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A few loose ends

That last post wandered far afield so I’ll try to wrap up a few loose ends or tie them in a pretty bow perhaps.

Re: Vaccinations and autoimmune disease

Calcium chloride can be used as a safer adjuvant (activates immune system) for use in vaccinations. Aluminum and squalene when used as adjuvants in vaccinations have been associated with increased autoimmune disease.  Aluminum is a metal that is too large for the body to excrete easily so injecting it straight into the bloodstream bypasses the intestinal wall where it would have been to large to enter. Squalene is a type of oil derived from ocean sources (I believe – yes, from shark liver oil, [1] ) and might have triggered autoimmune antibodies developing in some people – perhaps / speculation/.

The excessive number of vaccinations being given to infants and children may also be part of the problem of increased autoimmune risk. Children are now getting as many as 40 vaccinations by the time they are 18 months. [3] In the 1970s only 7 vaccinations were being given to children. [2] The body’s immune system may become over-activated against all allergens and autoimmune antibodies in addition to becoming activated against the diseases the vaccinations were designed to protect against. In animal studies it was found that any number of vaccinations given greater than eight was associated with an increased risk for autoimmune disease later in the animal’s life (mice). For that study the heavy metal preservative mercury or adjuvant aluminum or other additives were not included. Only the disease antigens were included in the experimental vaccination as a test of the animal’s immune system response to over stimulation. Read more: [3]

In looking for that reference I found this from a 2014 research article “Autoimmune diseases affect approximately 8% of the population, 78% of whom are women” [4] (microchimerism may be the reason women are more at risk but I didn’t read that article to find out if it is mentioned, I was interested in looking at the statistics so I’m saving this link for later.)

Vitamin D metabolism is involved in autoimmune disease risk because it is involved in controlling the white blood cells activity against allergens. Too little vitamin D and you have a system that doesn’t work as well as normal and may be overactive against allergens and autoimmune antibodies. so if glyphosate is inhibiting our vitamin D metabolism then it is inhibiting our ability to be less allergic and less prone to autoimmune disease. Low vitamin D has also been associated with some types of cancer including breast cancer. [5] The following explanation is pretty simple but the gist is that activated vitamin D receptors can help identify cancer cells for the immune system to kill or to prevent the cell from multiplying or spreading to other parts of the body:

There are vitamin D receptors in breast tissue, and vitamin D can bind to these receptors. This can cause cells like oncogenes to die or stop growing, and can stop the cancer cells from spreading to other parts of the body.  Therefore, it is thought that vitamin D may help in protecting against breast cancer, by making cells in the breast smarter. [5]

So vitamin D when it is activated to hormone D (and if it isn’t being inhibited by glyphosate) can help the immune system’s white blood cells to protect against autoimmune disease and against cancer.

So it’s not that autism is “caused” by vaccinations it’s that in some susceptible children the immune system becomes over activated and the detoxification systems become overloaded by heavy metals and other pollutants. Vitamin D deficiency, iodine, zinc, magnesium and sulfur and B vitamin deficiencies (particularly B12 and folate) may also add to susceptibility to having an overactive immune system that can lead to brain inflammation (encephalitis [6]) and may cause long term changes.

  1. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2015/367202/
  2.  http://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/articles/development-immunization-schedule
  3. http://naturalsociety.com/publicized-study-vaccination-schedule-bombshell/
  4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3328995/
  5. https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health-conditions/breast-cancer/
  6. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/168997.php
Spider silk goat milk appears to be a very real and life saving product:
Cold water fish tomatoes also appear to have been a real experiment that was not continued due to poor results and negative press that resulted. The tomatoes never made it out of the research phase. The experiment was an attempt to develop tomatoes that would be more frost tolerant (Monsanto was not the company):

This was my “worse case scenario” food — tomatoes that might cause a fish allergy (allergies to fish and shellfish, like peanut and bee-sting allergies, can be more life threatening than some other types of allergies). From a dietitian perspective unidentified allergens in a major food ingredient are a worse case educational scenario. The patient either has to just cope with random symptoms occurring occasionally or learn how to avoid all foods that contain the ingredient or contain non-organic versions of the ingredient.

So people with a spider silk allergy would have to avoid all goat milk if spider silk milk was mixed into the general supply (but it is only being used for the non-food purpose. The spider silk is filtered out to use to make strong fibers for use in industry and for medical purposes).

There were probably a few other loose threads but I’ll start with those three.

/Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and  the information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes./

A wall of hate won’t bring back outsourced jobs or keep out guest workers

Bullying is not a good example for our children to see or repeat. A sports event was disrupted by some students chanting racially divisive abuse at a visiting team, members of whom included black and latina players:  [http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/black-and-latina-girls-walk-soccer-field-after-whites-chant-donald-trump-build]

Chants of “Build a wall” create a wall of hate but a physical wall won’t keep trade agreements from making it more profitable to outsource jobs and it won’t keep temporary ‘guest workers’ from entering the country to work for low pay in unsafe conditions. [6]

Meanwhile, in Syria polio has resurfaced as the vaccination rate plummeted in the war torn country, article reshared from the UNICEF website: [http://semanticearth-community.tumblr.com/post/144393397909/immunization-under-fire]

And in Palestine it is illegal to remember Nakba Day, The Catastrophe, May 15, 1948, when Israeli forces killed many Muslim and Christian Arabs and drove 100,000s from their homes and the land that they had called home for a thousand years or more. A few remain behind walls in a few small areas of Palestine and Israel including the Gaza strip, a modern day concentration camp.

Hitler did a few good things before a variety of forces led to concentration camps and the other atrocities of the holocaust. The country was financially devastated by sanctions and reparations that were required after World War I. In just four years of a new monetary system based on a direct exchange of hours worked for money earned the nation’s economy became a thriving example of what is possible when a bank isn’t involved. The new Labor Treasury Certificates were used in the rebuilding of bridges and other infrastructure destroyed during WWI and for building the country wide system of highways.

“Germany even managed to restore foreign trade, despite the international bankers’ denial of foreign credit to Germany, and despite the global boycott by Jewish-owned industries.  Germany succeeded in this by exchanging equipment and commodities directly with other countries, using a barter system that cut the bankers out of the picture.  Germany flourished, since barter eliminates national debt and trade deficits.” [http://www.radicalpress.com/?p=1389]

The success of the bank free national money system was making the international banks look unnecessary or like a bad investment and so the successful example had to be stopped, per the following article: [http://www.radicalpress.com/?p=1389]

Our U.S. monetary system is closely linked to the “Federal Reserve” bank but that is a privately owned company not a federally owned national bank. In the last decade it has created four times more money than had previously existed to our national system and the new dollars have largely filled the pockets of stockholders or bankers while leaving the rest of us with dollars in our pockets that have one fourth or one fifth their previous value. Funny math gets a little funny to imagine but if you print four more dollars for every one dollar that had existed then that one dollar seems like it would have only one fifth, 20%, of its previous value. But I’m not a math expert or a Federal Reserve banker.

Checking what experts have to say about it suggests, some of them don’t like funny money either, Excerpt from: “Quantitative Easing, The Fed’s Balance Sheet, and Central Bank Insolvency,” (heritage.org, Aug. 14, 2014):

“In particular, the Fed now holds more than five times the amount of securities it had prior to the 2008 crisis. The Fed’s balance sheet expanded from about $850 billion to more than $4.4 trillion. (See Chart 1.) The questionable value of these securities, as well as the Fed’s various lending programs, has led many to question the financial strength of the Federal Reserve itself.” [http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/08/quantitative-easing-the-feds-balance-sheet-and-central-bank-insolvency ]

Securities is a nice secure word, isn’t it?

So Germany lost WWI, and Palestine lost WWII and is still losing that war, and Syria and the rest of the Middle East and surrounding countries who are helping refugees have been losing WWIII — but we don’t get to call it that because we don’t seem to be in control of free speech or reality anymore. Military action is a very secure phrase, isn’t it?

There are usually two sides to a story — or more. The Holocaust was horrific but if we aren’t allowed to learn about the history leading up to the horrific events then we have less ability to recognize similar situations and prevent them in the future. History books, though, are written by the winners or by the ones who are in control of textbook purchasing and who dictate standards for approved content.

Happy Nakba Day! Or sad Nakba Day. It is a day to remember though.  I hope the Muslims, Christians, Jews , British and others who lost their lives due to Zionism are able to rest in peace.

More about Nakba Day is included in two posts, these may be the most important posts on this website because it seems like in the current system unless there is approval by those in control of the monetary system and the media nothing is likely to be done about any other ideas for change:

  • Nakba Day (The Catastrophe), fifteenth of May, 1948,

  • Speaking out against Israel’s occupation of Palestine – may be dangerous to careers,

/Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and  the information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purp

Life expectancy may be linked to our peers’ and community’s habits

Children learn by example, from peer groups and also from watching their parents or caregivers. “Do what I say, not what I do,” may be a common wish of many parents but the opposite is more true. Children do what they see more than what they are told to do. They learn on average from their peer groups and communities than from their parents. “Why the Poor Die Young,” an article by Derek Thompson for The Atlantic, discusses how community habits may affect the earlier death rates of people living in poverty. Some communities have longer life expectancies than other communities and the link may be that areas that encourage and provide more areas for exercise and more access to healthy foods may also have healthier citizens whether rich or poor. We tend to follow our peers examples, and fit in with the group.  [http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/why-the-poor-die-young/ar-BBrFbCi?ocid=spartandhp]

Living in a state of denial about our real world only makes it more confusing for children.

Kanga did it,” is about the potential harm of lying to our current generation of children more than about my sister or me. Whether I think ballet is the best sport is not the point, or that I had an unusual upbringing. That lying to our children is wrong was the point. That denial about the risks of our modern society is dangerous was the point.

Babies are being experimented on with our food supply and medical routines and we are too often assured that evidence based medicine knows what’s best because of the clinical evidence of course. However the clinical evidence has become too tied to corporate profit and a drive to produce patent protected prescription medications. Private companies have become major providers of the clinical trials that are used to gain authorization by the Food and Drug Administration for new drugs and medical procedures.

In an effort to make new medicines safer after the disastrous birth defects caused by thalidomide the prescription drug industry actually ended up becoming more profitable for privately owned drug companies and potentially more life threatening to more people — including to developing infants. Pregnant women are cautioned to avoid all sorts of foods, beverages, and activities but they may be assured that their prescription anti-anxiety medication is probably just fine. It may not be but adverse drug reactions are not consistently reported or monitored. More often the lifestyle choices of the individual are blamed for adverse reactions or it might be labeled as a psychosomatic problem — physical symptoms caused by emotional problems or stress.

We are generally assured that vaccinations are completely safe for everyone even though the official review only did not find a causal link between autism and MMR or the mercury containing preservative called thimerosal. [1] The committee did offer recommendations for increasing adverse reaction reporting and monitoring. On average vaccinations may be safe for the average person but averages are made up of individuals, some individuals may be more sensitive to products containing heavy metals such as mercury or the aluminum adjuvant (immune system stimulator, [2]) that is now being used instead of or in addition to thimerosal.

Aluminum adjuvants have never been tested for safety, it was simply rated GRAS, Generally Regarded As Safe, by the FDA. Calcium phosphate adjuvant is a safer alternative to aluminum which has been found effective in a variety of types of vaccinations and it is a substance that would naturally be available to the body. The aluminum adjuvant is a heavy metal that is of a molecular size that wouldn’t be well absorbed by the intestines from food contamination. The molecular size also makes it too large for the kidneys to be able to remove from the body, so it collects over time, especially in individuals who have metabolic difficulties processing heavy metals. [2])

The committee’s recommendations for improvements in tracking and monitoring adverse vaccination reactions:

Surveillance of adverse events related to vaccines is important and should be strengthened in several ways:

The committee recommends that standardized case definitions for adverse events be adopted.

The committee recommends that formal guidelines or criteria be developed for using VAERS data to study adverse events.

The committee recommends the continued use of large-linked databases, active surveillance, and other tools to evaluate potential vaccine-related adverse events.

The committee supports the development of Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment (CISA) centers to improve understanding of adverse events at the individual level.

One area of complementary research that the committee continues to recommend is surveillance of ASD as exposure to thimerosal declines.

The committee recommends increased efforts to quantify the level of prenatal and postnatal exposure to thimerosal and other forms of mercury in infants, children, and pregnant women. Excerpt from Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism, BOX 2: Committee Conclusions and Recommendations, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK25349/#a2000af8fddd00068]

Adverse drug reactions also occur with many types of medications including psychiatric prescriptions and improvements in tracking and monitoring are needed for all ages and types of patients.

David Healy, Pharmageddon, from the book synopsis: “For diseases like schizophrenia, we are now doing 10 times worse in terms of life expectancy than we were 100 years ago.” [http://davidhealy.org/pharmageddon-is-the-story-of-a-tragedy/]

If you love someone who is exhibiting changes in their mental health or are someone with mental health symptoms it may be beneficial to visit a functional health specialist or Registered Dietitian or clinical nutritionist for a thorough nutritional assessment. Schizophrenia like symptoms can be caused by several different nutrient deficiencies. See this post for more information about schizophrenic symptoms and nutrient deficiencies that have been associated with the symptoms:

  • The voices that people with schizophrenia are hearing are probably their own inner thoughts, .

/Disclaimer: This information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes./