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“My name is Alisa Neathery. My beautiful son Bently Stratton passed away only 5 days after receiving 11 vaccinations in one visit. He was 7 days shy of reaching 6 months old.

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He was vaccinated for his first time April 5, 2012 and passed away April 10, 2012.  We thought we were doing the right thing and decided to hold off on his vaccinations until he was closer to 6 months old when the SIDS rate is supposedly lower.

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Apparently we were very very wrong.

This took place in Texas. Bently’s death was ruled as SUUDS, ‘sudden unexplained unexpected death syndrome.’ It’s different from SIDS. The medical examiner stated that he found it ‘odd’ that he could not find a cause of death for my son.

I believe that was a cover up for the shots being blamed for what killed him. Nothing was reported to the appropriate places because they didn’t find the shots to be the sole cause of death. But my son was 100% healthy prior to the vaccinations.

I don’t believe it to be coincidence that he passed 5 days after the shots. I know they killed him.”

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 “The difference between Bently’s death and a drunk driving death, is that in the case of vaccines – the one who commits the negligent homicide, signs the death certificate.” – Retired LAPD officer Clark Baker

Parents Told “Adverse Reactions Are Rare”

Bently - almost aged 6 months - died 5 days after 11 vaccinations were given to him. Doctors said 'not related to vaccines' Would they say that if Bently had swallowed 11 different types of prescription drugs?

Bently – almost aged 6 months – died 5 days after 11 vaccinations were given to him. Doctors said ‘not related to vaccines’ Would they say that if Bently had swallowed 11 different types of prescription drugs?

Alisa’s story about her son Bently is one of pure tragedy.

It seems obvious that the astronomical amount of vaccines given to him in one sitting was the cause of his sudden death, yet Bently’s doctor denied a connection. But a mother knows and can use common sense to ask herself, “what was different in the last few days that doesn’t normally happen in my child’s life?”

If you have ever asked your own doctor about how often adverse reactions occur, chances are they said something along the lines of, “Oh they’re very rare, in fact, probably about 1 in a million.”

But the problem with that answer is it simply does not seem to be true. There are far too many parents reporting injuries; VAERS and Medalerts – two online databases the public can use – are full of them.

Furthermore, most doctors are not explaining to people just how many adverse reactions can actually occur. And rarely does a doctor or nurse even show the vaccine insert to the patient, despite the fact that the list of possible reactions is lengthy, which is listed further on in this article.

When a child is injured, very rarely do our medical providers admit that the vaccine was the cause – and in fact they often emphatically deny it, even if a child had seizures for the first time in their life that very night .

If a patient doesn’t have a reaction within the standard waiting time of 15 minutes of having the injection ( in Bently’s case, the doctor didn’t even make Alisa wait at all), it seems as though doctors relinquish all responsibility, as though anything that happens after that time is ‘definitely’ unrelated to the vaccinations.

I shudder to think about all the different amounts of chemicals, live viruses, killed viruses, animal DNA, heavy metals and other chemicals were injected into Bently that day. The aluminum (a proven neurotoxin) for one, that Bently received on April 5th 2012 would have been astronomical.

Now that most thimeresol has been phased out of the majority of infant vaccines, they now have worrying levels of aluminium in them.

Christina England reported about the various levels of aluminum found in many infant vaccines today in her article titled: This Study Reveals Children are Being Vaccinated With Toxic Levels of Aluminium Causing Neurological Damage and Autism

  • DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis): 170–625 mcg, depending on
    manufacturer
  • Hepatitis A: 250 mcg
  • Hepatitis B: 250 mcg
  • Hib (for meningitis; PedVaxHib brand only): 225 mcg
  • HPV: 225 mcg
  • Pediarix (DTaP–hepatitis B–polio combination): 850 mcg
  • Pentacel (DTaP–Hib–polio combination): 330 mcg
  • Pneumococcus: 125 mcg

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It’s clear from this list that Bently would have been given close to 2000mcg (perhaps even far more depending on the manufacturers ingredients) of Aluminum in one day.  And we haven’t even mentioned the other ingredients in those shots.  Alisa also thinks what happened to Bently is criminal and has set up a go fund me campaign to help her try and sue regarding what happened to her son.

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Aluminum – Highly Toxic and Damaging To Infants

As you can see below Bently was also given the Dtap vaccine twice.

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Bently’s vaccine record from 5th April 2012 – Is this really ok for a child to receive all these vaccines at once? Where is the proof this is safe?

When babies ‘mysteriously’ die, it seems that autopsies do not cover testing for the ingredients found in vaccinations. Surely this is a crime?  If a child swallowed other prescription drugs wouldn’t that coroner then have to test for the drugs?  Why isn’t there a legal requirement to test for these vaccine ingredients?  Vaccines are also prescription drugs!

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A horrific story came out of California regarding an infant that was recently vaccinated. Vac Truth reported:

Parents in California are distraught after losing their infant son after being vaccinated. He died in his sleep and was taken to the hospital already deceased. Hospital staff ruled his death as sudden infant death syndrome. The couple was told an autopsy was required to be performed on their son.

After returning home, waiting to get an update, they never received one. Numerous phone calls were made to get answers. Weeks went by. Finally, they received verbal confirmation and told their son was best not to be seen prior to being cremated, because of the condition he was in. Once cremated, they could pick up the remains of their child from the crematory. They were not given the chance to say their goodbyes.

More than one year and four months have passed and the family has yet to receive his autopsy report. It turns out their son was given a vaccine not approved for his age and an extra dose of the hepatitis B vaccine that he shouldn’t have received until later on.

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Bently’s vaccine list.

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Not so rare after all? At least 3 billion dollars have been paid out to victims of vaccine injury.

One in a Million Chance, Or Far Greater?

The standard “1 in a million” quote seems to be quite false anyway, even according to the CDC, who has said that serious allergic reactions can occur in “less than 100,000 doses.” That’s a far cry from one in a million.

I personally know hundreds of mothers who have vaccine injured children. Their stories are compelling, making a powerful case that the vaccines were the main trigger. But, most of them were all shot down by the medical community for vaccines being the cause.

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Vaccine Promoters Say Vaccines Are Safe Yet No Long Term Safety Studies Done

Doctors think vaccines are safer than regular prescription drugs. It’s because they have been taught that the ‘golden miracle’ in medicine was vaccinations and that the risk from them harming is so low that it’s not even worth discussing about with the patient.  They also believe statements like the one below.

This is what is typically found on vaccination-promoting websites such as Colorado’s organization immunizeforgood.com:

Vaccines undergo rigorous safety testing prior to being approved by the FDA and are continually monitored for safety. All vaccine ingredients are tested to be safe. Vaccines are also studied to be administered together, to work in conjunction to safely prompt your child’s immune system to build protection.

As someone who has spent years researching vaccines, these above statements are simply not true. There has never been a single study testing the safety of the current vaccine schedule.

“Rigorous Safety Testing”

Vaccine manufacturers study their new vaccine with another vaccine (instead of solely using a placebo such as saline solution like standard drug testing) that is more than likely not going to be as safe or as effective – making their new vaccine look better.  In the case of the HPV vaccine the other vaccine which was used as the placebo, was actually full of aluminum, so naturally the HPV vaccine appeared to be far safer than what they called their “placebo.”

It’s also very important to note that the vaccine manufacturers do their own “safety” studies. Many concerned about vaccine safety find this very disturbing. The sensible process would be to see vaccines being tested by independent bodies.  But that never happens.

”FDA approval”

The FDA are paid by the pharmaceutical companies to fast track medications such as vaccines.  Sometimes they approve vaccines (such as the ebola vaccine that is in the pipeline) which haven’t undergone any testing at all.

According to author Ethan Huff’s damning report titled, Institutional Corruption of Pharmaceuticals and the Myth of Safe and Effective Drugs, published in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics:

“The FDA is nothing more than a pay-for-play front group that caters strictly to the interests of the pharmaceutical industry. Since drug companies are what primarily funds the FDA these days, the agency has lowered the barriers to entry for new drugs, speeding up the approval process while at the same time putting patients at increased risk.”

For more shocking information about the FDA please visit this link.

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”All Vaccine Ingredients Are Tested To Be Safe”

Again, this is simply not true.  Many ingredients such as formaldehyde, anti-freeze, aluminum, and thimerasol (don’t be fooled that it’s all gone – it’s  still used in some flu shots, tetanus, and some meningitis vaccines today) are proven to cause cancer (even the CDC says this, and children are more at risk, but they don’t mention vaccines in their formaldehyde report!) and neurological problems. There are also other harmful ingredients found in vaccines.

 

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Paid To Promote Vaccines & Gain Public’s Trust

The vaccine industry follows a strict business model, and that’s a fact. They employ the same strategies to gain more customers used in other commercial industries.

After doing a bit of research into Immunize for Good (linked above), I found this in their Strategic Plan (highly recommended reading).

This list below is a small fraction from the pdf documenting Colorado’s aims to:

  • vaccinate more children
  • distribute more pro-vaccination printed materials
  • get more blog hits
  • ensure that “paid media will reach at least 1 million impressions per year”
  • identify earned and paid media opportunities to promote CCIC, www.ImmunizeforGood.com and www.VacunalosporsuBien.com.
  • offer continuing education credits for health care professionals.

I find “strategic business plans” like the one above and also the Healthy People 2020 plan – a new “adult immunization program” – extremely concerning.

In all of these plans, there is nothing about improving actual safety of the vaccines to gain the public’s trust in wanting to use them!

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There are 130 official ways for an infant to die (as categorized in the ICD), and one unofficial way for an infant to die: following an adverse reaction to one or more vaccines. When vaccine-related deaths are hidden within the death tables, parents are denied the ability to ascertain honest vaccine risk-to-benefit ratios, and true informed consent to vaccinations is not possible.

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After noticing lots of stories from CE readers under the vaccination posts we publish, it’s made us wonder just how many of our readers have possibly been harmed by vaccines?

We therefore ask you to leave your stories and to share this post with other friends who have told you that they (or a member of their family) were also affected by a vaccination. We want you to leave the comments UNDER this article so that when parents are doing a search for vaccine injuries, they will come across this post and be able to decide for themselves – are adverse reactions from vaccines only occurring 1 in every million, 1 in every 100,000, or actually in far greater numbers?

Whilst some may think an adverse reaction can only consist of something serious, like convulsions or death, there are actually many other adverse reactions which have been documented.

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These are just some of the adverse reactions that can occur after receiving a vaccine:

  • Swelling at injection site
  • Rash
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Chills
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Seizures
  • Autism
  • Guillaine-Barre Syndrome
  • Brain swelling
  • Shock
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Ataxia
  • Drowsiness
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Myalgia
  • Arthralgia
  • Urticarial
  • Edema
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Diarrhea
  • Paralysis
  • Infertility
  • Encephalitis
  • Miscarriage
  • Facial swelling
  • Death
  • Varicella zoster infection after vaccination
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People are losing their rights to exemption rights – If SB277 comes in there will be only a small amount of medical reasons not to vaccinate.

Check Out VAERS Reporting System With Registered Deaths After Vaccines:

You’ve got to have a strong stomach to read this report, but I do urge you to check it out. The stories are horrific and there are pages and pages of them. Important to note, that these are only the reports about deaths.  There are thousands of more reported to VAERS about other life changing injuries.

Have you experienced an adverse reaction?

We’d love to find out what happened to you, a family member or your own children after receiving a vaccine.  Please tell us below or, you can also email stories directly at contact@collective-evolution.com

  • were you shown the vaccine insert
  • were you told about the possible risks
  • what age were you or the said person was
  • what vaccine(s) you were given
  • what happened afterwards and what the doctor or hospital’s response was

Thank you

Further reading:

http://www.thedoctorwithin.com/unvaccinated/Parents-of-Unvaccinated-Children/

 

If you’d like to learn a lot more about vaccines please watch Vaccines Revealed, a 9 part Documentary series

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Most Diabetic, Heart Disease & Alzheimer’s Deaths Categorized As “Covid” Deaths (UK)

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    According to professor of evidence based medicine at Oxford Dr. Carl Heneghan , who is also an emergency GP, most diabetic, heart disease & alzheimer's deaths were categorized as COVID deaths in the United Kingdom.

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    How many deaths have actually been a result of COVID? Why is this pandemic surrounded with so much controversy? Why does mainstream media fail at having appropriate conversations about 'controversial' evidence/opinions?

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 Dr. Carl Heneghan has an interesting view on the pandemic, not only is he a professor of evidence-based medicine at Oxford University, he also works Saturday shifts as an emergency GP. This allows him to see healthcare from both the academic perspective as well as the healthcare experience, more specifically, it allows him to see COVID from both perspectives.

What Happened: In a recent article he wrote for The Spectator, he writes the following,

It’s hard to imagine, let alone measures, the side effects of lockdowns. The risk with the government’s ‘fear’ messaging is that people become so worried about burdening the NHS that they avoid seeking medical help. Or by the time they do so, it can be too late. The big rise in at-home deaths (still ongoing) points to that. You will be familiar with the Covid death toll, updated in the papers every day. But did you know that since the pandemic, we’ve had 28,200 more deaths among diabetics that we’d normally expect? That’s not the kind of figure they show on a graph at No. 10 press conference. For people with heart disease, it’s 17,100. For dementia and Alzheimer’s, it’s 22,800. Most were categorised as Covid deaths: people can die with multiple conditions, so they can fall into more than one of these categories. It’s a complicated picture. But that’s the problem in assessing lockdown. you need to do a balance of risks.

Evidence-based medicine might sound like a tautology — what kind of medicine isn’t based on evidence? I’m afraid that you’d be surprised. Massive decisions are often taken on misleading, low-quality evidence. We see this all the time. In the last pandemic, the swine flu outbreak of 2009, I did some work asking why the government spent £500 million on Tamiflu: then hailed as a wonder drug. In fact, it proved to have a very limited effect. The debate then had many of the same cast of characters as today: Jonathan Van-Tam, Neil Ferguson and others. The big difference this time is the influence of social media, whose viciousness is something to behold. It’s easy to see why academics would self-censor and stay away from the debate, especially if it means challenging a consensus.

This is something that’s been a concern since the beginning of the pandemic. For example, a report published during the first wave in the British Medical Journal  titled Covid-19: “Staggering number” of extra deaths in community is not explained by covid-19″ has suggested that quarantine measures in the United Kingdom, as a result of the new coronavirus, may have already killed more UK seniors than the coronavirus has during the months of April and May.

According to the data, COVID-19, at the time of publication, only accounted for 10,000 of the 30,000 excess deaths that have been recorded in senior care facilities during the height of the pandemic. The article quotes British Health officials stating that these unexplained deaths may have occurred because quarantine measures have prevented seniors from accessing the health care that they need.

Fast forward to more recent research regarding lockdowns, and these concerns have grown. Professor Anna-Mia Ekström and Professor Stefan Swartling Peterson have gone through the data from UNICEF and UNAIDS, and came to the conclusion that at least as many people have died as a result of the restrictions to fight COVID as have died of COVID. You can read more about that here.

These are just a few of many examples. You can read more about the hypothesized “catastrophic” impacts of lockdown, here.

When it comes to what he mentions about academics shying away from debate, especially if their research goes against the grain, we’ve a seen a lot of that too. Here’s a great example you can read about from Sweden regarding zero deaths of school children during the first wave despite no masks mandates or lockdown measures. Jonas F Ludvigsson, a paediatrician at Örebro University Hospital and professor of clinical epidemiology at the Karolinska Institute is quitting his work on COVID-19 because of harassment from people who dislike what he has discovered.

Why This Is Important: Heneghan’s words are something that many people have been concerned about when it comes to the deaths that are attributed to COVID-19. How many of them are actually a result of COVID? The truth seems to be that we don’t really know. But one thing we do know is that total death toll caused by COVID doesn’t seem to be quite accurate.

That being said, we do know that people with comorbidities are more susceptible to illness and death from COVID, and that’s something to keep in mind. For people with underlying health conditions, covid, just like flu or pneumonia, can be fatal.

Ontario (Canada) Public Health has a page on their website titled “How Ontario is responding to COVID-19.” On it, they clearly state that deaths are being marked as COVID deaths and are being included in the COVID death count regardless of whether or not COVID actually contributed to or caused the death. They state the following:

Any case marked as “Fatal” is included in the deaths data. Deaths are included whether or not COVID-19 was determined to be a contributing or underlying cause of death…”

This statement from Ontario Public Health echoes statements made multiple times by Canadian public health agencies and personnel. According to Ontario Ministry Health Senior Communications Advisor Anna Miller:

As a result of how data is recorded by health units into public health information databases, the ministry is not able to accurately separate how many people died directly because of COVID versus those who died with a COVID infection.

In late June 2020, Toronto (Ontario, Canada) Public Health tweeted that:

“Individuals who have died with COVID-19, but not as a result of COVID-19 are included in the case counts for COVID-19 deaths in Toronto.”

It’s not just in Canada where we’ve seen these types of statements being made, it’s all over the world. There are multiple examples from the United States that we’ve covered since the start of the pandemic.

For example, Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health stated the following during the first wave of the pandemic:

If you were in hospice and had already been given a few weeks to live and then you were also found to have COVID, that would be counted as a COVID death, despite if you died of a clear alternative cause it’s still listed as a COVID death. So, everyone who is listed as a COVID death that doesn’t mean that was the cause of the death, but they had COVID at the time of death.

Also during the first wave, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment had to announce a change to how it tallies coronavirus deaths due to complaints that it inflated the numbers.

As you can see, we’ve struggled to find an accurate way to go about tallying COVID deaths since the start, creating more fear and hysteria around total numbers that are plastered constantly in front of citizens by news stations. That being said, a lot of people who are dying of COVID do have co-morbidities as well. But as the professor says, “it’s a complicated picture” and hard to figure out, and probably something we will never figure out.

There’s been a lot of “fear mongering” by governments and mainstream media, and some believe that lockdowns and masks are simply being used as a psychological tool to keep that fear constant, which in turn makes it easier to control people and make them comply.

Meanwhile, there are a lot of experts in the field who are pointing to the fact that yes, COVID is dangerous, but it does not at all warrant the measures that are being taken, especially when the virus has a 99.95 percent survival rate for people over the age of 70. There are better ways to protect the vulnerable without creating even more chaos that lockdown measures have created, and are creating throughout this pandemic.

That said, it’s also important to note that some calls for lockdown measures are focused on stopping hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. Why do some places with very restrictions see no hospital capacity issues? Why do some places with a lot of restrictions see hospital capacity issues? Why do we also see the opposite for both in some areas? These questions appear to be unanswered still. That being said. Hospitals have always been overwhelmed. This is not a new phenomenon.

The main issue here is not who is right or wrong, it’s the censorship of data, science, and opinions of experts in the field. The censorship that has occurred during this pandemic has been unprecedented.

Science is being suppressed for political and financial gain. COVID-19 has unleashed state corruption on a grand scale, and it is harmful to public health. Politicians and industry are responsible for this opportunistic embezzlement. So too are scientists and health experts. The pandemic has revealed how the medical-political complex can be manipulated in an emergency—a time when it is even more important to safeguard science. –  Dr. Kamran Abbasi, recent executive editor of the prestigious British Medical Journal (source)

This censorship alone has been an excellent catalyst for people to question what we are constantly hearing from mainstream media, government, and political scientists. Any type of information that calls into question the recommendations or the information we are receiving from our government seems to be subjected to this type of censorship. Mainstream media has done a great job at not acknowledging many aspects of this pandemic, like clinically proven treatments other than a vaccine, and therefore the masses are completely unaware of it.

Is this what we would call ethical? When trying to explain this to a friend or family member, the fact that they are not aware of these other pieces of information, because they may be avid mainstream news watchers, has them in disbelief and perhaps even sometimes labelling such assertions as a “conspiracy theory.” This Brings me to my next point.

The Takeaway: As I’ve said in a number of articles before, society is failing to have conversations about “controversial” topics and viewpoints. This is in large part due to the fact that mainstream media does such a poor job at covering these viewpoints let alone acknowledging them. The fact that big media has such a stranglehold over the minds of many is also very concerning, because we are living in a time where independent research may be more useful. There seems to be massive conflicts of interest within mainstream media, and the fact that healthy conversation and debate is being shut down by mainstream media contributes to the fact that we can’t even have normal conversations about controversial topics in our everyday lives.

Why does this happen? Why can’t we see the perspective of another? To be honest, I still sometimes struggle with this. When it comes to COVID, things clearly aren’t as black and white as they’re being made out to be, and as I’ve said many times before when things aren’t clear, and when government mandates oppose the will of so many people, it reaches a point where they become authoritarian and overreaching.

In such circumstances I believe governments should simply be making recommendations and explaining why certain actions might be important, and then leave it to the people to decide for themselves what measures they’d like to take, if any. What do you think? One thing is for certain, COVID has been a catalyst for more and more people to question the world we live in, and why we live the way that we do.

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Lebanese Hospital Becomes The World’s First To Go 100 Percent Vegan (Food)

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  • The Facts:

    A hospital in Lebanon has become the first in the world to adopt a completely vegan menu.

  • Reflect On:

    Are people aware of the physical and emotional torture the majority animals we eat go through? Are people aware that a diet free of animal products can be very beneficial for human health. Are people aware that animal agriculture is destroying Earth?

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At the beginning of March, Hayek Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon became the first hospital in the world to serve 100 percent vegan only meals. Prior to this change, patients had a choice between animal based meals and vegan meals, and included with that was information about the health benefits of choosing plant-based foods versus the dangers of consuming animal products. The hospital made the announcement via their Instagram page, stating that “Our patients will no longer wake up from surgery to be greeted with ham, cheese, milk, and eggs…the very food(s) that may have contributed to their health problems in the first place.”

When the World Health Organization classifies processed meat as a group 1A carcinogenic (causes cancer) same group as tobacco and red meat as group 2A carcinogenic, then serving meat in the hospital is like serving cigarettes in a hospital. When the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) declare that 3 out of 4 new or emerging infectious disease comes from animals. When adopting a plant based exclusive diet has been successfully proven not only to stop the evolution of certain diseases but it can also reverse them. We then, have the moral responsibility to act upon and align our beliefs with our actions. Taking the courage to look at the elephant in in the eye.

Their various statements also point to the role that animal agriculture plays in spawning infectious diseases, citing the Centers for Disease Control’s estimate that 3 out of 4 new or emerging infectious diseases come from animals. “We believe it’s well about time to tackle the root cause of diseases and pandemics, not just treat symptoms,” they note.

This was a great statement. The modern day medical industry only seems to be focused on medications, and only medications that can turn a hefty profit, to treat and cure disease instead of addressing root causes. It’s good to see things changing, but a big problem remains. If a plant that grows in abundance, for example, has the potential to cure a disease, will we ever hear about it? Will the medical industry be interested in it? Probably not, but when a drug is made and patented from that plant in a specific way, that’s when we will. This is not to say that modern day medicine is useless, but today now more than ever a big problem exists, and this problem may be killing more people than it’s helping.

Arnold Seymour Relman (1923-2014), a Harvard professor of medicine and also a former Editor-in-Chief of NEMJ, was frustrated that “the medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it’s disgraceful.” (source)

According to Forks Over Knives,

While Hayek is the first hospital to completely purge animal products from its menu, a number of hospitals have begun offering more plant-based options in recent years. Both New York and California have enacted laws requiring hospitals to offer a plant-based option with every meal. In 2018 NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue launched the Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program to help patients transition to a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle.

The American Medical Association passed a resolution in 2017 calling on U.S. hospitals to provide healthful plant-based meals to promote better health in patients, staff, and visitors. The American College of Cardiology has issued similar recommendations.

In my opinion, “veganism is a very fine form of nutrition” (Dr. Ellsworth Wareham, heart surgeon), and as mentioned above, there is plenty of science to back up that statement.  I’ve written about it many times before from a health perspective.

Here’s an article that goes into more detail and science if you’re interested, it also addresses history, and how our teeth and guts are designed and more. Here’s another one regarding a study that found a strong association between eating animal protein and a premature death from all causes, including multiple cancers and type 2 diabetes.

The studies cited in that article note that meat eating is strongly associated with up to a 75 percent increased chance of early mortality, and that protein from animals may cause harm, while protein from plants may help reverse disease and have a protective effect.

There are hundreds of these studies, and the ones I cite are just a few examples.

This is obviously a very controversial topic in the eyes of many, and it’s not hard at all to find conflicting information on the subject. I am no doubt bias in my beliefs and opinions here.

One thing is for certain, the way we treat animals on this planet is extremely heartbreaking and unnecessary. Animals are separated from their families, raised for slaughter and are kept in torturous conditions on a daily basis. It’s truly unbelievable and horrific. It’s the biggest genocide and example of both physical and emotional torture the world has ever seen. I don’t think anybody can witness what really goes on in most slaughterhouses can come out not being impacted.

On top of this, animal agriculture is one of, if not the greatest contributer to environmental degradation and pollution on our planet. Animal agriculture is actually the leading cause of deforestation. Every single day, close to 100 plant/animal/insect species are lost because of this practice.

Final Thoughts: At the end of the day it seems that, from a health perspective, processed meats, and other meats are no doubt harmful to human health. People can make the argument that other animal products may not be and that we are meant to consume them. People can also make the complete opposite argument. One thing that can’t be argued is, again, the torture, physical and emotional abuse that comprise the source of where animal products come from for the majority of people who eat them.

There is a big split, as with many other topics, amongst people on this issue. There are even vegan influencers who are creating splits within the ‘vegan community’ itself, which is unfortunate. I personally believe that, from a health perspective, animal products are not at all required for anybody and are again, overall, harmful to human health.

The more pressing issue, again, is the treatment of our animal brothers and sisters, and how we are constantly using and abusing them. It’s indicative of world that lacks empathy, compassion, understanding and love, as well as our inability to see ourselves in another. This can be seen in many aspects of the current human experience, be it war, human trafficking and more. That being said, it’s great to see human consciousness shifting towards a more compassionate, empathetic type of awareness. This is evident by the “vegan” movement alone, as it’s become quite large over the past few years and will continue to grow. Some of the biggest animal food producers have already gone out of business, and it’s great to see more people in the health community as well recognize that it’s a win for health, a win for environment, and most importantly, a win for the very emotional, intelligent, animals, who are similar to us in so many ways. We have so much to learn from them.

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Caloric Restriction vs. Fasting: Why One Can Result In Weight Gain While The Other Helps Burn Fat

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  • The Facts:

    In the video below, Dr. Jason Fung explains the difference between caloric restriction and sending the body into "starvation" mode compared to fasting.

  • Reflect On:

    Fasting has been used as a health intervention for thousands of years, and is being used today by doctors who are educated on the topic. Why is it completely ignored by mainstream medicine? Is it because "big pharma" can't make any money off of it?

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Some would say that the best solution to weight gain is eating right and exercising. I couldn’t agree more. Obesity is one of the deadliest problems humanity faces today, and just as important as diet and exercise is for addressing this issue, even more important are the emotional and personal reasons as to why so many people damage themselves and make themselves more prone to serious disease.

Apart from diet and exercise, initiating a proper fasting regimen can have tremendous health outcomes, especially for overweight people. It wasn’t but a decade ago when fasting to lose weight was considered unhealthy and dangerous. Today, we have a tremendous amount of science that’s been published clearly showing that fasting can be an effective health intervention for people of all body types, especially for people who are overweight and suffer from certain diseases. It’s an excellent way to help your body burn fat. Fasting has been used and is currently being used as an intervention for type two diabetes, cancer and more. Fasting has been shown to trigger stem cell regeneration, autophagy, which in turn can help clear out toxins and damaged cells, repair DNA, improve metabolism, lower blood sugar, boost brain function, reduce the risk of age related disease, lessen inflammation which improves a wide range of health issues from arthritic pain to asthma and more. It’s no wonder why so many ancient cultures from different parts of the world used fasting as medicine and as a health intervention.

As shown in the science, fasting is generally safe for everybody. This many not be true if you already have underlying health conditions or are taking certain medications. This is why it’s important to consult a health professional about it, but the issue is, the majority of health professionals are not well educated in fasting interventions. Those who have educated themselves have been treating their patients with fasting and are drawn to it due to its ability to provide so many benefits.

One of these doctors is Dr. Jason Fung, who on his blog and his YouTube channel, as well as the books he’s written provides a wealth of information and science regarding fasting. I often refer people to the work of Fung, or others like Dr. Valter Longo if they want to begin their own research about fasting. Again, there is a wealth of science and “scholarly” articles available on the subject for anybody who wants to search for it as well. It’s not heard to find.

In the video below, Fung explains why fasting is much different from caloric restriction or having your body go into “starvation mode.”  You can also check out his article, “The difference between calorie restriction and fasting” for some great information as well.

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