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Who is Katie Wright? She’s the mother of two children, 9 year old Mattias and 11 year old Christian. Christian has autism, and was the inspiration behind the creation of Autism Speaksa foundation which creates awareness about autism and provides resources for parents and others who wish to learn more about it.  The foundation has grown to be considered the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.

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There is a “huge disparity that makes up the autism spectrum. My son lives on the other side, the severely affected side of the spectrum. I am so proud of my 11-year-old son Christian – no one works harder (my opinion as his Mom!). However, Christian is not a savant, not a professor, not an artist, but just a typical kid struggling with severe autism. He was toilet-trained at age nine and needs 24-hour-a-day supervision because he has no awareness of danger. More to the point, Christian cannot be interviewed on talk shows because he cannot speak,” says Wright.

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Before I go any further, this is a huge point to remember when it comes to autism. It’s an extremely wide spectrum, and a lot of children at one end of the spectrum are like Christian, and there are others who are ‘high functioning,’ and don’t have the same issues as the ones on the other end of the spectrum. Personally, I believe a lot of these kids do have what we’ve come to call autism, but on the other hand I think there are many who have been misdiagnosed, that don’t have the same biological characteristics as others and could actually represent a form of evolution, but that’s another topic.

The amount of children being diagnosed with autism continues to rise exponentially, and it’s that goes far beyond genetics.

Children with autism at certain ends of the spectrum are very different from those on another end of the spectrum, and this is showcased in multiple ways.

“This wide spectrum of autism really can become a tricky issue. I want the public to see the many gifts of people with autism and how much they contribute to our world. However, it is families like mine who frequently ask for the public’s help and support. It’s important that the public understand that we need more educational supports and more research money (especially environmental research money!) because high functioning individuals are, sadly, not the norm but the best-case scenario for our kids.”
– Katie Wright (from the interview, linked below)

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Autism Speaks & Vaccines

Katie has given a number of interviews over the past decade regarding the foundation, Autism Speaks, and its stance on vaccines and autism. In an interview she gave a few years ago, she explains why her parents steered away from the causation aspect of autism. What’s the reason? It’s because they trust doctors and physicians and other academics without question. Putting our trust into others has caused many problems, especially because those we put our trust in, are putting their trust in corporations.

“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.”
– Arnold Seymour Relman (1923-2014), Harvard professor of medicine and former Editor-in-Chief of The New England Medical Journal  (source)

This is why today we see so much conflicting information. I’ve put more examples in the article linked below, which highlights eye-opening information about the science behind how most published research is likely false, a fact that not enough people are aware of nor pay attention to.


Peer Reviewed Science Is Losing Credibility As Large Amounts of Research Shown To Be False


Dr. Peter Gotzche, co-founder of the Cochrane Collaboration (the world’s most foremost body in assessing medical evidence), puts it quite nicely:

“The main reason we take so many drugs is that drug companies don’t sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs. This is what makes drugs so different from anything else in life…Virtually everything we know about drugs is what the companies have chosen to tell us and our doctors…the reason patients trust their medicine is that they extrapolate the trust they have in their own doctors into the medicines they prescribe.”

You can read more about him, his work, and access the source (video) of his comment above, here.

He goes on to mention that, although doctors may know a lot about diseases and human physiology, they know virtually nothing about our medicines, which includes vaccines.

Katie explained that her parents had quite a simple philosophy, that doctors and PhD’s would lead them in the right direction. The funny thing about this is the fact it’s said that the majority of doctors believe vaccines are safe, but if we look at the science and the number of doctors and scientists trying to create awareness about this issue, their voice is never really heard and seems to be instantaneously shut down, something we’ll touch more on later.

She states that the general consensus is that autism is genetic, which is another issue in itself because today, there are literally hundreds of studies showing that autism is not just genetic, but can be caused by various environmental toxins, like prescription drugs during critical stages of fetal development, or agricultural pesticides, and much more. All of these have now been implicated in the development of autism, and yes, so have vaccines.


You can read more about that in these articles:

Another Groundbreaking Study Emerges Linking Agricultural Pesticides To Autism

Monsanto, Pesticides, Vaccines, & Autism: If We Continue On This Route, “All Children Will Be Autistic By 2025.”

Scientists Link Autism To These Toxic Chemicals During Fetal Development


In the interview, Katie is asked at around the 9:20 mark by the interviewer:

“Here’s the part that I’m really struggling with, why couldn’t they (the parents of Katie, founders of Autism Speaks) get 20 % to go down the environmental rabbit hole, why couldn’t they get some portion of the dollars to say, ‘you know what, we’re hearing too many damn stories, our own grandson, we don’t have to make it the life mission of autism speaks but let’s to the real stuff, the vax un-vax stuff etc…Why couldn’t even that have happened?”

Katie answers:

“I wish I knew, I’ve tried, I really really tried. I think that they were told a lot of promises, maybe lies would be the more accurate word, by some people in the science department that they were going to commit fairly to environmental science. They agreed to do some vaccine research, a million dollars was specifically raised for it…”

She went on to explain that the money wasn’t spent on vaccines at all, and instead “ridiculous” environmental research. Furthermore, she explains how he (the researcher) was from big Pharma, and he didn’t really have an interest in the children.  “He became very powerful very fast. I would get phone calls from researchers and parents who tried to speak with him and he would basically just turn his back and walk away, or say something inappropriate like….ahhh, well..mmhhmmm but anecdotes aren’t science etc.”

“I could go on and on, every single one of his endeavours was a tremendous failure. He was disastrous with autism speaks.” 

She also states at approximately the 15: 31 mark:

“We honestly haven’t talked about vaccines in many years because it led to too much arguing, and it led to just a lot of problems in our family. We couldn’t really talk about it.”

This is a great reflection of the overall general consciousness of this issue. The fact that ‘the brainwashers’ (big Pharma) can influence a human mind to react a certain way when bringing up the link between vaccines and autism really goes to show how much sway they have over our perceptions, not just with vaccines, but with various aspects that surround the human experience.

A Trip To The CDC

After this, she mentions how her father took a trip to the CDC, and he was extremely unimpressed with their vaccine safety research. This isn’t a surprise, even the ingredients used in vaccines, like aluminum, have actually gone through zero safety testing. There is not one study showing it’s safe to inject aluminum into babies, let alone mercury, aborted human fetal cells and more. These ingredients have just been presumed safe! How ridiculous is that? Especially when you consider the fact that scientists recently discovered some of the highest brain aluminum content every measured in the brain’s of autistic people. Researchers were also able to identify the mechanism from which aluminum via vaccines is taken from the injection site, and travels to distant organs, eventually ending up in the brain. It doesn’t exit the body like the aluminum we take in from food, for example.


Related CE Articles presenting the science of aluminum in vaccines:

Researchers Discover Where The Aluminum Goes After It’s Injected Into A Babies Body From A Vaccine

Scientists Discover Huge Amounts of Aluminum In The Brains of Deceased Autistic People


Katie’s father actually raised some concerns about this with the CDC (lack of safety testing for vaccines), and she mentions in the interview how he was able to do so because he wasn’t on the board of autism speaks anymore, and he felt comfortable to bring something like this up.

Does this mean that when controversial claims are made, they’re completely ignored by the influential members of the foundation?

She explains that when her father went to the CDC, he encountered people who didn’t really care about the foundation, or autism at all.

If one were to go through the science, they would find hundreds of examples of what really goes on behind the scenes. More recently, a study published in Clinical Rheumatology exposes how vaccine manufacturers used phoney placebos in clinical trials to conceal a wide range of devastating risks associated with HPV vaccines. Instead of using genuine inert placebos and comparing health impacts over a number of years, as is required for most new drug approvals, Merck and GlaxoSmithKline spiked their placebos with a neurotoxic aluminum adjuvant and cut observation periods to a matter of months. You can access that study and read more about it here.

As far as the CDC goes, the director, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald had to recently resign because of her supposed connections to big tobacco. In 2016, a group of scientists at the CDC named, SPIDER (Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence and Ethics), put out a list of complaints in the form of a letter to the CDC’s Chief of Staff, where they say, “It appears that our mission is being influenced and shaped by outside parties and rogue interests… and Congressional intent for our agency is being circumvented by some of our leaders. What concerns us most, is that it is becoming the norm and not the rare exception.”

This was covered by several activists, from Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to another article from the Huffington Post, but unfortunately it received little to no mainstream media attention.

Shortly before this, and perhaps even more shocking is the whistleblower testimony from a senior CDC scientist, who has authored multiple commonly cited studies that show no link whatsoever between the MMR vaccine and autism. In fact, one of his studies, published in 2004, is the most commonly cited study used to debunk the link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

His name is Dr. William Thompson, and he bravely told the world that it was “the lowest point” in his career that he “went along with that paper.” He said that the authors “didn’t report significant findings” and that he is “completely ashamed” of what he did, that he was “complicit and went along with this, and that he regrets that he has “been part of the problem.” (source)(source)(source)

Here is an official statement from Dr. Thompson describing the situation in his own words. This is perhaps the best source of information regrading this matter.

Here is the study now in question, published with the new information.

As you can see, there are clearly multiple concerns to talk about here. The only issue is, there is one side that doesn’t want to talk about it and it appears that this side wants to constantly ridicule and ostracize anybody who even brings this up. Perhaps that’s to avoid a conversation or evidence? This is unethical and the day we stop asking questions is the day we cease to be real scientists. There are so many publications raising concerns about vaccines that it’s overwhelming.

It’s really no surprise to see vaccination rates around the world dropping dramatically.

The Top 6 Reasons Why Parents Are Choosing Not To Vaccinate Their Kids

Katie went on to explain that her father felt the people at the CDC ,”don’t wanna know, they don’t want to know anything, and he knew they could for pennies. He thought they wanted to fix it, and they don’t, they just want to keep going and they know a percentage of children will be predominately damaged and they just don’t care.”

“They were spending a hundred times more money on flu vaccine marketing campaigns than they were for safety testing.”


A Matter of Right and Wrong: The CDC’s Troubling Lack of Research Ethics


Katie explained,

If you criticize anything about the vaccine schedule, you’re killing children, “children are dying is that what you want?!” You know, that’s what it’s like at the CDC . Anytime Bob (founder of autism speaks and her father) they would be like, “children will die!”

Another interesting point she mentions, is that “so many” of the employees, and many members of the board space out their vaccinations for their own children. What’s even more shocking is the fact that, “some don’t vaccinate at all. I don’t get it.”

Click on the picture below to listen to the entire interview.

Important Questions We Need To Ask Ourselves

One of the most important questions to ask is, in light of all of the evidence and information that’s emerged connecting autism to environmental factors, such as vaccines, mercury toxicity in the environment, prescription drugs and more, why is it still frowned upon to bring these studies up? Why are so many doctors and scientists and figures like, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., spending their time trying to bring awareness to this issue?

PS, if you’re looking for the science, articles have been linked throughout this article, above and below, that go into more detail, so be sure to check them out.

Why are so many parents choosing not to vaccinate their children anymore? Have vaccines really eradicated disease? (An entirely separate discussion as well). Are they really as “life-saving” and “successful” as they’ve been marketed to be?”

There are so many questions and discussions that need to happen, and it’s been long over due for an open and public debate to happen where all of the relevant information is presented.

We must guard against science becoming dogma, because that’s what much of it has become today.


Related CE Articles with more information specific to the science I’m speaking of:

The Top 6 Reasons Why Parents Should Never Be Forced To Vaccinate Their Children

Researchers Discover Where The Aluminum Goes After It’s Injected Into A Babies Body From A Vaccine

Scientists Discover Huge Amounts of Aluminum In The Brains of Deceased Autistic People

A $100,000 Message From Robert F Kennedy Jr & Robert De Niro To American Journalists & Scientists

Colten Barrett Dies From His Gardasil HPV Vaccine Injuries – One of Multiple Deaths Reported


Unfortunately, there are no large-scale studies comparing health outcomes in vaccinated children vs. those who haven’t received vaccines. Total compensation paid to families through the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act/National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is at approximately $4 Billion. The alarming part is that only 1% of vaccine injuries are even reported, and only 1/3 of the petitions are compensated – This means that 99% of vaccine injuries go unreported and the families of the vast majority of people injured by vaccines are paying for it in several different ways. (source)(source)(source)(source)

Vaccine manufacturers cannot be held liable for injuries or deaths that occur from use of their vaccines. The point is, the pharmaceutical industry has no incentive to care about our health when it comes to making our ‘medications’ safe, they don’t have to, there is no punishment for them for not doing so. They can legally be careless with their product and this is evident by the extreme lack of safety testing for multiple “medications,” especially in the realm of vaccines. Throw in all of the fraud, and other shady things that go on in big business and it’s evident we have a problem! Perhaps this is why there hasn’t been one appropriate safety study to justify the use of mercury and aluminum, aborted human fetal cells and more inside of vaccines.

What’s the takeaway here? Always question, do not let the egoic idea of a “educated” person’s instructions guide you, think for yourself and don’t put your complete trust in health professionals because they too are misled by corporations. A lot of ‘education’ is mere brainwashing, and it’s critical to the well being of us, our health, and our planet, that we start taking into consideration factors that, too often, are completely ignored and ridiculed by the mainstream. The evidence speaks for itself.

It’s ok to question long held beliefs that we’ve thought to be true. I’ll leave you with this great quote that really gives one something to think about,

“We knew that the Earth was flat, we knew that we were the center of the universe, and we knew that a man-made heavier than air piece of machinery could not take flight. Through all stages of human history, intellectual authorities have pronounced their supremacy by ridiculing or suppressing elements of reality that simply didn’t fit within the framework of accepted knowledge. Are we really any different today? Have we really changed our acceptance towards things that won’t fit the frame? Maybe there are concepts of our reality we have yet to understand, and if we open our eyes maybe we will see that something significant has been overlooked.” – Terje Toftenes

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3 Powerful Tools to Help Overcome the Emotional Toll of the Pandemic

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    The pandemic has had a significant effect on our lives. Possibly without realizing it, many are suffering from a form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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    If you feel stressed or feel that you have PTSD resulting from this pandemic, try these suggestions before resorting to medication or maladaptive coping strategies.

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The pandemic has had a significant effect on our lives. Possibly without realizing it, many are suffering from a form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Every news cycle paralyzes us with fear of a new variant. Some feel grief over who or what they have lost or continue to have feelings of social disconnectedness. Despite what we have all been through, we need to start moving forward with our lives and truly live again. We must recognize that we have more control over our physical and mental health than advertised. The truth is that there are many helpful things that we can do.

PTSD is a stress-related disorder that may develop after exposure to a traumatic event or ordeal in which death or severe physical harm was a threat or occurred. Those with PTSD may experience agitation, irritability, hostility, hypervigilance, self-destructive behavior, social isolation, flashbacks, fear, anxiety, depression, attention difficulty, loneliness, insomnia, or nightmares.

Trauma can lead to feelings of powerlessness, but powerlessness can also keep us trapped in a PTSD cycle. The psychological imprint of trauma rewires the brain. There’s an old saying in neuroscience: “neurons that fire together wire together.” Our brain neurons begin firing in the amygdala, the emotional part of our brains, during a traumatic event. People can get stuck in an emotional loop, and the rational voice in their heads does not weigh in. This looping can cause a person to respond disproportionately to stress – freezing, panicking, or acting out in anger. Some dissociate or enter a trance-like state. Maladaptive coping skills can sometimes develop. Cutting, burning, overeating, drinking, drugs, overspending, etc., is all an attempt to dampen our painful emotional feelings. So, to avoid getting stuck in a PTSD cycle, we must act and take our power back.

Time to seek out the most effective help so that we can feel calm and in control again. What can we do?

1. Boost Your Immune System

If you fear getting sick, it’s time to live a healthier lifestyle and boost your immune system. Sadly, we are taught (with the help of pharmaceutical dollars) that health comes from a needle or a pill. Our “experts” recommend masks, hand-washing, social distancing, and mRNA vaccines. Still, they seldom suggest a healthy diet, supplements, and other natural remedies to help improve our health and support the body to fight off illness and disease. Click here for my article that includes 16 Tips on Boosting Immunity.

2. Embrace Spirituality

Over the last 20 years, I have been honored to have worked with many great therapists, healers, spiritual leaders, and trauma survivors to witness the power of Spirituality in healing. Spirituality is an inner belief system providing an individual with meaning and purpose in life. Whether it involves a higher power, nature, religious rituals, meditation, mindfulness, or prayer, the premise is to stay connected to the core of who we are. That place of stillness within us holding the memory of wholeness, peace, inner strength, and balance – despite what has happened. A spiritual philosophy or practice can provide us with a bigger context for our experiences and clarify our purpose. Spiritual methods also connect us with a sense of community and support. Finding our tribe is essential in the face of trauma and loss. The spiritual journey often allows us to go inside ourselves and listen to our inner guidance and “knowingness.” The inner voice may know, for instance, that the virus will not hurt us, or what we are being told by the media is untrue. Spirituality also helps us shift our perspective from “why me” to “what can I do about it. It brings us a sense of power and control.

3. Guided Imagery & Bilateral Stimulation

Both tools are essential for the trauma therapy toolbox. They are noninvasive and helpful for overcoming the effects of trauma. Guided imagery can help us alter the negative or stressful pictures and thoughts in our minds and help us create new, more peaceful ones—a form of instilling positive affirmations. Before you read on, I thought you might like to download my 10-minute exercise. This science-based, comprehensive video will help you to cultivate a sense of inner peace and give you a way to help overcome the effects of this pandemic – GET IT HERE

Is There Science Behind This?

Science, yes. Magic, no. This method requires regular practice if you want to make lasting, long-term changes to the ways that you think and feel. The good news is that both guided imagery and bilateral stimulation are widely practiced and well-established practices. However, I recommend that if you are still struggling after repeated listening, you find a qualified trauma therapist to continue the work you have already started.

A Look At The Research

Guided imagery is a behavioral technique using a series of verbal suggestions to guide oneself or others in visualizing an image in the mind to bring a desired response in the way of a reduction in stress, anxiety, or pain. A growing list of empirical literature supports the use of these techniques in various physical and emotional conditions. Guided imagery resulted in a clinically significant reduction in PTSD and related symptoms in a returning, combat-exposed active-duty military population. Positive affirmations can positively affect the brain’s circuitry. There is MRI evidence suggesting that specific neural pathways are increased when people practice self-affirmation tasks.

Numerous research articles have established that bilateral stimulation is one of the most effective treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some therapists practice Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a combination of psychotherapy and bilateral stimulation. EMDR is very effective for treating a wide range of mental health issues due to emotional and physical trauma. During bilateral stimulation, patients tend to “process” the memory in a way that leads to a peaceful resolution. And, often results in increased insight regarding both previously disturbing events and long-held negative thoughts about the self.

“Bilateral Stimulation induces a fundamental change in brain circuitry, similar to what happens in REM sleep. It allows the person undergoing treatment to process and incorporate traumatic memories into general association networks in the brain. This therapy helps the individual integrate and understand the memories within the larger context of their life experience.” – Robert Stickgold, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

Takeaway

If you feel stressed or feel that you have PTSD resulting from this pandemic, try the above suggestions and download my helpful video before resorting to medication or maladaptive coping strategies. Also, you can discover the many mind-body practices you can do at home to help manage stress more successfully and so much more. SIGN UP HERE to receive your free download today. To purchase my book Healing Without Hurting, click here.

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Boosting Your Mood and Improving Your Health With Vitamin D

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    Vitamin D is essential for proper immune functioning and alleviation of inflammation.

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    Are you or someone you love suffering from depression or an autoimmune disorder? When is the last time you checked your Vitamin D levels?

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Are you or someone you love suffering from depression or an autoimmune disorder? It appears vitamin D deficiency may be to blame.

Vitamin D is essential for proper immune functioning and alleviation of inflammation. The beneficial effects of vitamin D on protective immunity are due in part to its impact on the innate immune system and has numerous effects on cells within the immune system. Vitamin D is also involved in maintaining the proper balance of several minerals in the body. And, it helps to ward off the flu and many viruses and treat them. The latest research links vitamin D deficiency to many disease states. These disease states include cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease, depression, arthritis, and just about every other degenerative disease.

 “Vitamin D reduces depression. In a randomized, double-blind study, People with depression who received vitamin D supplements noticed a marked improvement in their symptoms.” – Journal of Internal Medicine

According to the Nutrition Research Journal, as many as 80% of people are deficient in vitamin D. Inadequate exposure to sunshine, poor eating habits, malabsorption, the VDR genetic mutation, and accelerated catabolism due to certain medications, dark skin pigment color, and too much sunscreen can be to blame. 

A doctor can check vitamin D levels with a simple blood test. Many mainstream doctors will suggest that you are within normal limits if your levels are 20-30ng/mL. However, for optimal health, the Endocrine Society and many functional medicine M.D.s and naturopaths will recommend levels of between 40-70 ng/mL for both children and adults. These doctors will also recommend a more aggressive replenishment program. For example, at age five, my son’s level was 24. The pediatrician recommended 500iu daily of supplementation, while our naturopath recommended 5,000iu daily for six months before retesting. Six months later, his levels were almost normal. 

“Through several mechanisms, vitamin D can reduce risk of infections. Those mechanisms include inducing cathelicidins and defensins that can lower viral replication rates and reducing concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokines that produce the inflammation that injures the lining of the lungs, leading to pneumonia, as well as increasing concentrations of anti-inflammatory cytokines” – PubMed

How to Increase Your Vitamin D Levels

Get enough sun. Vitamin D3, “the sunshine vitamin,” is the only vitamin your body that is made, with the help of the sun. So be sure to get enough sun exposure to help the body make this essential nutrient. Hold off trying to protect ourselves from the rays of the sun at every turn by slathering sunscreen. Allow yourself to play outside, garden, and enjoy the rays in moderation.

If you must use some sunscreen, avoid chemical sunscreens made with toxic chemicals that cause thyroid dysfunction, endocrine disruption, allergies, organ toxicity, reproductive toxicity, skin cancer, development, brain, and metabolism problems. Shop for natural mineral-zinc-based certified products instead. When exposed to scorching climates or in the sun for extended periods, we use sunscreens by Babyganics, Badger, Babo Botanicals, and Goddess Garden products.

Eat a well-balanced diet, with foods higher in vitamin D. Although it is believed that we only get twenty percent from the foods we eat. Some foods higher in D include cod liver oil, fish, oysters, eggs, and mushrooms. 

Get checked for the VDR mutation. A blood test will determine if you have mutations in the vitamin D receptor. The consequence can be lower vitamin D levels and the inability to absorb vitamin calcium and many other minerals properly. According to a 2020 scientific report, supplementation of vitamin D can help improve VDR gene expression, so more supplementation may be necessary if you have this mutation.

“Something so simple. Vitamin D supplementation could improve the health status of millions and so becomes an elegant solution to many of our health problems today.” – Carol L. Wagner, MD – Medical University of South Carolina

Supplementation 101. Supplementation is often critical if you cannot properly metabolize or absorb enough vitamin D or not get enough sunshine. In areas with long winters and specific populations of people with darker skin color, supplementation may be even more critical. There are many supplements on the market. However, many tablet forms are not as bioavailable and harder to absorb. Therefore, it has been recommended that liquid forms are better. In addition, liquid D is often suspended in olive oil, which helps the vitamins to absorb more easily since it is fat soluble. One of my favorite brands is by Seeking Health. It does not contain any impurities or allergy-inducing ingredients. 

Final Thoughts

Boosting the immune system naturally works on your body’s innate wisdom. It supports the body to operate like a well-oiled machine, protects it from unwanted pathogens and disease, and helps ensure a healthy body and mind.

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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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