can help you grow hair?

Yes, it’s true.

The reason: The collagen that silicon creates for better bone density is the same collagen that strengthens our hair follicles.

In addition, this collagen helps keep our skin young and healthy, and even helps with brittle nails.

And while you also get silicon from whole grains, vegetables, and cereals, beer may be a uniquely good way to get this important nutrient.

That is because research indicates that silicon is absorbed faster and more efficiently in liquid form.

TIP: For hair health, try beer…shampoo. While all beers will help you produce hair-helping silicon, Dogfish Head actually makes a shampoo using tea tree oils, rosemary, and their Delaware-brewed ales. As their website states: “Beers are great clarifying agents for hair.”

My choice (for drinking and shampoo!): Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA

5. Prevents Kidney Stones

If you’ve ever had a kidney stone, you know exactly how painful they can be.

I had one of these tiny stones a few years back, and it was the worst pain of my life. I could barely get myself off the floor to go to the ER.

Fortunately my neighbor, a urologist, was able to take me to the hospital. But do you know what he told me before we left?

“Drink a beer,” he said.

The reason this makes sense is because beer increases our kidney production…as you probably know, beer makes you pee more. This helps you pass a kidney stone quicker.

But there are long term benefits as well. A 2013 study found that people who drink 1 beer a day had a 41% lower chance of developing kidney stones.

However, moderation is again the key…drinking too much will dehydrate you, a major factor in kidney stones.

TIP: For kidney stone prevention, drink watery beers. Light beers will get your kidneys going, but won’t dehydrate you as much as thicker, stronger ales.

My choice: Bud Light or Amstel Light

And the next time you raise your pint glass and say “To your health”…remember, you actually are doing something healthy!

I’ll write again soon with any helpful tips I can find.

To your longevity,

By: Bill Sharpe
Live Cell Research Staff

Monday, October 21, 2013

Why This Big Push Every Year for Vaccinations? The Answer Will Surprise You


Have you ever wondered why the CDC so aggressively pushes flu vaccines? Is it the compelling science on their 'life-saving' value, or something entirely difference? 

How the Government’s Vaccine Policy is Infected by Corruption.
        Annually we receive warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of an impending influenza epidemic. Each year the CDC recommends the influenza vaccine. Are the warnings justified? Is the advice that the CDC provides appropriate and supported by scientific findings? Are there any conflicts of interest that would sway what the CDC tells health agencies, health professionals, or the public?
        Influenza is a set of contagious diseases, caused by infection by a corresponding set of viruses. The viruses spread from individual to individual by droplet infection. Droplet infection can occur by an infected individual sneezing or coughing directly onto the mucus membranes or into the eyes of another individual. Transmission can also occur from infected droplets in the air landing on surfaces then being placed or wiped into the eye, nose or mouth of another individual. The rate of contagion of influenza varies considerably. Some of the strains of influenza spread very easily and quickly. Some spread more slowly.
        There is a characteristic symptomatology for most influenzas. Symptoms usually include fever, headache, fatigue, malaise, body aches, tidal fevers with chills, sore throat, and cough. Less frequent symptoms include diarrhea, and/or vomiting. Severity of symptoms varies from strain to strain, and from individual to individual. There are certain individuals, who when infected with certain influenzas have absolutely no symptoms. At the other extreme, there are individuals for whom, influenza infection alone, or infection in conjunction with other health challenges, is fatal.
Mortality in the U.S. due to influenza, varies from year to year. According to the U.S. Department of the Census, mortality rates due to influenza dropped suddenly in 1945 and has stayed under 10/100,000 since. However, the CDC has more recently been collecting and publicizing data that combines the mortality due to influenza, with that of mortality due to pneumonia. This clouds the perspective with which we are now able to view the effectiveness of the various preventative and curative methods currently available.
        There is a huge difference between the data the CDC collects and publishes, and the recommendations they make. For instance the CDC Sentinel study of H1N1 (CDC, 2009) showed that H1N1 was 0.0556% fatal. In other words it was very mild compared to most influenzas. However, despite knowing this, the CDC incited widespread fear of the disease.
Well-established protocols for mitigating the spread of influenza include frequent hand washing (Mitka, 2009), and infected individuals staying home from work or school if symptoms are evident (Falsey et al, 1999). There are other measures that are emerging and some that a hotly debated. Among these are ensuring sufficient serum vitamin D levels (Mascitelli et al, 2012), and inoculation with the influenza vaccine. Most popular in the United States is the influenza vaccine. However, there is growing controversy surrounding the vaccine. Called into question are its safety, its effectiveness, as well as corruption within U.S. federal, state and local government agencies surrounding its recommendation.
        Regarding corruption surrounding the recommendation of influenza vaccines; there are no restrictions with regard to conflicts of interest for the employees of the CDC or for those of the FDA (Kuehn, 2010). Each employee of either agency is allowed to own stock in drug companies. There is of course the revolving door. The most blatant example of revolving door corruption may be the action of the former director of the CDC, Julie Gerberding. Gererding blocked the CDC's planned retraction of their recommendation for HPV vaccine after significant numbers of girls had died or been rendered paralyzed by the HPV vaccine. Soon after blocking the retraction, Gerberding was offered and took a position at Merck, the manufacturer of Gardasil, the world's best selling HPV vaccine, as head of Merck Vaccines Department (Reuters, 2009). It is a level of corruption that we would expect to see in only third world countries.
        In 1993, the Comprehensive Childhood Immunization Act was signed into law by President Clinton. Among the various provisions of the law is one that provides for between $50 and $100 to be paid by the CDC to school districts for every 'Fully vaccinated' child in their district. Here again, we see the opportunity for corruption. Vaccine manufacturers, their shareholders, including government employees, and school districts have the opportunity to make money for themselves, or for their departments. Certainly employees of school districts won't be 'getting fat' on the CDC's $50 to $100, but clearly there is a greater likelihood that they may lose their job due to cuts if the coercion to have students vaccinated ceases.
        As well as this, one of the few peer review studies comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated in an infected population concluded "according to reliable evidence the usefulness of vaccines in the community is modest" (Jefferson et al, 2005). Yazbak (2013) states "The fact that the number of influenza-related deaths among the elderly kept increasing while the flu vaccination coverage in that particular group was improving steadily and substantially -from about 20% in 1980 to around 65% in 2001- seemed to intrigue the lead author of the study, Lone Simonsen, Ph.D., a senior epidemiologist at the Institute," and "The following findings were noted:
There are reports of increased incidence of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) following influenza vaccination (Haber et al. 2004) (Schonberger et al. 1979) (Juurlink et al. 2006).
One of the world's leading immunogenetecists, Hugh Fudenberg, M.D. said in a speech in April 2004 that those who have had five or more consecutive influenza vaccines are ten times more likely to suffer dementia than those who have three or fewer non-consecutive influenza vaccines.
According to Glaxo Smith Klein (2013) their influenza vaccine can also cause:
  • Allergic asthma
  • Asthenia
  • Abnormal gait
  • Allergic edema of the mouth
  • Allergic edema of the throat
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Arthralgia
  • Brachial plexus neuropathy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest pain
  • Chest tightness
  • Chills
  • Convulsions/seizures
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Dyspnea
  • Encephalopathy
  • Eye pain
  • Facial or cranial nerve paralysis
  • Facial swelling
  • Fatigue
  • Flushing
  • Headache
  • Hives
  • Hypoesthesia
  • Hypokinesia
  • Influenza-like symptoms
  • Injection site pain, redness, swelling
  • Injection site sterile abscess
  • Insomnia
  • Laryngitis
  • Limb paralysis
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malaise Fever Myalgiad
  • Microscopic polyangitis (vasculitis)
  • Muscle weakness
  • Myalgia
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Optic neuritis/neuropathy
  • Pallor
  • Paresthesia
  • Partial facial paralysis
  • Pharyngolaryngeal pain
  • Photophobia
  • Pruritus
  • Rash
  • Reddened eyes
  • Rhinitis
  • Somnolence
  • Sore throat
  • Sweating
  • Syncope
  • Throat tightness
  • Tremor
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Urticaria
  • Vomiting
Of course the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) section of the CDC, publishes many vaccine side-effects, including death.
Possibly implicated in the detrimental effects of vaccines are some of these ingredients:
  • α-tocopheryl hydrogen succinate
  • Beta-propiolactone
  • Calcium chloride
  • Dibasic sodium phosphate
  • Egg protein
  • Ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA)
  • Formaldehyde*
  • Gelatin (standard formulation only)
  • Gentamicin sulfate
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Hydrolyzed porcine gelatin
  • Monobasic potassium phosphate
  • Monobasic sodium phosphate
  • Monosodium glutamate
  • Neomycin sulfate
  • Nonylphenol ethoxylate
  • Octoxynol-10 (Triton X-100)
  • Potassium chloride
  • Polymyxin B
  • Polysorbate 80
  • Sodium deoxycholate
  • Sodium phosphate
  • Sodium taurodeoxycholate
  • Octylphenol ethoxylate (Triton X-100)
  • Thimerosal*
*Formaldehyde health hazards include:
"Potential Acute Health Effects:
Very hazardous in case of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, . Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant, sensitizer, permeator), of eye contact (corrosive). Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (corrosive). Severe over-exposure can result in death. Inflammation of the eye is characterized by redness, watering, and itching.
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
Hazardous in case of skin contact (sensitizer). CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Classified A2 (Suspected for human.) by ACGIH, 2A (Probable for human.) by IARC [Formaldehyde]. MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells.
[Formaldehyde]. Mutagenic for bacteria and/or yeast. [Formaldehyde]. Mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells. [Methyl alcohol]. Mutagenic for bacteria and/or yeast. [Methyl alcohol]. TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Classified POSSIBLE for human [Methyl alcohol]. DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available The substance may be toxic to kidneys, liver, skin, central nervous system (CNS). Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage. Repeated exposure to a highly toxic material may produce general deterioration of health by an accumulation in one or many human organs." and "Section 6: Accidental Release Measures...Prevent entry into sewers." (OSHA, 2005).
*Thimerosal health hazards include:

"Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans:
May cause cancer based on animal data. No human data found. May cause adverse reproductive effects(female fertility - post implanation mortality, fetotoxicity)and birth defects. May affect genetic material.
Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans:
        Acute Potential Health Effects: Skin: Causes skin irritation. Eyes: Causes eye irritation. May cause chemical conjunctivitis.
Inhalation: Causes respiratory tract irritation. May cause allergic respiratory tract irritation. Exposures to high concentrations may produce unconsciousness with cyanosis(a bluish discoloration of the skin due to deficient oxygenation of the blood) and cold extremities and may also affect the cardiovascular system (rapid pulse). Acute exposure to high concentrations of mercury vapors may also cause kidney damage and affect behavior/central nervous system, peripheral nervous system and autonomic nervous system, and liver and cause gastrointestinal effects (nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting).       Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. May cause gastrointestinal tract irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, headache. Exposure to high concentrations may affect respiration and cardiovascular system which may produce unconciousness with cyanosis, cold extremities and rapid pulse. May also cause central nervous system effects and/or neurological effects, and may affect the urinary system (kidneys),and liver. Chronic Potential Health Effects: Skin: Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause skin sensitization, an allergic reaction. Inhalation and Ingestion: Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause cause kidney damage, and may affect the liver, and bone marrow. Chronic exposure to mercury vaporsbehavior/central nervous system and peripheral nervous system (depression, irritability, nervousness, weakness, ataxia, fatigue, tremor, jerky gait, limb spasms, personality changes), metabolism (anorexia, weight loss) and cause gastrointestinal disturbances which is collectively referred to as "aesthenic-vegetative syndrome." Chronic ingestion may cause accumulation of mercury in body tissues and may result in salicylism which is characterized by nausea, vomiting, gastric ulcers, and hemorrhagic strokes." and "Section 6: Accidental Release Measures...Prevent entry into sewers," (OSHA, 2012).
        These are some of the ingredients included in influenza vaccines (CDC, 2012)
Despite published research available to the public demonstrating the dangers and ineffectiveness of the influenza vaccination government officials maintain their support of the influenza vaccine. My assertion is that corruption has overrun departments that should, for the safety of the public, be immune from the long arm of the pharmaceutical industry and its money.
[Use the Vaccine Research Database for more information.]


CDC (2012). CDC Sentinel H1N1 study. 

CDC (2012). Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary Excipients Included in U.S. Vaccines, by Vaccine 2012.

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Glaxo Smith Klein (2013) Influenza vaccine product insert.
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Reuters, (Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:53pm EST). Former CDC head lands vaccine job at Merck.
OSHA (2005) Material Data Safety Sheet: Formaldehyde.
OSHA (2005) Material Data Safety Sheet: Thimerosal.
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Yazbak, F.E. (2013) .The Flu Vaccine Saga: The Latest Twist. Vaccination News,

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A little bit about Michelle

This is my first attempt at really blogging. I am not sure if anyone will actually read this stuff, but it seems like so many people are blogging these days. I thought I'd give it a shot.

I guess I can start by sharing a little bit about myself. I'm a "baby boomer" born Nov. 2, 1957, and I am a "born-again" Christian. That means that my sins have been washed by the blood sacrifice of Yeshua the Christ. More about that later, or in another Blog.

I was born in Harvey, Illinois. My Father was in the military, so we lived in different states from the mid-west to the east coast, to the deep south. We lived in Boston, Kentucky, (not sure which town), and Pensacola, FL (my favorite place). My father passed away in 1968, and then my mom moved us back to cold Chicago. (buuurrr). I vowed to myself that when I grew up, I'd move back to the south, where the winters aren't so brutal.

I come from a family of 5 children. My sister is the oldest, then me and my twin brother, and I have two younger brothers.

I'm married with three kids of my own. My two sons are grown, and my daughter is still in grade school. (She is an unexpected blessing from the Lord.)

Well, there more to tell, but I will end this post for now. I hope I was at least a little bit interesting, so you'll come back and read some more.

God Bless you,