There is a lot of information going around about the Ketogenic diet. I myself am a culprit, having recently published two previous articles on the topic, explaining what happens to your body when you go into ketosis, similar to this one but a little different, you can read those here and here. It’s no doubt interesting when one comes across information and evidence that contradicts what we once, or do, completely and unquestionably consider to be fact.
What I want to be clear on today is, I’m not talking about a specific diet, but rather techniques which can be used to get your body to produce ketones, and it’s quite simple. You don’t have to follow a ‘low carb high fat’ diet, and to be honest, following that diet might not be the healthiest thing. A lot of proponents of this diet also avoid several fruits and vegetables, which, in my opinion, is not good. Fruit is the easiest food for the body to consume, and most natural.
There is also a great risk of over-protein consumption and, from fasting studies, we know that puts a lot of stress on some of our organs and also speeds up the process of aging, more on that below. High fat does the same.
Low protein also reduces your IGF-1 growth hormone levels, fasting does this as well. This is associated with a longer life span, and a far less greater risk of contracting multiple diseases, especially age related diseases.
If you’re going to do the Ketogenic diet, you might want to look into the risks or better yet, as we get into below, try other methods where you don’t really have to alter your diet if you already eat a variety of healthy foods.
The two main fuel sources from food that the body uses are glucose and fat. Ketones (or ketone bodies) are produced in the blood as a result of your body burning fat. How do you burn fat? To do that, your body has to expend its glucose reserves. This is done by not eating (fasting), or by exercising on a regular basis. Why? Because when you exercise, your body is going to burn its energy reserves much faster, and it speeds up the process of the body using its glucose reserves for energy and, eventually runs out, possibly even during the workout depending on what and how many hours prior you ate.
Fasting, in my opinion, is the best way to produce and increase the amount of ketones that are being produced, because when you don’t eat, you are not taking in glucose from food. When we eat, that food is taken and converted into and stored as glucose and fat for energy. When in a fasting state, your body doesn’t have any glucose left, so it switches to using fat for energy, and thus ketones are produced.
How long can you fast for? How should you do it? We will soon be released an online book that goes into more detail, but there are also some articles linked below, and more of a discussion of what I personally do later in the article.
Why is it that the normal diet is three meals a day plus snacks? It isn’t that it’s the healthiest eating pattern, now that’s my opinion but I think there is a lot of evidence to support that. There are a lot of pressures to have that eating pattern, there’s a lot of money involved. The food industry — are they going to make money from skipping breakfast like I did today? No, they’re going to lose money. If people fast, the food industry loses money. What about the pharmaceutical industries? What if people do some intermittent fasting, exercise periodically and are very healthy, is the pharmaceutical industry going to make any money on healthy people? – Mark Mattson, the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging
You can view his TED talk explaining how fasting is extremely healthy for the brain, and why, here.
We’ve been taught that our bodies are only efficient in burning glucose, and if you think about it, the way we are taught to eat, since the industrial revolution, is three square meals a day plus snacks. As a result of this, the human body is in a constant glucose burning modes, and never really experiences the benefits of burning fat or using ketones for energy.
The science is pointing to one thing, and that’s the fact that we are eating too much, or more than we need to.
What Happens To Our Body When We Are Burning Fat
There are multiple benefits. For example, it creates a protective barrier around the brain, this is why a ketogenic diet and fasting are actually used to treat patients with epilepsy.
A few years ago, scientists discovered the first evidence of a natural intervention triggering stem cell-based regeneration of an organ or system. The study was published in the June 5 issue of Cell Stem Cell by researchers from the University of Southern California. The research shows that cycles of prolonged fasting protect against immune system damage and induce immune system regeneration. They concluded that fasting shifts stem cells from a dormant state to a state of self-renewal. The study outlines how, during periods of fasting, the body repairs damaged DNA and helps to starve cancer.
If we take a look at a recent study from 2014, published in the journal Trends In Molecular Medicine, it outlines and confirms what several studies before it have already done:
- Caloric restriction (diet high in nutrients but low in calories) and its mimetics (CR) improve lifespan and reduce cancer incidence
- CR and CR mimetics sensitize cancer cells to chemotherapy
- CR and CR mimetics combined with chemotherapy enhance anticancer immune responses
We could not predict that prolonged fasting would have such a remarkable effect in promoting stem cell-based regeneration of the hematopoietic system. . . . When you starve, the system tries to save energy, and one of the things it can do to save energy is to recycle a lot of the immune cells that are not needed, especially those that may be damaged. What we started noticing in both our human work and animal work is that the white blood cell count goes down with prolonged fasting. Then when you re-feed, the blood cells come back. – Valter Longo, corresponding author (source)
According to the study:
“Caloric restriction (CR) is currently the most robust environmental intervention known to increase healthy life and prolong lifespan in several models, from yeast to mice. Although the protective effect of CR on the incidence of cancer is well established, its impact on tumor cell responses to chemotherapeutic treatment is currently being investigated. Interestingly, the molecular mechanisms required to extend lifespan upon reduced food intake are being evaluated, and these mechanisms may offer new opportunities for therapeutic intervention. In addition, new findings suggest a beneficial effect of CR in enhancing the efficiency of tumor cell killing by chemotherapeutic drugs and inducing an anticancer immune response.”
By fasting, you’re literally cutting off the energy source for cancer cells, and at the same time, while in ketosis, your body is experiencing a wide range of other health benefits.
The first publication tested on a case by case basis in this area was done in 1995, when two young patients received ketogenic diet therapy for their brain tumours. They were unresponsive to standard treatments, yet with this new therapy, both patients’ tumours began consuming less glucose and shrinking in size.
In 2010, a case report was conducted on a 65-year-old woman who had a brain tumour causing numerous neurological deficits. In addition to standard care, she was put on a ketogenic diet. After two months, she experienced a complete remission of her tumour, yet when the diet was suspended, the tumour returned.
Here is another study showing the benefits the diet can have on cancer cells.
A study titled “The Ketogenic Diet & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Prolong Survival in Mice with Systemic Metastatic Cancer” explains how it’s already known that the ketogenic diet elevates blood ketones and has been shown to slow cancer progression in both animals and humans. The study also revealed that the ketogenic diet “significantly decreased blood glucose, slowed tumor growth, and increased mean survival time by 56.8 percent in mice with systemic metastatic cancer.”
You will also lower your IGF1 growth hormone. Which is ideal to do in order to build muscle, and revere age related diseases.
So, What Do You Eat? How Do You Do It?
Well, the standard and commonly taught ketogenic diet consists of eating low carbs and high fat. If you want to maintain your ketogenic state, this is suitable, but it’s not needed. You can eat a wide variety of healthy foods, and still experience ketosis. Some people who have a high carb intake can deplete their glucose reserves much faster than others, so they are experiencing ketosis more often than not. This is especially true for extreme athletes, which is why they have to eat so much food. It all depends on the body type, for the average person it takes about 15 hours of fasting to completely expend your glucose reserves and transition into burning fat.
Generally speaking, if you fast for a couple of days two times a month, you will experience this state. If you fast two every five days during a 20 hour window, you will also experience it. You don’t necessarily have to eat a high fat low carb diet to experience ketosis. That being said, if you are already in a state of ketosis, and want to continue it but desire to eat, low carbs and high fat is where you want to go.
But how long should we be in ketosis? There are still many unanswered questions.
The effects of fasting are better maintained with a plant-based diet. Personally, I eat a plant-based diet, but also enjoy putting my body in the Ketogenic state. I’ve incorporated fasting into my lifestyle, so it’s no problem for me.
Ideally, I enjoy fasting for a period of about 16-17 hours after a big healthy meal. At about the 18 hour mark, I’ll hit the gym because at this point, my IGF-1 growth hormone levels are very low, which is an optimum time for muscle growth. After my workout, I like to have another big healthy meal. Throughout the day I consume predominately raw full of juices, fruits and vegetables. But that’s just me.
I also go on 2-7 day fasts once every couple of months to experience the benefits.
Are you going to lose muscle by fasting? No, your body goes through its glucose, and before it starts taking protein and content from your muscle, it has to go through all of its fat. As explained here by a Toronto based nephrologists. Theoretically, an obese person of 300 pounds could fast for a year without loosing muscle.
You can find out the ketone levels by a simple blood test. If you go to your local drug store, or check out Amazon you’ll be able to find a ketone measurement meter. At the end of the day, there is a lot of information out there that you should go through to get a clear picture, but one thing is certain, you don’t have to follow the ketogenic diet to experience ketosis, a lifestyle which incorporates fasting is very efficient, and the benefits that are seen from fasting are clear, even with a low carb high fat diet. So, if you use fasting to experience ketosis, you’re also getting the full benefits of fasting as well that would otherwise be cancelled with food intake.
For example, when we fast, we go into ‘Autophagy,’ which means “self” eating, and it’s a process where your body cleans out various toxins and recycles damaged cell components.
Dr. Colin Champ, a board-certified radiation oncologist and assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center explains it well:
“Think of it as our body’s innate recycling program. Autophagy makes us more efficient machines to get rid of faulty parts, stop cancerous growths, and stop metabolic dysfunction like obesity and diabetes.” (source)
One of the best ways to detoxify your system, and slow the aging process (thus greatly reducing the risk of various age-related diseases) is to assist your body in the process of autophagy. Protein actually speeds up the aging process, and too much of it is very detrimental to health, as is too little.
As far as eating a plant-based diet, I explain in the articles linked below why it resonates with me, apart from just feeling natural and right:
As far as fasting goes, we’re going to be released an E-Book about it, protocols, and more, very soon.
Other related CE Articles:
10 Vegan Body Builders That Are Changing The Way People View Protein
- The Facts:
Many body builders and athletes have a vegan diet. Several studies are pointing towards the possibility that plant based protein might actually be a better option than protein from meat.
- Reflect On:
Next time somebody asks you where you get your protein from, if you're vegetarian or vegan, now you can tell them. Why are we so conditioned to believe that meat is required for building muscle?
I’m not vegan. I used to identify with this label, but now I just do my absolute best to focus on a primarily plant-based diet. I really don’t like the labels for myself, but have no problem with people who choose to use them. Despite of this, it still drives me absolutely bonkers to hear this phrase, directed at me, or any person who chooses to follow a vegan or plant-based diet, “Where do you get your protein?” It literally makes me cringe, and I will not rest until every person on this planet knows that almost all foods contain protein… and how come no one ever asks the gorilla or the ox where they get their protein?!
Anyways… people often shy away from the idea of limiting their meat consumption or giving it up entirely because they believe that in order to be strong and lean they absolutely need protein from animal sources. Fortunately, for the sake of the animals and our health, this actually couldn’t be farther from the truth. There are plenty of vegan bodybuilders and athletes, many of which have claimed that their performance actually enhanced after cutting out animals and animal products from their diets. Here are the top 10 vegan bodybuilders.
Related CE Article: Plant Based Protein Vs. Protein From Meat: Which One Is Better For Your Body
1. Jon Venus
Jon is a popular vegan bodybuilder who shares his mission and message through his large online community via YouTube and Instagram. He has a ton of videos, workout plans, recipes and online guidance. One look at him will get you inspired to try out this lifestyle, and he proves that going vegan doesn’t mean sacrificing strength or muscles. You can follow Jon on his journey, here.
2. Brian Turner
Brian has a large following on YouTube, and he’s here to “relate, teach a bit and have fun with you guys” through his videos. He’s been bodybuilding for over 9 years, and has figured out a way to stay in shape while following a strict vegan diet. On his YouTube channel you can find anything from workout videos, recipe videos to acne videos!
3. Derek Simnett
Derek Simnett is a personal friend of us here at CE. We have watched his journey unfold over the years and it has been incredible to see. TRULY authentic in his message and lifestyle, Derek is living proof that you can not only achieve big results on a plant-based diet, but you can do A LOT without lifting much weight. His primary mode of training is calisthenics. Check out his stuff here. He is also on YouTube.
4. Nimai Delgado
Once again, we have a very fit and healthy YouTube vegan bodybuilder, Nimai Delgado, an International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro. He documents his journey with the IFBB on his YouTube channel and shares tips and tricks with his followers, including his workout routine. He beliefs in maintaining strength and flexibility, and not necessarily just gaining more muscle mass for aesthetic purposes. Definitely check out his YouTube channel to learn more about how this lifestyle could work for you as well!
5. Torre Washington
Torre has been Vegan since 1998! He is a bodybuilder that gets 100% of his vitamins, nutrients and PROTEIN from his diet, he doesn’t believe in supplements. Aside from his hugely successful YouTube channel, Torre also has an extremely resourceful website that can offer you much support on your path towards a fit, vegan lifestyle! Check it out here.
6. Arvid Beck
Arvid is a Vegan bodybuilder from Germany. His decision to become vegan was based largely around his moral and ethical decisions. Nevertheless he is a bodybuilding champion, redefining what it means to be a gladiator! You can check out more of Arvid’s journey here.
7. Samantha Shorkey
Samantha has a popular health and fitness blog called Jacked on the Beanstalk where she shares her secrets to success, including fitness, meal plans coaching and why she decided to adopt a vegan lifestyle and how it has helped her become so successful. Samantha was awarded her pro card in July 2014 after winning first place in the overall bikini title at the 2014 INBF South Western Natural Championships in Austin Texas. This put her on the map as the first-ever VEGAN WNBF bikini pro.
8. Crissi Carvahlo
Crissi is a vegan fitness model, online trainer and coach, director of the Vegan Fitness International group, designer at Vegan Fitness body, Chef at Vegan Fitness body, author of Vegan Fitness Food For A lean Healthy Body ebook, and so much more! Crissi became vegan at age 38 and now makes it a huge part of her message intertwining it with the knowledge she has gained about health and fitness throughout the years. Check out her website here.
9. Ryan Nelson
Ryan is an athlete, animal lover and vegan food fanatic! Ryan is also a sponsored Posha Green super-heavyweight bodybuilder. Ryan aims to inspire others to set and achieve their goals in the weight room the classroom, sports and in real life. Ryan stands as a testament to the health benefits of a healthy vegan diet! On his website he offers online coaching and nutrition programs. Check it out!
10. Patrik Baboumian
Patrick smashes all types of stereo-types as an Iranian born, German and vegan strongman competitor. Patrick is known as a gentle giant as his concern for the well-being of animals has inspired him to become a vegan and promote this diet through his success.
Now, I don’t want to hear it. I believe I’ve provided you with enough information that you will no longer be asking,“Where do you get your protein?”
Roll Up Your Sleeves Folks: 271 New Vaccines in Big Pharma’s Pipeline
“No vaccine manufacturer shall be liable…for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death.” – President Ronald Wilson Reagan, as he signed The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986, absolving drug companies from all medico-legal liability when children die, become chronically ill with vaccine-induced autoimmune disorders or are otherwise disabled from vaccine injuries. (That law has led directly to an expected reckless, liability-free development of scores of new, over-priced, potential block-buster vaccines, now numbering over 250. The question that must be asked of Big Medicine’s practitioners: How will the CDC, the AMA, the AAFP and the American Academy of Pediatrics fit any more potentially neurotoxic vaccines into the current well-baby over-vaccination schedule?)
PhRMA (the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America), the pharmaceutical industry’s trade association and powerful lobbying group, says that
“today, more than 7,000 medicines are in development globally, all of which have the potential to help patients in the United States and around the world. According to another data source, there are 3,400 medicines in development today just in the United States, an increase of 40 percent since 2005.” (http://phrma.org/pipeline#sthash.TnxVihsT.dpuf)
PhRMA also says that today
“the 271 vaccines in development span a wide array of diseases, and employ exciting new scientific strategies and technologies. These potential vaccines – all in human clinical trials or under review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – include 137 for infectious diseases, 99 for cancer, 15 for allergies and 10 for neurological disorders.” (http://phrma.org/press-release-medicines-in-development-vaccines#sthash.rI4cQ6Tg.dpuf)
Whenever the FDA signals that it is ready to grant marketing approval for a new vaccine or drug, the first step for the pharmaceutical company’s marketing department is to promote an “educational” advertising campaign designed to instill fear in parents (and their pediatricians) about the horrible illnesses (albeit previously unknown, benign or rare) that even us doctors hadn’t yet recognized as being significant up until recently, most of us physicians have gone along with the fear-mongering that makes our practices busier while it also makes billions of dollars in profits for some unworthy CEO or Wall Street investment banker, hedge fund manager or mutual fund investor – all at the expense of America’s precious and vulnerable children who are at high risk of being sickened along the way.
The TV commercials, medical journal articles and drug representatives will be trying to educate us about a new, unaffordable vaccine that will somehow be squeezed into an already crowded and potentially deadly group of shots that America’s already at-risk-of-vaccine-injuries infants will now be receiving at their next well-child (perhaps soon to become chronically ill).check-up.
Recognizing this, and so as not to overload the already over-loaded well-child inoculation schedule, perhaps he CDC (the Big Pharma-subsidized and vaccine cheerleader Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) will be adding shots to the in-hospital and irrational Hepatitis B shot that it recommends be given on day one – when vulnerable mothers are too exhausted and emotionally confused to give truly informed consent.
Many state legislatures are, as we speak, considering (or have already passed laws) criminalizing the previously legal parental right of refusing vaccinations on the basis of religious or philosophical beliefs. That is happening right now in Wisconsin’s Republican-dominated legislature, Minnesota’s split GOP/DFL legislature, and California’s Democratic Party-dominated legislature – where it is already signed into law by Democrat Jerry Brown. These poorly informed – and heavily bribed politicians don’t realize that their legislative efforts will be blindly forcing unsuspecting patients to submit to every new blockbuster vaccine that successfully emerges from the pipeline. Talk about making decisions on the basis of partial information or propaganda from sociopathic corporate entities! Attention, Senators Al Franken, Amy Klobuchar and other assorted legislators. Are you listening to the real science or to the corrupted, pseudoscience of Big Pharma?
Below is a list of 146 new vaccines that were in the pipeline as of 2010. The list, PhRMA proudly tells us, is now up to 271 new vaccines as of 2013. For a full listing of these vaccine trials, go to: http://phrma.org/sites/default/files/pdf/infectiousdiseases2010%20%281%29.pdf
For parents whose infants’ brains and bodies are immunologically and developmentally immature, be aware that your children may be forced to suffer untested-for and therefore unacknowledged long term neurological, autoimmune and chronic illness adverse effects. Parents need to be aware that if their infant dies, is sickened or is made chronically ill by vaccine ingredients, they, as protective parents, will be forbidden to sue the guilty drug company (or the doctor that administered them) for appropriate damages.
Parents and grandparents of children need to be aware of the fact that many of these new vaccines will be containing contaminants (such as unfilterable viral particles, bacterial particles, monkey kidney cell fragments, human fetal cells, squalene (in anthrax and some experimental swine flu vaccines), peanut oil (a likely cause of the epidemic of peanut allergies), formaldehyde and even foreign DNA fragments) as well as known neurotoxic additives such as formaldehyde and aluminum (and perhaps even mercury), all of which are known genetic toxins and known causes of (sometimes subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle – but always preventable) brain damage, vaccine-induced epilepsy, autoimmune disorders, the so-called, but erroneously labeled “shaken baby syndrome” (now increasingly understood to represent a vaccine-induced encephalitis), SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), dementia, autism spectrum disorders, mitochondrial toxicity, damage to the brain’s microglial and astroglial cells (the brain’s immune system), etc.
NOTE: Much of the information in this column is derived from easily accessible books and websites, including Make an Informed Vaccine Decision for the Health of Your Child by Mayer Eisenstein, MD, JD, MPH; The Sanctity of Human Blood: Vaccination is Not Immunization, by Tim O’Shea, DC; Screening Sandy Hook, Causes and Consequences by Deanna Spingola (an online e-book); the writings and lectures of Russell Blaylock, MD; Immunologist J. Barthelow Classen, MD; Harold E Buttram, MD, Dr Sherri Tenpenny, Dr Suzanne Humphries, Dr Kenneth Stoller, Dr Andrew Wakefield, Dr Mark Geier, and Dr Joseph Mercola, and the following two articles: http://www.vaccines.net/vaccine-induced-immune-overload.pdf. http://www.globalresearch.ca/vaccine-induced-immune-overload-and-the-epidemic-of-chronic-autoimmune-childhood-disease/5431013.
A List of 146 of the 271 Vaccines in Big Pharma’s Developmental Pipeline (as of 2010)
(NOTE: The corporations that have the largest financial interest in the success of the trials is listed in bold letters.)
sanofi pasteur prevention of Clostridium difficile
ACE BioSciences prevention of traveler’s diarrhea caused by Campylobacter jejuni
ACE BioSciences prevention of traveler’s diarrhea caused by Escherichia coli
sanofi pasteur diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis Phase III DTP vaccine
Aeras Global tuberculosis
Novartis Vaccines prevention of influenza A infection (H5N1 subtype)
Antigenics treatment of herpes simplex virus
BioSante Pharmaceuticals anthrax Phase I/II vaccine
Intercell USA anthrax
KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections
Aduro BioTech treatment of hepatitis C
Emergent BioSolutions anthrax vaccine
AlphaVax prevention of influenza virus infections in the elderly
DynPort Vaccine botulism vaccine
Inviragen Chikungunya virus vaccine
Celldex Therapeutics cholera vaccine (live attenuated)
ChronTech Pharma hepatitis C (DNA vaccine)
Virionics prevention and treatment of hepatitis C
Vical prevention of cytomegalovirus (DNA vaccine)
AlphaVax prevention of cytomegalovirus infections
Hawaii Biotech prevention of dengue fever
GlaxoSmithKline prevention of dengue fever (tetravalent)
Acambis mild to severe dengue fever
sanofi pasteur DTP-Hep B
sanofi pasteur diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, hepatitis B, polio, Hib
Dynavax treatment of hepatitis B
Crucell prevention of Ebola virus infections
Vical prevention of Ebola virus infections
GenPhar Ebola virus vaccine
GlaxoSmithKline prevention of infectious mononucleosis (Epstein-Barr virus)
BioSolutions Escherichia coli infections
Celldex Therapeutics prevention of cholera, Escherichia coli infections
Protein Sciences prevention of influenza virus infections in adults and children
sanofi pasteur influenza virus infections (new mass production method)
sanofi pasteur prevention of influenza virus (intradermal micro-injection)
Protein Sciences influenza virus infections
GlaxoSmithKline rotavirus infections in infants
GlaxoSmithKline prevention of cytomegalovirus (recombinant vaccine)
GlaxoSmithKline influenza virus (trivalent, thimerosal-free) for children ages 3-17
GlaxoSmithKline prevention of influenza virus
GlaxoSmithKline prevention of Streptococcus pneumoniae
GlaxoSmithKline prevention of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Haemophilus infections, hepatitis B, meningococcal group C infections, poliomyelitis (infants)
GlaxoSmithKline prevention of Haemophilus and pneumococcal infections
GlaxoSmithKline prevention of Haemophilus and pneumococcal infections
GlaxoSmithKline prevention of influenza virus infection in children
GlaxoSmithKline prevention of influenza A virus (H1N1 subtype) for children and infants
GlaxoSmithKline staphylococcal infections
MedImmune influenza A virus (H5N1 subtype) intranasal
Novavax prevention of influenza A virus infection
Hawaii Biotech prevention of West Nile virus infection
Novartis Vaccines helicobacter pylori
Pfizer hepatitis B (DNA)
Emergent BioSolutions hepatitis B
GenPhar hepatitis B
Novartis Vaccines treatment of hepatitis C
GlaxoSmithKline hepatitis E (recombinant)
Dynavax prevention of hepatitis B
Pfizer treatment of herpes simplex virus infections (DNA vaccine)
AuRx prevention and treatment of herpes simplex virus infections
sanofi pasteur diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, polio, Hib
Intercell prevention of influenza virus seasonal influenza
Novartis Vaccines prevention of herpes simplex virus infections
Acambis prevention of encephalitis virus
Bavarian Nordic smallpox vaccine
sanofi pasteur influenza A virus (H1N1 subtype) in adolescents, children and infants
CSL Behring prevention of influenza A virus (H1N1 subtype) for the elderly
Baxter Healthcare prevention of influenza A virus (H1N1 subtype)
Vical prevention of influenza A virus (DNA – H1N1 subtype)
Baxter Healthcare prevention of influenza A virus (H5N1 subtype)
DynPort Vaccine influenza virus
Antigen Express influenza virus infections H5N1 vaccine
Novavax prevention of influenza virus (particle vaccine)
Dynavax prevention of influenza virus infections
Vaxin influenza virus infections (intranasal)
Abbott Laboratories prevention of influenza virus (cell culture-derived)
Intercell prevention of Japanese encephalitis in children
Novartis Vaccines malaria vaccine (U.S. Naval Medical Research Center)
Vical malaria vaccine
BioSante Pharmaceuticals prevention of malaria (U.S. Naval Medical Research Center)
GenVec malaria vaccine (U.S. Naval Medical Research Center)
Crucell malaria vaccine
Sanaria malaria vaccine
GenPhar Marburg virus (DNA vaccine)
MedImmune parainfluenza virus infections in children and infants
MedImmune prevention of respiratory syncytial virus infections in infants
MedImmune prevention of parainfluenza virus infections in children and infants
MedImmune prevention of influenza virus (quadrivalent) for adolescents and children
sanofi pasteur Neisseria meningitidis A, C in toddlers 9 months-12 months
GlaxoSmithKline prevention of Neisseria meningitidis groups C and Y, Haemophilus influenzae type B, and tetanus toxoid
sanofi pasteur meningitis in infants
Novartis Vaccines meningococcal group B infections vaccine group B
Novartis Vaccines meningococcal group A, C infections in children
Novartis Vaccines meningococcal group A, C infections in infants
GlaxoSmithKline prevention of malaria (recombinant vaccine)
NanoBio prevention of influenza virus (intranasal)
GlaxoSmithKline prevention of influenza virus inactivated split-trivalent vaccine
GlaxoSmithKline prevention of Neisseria meningitidis groups A, C in children
LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals norovirus infections (intranasal)
Novartis Vaccines prevention of influenza virus
Protein Sciences prevention of influenza A pandemic (H5N1 subtype)
Meridian Biosciences parvovirus infections
Crucell prevention of influenza virus infections
Pfizer meningococcal group B infections (meningococcal “plague” vaccine)
DynPort Vaccine Yersinia infections (injectable)
Baxter Healthcare prevention of seasonal influenza virus
GlaxoSmithKline prevention of influenza A virus (“pre-pandemic”)
Pfizer prevention of pneumococcal infection in the elderly (Prevnar 13 Adult™)
sanofi pasteur rabies vaccine
BioSante Pharmaceuticals ricin poisoning (“biodefense” vaccine)
Soligenix ricin poisoning
sanofi pasteur prevention of rotavirus infections
Bharat Biotech prevention of rotavirus infections
Emergent BioSolutions anthrax (Fast Track) “protective antigen” vaccine
Inhibitex staphylococcal infections
Vical prevention of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus infections
Emergent BioSolutions shigella infections
GlaxoSmithKline prevention of herpes simplex virus infections
PharmAthene anthrax (“protective antigen” – rPA)
BioSante Pharmaceuticals staphylococcal infections (“biodefense” vaccine)
Nabi Biopharmaceutical prevention of staphylococcal aureus infections
GlaxoSmithKline prevention of staphylococcal aureus infections
Nabi Biopharmaceutical prevention of streptococcal B infections
Emergent BioSolutions prevention of streptococcal infections
Novartis Vaccines prevention of streptococcal infections
sanofi pasteur prevention of meningitis and pneumonia (tetravalent)
Inviragen treatment of dengue fever
Intercell USA prevention of traveler’s diarrhea due to E. coli (“patch” technology)
Aerus Global TB prevention of tuberculosis in young children
GlaxoSmithKline prevention of tuberculosis in adults
sanofi pasteur prevention of tuberculosis
DynPort Vaccine tularemia
Emergent BioSolutions prevention of typhoid (live typhoid organisms – oral vaccine)
Novartis Vaccines prevention of typhoid fever
Celldex Therapeutics typhoid fever
Merck prevention of herpes zoster (shingles)
Merck hepatitis B in infants
Merck human papillomavirus infections
Merck staphylococcal infections
GlaxoSmithKline prevention of varicella zoster virus
VaxInnate prevention of influenza A virus
VaxInnate influenza A virus infections in elderly patients
VaxInnate prevention of influenza A virus (H1N1 subtype)
Inovio Pharmaceuticals human papillomavirus infections
Inovio Pharmaceuticals prevention of influenza A virus (H5N1 subtype)
Xcellerex prevention of yellow fever
Dr Gary G. Kohls is a retired physician from Duluth, MN, USA. In the decade prior to his retirement from medicine, he had spent the last decade practicing what could best be described as “holistic (non-drug) mental health care”. Dr Kohls has been actively involved in peace, justice and nonviolence issues for much of his adult life and, since he retired, he has written a weekly column for the Duluth Reader, an alternative newsweekly magazine (www.readerduluth.com). His columns mostly deal with the dangers of American fascism, corporatism, militarism, racism, malnutrition, psychiatry and other movements that threaten American democracy and civility.
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Las Vegas Man Unable to Speak, Walk, See or Breathe Just Days After Getting Flu Shot
- The Facts:
A few days after getting a flu vaccine, Shane Morgan fell ill with a disease in which a person’s nerves are attacked by the immune system, causing paralysis and, in extreme cases, death.
- Reflect On:
How much 'evidence' do we need that the Pharmaceutical Industry is not an advocate for human health? Can we see our way out of this system of deception?
It is starting to seem like we can write a new story every few days about someone having an adverse reaction to the flu vaccine. As I mentioned in an article from last week, ‘After Getting Flu Shot, New York State Senator Gets Sick For Two Weeks, Then Dies,’ the latest flu vaccine is being suspected of actually delivering a dangerous strain of the flu that is resistant to vaccines.
And whether or not Las Vegas’ Shane Morgan had a highly adverse reaction to the vaccine itself or actually contracted this strain of flu, it is very clear in his and his wife’s mind that his adverse reaction was caused by the flu shot. Here’s what happened, according to this Las Vegas Review-Journal article:
On Nov. 2, Shane and Monique, 31, who live in North Las Vegas and are new parents to 8-month-old Briar, got their flu shots. They were planning to see Shane’s 23-year-old daughter, Sidnee Nutter, and her 4-month-old, and Nutter requested the whole family get vaccinated to protect her infant. They typically didn’t get vaccinated, but they happily obliged.
“The only reason I took this was because I didn’t want to lie to my daughter,” Shane said. In the days that followed, Shane fell ill. He was weak and achy; he had a fever and a sore throat. By Nov. 14, he asked his wife to take him to the hospital. “That’s when we really started getting worried,” Monique said. His arms and legs were going numb.
Soon after he was admitted to the hospital, he ‘was sedated and intubated, unable to breathe on his own.’ Now, two weeks later he still ‘can’t walk. His left eye is paralyzed and shut. Tubes protrude from his neck.’
The doctors have made a diagnosis of ‘Guillain-Barre syndrome.’ More on this disease from the article:
He may have months of recovery left from the rare disease, in which a person’s nerves are attacked by the immune system, causing paralysis and, in extreme cases, death. The cause of the disease that affects one or two in a million isn’t known, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the disease can creep up after a bout of diarrhea, a respiratory infection or an infection from Campylobacter jejuni bacteria.
In rare cases, people come down with Guillain-Barre after having the flu or getting a flu shot, though the CDC can’t show a causal effect.
So let’s go over this slowly. The Western Medical Establishment has put a fancy name to a symptom, a person’s immune system going out of whack, and called it a disease. Of course, the CDC will say it doesn’t know what causes this disease; they are only willing to offer a few conditions which precede the onset of the disease, including having the flu or getting the flu shot. Again, this admission with the disclaimer that ‘the CDC can’t show a causal effect.’ And why? Is it perhaps because that would give someone direct grounds to sue Big Pharma?
What has the CDC really done here? They have concocted a fancy hyphenated name to de-couple immune system degradation from the introduction of pathogens into the body that would seem logically to be the cause of that immune system degradation. For an organization that prides itself on their research and commitment to objective science, they certainly pull the ‘we don’t know the cause’ rabbit out of the hat whenever it serves the purposes of Big Pharma.
Are Anti-Viral Vaccines Actually Delivering A Toxic Virus?
You may have seen in my earlier article ‘Researcher Jailed After Uncovering Deadly Virus Delivered Through Human Vaccines‘ that respected researcher Dr. Judy Mikovits had isolated a murine leukemia virus, essentially a mouse virus, in examining patients who had a variety of serious diseases such as cancer, motor-neuron disorders and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). It was later suggested that this mouse virus likely had been transmitted to these people through vaccines. She explains how vaccines could become infected by this mouse virus when the vaccines are being made:
What we were doing to attenuate, to make the virus less pathogenic, less toxic, is we were passing them through mouse brains, so we were passing them through the brains of mice, and every scientist who works with these viruses, and worked at the National Cancer Institute recognized the possibility that if you put human tissue and mouse tissue together the possibility is that you’re going to pick up a virus that is silent, in the mouse, that is it doesn’t hurt the mouse, but it kills the human, or causes serious disease in the human.
As discussed in that article, the very possibility that people could start to believe that vaccines are transmitting a toxic virus to those who are injected with the vaccine was such a threat to the Big Pharma’s vaccine industry that she was immediately pressured into discrediting her own study, and in refusing to do so she was immediately jailed, and told that she would be ‘destroyed.’ Such is the fate of people who look too deeply and honestly into the true causes of many of our diseases and illnesses.
Flu Strains Getting More Dangerous
The business of vaccination is certainly a huge money-making venture, such that Big Pharma continues to be willing to put out the many fires that are brought on by honest researchers as well as a population getting more sick and diseased in lock step with the increase in the proliferation of vaccines. One of those fires is the clearly documented notion that the ubiquity of the flu vaccine is the actual cause of new deadlier strains of the flu that are more resistant not only to vaccines but to the protective mechanisms of our immune system.
If you consider the fairly straightforward idea that vaccines are working against our immune system and thus are degrading our natural immunity to diseases, then it stands to reason the logical step to take would be the complete cessation of all flu vaccination in our society. My bet is that it would not be long before we would see an increase in the health in the general population, the dying off of many strains of the disease, and an increase in ‘natural immunity’ to diseases in general that parents are able to pass on to their offspring. In the video below, researcher Dr. Andrew Wakefield explains the idea of ‘natural herd immunity’ very cogently:
As far as vaccines go, I would not argue that there is absolute, definitive proof that vaccines are harmful to the average person–and that is because proper, objective testing is not being undertaken. But far more sinister than proper testing not being undertaken due to costs or proper scientific mechanisms is the indisputable fact that Big Pharma, with the CDC in their pocket, care absolutely nothing about human health. Everything they do is based on the metric of profit. They do not want the causes of human disease to be found whenever that would force them to remove pharmaceuticals from human consumption, and are willing to try to convince us that they simply ‘don’t know’ the cause of certain diseases, that they are complicated, mysterious. It’s an embarrassment.
Doctors and advocates in the mainstream will continue to say whatever they can, spin things in whatever way necessary, to make it seem like, despite the evidence, it’s still a good idea to take the flu vaccine. In fact, their continued livelihood depends on it. Here is the typical example from that same article:
While adverse reactions to the flu vaccine happen, it’s still considered the standard to protect against the flu, which can be dangerous and deadly, said Dr. Fermin Leguen with the Southern Nevada Health District. “The likelihood of people developing Guillain-Barre after the flu shot are very small compared to the risks of developing the flu itself,” Leguen said. “Events like this are unfortunate … but it’s a very rare condition.”
So rather than saying, ‘Shane Morgan had a serious adverse reaction to the flu vaccine and we are going to find out why so it doesn’t happen again,’ the medical establishment would hypothetically say something more like this:
‘Shane Morgan has somehow contracted Guillain-Barre syndrome. We don’t know how it got it, maybe he always had that condition and it just got triggered somehow. While sometimes people come down with Guillain-Barre after having the flu or getting a flu shot–in rare cases, it must be noted over and over again–we can’t show a causal effect. So we will treat his Guillain-Barre syndrome using our pharmaceutical wizardry, and if he survives, we expect to be treated as heroes for saving him.’
Suffice it to say that, simply on the basis of their motives and those of the industry, nothing they say can really be trusted, including the fact that they can’t show a causal effect.
I personally became much healthier and much more resistant to illness when I consciously moved away from allowing pharmaceutical products to enter my body. My 4-year old son is bright, healthy, energetic, and has neither taken any vaccines nor has ever been seen by a Western doctor. And I am soundly convinced that this is a part of the reason for his good health. When we see that the Western Medicine Establishment has overly complicated and obfuscated ‘health’ to suit their own nefarious agenda and purposes, then we come to realize that completely stepping away from this industry and their synthetic products is what is really best for our health.
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