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Milk Making its Way Through Stages of Truth

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The 3 stages of truth was first observed by Arthur Schopenhauer when he said “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” We have been talking about the Milk Myth on our website for quite some time now. Of course there have been many mixed responses about it. It appears now that milk is finally starting to be exposed for what it truly is to our body by many well researched studies. It is gaining enough momentum that many are now seeing it as self evident, while some are simply violently opposing it. This is good news as at least it is past the stage of simply being ridiculed. ūüôā

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To catch up on much of our published material surrounding milk, check out this article HERE

The key point I intend to make in this article is that a recent study published in March in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, revealed that milk DID NOT help to strengthen the bones of almost 80,000 people involved in the study over a 18 year period. Milk has always been sold to the public as being a key factor in strong bones yet there is no evidence to show this to be true, but plenty of evidence to show how powerful corporate lobbying can be in shaping public opinion.

I remember growing up believing that milk was good for me and made my bones strong. The funny thing was my brother drank about 10 times as much milk as I did and yet he broke several bones in his body during our childhood. I on the other hand, rarely touched milk and in times where I thought for sure I had broken something, I never did. My personal experience led to research and that research confirmed what I had seen in my own experience. Milk does not strengthen your bones, but instead makes them weaker. How? Simple, when milk enters your body it creates a VERY acidic environment in your body. Your body then releases calcium from the bones in order to help neutralize the acidic state. This allows us to easily see that milk in fact makes bones weaker and not stronger.

Beyond it being self¬†explanatory¬†that no other species on this earth drinks the milk of another species except humans and the fact that even when animals do drink milk they only consume it when they are babies, it’s quite easy to understand why milk single¬†handily¬†can cause a huge number of health issues for people. Sometimes we look at raw milk, organic milk or other types of animal milk, in the end it doesn’t change the health results a great deal. Yes cleaner and non¬†pasteurized¬†milk is BETTER, but no it’s not very good for the body. Animal cholesterol is the number one cause of heart disease as it destroys the inner lining of the arteries. This doesn’t allow the arteries to properly release a gas that is produced to break down cholesterol in the¬†arteries. Eventually build up happens and bingo, heart attack.

Some interesting facts according to Dr. Willet who is a long time researcher or milk. He has completed numerous studies on milk and reported the findings below.

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Milk does not reduce fractures. Contrary to popular belief, eating dairy products has never been shown to reduce fracture risk. In fact, according to the Nurses’ Health Study dairy may increase risk of fractures by 50 percent!

Less dairy, better bones. Countries with lowest rates of dairy and calcium consumption (like those in Africa and Asia) have the lowest rates of osteoporosis.

Calcium isn’t as bone-protective as we thought. Studies of calcium supplementation have shown no benefit in reducing fracture risk. Vitamin D appears to be much more important than calcium in preventing fractures.

Calcium has benefits that dairy doesn’t. Calcium supplements, but not dairy products, may reduce the risk of colon cancer.

Not everyone can stomach dairy.¬†About 75 percent of the world‚Äôs population is genetically unable to properly digest milk and other dairy products ‚ÄĒ a problem called lactose intolerance.

Currently there are movements¬†occurring¬†to try and remove milk from school cafeterias as a staple in children’s diet. Too much information is being released that disproves what was once believed about milk. A HUGE increase in milk alternative products like rice milk, almond milk and coconut milk are popping up in grocery stores and¬†convenience¬†stores everywhere. It seems it won’t be long before the truth about milk will become self evident.

Sources:
http://www.notmilk.com/deb/willet.html
http://www.examiner.com/article/government-s-dairy-recommendations-are-not-supported-by-science
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/dairy-free-dairy-6-reason_b_558876.html

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The Powerful Aspirin Alternative Your Doctor Never Told You About

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    This article was written by Sayer Ji, Founder of Greenmedinfo,com where it was originally posted. Published here with permission.

  • Reflect On:

    Given the newly released cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines recommending against daily low-dose aspirin use, natural, safe and effective alternatives are needed now more than ever.

In a previous article titled “The Evidence Against Aspirin and For Natural Alternatives,” we discussed the clear and present danger linked with the use of aspirin as well as several clinically proven alternatives that feature significant side benefits as opposed to¬†aspirin’s many known side effects.

Since writing this article,¬†even more evidence has accumulated¬†indicating that aspirin’s risks outweigh its benefits. Most notably, a 15-year Dutch study published in the journal Heart found that among 27,939 healthy female health professionals (average age 54) randomized to receive either 100 mg of aspirin every day or a placebo the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding outweighed the benefit of the intervention for colorectal cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention in those under 65 years of age. Most recently, last month,¬†new¬†cardiovascular disease prevention¬†guidelines¬†submitted jointly by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Associated and published in the¬†Journal of the American College of Cardiology,¬†earlier this year, contradict decades of routine medical advice by explicitly advising against the daily use of low-dose or baby aspirin (75-100 mg) as a preventive health strategy against stroke or heart attack, in most cases.

Of course, aspirin is not alone as far as dangerous side effects are concerned. The entire¬†non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID)¬†category of prescription and over-the-counter drugs is fraught with serious danger. Ibuprofen, for instance, is¬†known to kill thousands each year, and is believed no less dangerous than Merck’s COX-2 inhibitor NSAID drug Vioxx which caused between¬†88,000-140,000 cases of serious heart disease¬†in the five years it was on the market (1999-2004). Tylenol is so profoundly¬†toxic to the liver¬†that contributing writer Dr. Michael Murray recently asked in his Op-Ed piece, “Is it Time for the FDA to Remove Tylenol From the Market?” Just as serious are tylenol’s empathy destroying properties¬†that were only identified four years ago.

Given the dire state of affairs associated with pharmaceutical intervention for chronic pain issues, what can folks do who don’t want to kill themselves along with their pain?

Pine Bark Extract (Pycnogenol) Puts Aspirin To Shame

When it comes to aspirin alternatives, one promising contender is pycnogenol, a powerful antioxidant extracted from French maritime pine bark, backed by over 40 years of research, the most compelling of which we have aggregated on GreenMedInfo.com here: Pycnogenol Research. Amazingly, you will find research indexed there showing it may have value for over 80 health conditions.

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In 1999, a remarkable study published in the journal Thrombotic Research found that pycnogenol was superior (i.e. effective at a lower dosage) to aspirin at inhibiting smoking-induced clotting, without the significant (and potentially life-threatening) increase in bleeding time associated with aspirin use. The abstract is well worth reading in its entirety:

“The effects of a bioflavonoid mixture, Pycnogenol, were assessed on platelet function in humans. Cigarette smoking increased heart rate and blood pressure. These increases were not influenced by oral consumption of Pycnogenol or Aspirin just before smoking. However, increased platelet reactivity yielding aggregation 2 hours after smoking was prevented by 500 mg Aspirin or 100 mg Pycnogenol in 22 German heavy smokers. In a group of 16 American smokers, blood pressure increased after smoking. It was unchanged after intake of 500 mg Aspirin or 125 mg Pycnogenol. In another group of 19 American smokers, increased platelet aggregation was more significantly reduced by 200 than either 150 mg or 100 mg Pycnogenol supplementation. This study showed that a single, high dose, 200 mg Pycnogenol, remained effective for over 6 days against smoking-induced platelet aggregation. Smoking increased platelet aggregation that was prevented after administration of 500 mg Aspirin and 125 mg Pycnogenol.¬†Thus, smoking-induced enhanced platelet aggregation was inhibited by 500 mg Aspirin as well as by a lower range of 100-125 mg Pycnogenol. Aspirin significantly (p<0.001) increased bleeding time from 167 to 236 seconds while Pycnogenol did not.¬†These observations suggest an advantageous risk-benefit ratio for Pycnogenol.” [emphasis added]

As emphasized in bold above, pycnogenol unlike aspirin did not significantly increase bleeding time. This has profound implications, as aspirin’s potent anti-platelet/’blood thinning’ properties can also cause life-threatening hemorrhagic events. If this study is accurate and pycnogenol is more effective at decreasing pathologic platelet aggregation at a lower dose without causing the increased bleeding linked to aspirin, then it is clearly a superior natural alternative worthy of far more attention by the conventional medical establishment and research community than it presently receives.

Not Just A Drug Alternative

Pycnogenol, like so many other natural interventions, has a wide range of side benefits that may confer significant advantage when it comes to reducing cardiovascular disease risk. For instance, pycnogenol is also:

  • Blood Pressure Reducing/Endothelial Function Enhancer: A number of clinical studies indicate that¬†pycnogenol is therapeutic for those suffering with hypertension. Pycnogenol actually addresses a root cause of hypertension and cardiovascular disease in general, namely,¬†endothelial dysfunction¬†(the inability of the inner lining of the blood vessels to function correctly, e.g. fully dilate).[1]¬†It has been shown to prevent damage in microcirculation in hypertensive patients, as well as reducing the dose of blood pressure drugs in hypertensive patients,[2]including hypertensive diabetic patients.[3]¬†It has even been found to reduce intraocular hypertension found in glaucoma patients.[4]
  • Anti-Inflammatory Effects: There is a growing appreciation among the medical community that inflammation contributes to cardiovascular disease. Several markers, including C-reactive protein are now being fore grounded as being at least as important in determining cardiovascular disease risk as various blood lipids and/or their ratios, such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Pycnogenol has been found to reduce C-reactive protein in hypertensive patients.[5]¬†Pycnogenol has been found to rapidly modulate downward (inhibit) both Cox-1 and Cox-2 enzyme activity in human subjects, resulting in reduced expression of these inflammation-promoting enzymes within 30 minutes post-ingestion.[6]¬†Another observed anti-inflammatory effect of pycnogenol is its ability to down-regulate the class of inflammatory enzymes known as matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs).[7]¬†Pycnogenol has also been found to significantly inhibit NF-kappaB activation, a key body-wide regulator of inflammation levels whose overexpression and/or dysregulation may result in pathologic cardiovascular manifestations.[8]¬†Finally, pycnogenol has been found to reduce fibrinogen levels, a glycoprotein that contributes to the formation of blood clots; fibrinogen has been identified as an¬†independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease.[9]
  • The Ideal Air Travel Companion: In a previous article entitled, “How Pine Bark Extract Could Save Air Travelers Lives,” we delve into a compelling body of research that indicates pycnogenol may be the perfect preventive remedy for preventing flight-associated thrombosis, edema, and concerns related to radiotoxicity and immune suppression.

Given the evidence for pycnogenol‚Äôs pleotrophic cardioprotective properties, we hope that pycnogenol will become more commonly recommended by health care practitioners as the medical paradigm continues to evolve past its reliance on synthetic chemicals, eventually (we hope) returning to natural, increasingly evidence-based interventions. However, it is important that we don‚Äôt fall prey to the one-disease-one-pill model, convincing ourselves to focus on popping pills ‚Äď this time natural ones ‚Äď as simply countermeasures or ‚Äėinsurance‚Äô against the well-known harms associated with the standard American diet, lack of exercise and uncontrolled stress. The ultimate goal is to remove the need for pills altogether, focusing on preventing cardiovascular disease from the ground up and inside out, e.g. letting high quality food, clean water and air, and a healthy attitude nourish and sustain your health and well-being.


References

[1]¬†Ximing Liu, Junping Wei, Fengsen Tan, Shengming Zhou, Gudrun W√ľrthwein, Peter Rohdewald.¬†Pycnogenol, French maritime pine bark extract, improves endothelial function of hypertensive patients.¬†Life Sci. 2004 Jan 2;74(7):855-62. PMID:¬†14659974

[2] Gianni Belcaro, Maria Rosaria Cesarone, Andrea Ricci, Umberto Cornelli, Peter Rodhewald, Andrea Ledda, Andrea Di Renzo, Stefano Stuard, Marisa Cacchio, Giulia Vinciguerra, Giuseppe Gizzi, Luciano Pellegrini, Mark Dugall, Filiberto Fano. Control of edema in hypertensive subjects treated with calcium antagonist (nifedipine) or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors with Pycnogenol. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2006 Oct;12(4):440-4. PMID: 17000888

[3] Sherma Zibadi, Peter J Rohdewald, Danna Park, Ronald Ross Watson. Reduction of cardiovascular risk factors in subjects with type 2 diabetes by Pycnogenol supplementation. Nutr Res. 2008 May;28(5):315-20. PMID: 19083426

[4] Robert D Steigerwalt, Belcaro Gianni, Morazzoni Paolo, Ezio Bombardelli, Carolina Burki, Frank Schönlau. Effects of Mirtogenol on ocular blood flow and intraocular hypertension in asymptomatic subjects. Mol Vis. 2008;14:1288-92. Epub 2008 Jul 10. PMID: 18618008

[5]¬†Maria Rosaria Cesarone, Gianni Belcaro, Stefano Stuard, Frank Sch√∂nlau, Andrea Di Renzo, Maria Giovanna Grossi, Mark Dugall, Umberto Cornelli, Marisa Cacchio, Giuseppe Gizzi, Luciano Pellegrini.¬†Kidney flow and function in hypertension: protective effects of pycnogenol in hypertensive participants–a controlled study.¬†J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Mar;15(1):41-6. Epub 2010 Jan 22. PMID:¬†20097689

[6] Angelika Schäfer, Zuzana Chovanová, Jana Muchová, Katarína Sumegová, Anna Liptáková, Zdenka Duracková, Petra Högger. Inhibition of COX-1 and COX-2 activity by plasma of human volunteers after ingestion of French maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol). Biomed Pharmacother. 2006 Jan;60(1):5-9. Epub 2005 Oct 26. PMID: 16330178

[7] Tanja Grimm, Angelika Schäfer, Petra Högger. Antioxidant activity and inhibition of matrix metalloproteinases by metabolites of maritime pine bark extract (pycnogenol). Wei Sheng Yan Jiu. 2011 Jan;40(1):103-6. PMID: 14990359

[8] Tanja Grimm, Zuzana Chovanová, Jana Muchová, Katarína Sumegová, Anna Liptáková, Zdenka Duracková, Petra Högger. Inhibition of NF-kappaB activation and MMP-9 secretion by plasma of human volunteers after ingestion of maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol). J Inflamm (Lond). 2006;3:1. Epub 2006 Jan 27. PMID: 16441890

[9] G Belcaro, M R Cesarone, S Errichi, C Zulli, B M Errichi, G Vinciguerra, A Ledda, A Di Renzo, S Stuard, M Dugall, L Pellegrini, G Gizzi, E Ippolito, A Ricci, M Cacchio, G Cipollone, I Ruffini, F Fano, M Hosoi, P Rohdewald. Variations in C-reactive protein, plasma free radicals and fibrinogen values in patients with osteoarthritis treated with Pycnogenol. Redox Rep. 2008;13(6):271-6. PMID: 19017467

Originally published: 2017-07-23

Article updated: 2019-04-11


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Long-Term Consequences of Mumps Vaccination: Many Unanswered Questions

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This is Part II of a two-part series on mumps. Part I discussed how mumps vaccination and the flawed mumps component of Merck’s MMR vaccine are fostering dangerous mumps outbreaks in adolescents and young adults.

It has been about five decades since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Merck‚Äôs first mumps vaccine. The company began launching combination MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccines in the 1970s. Coincidentally‚ÄĒor not‚ÄĒan¬†infertility crisis¬†has been brewing over roughly the same time period, with dramatic declines in sperm counts and¬†record-lowfertility levels. However, few investigators seem interested in assessing whether mumps outbreaks in highly vaccinated populations of teens and young adults could be having¬†long-termeffects on fertility or other health indicators.

As described in¬†Part I, childhood MMR vaccination has been an unmitigated disaster where mumps is concerned, deferring mumps infection to¬†older ages¬†and leaving adolescents and young adults vulnerable to serious reproductive¬†complications. Public health reports show that the vast majority of mumps cases and outbreaks occur in youth who have been¬†fully vaccinatedwith the prescribed two-dose MMR series, supporting a hypothesis of ‚Äúwaning immunity after the second dose.‚ÄĚ FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials even¬†admitthat mumps outbreaks in the post-vaccination era ‚Äútypically involve young adults,‚ÄĚ and that vaccination is failing to protect those who are college-age and above.

Myopically, many vaccine experts have called for¬†a third MMR dose‚ÄĒor even ‚Äúbooster dosing throughout adulthood‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒeven though the FDA‚Äôs and CDC‚Äôs own¬†research¬†shows that MMR boosters in college-age youth barely last¬†one year.¬†As alleged in whistleblower lawsuits wending their way through the courts over the past eight years, Merck presented the FDA with a ‚Äúfalsely inflated efficacy rate‚ÄĚ for the MMR‚Äôs mumps component, using animal antibodies and other fraudulent tactics to fool FDA‚ÄĒand the public‚ÄĒinto believing that the vaccine was effective.

When infection arises after puberty, however, mumps is no laughing matter, presenting an increased risk of complications such as hearing loss, encephalitis and inflammation of the reproductive organs.

Mumps after puberty is no laughing matter

Around the time that the first mumps vaccine came on the market, the 1967 children‚Äôs classic¬†The Great Brain¬†humorously depicted mumps infection in childhood as a mere nuisance. The book‚Äôs young protagonist goes out of his way to intentionally infect himself with mumps so that he can beat his two brothers to the recovery finish line‚ÄĒand he experiences no adverse consequences other than his siblings‚Äô annoyance.

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When infection arises after puberty, however, mumps is no laughing matter, presenting an¬†increased risk¬†of complications such as hearing loss, encephalitis and inflammation of the reproductive organs. About one in three postpubertal men with mumps develops¬†orchitis(inflammation of the testes), which can damage sperm, affect testosterone production and contribute to subfertility and¬†infertility. During a mumps outbreak in England in the mid-2000s, mumps orchitis accounted for¬†42% of all hospitalized mumps cases; the researchers attributed this outcome‚ÄĒwhich was the most common reason for hospitalization‚ÄĒto ‚Äúthe high attack rates in adolescents and young adults‚ÄĚ that occurred ‚Äúdespite high coverage with two-dose MMR.‚ÄĚ An analysis of a 2006 mumps outbreak in the U.S. reported that¬†male patients¬†were over three times more likely than female patients to experience complications, ‚Äúdue primarily to orchitis.‚ÄĚ

An estimated 5% to 10% of postpubertal women will develop oophoritis (swelling of the ovaries) following mumps infection. Oophoritis is associated with premature menopause and infertility, but mumps-related oophoritis has garnered little notice.

Mumps infections are often¬†asymptomatic¬†or produce nonspecific symptoms such as fever, while cases of orchitis may present with¬†no other mumps symptoms. Nonetheless, public health officials advise clinicians that orchitis is an instant cue to¬†test¬†for mumps virus, and testing often reveals elevated mumps antibodies. In a case report of MMR failure, British clinicians isolated a novel genetic strain of mumps virus from the patient‚Äôs semen two weeks after the onset of orchitis and found mumps RNA in the semen 40 days later; they also noted ‚Äúthe appearance of anti-sperm antibodies,‚ÄĚ with ‚Äúpotential¬†long-term adverse effects¬†on the patient‚Äôs fertility.‚ÄĚ

In 2017, researchers who¬†reviewed¬†185 studies conducted in Western nations found that sperm counts had plummeted by 50% to 60% between 1973 and 2011‚ÄĒan average decrease of 1.4% annually. Commenting on this work, one analyst estimated that¬†20% to 30%¬†of young men in Europe and North America have sperm concentrations associated with a reduced ability to father a child. Given estimates that as much as¬†40% of reproductive problems¬†have to do with the male partner, there is agreement on the importance of ‚Äúfinding and eliminating [the] hidden culprits in the environment‚ÄĚ that most researchers believe are to blame.

An estimated 5% to 10% of postpubertal women will develop oophoritis (swelling of the ovaries) following mumps infection. Oophoritis is associated with premature menopause and infertility, but mumps-related oophoritis has garnered little notice.

MMR’s and MMRV’s potential to impair fertility never studied

Merck has not evaluated either of its two MMR vaccines‚ÄĒthe¬†MMR-II¬†and the MMR-plus-varicella (MMRV) vaccine‚ÄĒfor their potential to impair fertility. Whether such testing would unearth direct effects on fertility (as appears to be possible with¬†HPV vaccination¬†in women) is thus unknown. However, mumps vaccination undeniably increases reproductive-age individuals‚Äô risk of mumps infection and, in the process, increases the risk of fertility-altering complications.¬†These facts alone should be attracting far more attention.

Unfortunately, because clinicians already tend to underdiagnose mumps¬†infection¬†and underestimate mumps¬†complications, it is likely that they are failing to recognize possible vaccine-induced reproductive health consequences of mumps infection in their adolescent and young adult patients. In one university outbreak, ‚Äúmost physicians‚Ķdid not suspect mumps,‚ÄĚ and even when they became aware of the outbreak, ‚Äúdiagnosing mumps was not always straightforward.‚ÄĚ Moreover, although differentiating between vaccine strains of mumps virus and wild types could provide valuable information, few clinicians have the capacity or inclination to perform testing of this type. A Japanese study of cerebrospinal fluid and saliva from patients with mumps complications found¬†vaccine strain¬†in nearly all of the samples and noted the information‚Äôs importance in helping determine whether the complications were vaccine-related.

Those who have sought to understand mumps vaccines‚Äô poor performance point to a¬†mixture of explanatory factors. These include waning immunity, the high population density and close quarters encountered in settings such as college campuses, incomplete vaccine-induced immunity to wild virus as well as¬†viral evolution¬†such that ‚Äúthe vaccine triggers a less potent reaction against today‚Äôs mumps viruses than those of 50 years ago.‚ÄĚ However, some also quietly¬†admit¬†that individuals with ‚Äúmild vaccine-modified disease‚ÄĚ could be perpetuating the chain of transmission. This latter point ought to be raising questions about the logic and wisdom of administering¬†further rounds¬†of MMR boosters during outbreaks while ignoring the problems created by the doses already given.

… some individuals respond poorly to mumps vaccination and vaccine-induced antibody levels correlate poorly with protection from mumps infection, irrespective of the number of additional doses of mumps-containing vaccine they receive.

Most scientists appear to be either resigned to¬†ongoing mumps outbreaks¬†in vaccinated populations or actually accept¬†periodic outbreaks¬†as the cost of doing business. Publications by FDA and CDC researchers reveal these agencies‚Äô awareness that some individuals respond poorly to mumps vaccination and that vaccine-induced antibody levels correlate poorly with protection from mumps infection, ‚Äúirrespective of the number of additional doses¬†of mumps-containing vaccine they receive.‚ÄĚ Considering the effects on fertility, the generally abysmal track record of mumps vaccination and Merck‚Äôs¬†fraudulent claims¬†about efficacy, it is hard to fathom medical and public health experts‚Äô complacency about current mumps vaccines and vaccine policies.


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Investigation Shows The MMR Vaccine Was Approved Based On Small Studies Showing Disturbing Results

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  • The Facts:

    A FOIA request by Del Bigtree reveals that the 8 studies supporting the release of the MMR vaccine were only 6 weeks long, used only 800 children, and led to damaging respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses to many of the children.

  • Reflect On:

    Are we ready to collectively deal with the implications of ongoing revelations of industry malfeasance with regards to vaccines that for some may require a shift in long-held beliefs?

Amidst a rash of efforts to bring forward mandatory vaccination in pockets of the United States is the recent move in New York City to declare a public health emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak and order mandatory vaccinations in one neighborhood for people who may have been exposed to the virus.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the unusual order¬†to address what he said was a measles ‚Äúcrisis‚ÄĚ in Brooklyn‚Äôs Williamsburg section, where more than 250 people have gotten measles since September.¬†The order applies to anyone living, working or going to school in four¬†zip codes in the neighborhood.¬†The declaration requires all unvaccinated people who may have been exposed to the virus to get the vaccine, including children over 6 months old.¬†People who ignore the order could be fined $1,000.

Challenging Assumptions

This kind of invasive move gives rise to several serious questions, including challenging many of the assumptions that are necessarily made to justify such a move.

Assumption #1: People who may have been infected with the measles should get vaccinated immediately. De Blasio wants people¬†who may have been infected with the measles¬†to get vaccinated. The assumption here is that the vaccine would actually help someone who has the virus by preventing them from getting the measles or preventing them from spreading it to others. But this just doesn’t stand to reason. If someone is already infected, getting a measles vaccine will not¬†prevent the outbreak. That’s not what a vaccine is designed for.¬†And while the person¬†is going through¬†the 2-week period it takes for the vaccine to take hold,¬†it’s quite possible that this will¬†weaken the immune response to the actual measles infection the person has. Quarantining people suspected of being infected would be¬†the sensible response, not vaccinating.¬†If they happen to have the measles, no problem. Once they recover they will then be immune for life.

Assumption #2: The MMR Vaccine Can Create Herd Immunity. There is an article in the Huffington post entitled ‘I’m No Anti-Vaxxer, But the Measles Vaccine Can’t Prevent Outbreaks,’ in which Dr. Gregory Poland, who strongly advocates for vaccines, notes that outbreaks are¬†often initiated and spread by¬†people who have been fully vaccinated against the measles–over 50% in the case of a 2011 outbreak in Quebec. How is this possible? While this Quebec outbreak happened within a community that supposedly had achieved herd-immunity status¬†of over 95% vaccinated, the facts are, as the article notes, that “9 per cent of children having two doses of the vaccine, as public health authorities now recommend, will have lost their immunity after just¬†seven and a half years. As more time passes, more lose their immunity.” Therefore, herd immunity¬†for measles is simply impossible to achieve with this vaccine.

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Assumption #3: The MMR Vaccine, in de Blasio’s words, is ‘safe, effective, and life-saving.’ The¬†claim that the MMR vaccine is ‘life-saving’ does not stand up to simple statistics, as we detail in our article ‘Statistics Show The MMR Vaccine Kills More People Than The Measles Does.’ Whether it is effective, we have already seen that it is incapable of creating herd immunity, wanes over time, does not work at all for some people, and in some of the latest outbreaks the majority of people infected were fully vaccinated. Is it safe? This is the important question we cover in the next section.

The Studies That Stand Behind The Approval Of the MMR Vaccine

The pharmaceutical industry, as well as governmental regulatory bodies like the CDC and the FDA, assure the public that they take the safety of vaccines seriously, and that there is irrefutable science behind the notion that vaccines are safe in terms of the studies that their approval is based on.

However, a Freedom of Information Act request by Del Bigtree has revealed absolutely startling information about the studies that supported the approval of the MMR vaccines that have been injected into our children. To begin with, only 8 studies were conducted and the total combined number of children participating in the studies was only a little over 800! Furthermore, the studies only recorded symptoms for the first 6 weeks after the vaccines were given, unlike many other drug studies that follow symptoms for 5 years or more. And finally, the study revealed serious side-effects in those receiving the vaccine, including a highly significant number of participants who suffered upper respiratory illness and gastrointestinal illness, which has been linked to autism.

In our latest¬†episode of The Collective Evolution Show on CETV, Joe, Arjun and I discussed New York’s mandatory vaccination order as well as¬†Del Bigtree’s analysis of the MMR studies he received and the reason that Big Pharma not only does not want to do proper, large-scale studies on the safety of vaccines, but they also want to try to prevent other researchers like Dr. Christopher Exley from doing so as well.

You can watch the full episode of The Collective Evolution Show where we talk about this subject in more detail here.

You can go here¬†to see the full episode of ‘The Highwire’ where Del Bigtree breaks down the MMR studies¬†in question.

The Takeaway

The veils of illusion that have been masking the truth are lifting as our consciousness awakens. Transparency is coming, though how long it takes will depend on our continued efforts to dig for and spread the truth far and wide.

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