Vaccines are “immunogenic formulations” intended to protect vaccinated individuals by inducing production of antibodies and cell-mediated immune responses to combat infectious (and sometimes noninfectious) conditions. Historians trace the roots of modern vaccinology—the science of vaccine development—to the dicey practices of smallpox inoculation and variolation that began in the 1700s. About a century later, in 1885, Pasteur developed and administered a rabies vaccine to humans. Although these and other early vaccines produced mixed real-world results and generated warnings of potentially serious postvaccinal complications, mass vaccination nonetheless took off without a backward glance.
Even from the beginning, vaccination’s most avid proponents acknowledged the complex challenge of generating vaccine-mediated protection. The annoying persistence of vaccine failure prompted vaccine scientists to experiment continually with new vaccine technologies and move beyond the “three I’s” originated during Pasteur’s era (“isolating infectious agents, cultivating and inactivating them…and injecting the obtained product”). Twenty-first-century vaccine developers now draw on cutting-edge fields and techniques such as genetic and protein engineering, immune profiling, synthetic biology, combinatorial chemistry and bioinformatics. Their end goal is to “circumvent” a number of befuddling obstacles, including “hypervariable viruses,” pathogens that require repeat immunization, heterogeneous individual- and population-level vaccine outcomes—and declining public confidence in vaccine safety—to ensure seamless expansion of the modern vaccine “armamentarium.”
Traditional vaccines and safety concerns
Many traditional vaccines are built around a lab-weakened (attenuated) version of a live virus (or, less frequently, a bacterium). Examples of live-attenuated vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), varicella (chickenpox), rotavirus, shingles and, in some countries, tuberculosis (BCG). Because live antigens provide continual “stimulation,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) proclaims this type of vaccine “the closest thing to a natural infection.” Even in weakened form, however, live pathogens can mutate toward greater virulence and reversal of attenuation; these types of vaccines, therefore, always come with “a degree of unpredictability.” The live-attenuated shingles vaccine, for example, has been linked to serious vaccine-related adverse events such as asthma exacerbation, polymyalgia rheumatica, congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema.
Another longstanding type of vaccine, the toxoid vaccine, takes a disease-causing toxin initially generated by bacteria and weakens it using heat or chemicals, turning it into a toxoid. The weakened diphtheria and tetanus components of the DTaP vaccine are toxoids. Because these vaccines elicit weak immunity on their own, they generally come bundled with aluminum adjuvants to rev up the immune response—despite the known neurotoxicity of injected aluminum and the availability of safer alternatives. As with the live-attenuated vaccines, there is potential for “reversal of the toxoids to their toxigenic forms.”
Production of inactivated vaccines involves growing viruses or bacteria under controlled conditions and killing them with heat, radiation or a chemical such as formaldehyde. These vaccines pack a less consistent immunological punch than the live-attenuated vaccines and, therefore, tend to be recommended in multiple doses “to build up and/or maintain immunity.” Modern-day examples include the inactivated polio vaccine, the hepatitis A vaccine, some influenza shots and the whole-cell pertussis vaccine. Health agencies tout the greater safety of inactivated vaccines (as compared to live-attenuated vaccines), but inactivated vaccines have displayed disturbing rates of adverse events in some subpopulations. Moreover, with insufficient inactivation, the pathogen may linger as a stealth agent capable of causing disease. A 2001 study presented immunological evidence that active bacterial toxins “residual” in whole-cell pertussis vaccine were responsible for a range of neurologic disturbances, including “local, systemic and neuronal reactions.”
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Risks of second-generation vaccines
In the latter part of the 20th century, vaccine scientists began moving beyond simple attenuation or inactivation of pathogens toward greater manipulation of genes and antigens as well as more complex strategies to activate and sustain immunity. The somewhat overlapping categories of subunit, recombinant, polysaccharide and conjugate vaccines all refer to vaccines that use specific components of a pathogen as antigens rather than the pathogen in its entirety.
Subunit vaccines seek to zero in on and isolate “any specific part of the pathogen which has been demonstrated to stimulate a protective immune response.” Production of subunit vaccines can involve breaking apart a microbe with chemicals to collect the antigens of interest, or, increasingly, using recombinant DNA technology (gene splicing). Examples of the latter are the recombinant hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. The hepatitis B vaccine—the first synthetic vaccine put into use—is made by inserting selected hepatitis B genes into common baker’s yeast (called an “expression system”) and then using the yeast to produce vaccine antigens. (In addition to yeast, current recombinant vaccines rely on bacteria, mammalian cells or insect cells as expression systems.) Yeast-based vaccines have been linked to a rise in autoimmunitydue to the similarity between a yeast component and human glycoproteins. Moreover, because subunit vaccines provide “no guarantee that immunological memory will be formed in the correct manner,” they “demand” the use of potent adjuvants. The Gardasil-9 vaccine (for HPV) contains more than twice the amount of aluminum adjuvant as Gardasil.
Live recombinant vector vaccines are reputed to be “safer than live vaccines made without recombinant technology and more effective than ‘killed’ vaccines,” but doubts about this assertion recently arose in the Philippines. The country suspended rollout of the world’s first approved vaccine for dengue (Dengvaxia) after reports emerged that the four-strain live recombinant vaccine had resulted in deaths and worsened disease outcomes.
Pathogenic bacteria that have an outer coating of sugar molecules called polysaccharides can fool the immune system and enhance the bacteria’s ability to cause disease. Over the past three to four decades, two types of vaccines have targeted those bacteria: the older unconjugated polysaccharide vaccines and polysaccharide conjugate vaccinesthat chemically attach bacterial coat antigens to a carrier protein. The Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine was the first conjugate vaccine to be licensed and added to the U.S. vaccine schedule, along with subsequent pneumococcal and meningococcal conjugate vaccines. Vaccine experts promote conjugate vaccines as safe and efficacious, but Hib-related reports to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)—a passive reporting system that captures a tiny percentage of actual adverse reactions—indicate that close to one-fifth (17%) of adverse reactions are serious, including sudden infant death and neurologic and gastrointestinal conditions.
More risks on the horizon
Given that vaccines are one of the pharmaceutical industry’s most profitable product lines, with no product liability and 84% growth in global vaccine revenues predicted for 2014-2020, more are in the works. Many emerging technologies seem to be intended to close vaccination loopholes and expand vaccine markets. These include development of:
- Fully synthetic conjugate vaccines for non-infectious conditions
- Recombinant vaccines that use tobacco-based molecular farming
- New vaccine delivery systems to “control the spatial and temporal presentation of antigens to [the] immune system thus leading to their sustained release and targeting”— including micro- and nanoparticulate systems such as “polymeric particles, liposomes, virus-like particles, virosomes, immunostimulating complexes (ISCOMs), emulsions, and inorganic nanobeads”
- Adjuvant “systems” to boost immunogenicity, including squalene nanoemulsions
- Mucosal vaccines, including mucosal DNA vaccines using live bacterial vectors
Alarmingly, some scientists now are extolling the potential benefits of recombinant transmissible vaccines to overcome “challenging scenarios for efficient vaccine delivery.” When introduced into the host population, this type of vaccine would “spread autonomously and sufficiently to eradicate an existing pathogen or prevent future infection by a pathogen not yet present.” Stated another way, “for every individual that is immunized directly, additional individuals are immunized indirectly”—no consent required.
Current vaccine scientists who are busily celebrating a brave new world of “rational” and “directed” vaccine development would do well to heed remarks made by a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official at the Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research (CBER) almost 20 years ago. At a 1999 vaccination forum, the Director of CBER’s Viral Products Division described grave vaccine safety challenges that were emerging in tandem with new vaccine technologies and frankly admitted that “the technology used to make these vaccines actually exceeds the science and technology to understand how these vaccines work and to predict how they will work” [emphasis added]. This startling statement suggests that now, more than ever, vaccine safety claims need to be rigorously and carefully evaluated.
In Part Two, World Mercury Project will explore how vaccine technologies are outpacing scientists’ ability to evaluate vaccine safety.
5 Reasons Why The Ketogenic Diet Might Not Be Right For You
- The Facts:
Dr, Michelle McMacken, an internal medicine physician shares why she doesn't recommend the ketogenic diet to her patients.
- Reflect On:
There is no doubt that ketone production has a wide range of benefits, but do we have to adopt a ketogenic diet to stimulate the production of ketones? What about fasting?
The ketogenic diet has gained a tremendous amount of popularity over the past few years, and it’s become a trend that many people are adopting without doing their own research first. We’ve written multiple articles on the ketogenic diet, a diet that promotes a high fat/low carb intake in order to prolong the production of ketone bodies in one’s blood. The release of these ketone bodies happens when we fast and deplete our glucose reserves, which develop from eating carbohydrates that turn into sugar. One can prolong the production of these ketones by sticking to a low carbohydrate/high fat diet, and essentially run off of fat instead of their glucose reserves.
The ketogenic diet is being used as an intervention for cancer, and there are multiple studies showing how ketones can actually kill cancer. It’s becoming well known that cancer cells cannot efficiently process ketone bodies for energy. Essentially, the cell starves itself, and ketones help slow the proliferation of tumor cells. Dietary ketones have been shown to completely halt metastasis. For example, 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.”
Fasting (when you fast you produce ketones) is also being used for cancer intervention, seizure prevention (epilepsy), and as a potential therapy for alzheimer’s disease, parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.
A TEDx talk given by Mark Mattson, the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience, at the National Institute on Aging goes into detail about fasting, ketones, and how beneficial it is for the brain. He is also a professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University and one of the foremost researchers of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying multiple neurodegenerative disorders.
In 1923, scientist Otto Warburg hypothesized that cancer was caused by a metabolic process whereby cancer cells fuel their growth “by swallowing up enormous amounts of glucose [blood sugar] and breaking it down without oxygen.” Coined the Warburg Effect, the theory was considered controversial at the time, but the past few decades have sparked new interest in it and oncologists now use the dependence on glucose that cancer cells have to locate tumours within a patient’s body.
Warburg made his discovery around the same time the ketogenic diet was found to be beneficial for epilepsy. Studies have shown that when the body produces ketones, they form a protective barrier around the brain, which is why more and more paediatricians are recommending the diet for children with epilepsy. It has a huge success rate, but since fasting is neither marketable nor profitable, it receives little mainstream attention.
All of these are specific interventions for certain diseases, and they can be healthy. On a personal level, I believe fasting a few times a month is extremely healthy and can be very beneficial for the body. All of the studies in human and animal models show nothing but benefits. Keep in mind that while you fast, you also get the benefits of ketones.
This is far different from continuing on with a no carb, high fat diet where you are constantly producing ketones and burning fat. It doesn’t seem normal unless you have to do it for a specific intervention, like cancer. Despite the potential health benefits, the ‘ketogenic diet’ has become a fad with potential dangers that people should also be aware of.
The Five Reasons
Below is a list of points regarding the ketogenic diet from Michelle McMacken, an internal medicine physician, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine, and Director of Bellevue Hospital Weight Management Clinic.
I came across these via her Instagram, which make it clear she does not support the diet:
1. That we know of, no population in history has ever thrived on a very-low-carb/high-fat diet. There is exactly zero scientific evidence that a keto diet is conducive to longevity & longstanding vitality – unlike a plant-centric diet, the foundation of the longest-lived people on earth.
2. A keto diet may cause short-term weight loss, but possibly at a serious price. A 2010 review found that low-carb, animal-based diets increased cardiovascular death by 14%, cancer death by 28%, & all-cause mortality by 23%- trends confirmed in other large studies.
3. A keto diet hasn’t been shown to prevent, control, or reverse type 2 diabetes in the long run. Avoiding carbs will temporarily lower your blood sugar if you have diabetes. But this simply masks the underlying problem, which is insulin resistance – ie. glucose in our blood can’t enter our cells & the liver overproduces sugar. This is NOT the fault of carbs from healthy foods – whole grains, legumes, fruit, or even starchy vegetables. In fact, a high-carb, high-fiber, plant-based diet is exceptionally protective against diabetes & can actually REVERSE insulin resistance & lower diabetes complications. In contrast, low-carb diets can promote diabetes over time, as they foster inflammation & fat buildup in our cells, causing insulin resistance.
4. Keto diet research is in its infancy, focusing on short-term blood results & body weight – not actual rates of disease or death. And some findings are concerning. LDL cholesterol levels tend to rise (or at best, stay the same) on keto diets. An overwhelming wealth of research shows that the higher the LDL, the higher the risk of cardiovascular disease.
5. A keto diet is low in refined grains & added sugar, which is great. But it also can be low in phytonutrients, antioxidants, & fiber, all of which have profound benefits, and it forbids some of the most powerfully health-promoting foods on earth – whole grains, legumes, & many fruits. To me, that’s just not good medicine.
It’s great to see the world becoming more health conscious, it’s one of multiple contributing factors in raising our vibrational frequency, and feeling more ‘alive.’ That being said, a lot of ‘fads’ seem to pop up in this field, which are coupled with a great misunderstanding of how these specific diets, like the ketogenic diet, is supposed to be used. At the end of the day, balance is key, and it’s best to incorporate more organic fruits and vegetables in your diet, and completely cut out all processed foods, and substances like high fructose corn syrup etc. Being healthy is not hard, and it’s not complicated. If you’re going to incorporate a specific diet into your lifestyle, just make sure it’s not one that’s specifically designed to combat certain diseases, like the ketogenic diet.
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Association of American Physicians & Surgeons Sues Rep. Adam Schiff For “Censoring Vaccine Debate”
- The Facts:
The Association of American Physicians & Surgeons are suing Rep. Adam Schiff for "censoring vaccine debate."
- Reflect On:
Should information that creates and generates concern among the population about vaccines and vaccine safety be censored, even if it's factual and not actually 'fake news?'
Vaccines are a hot topic right now, and vaccine hesitancy is growing and quickly gaining momentum. The reality of vaccine hesitancy is no longer a secret, as many studies on the matter have been published. And it is no longer simply among concerned parents. This study published in the journal EbioMedicine discusses how practitioners in France are becoming increasingly hesitant to prescribe some controversial vaccines to their patients.
The World Health Organization believes vaccine hesitancy is one of the biggest threats to global health security. Professor Heidi Larson, a Professor of Anthropology and the Risk and Decision Scientist Director at the Vaccine Confidence Project, was one of many academics to speak at the World Health Organization’s recent Global Vaccine Safety Summit, where she explained why this is being considered a major problem:
The other thing that’s a trend, and an issue, is not just confidence in providers but confidence of health care providers. We have a very wobbly health professional frontline that is starting to question vaccines and the safety of vaccines. That’s a huge problem, because to this day any study I’ve seen–and we’re constantly looking on any studies in this space–still, the most trusted person on any study I’ve seen globally is the health care provider. And if we lose that, we’re in trouble.
Dissenting Professionals, Conflicting Statements
This type of hesitancy among health professionals has begun to spawn organizations looking for answers to their questions. ‘The Physicians for Informed Consent’ is one of multiple examples. It’s promising that doctors, scientists and health safety advocates that have come together to share resources about vaccines, and more importantly voice concerns that they have about certain vaccines and their safety.
At the summit, Dr. Martin Howell Friede, Coordinator of Initiative For Vaccine Research at the World Health Organization, brought up the issue of adjuvants, noting some of the problems with using adjuvants that do not have a proven track record of safety. Many people at the conference also emphasized the need for more safety testing and studies to address the concerns that are being made by vaccine safety advocates. Personally, I think this is encouraging. Science should never cease to question, and who wouldn’t want more safety studies and testing on medications that are being administered worldwide?
As this issue becomes more scrutinized by the public as well as health care professionals, more and more conflicting statements made by high-ranking health authorities are being uncovered, which in themselves may lead to a breakdown of confidence in vaccines. For example, Soumya Swaminathan, MD and Chief Scientist at the World Health Organization, stated at the conference,
I don’t think we can overemphasize the fact that we really don’t have very good safety monitoring systems in many countries and this adds to the miscommunication and the misapprehensions, because we’re not able to give clear cut answers when people ask questions about deaths that have occurred due to particular vaccines… One should be able to give a very factual account of what exactly is happening, what the cause of deaths are, but in most cases there’s some obfuscation at that level and therefore there’s less and less trust then in the system.
Prior to this statement, the WHO released a promotional video just days before the conference began, where Dr. Swaminathan contradicted her statement above, saying “we have vaccine safety systems, robust vaccine safety systems.”
It would be nice to have answers as to why the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act has paid close to 4 billion dollars to families of vaccine injured children, and what that says about these ‘safety systems’ she is talking about. Clearly, there seems to be a need to make our vaccines safer and more effective. Personally, I believe forced vaccination to be quite unethical given the fact that so many questions remain unanswered.
Read more about the conference here: Scientists Share Facts About Vaccines At World Health Organization Conference For Vaccine Safety
Association of American Physicians & Surgeons Sue Rep. Adam Schiff
The growing vaccine hesitancy has led the pharmaceutical industry and its supporters to a dangerous strategy: mass censorship. For those of you who haven’t heard, politicians and social media outlets are taking action steps to censor information about vaccines that is not aligned with the industry and its regulatory ‘arm,’ the CDC. In other words, just about anyone who is even questioning vaccine safety, let alone providing evidence that vaccines are not safe, is liable to be discredited, de-monitized, or de-platformed from social media.
Leading the charge is Congressman Adam Schiff, an advocate of vaccine safety and friend of the pharmaceutical industry, who has used his power and influence to immediately strengthen censorship efforts. His moves have been seen as unfair, unethical, and even illegal. In fact, on Jan 15, 2020, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, along with Katarina Verrelli, on behalf of herself and others who seek access to vaccine information, filed suit against Adam Schiff in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Plaintiffs allege that Defendant Schiff has abused government power and infringed on their free-speech rights.
Here’s how the association characterizes the situation:
Who appointed Congressman Adam Schiff as Censor-in-Chief?” asks AAPS General Counsel. “No one did, and he should not be misusing his position to censor speech on the internet.”
In February and March 2019, Rep. Schiff contacted Google, Facebook, and Amazon, to encourage them to de-platform or discredit what Schiff asserted to be inaccurate information on vaccines. He then posted the letters and press release on the House.gov website.
Within 24 hours of Schiff’s letter to Amazon dated Mar 1, 2019, Amazon removed the popular videos Vaxxed and Shoot ’Em Up: the Truth About Vaccines from its platform for streaming videos, depriving members of the public of convenient access.
Under a policy announced in May 2019, Twitter includes a pro-government disclaimer placed above search results for an AAPS article on vaccine mandates: “Know the Facts. To make sure you get the best information on vaccination, resources are available from the US Department of Health and Human Services.” The implication of this disclaimer is that if information is not on a government website, then it is somehow less credible.
On Facebook, a search for an AAPS article on vaccines, which previously would lead directly to the AAPS article, now produces search results containing links to the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visits to the AAPS website have declined significantly since March 2019, both in absolute terms and relative to the decline that would result from a story’s losing its recency.
“The internet is supposed to provide free access to information to people of different opinions,” stated AAPS Executive Director, Jane Orient, M.D.
Dr. Orient continues, “AAPS is not ‘anti-vaccine,’ but rather supports informed consent, based on an understanding of the full range of medical, legal, and economic considerations relevant to vaccination and any other medical intervention, which inevitably involves risks as well as benefits.”
AAPS argues in the complaint against Rep. Schiff: “The First Amendment protects the rights of free speech and association. Included within the right of free speech is a right to receive information from willing speakers. Under the First Amendment, Americans have the right to hear all sides of every issue and to make their own judgments about those issues without government interference or limitations. Content-based restrictions on speech are presumptively unconstitutional, and courts analyze such restrictions under strict scrutiny.”
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is a national organization representing physicians in all specialties since 1943.
The terms “anti vax” and “pro vax” are really not serving in the best interest of the collective. All they do is divide people when in reality, all of us want the same thing, healthy children, and effective and safe medications if we are going to use them. With all of the concerns that are still being made about vaccines, questioning vaccine safety should not be a problem and in fact, should be welcomed by everybody. Forcing mandatory vaccination policy and censoring information on vaccines, in my opinion, seems to be quite tyrannical and immoral at this stage. I may have a different opinion if vaccines were 100 percent safe and effective for everybody, but they’re not.
Togo, West Africa Added To A Growing List of Countries That Are Banning Glyphosate
- The Facts:
Togo, a country in West Africa has decided to ban the use of toxic chemical pesticide, glyphosate because of growing health and environmental concerns.
- Reflect On:
Togo joins 20 other countries who have decided to ban this pesticide, do you think your country will ever do the same?
Recently, a country in West Africa, Togo has prohibited the ‘import, market or use of glyphosate and any other product containing it.’ This decision was finalized in December of last year by the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Production and Fisheries, Noel Kouerta Bataka.
If you are unfamiliar with glyphosate, it is a chemical pesticide made by none other than agricultural giant, Monsanto, Bayer. Glyphosate can be found in RoundUp and used on crops that have been genetically engineered specifically to resist its toxicity, allowing farmers to kill the weeds and pests without killing their crops. The problem is, it is extremely toxic not only for the consumer of products containing it, but for the land and soil as well where it is grown.
There have been numerous studies, many of which CE has reported on that link it to cancer, liver disease, autism, birth defects, brain damage and more.
“It is commonly believed that Roundup is among the safest pesticides… Despite its reputation, Roundup was by far the most toxic among the herbicides and insecticides tested. This inconsistency between scientific fact and industrial claim may be attributed to huge economic interests, which have been found to falsify health risk assessments and delay health policy decisions.” – R. Mesnage (et al., Biomed Research International, Volume 2014 (2014), article ID 179691)
After 2 years of political discussions in Togo, regarding the worlds most popular herbicide, many are celebrating the decision that was finally made to have it outright banned. Bataka has allowed a 12-month moratorium for all of the current glyphosate supplies to be either used or destroyed.
Ban Of Glyphosate Around The World
As awareness grows regarding the health concerns of glyphosate, so does government level support worldwide. Not only has Key West, Los Angeles, Miami and The University of California banned or restricted the use of this toxic chemical so, have 20 countries around the world. These countries are,
- In Africa — Malawi and Togo.
- In Asia — Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar.
- In Central America — Bermuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Costa Rica
- In Europe — Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, The Netherlands
So we still have yet to see bans in Canada, United States, Mexico and many other countries, but hopefully stories such as these will keep the awareness and momentum going and help others to see that this toxic chemical pesticide should not be anywhere near the food we are eating or on our precious Mother Earth.
It’s a big problem, and it’s now entered into our food supply.
How To Avoid Glyphosate
One might believe that they simply have to avoid genetically engineered foods to avoid glyphosate, and while that is a good start, unfortunately it’s not that black and white. There are many non-GMO foods that are still sprayed with this chemical and thus have high concentrations of it.
In reality your best bet would be to grow all of your own fruits, vegetables and even nuts, but unfortunately in this day and age this is not very plausible for everyone.
The foods that are highest in glyphosate are: soy, wheat, almonds, peas, beetroot (including beet sugar), carrots, sweet potatoes, quinoa, peas, tea, meat and dairy, corn and oats. However, many other unsuspecting foods have also have tested positive for high levels of glyphosate including many fruits and berries such as: apples, apricots, cherries, grapefruit, grapes (wine as well), lemons, olives, peaches, pears and more.
To avoid glyphosate altogether sticking to an all-organic diet is necessary. If this is an obstacle for you, consider locally grown produce where you can talk directly with the farmers about their growing practices. Many farmers grow organically , but cannot afford to obtain the organic certification. You can also wash your produce in baking soda and vinegar click HERE for instructions.
While it may seem hopeless at times to even try to avoid environmental toxins like glyphosate, we have to remember that the more we do, and the more we put our money where are mouths are and vote with our dollars, the less these chemicals will be used. We have already seen many big brands step away from using GMO ingredients because of consumer demand, so it may not be as far off as you think.
As countries like Togo step forward and do what is right for their citizens and the planet, awareness will continue to grow and it will assist others in seeing the truth about these chemicals and inspire others to make a change as well. We have more power than we realize and anything can change, with enough awareness.
This Psychiatrist’s Take On Alcohol May Make You Never Want To Drink Again
A psychiatrist gives his insight on just how toxic alcohol is for our mind, body, and soul.
Retired American Bishop Believes The Church Invented Hell & Is In The “Control Business”
Religion is a controversial topic, and I’d like to preface this article by saying that it is not my aim...