Merck’s Julie Gerberding Wins Industry “Woman Of The Year” Award For Putting Profits Ahead Of Human Health

By Richard Enos

In Brief

  • The Facts: Julie Gerberding, the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association ‘Woman of the Year,’ is a prime example of someone who has gone through the revolving door between government regulatory agencies and the corporations they are supposed to be regulating.
  • Reflect On: It is becoming clear that our authorities in government and business alike are making decisions purely for their own interests, in utter disregard for human safety and well-being. How does this realization play a role in our awakening?

If you are not already clear about how the Corporatocracy that we live in is able to consistently serve their own power and wealth interests at the expense of our heath, well-being and prosperity, then the case of Julie Gerberding should provide some excellent insight. Her career path makes her the poster child for people who want to succeed in the world by embracing the corrupt, deceitful system that is currently in place.

Here is the blueprint: first, become an expert in a very specific area through a good old fashioned Western education. Use the talent and intelligence you have been blessed with to move up the ranks in your chosen industry to gain a position of power within the highest government agency in your field. Work in close collaboration with the corporations you are supposed to be the watchdogs for, and display a particular talent to get away with murder, not only deflecting obvious conflicts of interest and preventing them from materializing into lawsuits, but also demonstrating a highly developed ability–and willingness–to garner public trust around the safety and effectiveness of the products being pushed by the corporations you are colluding with.

Julie Gerberding

Julie Gerberding completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at UCSF, where she also served as Chief Medical Resident before completing her fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology and Infectious Diseases. She earned an M.P.H. degree at the University of California, Berkeley in 1990.

Before becoming CDC Director and ATSDR Administrator, Gerberding was Acting Deputy Director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID). She joined CDC in 1998 as Director of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, NCID, where she developed CDC’s patient safety initiatives and other programs to prevent infections, antimicrobial resistance, and medical errors in healthcare settings.

But it is perhaps her talent in knowing how to speak with quiet authority, and a persona that people felt they could trust, that not only helped her rise up in the ranks of the government’s regulatory bodies, but also made giants of the corporatocracy take notice and treat her as one of their own. Knowing how to appeal to people emotionally, with eloquence and persuasion, is something you cannot force, nor can you teach it. Some people just have that power. What they decide to do with it is another matter.

Less than a year after she resigned from her CDC post in in January 2009, she was hired as president of Merck’s vaccine division. Now we can look at the low-hanging fruit and remark that during her tenure at the CDC, Merck became the manufacturer of 14 of the 17 vaccines ‘recommended’ for children by the CDC, and 9 of the 10 vaccines ‘recommended’ for adults by the CDC. The conflict of interest here is beyond obvious, and one would be reasonable to assume that this appointment, which garnered over $5 million in stock options alone, amounted to payback for favors done to Merck while head of the CDC.

But I believe Merck saw genuine value in the type of leadership Gerberding brought to the table: a cold and calculating devotion to the bottom line, covered over by a veneer of compassion-like-symptoms and a trustworthy tone of authority. In the pharmaceutical industry, these qualities are gold.

CNN Interview

During our bi-weekly broadcast on CETV, Joe Martino and I had a discussion about the ‘revolving door’ between government regulatory agencies and the corporations they serve. We look at statistics that would literally make your head spin about the hordes of people who have enjoyed the freedom to move from working on one side of the aisle to the other. Typically this pattern serves those willing to ‘play ball’ with corporate powers in their capacity as government regulators, to then be rewarded by the wealthy corporations with cushy jobs and board appointments.

In the case of Julie Gerberding, we dove deep into a CNN interview Gerberding did with Sanjay Gupta while she was at the CDC around the time that the Hannah Poling case was making headlines and getting widespread public attention. (Hannah Poling was the first child to receive money from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program for her vaccine injury; in essence, the government conceded that vaccines caused Hannah Poling’s autism). Big Pharma seemed to be in need of a reassuring voice directed at the public to prevent a massive exodus of parents from the growing vaccine schedules being lined up for their children.

Joe and I talked about the various techniques Gerberding uses to deftly move the conversation from a very vague ‘admission’ of what the government had conceded to assurances that all caring parents should continue to have their children vaccinated.

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By some accounts, Julie Gerberding had a significant impact at this time in preventing a complete loss in confidence in vaccine safety, which would have been a major disaster for the pharmaceutical industry. Makes you wonder why she didn’t win the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association ‘Woman of the Year’ award sooner.

The Takeaway

As difficult as it is for some of us to accept, the belief that those in authority have humanity’s best interests at heart has long run its course. It is an important part of our collective evolution that we realize we cannot count on our elected officials, corporate leaders, bureaucrats or other authority figures to make decisions that are in our best interests, because by and large we are seeing that they are only making decisions in their own interests, for the expansion and consolidation of their power. As individuals we must seek to become sovereigns, and as sovereigns to link together and awaken to our collective power to consciously create the type of world we really want to live in.


Richard EnosMy Master’s thesis on “The Anatomy of Self-Overcoming in Nietzsche” was only the beginning of my journey of exploration into consciousness. I have since lived and taught in Korea, studied yoga in India, written a book entitled “Parables for the New Conversation”, built a film and theater production company (pandorasboxoffice.ca), and started a family. While I endeavor to foster positive change in the world through my works, I hold fast to CE’s maxim ‘Change starts within’. I am humbled and grateful to have joined the CE team as of April 2018 as a contributing writer. You can reach me at [email protected]

This article was sourced from Collective Evolution.

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Monsanto Has Been Knowingly Lying About the Safety Of Roundup In Their Ads For Decades

By Richard Enos

  • The Facts: In 1996, Monsanto was sued by the New York Attorney General based on its false and misleading advertising of Roundup products. Monsanto lost and agreed to stop, but to date they have not stopped those practices anywhere other than New York State.
  • Reflect On: How can we use the egregious assault on our health and well-being at the hands of corporations like Bayer-Monsanto to catalyze our awakening and our motivation to build the type of world we would most prefer to live in?

In the wake of a second lawsuit against Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) ruled in favor of defendant Edwin Hardeman to the tune of $80 million, it is starting to look like Monsanto has simply gone to the well too often–a well that they themselves have poisoned. Years of denying that Roundup’s active ingredient glyphosate causes cancer, years of fabricating ‘scientific’ studies to back up this claim, and years of advertising Roundup as safe when they knew it was anything but is now coming back to haunt them, and may eventually put their very survival in danger.

Related CE Article:Bayer (Monsanto) Loses Billions As Another Jury Determines Roundup Herbicide Causes Cancer

What is perhaps most poignant in the settlement is the fact that Hardeman received about $5 million for compensatory damages, based on the fact that his exposure to glyphosate was shown to have caused his cancer, but was awarded an additional $75 million for punitive damages, based on the fact that ‘Monsanto was negligent by not using reasonable care to warn about Roundup’s NHL <Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma> risk.’ (source)

This is telling Monsanto that their most egregious crime was not the fact that their product caused someone’s cancer, but that they intentionally withheld known dangers from the public in their labeling and promotion of the product.

How Do We Know Monsanto Has Been Lying?

How can we say for sure that Monsanto knows that it is promoting false ideas about the safety of Roundup to the public? We only need to dig a little into the case files to see the type of evidence that convinced jurors that they are doing so.

In the first case that Monsanto lost to Dewayne Johnson not too long ago (which we wrote about here and here), the prosecutor revealed that in 1996, Monsanto was sued by the New York Attorney General based on its false and misleading advertising of Roundup products. They ended up agreeing to an ‘Assurance of Discontinuance’ with New York State wherein Monsanto would stop making advertisements that made certain unsubstantiated claims about the safety of Roundup.

A discussion of this piece of evidence between Joe Martino and I is captured in the video below, part of a larger discussion about Bayer-Monsanto and the pharmaceutical industry in our bi-weekly news broadcast ‘The Collective Evolution Show’ available on CETV:



Here is the precise way it was presented in the complaint document of Dewayne Johnson’s lawsuit:

Monsanto has known for decades that it falsely advertises the safety of Roundup

42. In 1996, the New York Attorney General (“NYAG”) filed a lawsuit against Monsanto based on its false and misleading advertising of Roundup products. Specifically, the lawsuit challenged Monsanto’s general representations that its spray-on glyphosate-based herbicides, including Roundup, were “safer than table salt” and “practically non-toxic” to mammals, birds, and fish. Among the representations of the NYAG found deceptive and misleading about the human and environmental safety of Roundup are the following:

A) Remember that environmentally friendly Roundup herbicide is biodegradable. It won’t build up in the soil so you can use Roundup with confidence along customers’ driveways, sidewalks, and fences…

B) And remember that Roundup is biodegradable and won’t build up in the soil. That will give you the environmental confidence you need to use Roundup everywhere you’ve got a weed, brush, edging or trimming problem.

C) Roundup biodegrades into naturally occurring elements.

D) Remember that versatile Roundup herbicide stays where you put it. That means there’s no washing or leaching to harm customers’ shrubs or other desirable vegetation.

E) This non-residual herbicide will not wash or leach in the soil. It…stays where you apply it.

F) You can apply Accord with “confidence because it will stay where you put it,” it bonds tightly to soil particles, preventing leaching. Then, soon after application, soil microorganisms biodegrade Accord into natural products.

G) Glyphosate is less toxic to rats than table salt following accuse oral ingestion.

H) Glyphosate’s safety margin is much greater than required. It has over a 1,000-fold safety margin in food and over a 700-fold safety margin for workers who manufacture it or use it.

I) You can feel good about using herbicides by Monsanto. They carry a toxicity category rating of ‘practically non-toxic’ as it pertains to mammals, birds, and fish.

J) “Roundup can be used where kids and pets will play and break down into natural material.” This ad depicts a person with his head in the ground and a pet dog standing in an area which has been treated with Roundup.

43. On November 19, 1996, Monsanto entered into an Assurance of Discontinuance with NYAG, in which Monsanto agreed, among other things, “to cease and desist from publishing or broadcasting any advertisements [in New York] that represent, directly or by implication” that:

A) its glyphosate-containing pesticide products or any component thereof are safe, non-toxic, harmless, or free from risk.

B) Its glyphosate-containing pesticide products or any component thereof manufactured, formulated, distributed or sold by Monsanto are biodegradable.

C) its glyphosate-containing pesticide products or any component thereof stay where they are applied under all circumstances and will not move through the environment by any means.

D) its glyphosate-containing pesticide products or any component thereof are “good” for the environment or are “known for their environmental characteristics.”

E) glyphosate-containing pesticide products or any component thereof are safer or less toxic than common consumer products other than herbicides.

F) its glyphosate-containing pesticide products or any component thereof night be classified as “practically non-toxic.”

44. Monsanto did not alter its advertising in the same manner in any state other than New York, and on information and belief still has not done so today.

One of the reasons this is so compelling is that it shows Monsanto being forced to acknowledge that it was using deceptive practices, but that it made absolutely no effort to stop this deceptive practice in any other state than the one they were forced to. It is evidence like this that is starting to make people realize that we can no longer give corporations the benefit of the doubt when it comes to their claims that their products are safe for human beings and for the environment.

The Takeaway

As information of this kind comes more into the public eye, and as we become more aware that corporations are willfully putting public health at risk simply for the sake of profit, our collective wheels will start turning with thoughts about the type of world we want to live in, imbued with a sense of urgency around creating a system within which human safety and health are much more highly valued.


Richard Enos: My Master’s thesis on “The Anatomy of Self-Overcoming in Nietzsche” was only the beginning of my journey of exploration into consciousness. I have since lived and taught in Korea, studied yoga in India, written a book entitled “Parables for the New Conversation”, built a film and theater production company (pandorasboxoffice.ca), and started a family. While I endeavor to foster positive change in the world through my works, I hold fast to CE’s maxim ‘Change starts within’. I am humbled and grateful to have joined the CE team as of April 2018 as a contributing writer. You can reach me at [email protected]

This article was sourced from Collective Evolution.

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World’s Leading Authority on Aluminum Toxicity Has GoFundMe To Study Aluminum In Vaccines Shut Down

By Arjun Walia

  • The Facts: Dr. Chris Exley is a Professor in Bioinorganic Chemistry and the world’s leading expert in aluminum toxicology. He was recently denied by scientific authorities the funding to study aluminum in vaccines. His GoFundMe campaign was also taken down.
  • Reflect On: Why don’t our federal health regulatory agencies conduct a study showing that it’s safe to inject aluminum into babies and adults?

Dr. Chris Exley is a Professor in Bioinorganic Chemistry at Keele University and an Honorary Professor at the UHI Millennium Institute. He is a biologist with a PhD in the ecotoxicology of aluminum, and his research from 1984 until present has focused on an intriguing paradox: “How come the third most abundant element of the Earth’s crust (aluminum) is non-essential and largely inimical to life?” He goes on to explain how investigating this mystery has “required research in myriad fields from the basic inorganic chemistry of the reaction of aluminium and silicon to the potentially complex biological availability of aluminium in humans.” He also explains in his bio how he is “fascinated by the element silicon in relation to living things which, as the second most abundant element of the Earth’s crust, is also almost devoid of biological function. One possible function of silicon is to keep aluminium out of biology (biota) and this forms a large part of the research in our group. We are also interested in biological silicification.” (source)

We now know that aluminum has no place in the human body. It doesn’t take a genius to know that aluminum, thanks to the work of Exley and many others, wreaks havoc on any biological system. It’s great stuff to make cars and airplanes out of, sure, but it clearly does not belong inside of the human body in any amount, as it’s extremely toxic and represents one of the most dangerous and neurotoxic substances known to man. Here’s a great little video from Dr. Christopher Shaw from UBC in Canada explaining that.

You can view a list of Exley’s publications HERE.

Exley recently started a GoFundMe to raise money to study aluminum in vaccines. Despite the fact that aluminum has been added into vaccines as the adjuvant to provoke an immune response, it’s never been evaluated for safety. You would think that our federal health regulatory agencies would conduct appropriate safety studies for all vaccine ingredients, but this isn’t the case, yet vaccines are marketed as completely safe for everybody.

His campaign was started after his appeal to scientific authorities for funding was rejected. Why would a study to evaluate aluminum in vaccines and the effect it has on the human body and little infants be shut down? Would a study like this not be in the best interests of humanity and human health? Why is science being shut down? Don’t we want to discover more?

Virtually every study that comes out claiming that vaccines are safe does not take into account human exposure to several vaccine ingredients and their bioaccumulation, meaning where they end up in the body and what they are doing. Conducting studies could put this issue to rest, and the hypothesis that must be tested is quite simple: ‘No aluminium in an infant’s brain results in no autism.’

The British academic was recently blocked from raising funds, apparently after “protests by other scientists.” (source)  Robert F Kennedy Jr. made a great post regarding the recent blockage on his social media platforms, which is how I first became aware of it.

“He who stifles free discussion secretly doubts what he professes to believe in is really true.” — Wendel Phillips. GoFundMe today shut down Dr. Christopher Exley’s crowd funding campaign to study aluminum in vaccines. Dr. Exley, the world’s leading authority on aluminum toxicity angered the Pharma Cartel when his autopsies discovered astronomically high aluminum concentrations in the brains of children with autism. His other studies link aluminum in Merck’s Gardasil and other vaccines to dementia, Alzheimer’s and autism. Exley joins a long list of scientists silenced for questioning the Vaccine Orthodoxy. While White House Republicans censor climate science at the EPA, congressional Democrats clamor for censorship of vaccine science. It’s strange, to me, that these politicians don’t understand that censorship is incompatible with democracy. Given purchase, censorship will spread virally until it infects and kills democracy. SCOTUS Justice Potter Stewart called censorship “the hallmark of an authoritarian regime.” Heinrich Heine’s observed, “Where they have burned books, they will, in the end, burn human beings.” (source)

You Can Still Donate

Link to Keele University Donation Page. 

Why It’s Quite Clear Exley’s Research is Much Needed

A study published in 2011 makes the issue quite clear:

Aluminum is an experimentally demonstrated neurotoxin and the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant. Despite almost 90 years of widespread use of aluminum adjuvants, medical science’s understanding about their mechanisms of action is still remarkably poor. There is also a concerning scarcity of data on toxicology and pharmacokinetics of these compounds. In spite of this, the notion that aluminum in vaccines is safe appears to be widely accepted. Experimental research, however, clearly shows that aluminum adjuvants have a potential to induce serious immunological disorders in humans. (source)

The key takeaway there is “medical science’s understanding about their mechanisms of action is still remarkably poor.”

After this study, more research came out to help us better understand what happens when aluminum is injected into the body. It has been found that injected aluminum does not exit the body; in fact, it stays in the body and travels to various organs in the brain, where it remains. This isn’t surprising since it’s the adjuvant, it’s designed to stay there or else the vaccine doesn’t work.

As the groundbreaking study in 2015 emphasized:

Evidence that aluminum-coated particles phagocytozed in the injected muscle and its draining lymph notes can disseminate within phagocytes throughout the body and slowly accumulate in the brain further suggests that alum safety should be evaluated in the long term.

Furthermore, in 2018, a paper published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry found that almost 100 percent of the intramuscularly injected aluminum in mice as vaccine adjuvants was absorbed into the systemic circulation and traveled to different sites in the body such as the brain, the joints, and the spleen, where it accumulated and was retained for years post-vaccination. (source)

Exley has been interviewed multiple times about this subject, and all of these studies and his research point to the same findings: Aluminum in vaccines does not exit the body, and it has been linked to multiple diseases, which can develop immediately post-injection or up to decades later in life for certain neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

A study by Exley and his team published in 2018 should have made headlines everywhere, as it discovered historically high amounts of aluminum in autistic brains. The study was conducted by some of the world’s leading scientists in the field. Five people were used in the study, four males and one female, all between the ages of 14 and 50. Each of their brains contained unsafe and high amounts of aluminum compared to patients with other diseases where high brain aluminum content is common like Alzheimer’s disease.

As you can see, there is more than enough evidence that clearly warrants further investigation into aluminum in vaccines. Why are these efforts constantly getting shut down? Why is there no funding? Why don’t our federal health regulatory agencies study aluminum in vaccines if it’s ‘completely safe’? Why not just do the study and debunk those who say it’s not? What’s going on here?

You can listen to long and detailed information shared by Exley the interview below, posted by Keele University, conducted by Del Bigtree.



CETV

CE Founder Joe Martino & myself  recently sat down for an episode on CETV, a platform we created to combat internet censorship and help us stay alive and able to put out the information that we do. We discussed the MMR vaccine specifically with regards to all of the mandatory vaccination initiatives that are happening right now.

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The Takeaway

Why are further efforts to study aluminum being blocked? Regardless of the hurdles these scientists are going through and the resistance they face, in a real scientific community, studies on this would be welcomed. That being said, there is more than enough information on aluminum in vaccines to justify not vaccinating yourself and your child with aluminum-containing vaccines.


Arjun Walia – I joined the CE team in 2010 shortly after finishing university and have been grateful for the fact that I have been able to do this ever since 🙂 There are many things happening on the planet that don’t resonate with me, and I wanted to do what I could to play a role in creating change. It’s been great making changes in my own life and creating awareness and I look forward to more projects that move beyond awareness and into action and implementation. So stay tuned 🙂 [email protected]

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How To Make A Bee Waterer In Just A Few Minutes For Under 5$

By John Vibes

Bees are an extremely important part of the global ecosystem because they are responsible for pollinating 80% of the flowering crops on the planet, which obviously has a significant impact on the human food supply and all life on the planet.

Beekeeping is a great way to help maintain and regrow bee populations, but that can be an overwhelming investment for many people. Luckily, there is another very easy way that you can help bees, and the supplies will only cost you a few dollars, you may even be able to find most of them around your house.

Bees are always in search of fresh water sources, but there are predators in creeks and rivers, and in deep areas like pools or birdbaths they risk drowning.

Kim Flottum, the editor of the Bee Culture magazine, writes in his book The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden:

Water is used to dissolve crystallized honey, to dilute honey when producing larval food, for evaporation cooling during warm weather, and for a cool drink on a hot day.

There are a variety of different ways that you can create a bee waterer, and you can be as creative as possible, but today we will discuss the cheapest and most simple design for people with busy schedules.

All that you will need is a shallow bowl or pan, and a few handfuls of marbles or pebbles. As shown in the video below, just fill the pan with the marbles or pebbles and then fill with water. Make sure that you don’t entirely submerge the marbles, this way the bees will have a surface to stand on.

Next, place the device outside in a shady location, at least a few feet off the ground so they can get their water in peace without fear of predators. To avoid attracting mosquitoes to the area, it is important to change the water often, every day if you can, and clean the bowl and its contents at least once every week.

Experts have warned not to add sugar or honey to the water, because it can cause numerous problems for bee populations, including decreased pollination and even disease.

Last month, Truth Theory reported that actor Morgan Freeman turned his 124-acre ranch in Mississippi into a sanctuary for bees. Freeman said that the bees seem to appreciate his help. He has never been stung while working with the bees, and he doesn’t even wear any protective gear.


John Vibes is an author and journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture, and focuses solutions-oriented approaches to social problems. He is also a host of The Free Your Mind Conference and The Free Thought Project Podcast. Read More stories by John Vibes

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This article was sourced from Truth Theory

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3 New Reasons to Question Vaccine Effectiveness Amid “Anti-Vaxxer” Censorship

By Melissa Dykes

There are a lot of reasons people question vaccines in a country with the most aggressive vaccine schedule in the world where citizens are not allowed to directly sue vaccine manufacturers for vaccine-induced injuries.

While the censorship rages against the so-called “anti-vax” community to shut down online content that even questions the safety and effectiveness of vaccines on various platforms including YouTube, Facebook, and even Amazon, it’s quietly coming out all over the place that our vaccines just really aren’t as effective as the CDC, Big Pharma, its lackeys (again, this), and the pro-vaccine crowd would have everyone believe.

Straight away, here are three reasons that have popped up in recent weeks why people are questioning the effectiveness of vaccines.

Fully Vaccinated Sailors & a Mumps Outbreak

Headline as of March 29, 2019

The Business Insider reported March 29, 2019 that 27 US Navy sailors have been quarantined at sea for several months now due to a viral outbreak of what they are craftily referring to as a “probable case of the mumps”:

A US Navy warship deployed to the Persian Gulf has been stuck at sea for months due to a viral outbreak of what’s likely the mumps, and servicemembers are continuing to fall ill as the medical workers try to get the situation under control, Fifth Fleet told Business Insider Thursday.

If you were not aware, all branches of the US military require a full battery of vaccines for all new recruits. According to this chart on military vaccines administered for Basic Training and Officer Accession Training, updated Feb. 2019, “Measles Mumps and rubella (MMR) are administered to all recruits regardless of prior history”. Meaning, that even if these servicemembers received their required MMR vaccines as children, they would have been given yet another upon entering the Navy.

So… Why are they getting mumps?

Well, that depends who you ask. The Business Insider promptly changed its headline to add the word “rare”.

New headline, April 3, 2019

Meanwhile, what most people don’t know is that two former Merck virologists blew the whistle on the MMR vaccine’s effectiveness nearly a decade ago by filing a qui tam action lawsuit against Merck & Co. in August 2010.

As you can see from the suit, the former Merck scientists claim that “by using improper testing techniques and falsifying test data,” Merck is concealing the fact that the company knows specifically that its mumps vaccine is “far less than” the 95 percent effectiveness the company claims.

The introduction to the 2010 whistleblower lawsuit against Merck & Co.

Note that the suit is specifically about the efficacy of the mumps vaccine, including MMR II and ProQuad versions.

Not only that, but the former Merck virologists also claim this is a “decade-long scheme to falsify and misrepresent the true efficacy of its vaccine”. So this has allegedly been going on since at least 2000, and the lawsuit has been prodding along ever so slowly since 2010.

It’s 2019 now. I wonder how long they’re gonna drag this thing out, don’t you?

On an MMR aside, it was also reported in the March 2017 edition of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology (Vol. 55, Issue 3) that, “During the measles outbreak in California in 2015, a large number of suspected cases occurred in recent vaccinees” and “Of the 194 measles virus sequences obtained in the United States in 2015” a whopping “73 were identified as vaccine sequences”.

So there’s that. New technology is allowing researchers to sequence viruses and find out if they are wild — or from a vaccine.

CDC Announces in March 2019 that Children Are “Less Protected” by Whooping Cough Vaccines than They Once Were

On March 14 it was reported that CDC researchers analyzed lab samples from whooping cough patients between 2000 and 2013 and determined that the bacteria that causes whooping cough has undergone genetic changes over time. In short, the vaccination they are currently administering to children for pertussis, including in the DTaP vaccine, is no longer effective because the whooping cough bacteria has mutated. How long has that been the case? Hard to say.

And yet, the USA Today article still went on to claim, “The best protection against whooping cough remains the DTaP vaccine”.

Really? How does that work? (Oh, right…)

“We’re making the best use of the vaccine, while we’re frantically doing research to make a better one,” Dr. William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told NBC News. Not sure how they can “make the best use” out of a vaccine that they basically just admitted is pretty well worthless.

Dr. Schaffner also noted that a new vaccine for whooping cough “is nowhere near ready”.

CDC Says This Year’s Flu Vaccine Has an Overall Effectiveness of Just 47%

But take a look at this breakdown, as per Table 2 of the CDC’s Feb. 15, 2019 MMWR (click to enlarge):

While the overall adjusted effectiveness for all age groups comes out to 47 percent, the older one gets, the less effective the flu vaccine becomes. That 47 percent actually breaks out as 61 percent overall for ages six months to 17 years; 37 percent overall for 18-49 years; and just 24 percent overall for people age 50 and over.

CNN once again spoke to Dr. William Schaffner (guess he’s the go-to soundbite guy on vaccines for our nation’s mainstream media outlets this year?) who said, “those who get flu after receiving vaccine” (Wait, isn’t that supposed to be the point? Taking a vaccine to prevent the flu? Oh sorry, continuing — ) “are less likely to require hospitalization and are less likely to die of the illness”.

He followed that with, “The vaccine is not perfect, but give the vaccine credit for softening the blow.”

Is that the best spin they’ve got? How many other times in life is a 47 percent hailed as a success? That’s less than half a chance that the shot is worthless.

Then again, maybe they are comparing the 2019 flu vaccine to last year, when it was reported that the 2018 vaccine would only be 10 percent effective. At the announcement, doctors were still telling people that 10 percent is quote “better than nothing” and Dr. Pardis Sabeti, a Harvard professor and infectious disease expert, doubled down on CBS This Morning with, “In fact, in a year where it’s low effectiveness, it’s even more important that everybody get it so we can get as much resistance and we don’t allow the virus to thrive and grow and keep changing.” [emphasis added]

That logic is just… painful to behold.

Cui Bono?

Maybe now is a good time to point out that major pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars every year peddling their wares.

By billions, we’re talking nearly $30 billion in 2016 alone. Big Pharma forked over $9.6 billion to mainstream media outlets for the privilege of running direct-to-consumer (DTC) ads that year. That means American viewers saw an astounding 663,000 TV commercials for pharmaceuticals in 2016. You can barely make your way through a show on most major networks these days without at least one generic stock footage filled commercial where a friendly voiceover actor — after listing off a vague set of symptoms followed by a bunch of nightmarish side effects — implores us to become our own drug sales rep and ‘ ask our doctor today’ for whatever drug will supposedly make our lives as great as the people smiling their way through the generic stock footage.

The US is one of only two countries in the entire world where pharmaceutical companies are legally allowed to sell drugs directly to consumers (the other is Australia). Nowhere else on the planet is DTC pharmaceutical advertising allowed. Our government representatives, well funded by Big Pharma campaign contributions and surrounded by the industry’s lobbyists ($27.5 million in 2018), are well aware of the fact that this practice is a cost effective way of turning viewers into patients. A 2008 House Commerce Committee report states,

Every $1 spent on direct-to-consumer advertising results in up to a $6 increase in sales. One study demonstrated that every $1,000 spent on direct-to-consumer advertisements resulted in 24 new prescriptions.

Recently, an FDA medical adviser straight up told Yahoo! Finance, “Congress is owned by pharma.”

The point, however, is with numbers that substantial, there is no possible way for mainstream outlets to pretend with a straight face that they do not have a vested interest in how their reporters treat topics like, oh, I dunno, vaccines.

“If nearly $10 billion was spent on advertising, where did the other $20 billion go?” you might ask. Well, dear reader, it went to persuading doctors and other medical professionals (who may or may not get interviewed by media outlets for their “professional” opinion) of “the benefits of prescription drugs”.

The Bottom Line

The establishment figures that sell vaccines and the corporations that produce them act like vaccines are completely risk-free, so even if there’s only a ghost of a chance a vaccine will actually be effective as promoted or promised, then it’s worth it. The problem is, more and more people are realizing that vaccines are not 100 percent safe and without side effects. Those side effects are worth discussing, especially when we’re dealing with vaccines which the CDC has admitted are not as effective as they should be or Merck scientists-turned whistleblowers are litigating over.

The package inserts for vaccines list a wide and sometimes horrifying array of side effects. The MMR Insert, directly off Merck’s own website, says, “M-M-R II has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or potential to impair fertility.”

Ahem. Why not? Doesn’t that seem like an important thing to evaluate??

The government’s no-fault Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has paid out $4 billion to vaccine injured Americans since it was set up in 1986. That’s the same year Congress signed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, which in essence set up a system that does not allow Americans to directly sue vaccine manufacturers for vaccine injuries.

It’s probably not a coincidence that the schedule of vaccines went from seven injections and 24 doses in 1983 before this legislation was passed, to a whopping 51 injections of 70 doses by 2016.

Meanwhile, this is the kind of sentiment being posted on social media about so-called “anti-vaxxers”:

Sigh…

Where do I even begin?

We the People have to be able to talk about vaccines.

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Sleepwalking into an Electrosmog Nightmare: More Wireless, Electrify Everything?

By Patricia Burke

If you are awoken every night at 11:45 pm, 2:45 am, and 5:45 am with a startled fight or flight response, urgent thirst, heart arrhythmias, and a feeling that your brain is on fire, you should have the right to know if your sleep disruption is being caused by the Russians, or by wireless transmission and/or dirty power pulsing through the grid. 

In March of 2019, the on-line summit Depression, Anxiety and Dementia offered tools and strategies “for preventing and healing brain diseases including depression, anxiety, dementia, and Alzheimer’s.”[1]  The importance of sleep was one of many lifestyle topics, and one clinician mentioned that he sometimes refers clients for a sleep evaluation, if medically indicated.


SOURCE: Consumer Reports

On March 30, Dr. Joseph Mercola also featured the topic of sleep in his article: “How Sleep Influences Learning, Memory and General Health.”

While nutrition and exercise are vital for your health, without this they will have minimal effects – and your risk of Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart disease, depression, anxiety and being overweight will soar. Careful not to overlook it.

Statistics vary, but in 2014, The Atlantic reported,

The number of prescriptions for nonbenzodiazepine sedative hypnotics, a group of drugs to which zolpidem belongs, grew 30 times over between 1994 and 2007—that’s five times faster than the growth of insomnia diagnoses over the same period of time, and 21 times faster than the growth of patient complaints of sleeplessness. Somewhere between 50 and 70 million Americans are currently thought to suffer from sleep disorders, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and around 4 percent of adults use prescription medication to get a good night’s rest.[2]

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine reported,

Results show that 4.1 percent of U.S. adults who were at least 20 years new had taken a prescription sleep aid in the past month.  The prevalence of sleeping pill use generally increased with age; the rate was lowest among adults between the ages of 20 and 39 years (1.8%) and highest among adults who were at least 80 years new (7%).  Use of prescription sleep aids also was higher among women (5%) than men (3.1%).

The AASM reports that insomnia is the most common sleep complaint, occurring in up to 50 percent of adults.  Insomnia involves having difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, waking up too early, or waking up feeling unrefreshed, despite an adequate opportunity for sleep. About 10 to 15 percent of adults have insomnia symptoms with distress or daytime impairment.  The risk for insomnia is greater in women and older adults.

For sleep apnea concerns, the patient may be asked to wear a wireless monitor overnight.

But many doctors refer their patients to a specialized medical center for a sleep assessment.

Testing Process

When you are ready to go to bed, the sleep technologist will attach sensors to your body. The sensors, which are glued or taped to you, monitor your body while you sleep. These sensors are painless. Make sure to tell the technologist if you are allergic or sensitive to any adhesives. The sensors measure your:

  • Brain waves
  • Chin muscle activity
  • Heart rate
  • Breathing
  • Oxygen levels
  • Leg movements

SOURCE: SleepEducation.org

A sleep center stay may be a helpful strategy for measuring how well the patient sleeps in a clinical sleep lab setting and for identifying some health conditions.

But we are missing a big part of the equation – the unnatural electromagnetic environment slamming the blood brain barrier and voltage gated channels in the cell walls 24/7/365, including all night long.

The natural environment is being increasingly polluted with electrosmog that may be the direct cause of sleep disturbances, as well as the cause of other adverse health impacts.

Electrical pollution can be caused by the four variables of unnatural electric fields, magnetic fields, microwave radio frequencies, and/or “dirty electricity.”

From a scientific standpoint, what is required is the willingness to monitor both the power quality and the overall state of the electric grid, the radio frequency exposures, and the health indicators in the environment where the patient sleeps, at the same time.

When Ridicule and Prejudice Prevail Over Scientific Inquiry

This assessment of the sleeping environment and symptom complaints could have been adopted as an appropriate response in 2009, when the sudden, acute onset of an adverse neurological health condition[3] corresponded with the installation of wireless smart utility meters in several states, including Texas,[4] Maine,[5] and California,[6] more recently in Pennsylvania,[7] and in other countries worldwide.

The peer-reviewed published study, Self-reporting of symptom development from exposure to radiofrequency fields of wireless smart meters in Victoria, Australia: a case series by F. Lemach determined:

RESULTS:

The most frequently reported symptoms from exposure to smart meters were (1) insomnia, (2) headaches, (3) tinnitus, (4) fatigue, (5) cognitive disturbances, (6) dysesthesias (abnormal sensation), and (7) dizziness. The effects of these symptoms on people’s lives were significant.

CONCLUSIONS:

Review of some key studies, both recent and old (1971), reveals that the participants’ symptoms were the same as those reported by people exposed to radiofrequency fields emitted by devices other than smart meters. Interestingly, the vast majority of Victorian cases did not state that they had been sufferers of electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome (EHS) prior to exposure to the wireless meters, which points to the possibility that smart meters may have unique characteristics that lower people’s threshold for symptom development.

SOURCE: PubMed

The industry and its economic partners instead ridiculed and dismissed reports of harm, initially implying that patients had a mental illness, and then crafting a more carefully worded response that it was obvious that customers had problems, but that there was no evidence that the symptoms were linked to the meters.

Despite societal progress regarding the “Me Too,” LGBTQ, and racial fronts – ridicule, marginalization, minimization, and overrunning of the rights of the “tin foil hat brigade” and those with other chronic environmentally-induced health conditions (MCS) is the most deeply institutionalized, socially acceptable, and enduring form of prejudice and lack of accommodation in the mass culture.

This is not a scientific challenge, but rather a lack of willingness on the part of the industry and its regulators and related economic interests.  There is no biologically-based paradigm in place to perform pre-market safety testing for current juxtapositions of wireless devices and infrastructure. The burden for proof of harm has been shifted to the lay population, because the regulatory paradigm has failed.

This issue of inadequate testing, regulation, and oversight is permeating not only the wireless industry, but also running rampant with agencies ranging from the FCC to the FAA to the CDC.

However, societal awareness of the wrongdoings of chemical companies and fossil fuel companies is increasing, while recognition of the risks of the wireless paradigm has not yet reached critical mass. In fact, things are getting worse. Faster more ubiquitous wireless coverage is being promoted as progress and the cure to all societal ills. Rather than requiring the industry to provide evidence of safety, regulators dismiss reports of harm, stating that the scientific evidence was lacking, thereby shifting the burden of proof of harm to those injured.

The Emergence of Citizen Science

In the absence of both industry and independent research, many citizens are working to raise awareness. As an example of citizen science, videos of Warren Woodward demonstrate that the human heart is directly impacted by wireless smart utility meters:



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In testimony in Arizona, Dr. Sam Milham stated,

“Dirty electricity” or “dirty power” are terms coined by the electric utilities to describe the electrical pollution consisting of high frequency voltage transients and harmonics riding along on the 50 or 60 Hz wave form and contaminating the electricity delivered to users. …

The APS “smart” meters are electronic devices which replaced the old electromechanical analog meters used to measure electric power consumption for billing purposes.  The smart meters have circuitry to measure power consumption and a microwave transmitter to send this information to the utility.  The health effects of microwave exposures are well known.  All transmitters, including the microwave transmitters in smart meters, operate on direct current (DC).  The APS smart meters contain a switching mode power supply (SMPS) which changes the utility 60 Hz alternating current to DC. …

Because it is at the front end of a building’s wiring, the dirty electricity from the smart meter’s SMPS has a gateway into that building’s wiring, and also into the earth via the house ground.  The house wiring acts as an antenna and the fields capacitively couple to the body through the air within 6 to 8 feet of the house wiring or extension cords plugged into the outlets. …

I believe that our evolutionary balance, developed over the millennia, has been severely disturbed and disrupted by man-made EMFs.  I believe that man-made EMFs, especially dirty electricity, are chronic stressors and are responsible for many of the disease patterns of electrified populations. …

It is my professional opinion that smart meters are a public health hazard.

SOURCE: SmartGridAwareness.org

Regarding dirty power, author Steven McGee states, “Harmonics are the cancer of the electrical system.”

In this video, Dr. Mercola interviewed Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt.

Natural health expert and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt on the dangers of electromagnetic fields and how chronic exposure is contributing to the high rates of chronic disease today.

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Dr. Klinghardt compared the maternal sleeping environment during pregnancy for both autistic and non-autistic children, and discovered that there was a 20-to-1 higher exposure of incoming cellphone radiation and low frequency EMF from the household wiring in the homes of the autistic children.

In a 2017 presentation, Peter Sullivan discussed the recovery of his sons from autism by lowering the burden of electrosmog.

This presentation includes Peter’s personal story of helping his two boys recover from autism and restoring his own health. It also includes key concepts for understanding autism as a state of overload from multiple factors (total load theory) and how wireless radiation and EMF (electromagnetic fields) fit into that framework.  Additionally, Peter will explain what you can do to immediately reduce your child’s exposure to wireless radiation and EMF and how to be more resilient to its effects. Finally, Peter will discuss the role of fight or flight mode in the context of EMF and detox, as well as other emerging solutions to reduce wireless and EMF exposure.

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History Repeats Itself; Wireless Replaces Asbestos in Homes, Schools and Businesses?

Instead of heeding the emerging issues of electrosmog, schools are installing industrial-scale Wi-Fi, cities are installing high intensity LED lighting, and corporations are building “smart” houses.

Amazon is currently partnering with Lennar, the nation’s largest home builder, to mass produce homes with built-in WiFi. These smart homes will be entirely cloud-based and rely on fifth generation wireless technology, giving homeowners various wireless conveniences. This partnership will drive up the demand for hundreds of thousands of new cell phone towers, welcoming a new era of EMF radiation across the country. The Amazon smart homes will be voice controlled by Amazon Alexa and incorporate whole-home automation provided by Samsung Smart Things. The partnership also includes contracts for Honeywell, Ring, Baldwin, Ruckus, and Sonus. These smart homes will include refrigerators that can detect when food is low and automatically order more groceries online. These smart homes will include thermostats that can autonomously adjust the temperature of each room to save energy. Doorbells will be able to detect the presence of a person outside and ring in response.

SOURCE: Health.News

Politico reported April 2 “How a Medical Mystery Tilted the 1992 Election in Bill Clinton’s Favor. — In 1989, Barbara Bush was diagnosed with Graves’ disease. Then, two years later, George H.W. Bush came down with it—just in time for his re-election campaign.”[8]

The oddity of both Barbara and George Bush being diagnosed with the same noncontagious disease while at the White House posed a medical mystery that was never authoritatively settled. The fact that both were under stress, perhaps coupled with a genetic predisposition for the disease, was the least conspiratorial medical explanation. Their son Marvin’s diagnosis in 1985 of ulcerative colitis was another indication of a possible genetic predisposition for autoimmune disorders in the family.

Still, some wondered if there had been an environmental trigger at the White House or in the vice president’s residence, where they had lived for eight years. Or perhaps some aftereffect, innocent or nefarious, from their time in Beijing, where Bush served as the top U.S. diplomat for more than a year. Barbara Bush told me there were “all sorts of rumors about the Russians looking down on us.” The Soviet Embassy was less than a mile from the vice president’s residence, and built on higher ground. Had the Soviets been up to no good?

The water, the plumbing, the paint were tested; nothing notable was found. But there was never a full-fledged investigation into what might have contributed to both Bushes developing the same autoimmune disorder, and within 15 months of each other, not to mention Millie’s ailment.

Barbara Bush told me she was inclined to see it as just one of those weird coincidences in life. At the time, she reported that George W. Bush jokingly had called to say she “could end all the talk if his dad and I would just stop drinking out of Millie’s bowl.[9]

There has been a staggering increase in chronic illnesses, across all age spans, in the United States.  Researchers from Emory University found more than half of Americans are living with at least one chronic illness, a substance abuse problem or a mental health condition.[10]

Why is the U.S. not investigating reported harm if the Russians are suspect?

If you are awoken every night at 11:45 pm, 2:45 am, and 5:45 am with a startled fight or flight response, urgent thirst, heart arrhythmias, and a feeling that your brain is on fire, you should have the right to know if your sleep disruption is being caused by the Russians, or by wireless transmission and/or dirty power pulsing through the grid.

You have the right to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart disease, depression, anxiety and being overweight.  Expectant parents have the right to access to a sleeping environment that does not increase the risk of autism. All of society has the right to sleep in an environment that allows for preventing and healing brain diseases including depression, anxiety, dementia, and Alzheimer’s.

The process begins by addressing the ADA and HUD concerns now of those in need of accommodation, and cost factoring the health care burden into liability for the wireless paradigm. Any legislation that proposes to override community rights[11] or to shield industries from liability,[12] including the Telecom Act of 1996, is unscientific, immoral, and insane.

It is not rocket science. Its just more of the same unthinking, health-and-environment-destroying entitlement.  We can stop this.

SOURCE: EMF SAFETY NETWORK

Notes:

[1] https://depressionanxietyseries.com/
[2] https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/08/americans-are-getting-worse-at-taking-sleeping-pills/375935/
[3] https://smartgridawareness.org/rf-health-effects/electromagnetic-hypersensitivity-ehs/
[4] http://www.austinsmartmeters.com/
[5] http://www.mainecoalitiontostopsmartmeters.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Exhibit-10-Smart-Meter-Health-Effects-Report-Survey2.pdf, https://smartgridawareness.org/2014/05/14/urgent-need-for-smart-meter-safety-legislation/
[6] http://emfsafetynetwork.org/smart-meters/smart-meter-health-complaints/
[7] https://smartgridawareness.org/2016/10/02/health-risks-associated-with-smart-meter-wireless-emissions/
[8] https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/04/01/barbara-bush-book-george-h-w-bush-bill-clinton-1992-election-graves-disease-226337
[9] Excerpted from THE MATRIARCH: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty by Susan Page
[10] https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/11/30/expensive-us-health-care.aspx
[11] https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/10/fcc-5g-wireless-broadband-regulations-city-government/571921/
[12] http://scientists4wiredtech.com/legislation/2018-radiofrequency-radiation-site-safety-information-act/

Patricia Burke works with activists across the country and internationally calling for new biologically-based microwave radio frequency exposure limits. She is based in Massachusetts and can be reached at [email protected].

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Scientists Found an Edible Mushroom That Eats Plastic, and It Could Clean Our Landfills

By Elias Marat

Whether we like it or not, our society has become completely reliant on plastic. From food preservation to water transportation, computer technology to healthcare and medicine, plastic can be found in nearly every facet of the human experience.

But as we well know, plastic is a double-edged sword, with massive amounts of plastic waste not only piling up in landfills, but floating in the most remote depths of our oceans and water supplies. And despite our knowledge of plastic’s harmful effects on the environment, we’ve become so reliant on plastic that there seems to be no end in sight. In fact, plastic production is growing on a yearly basis–and posing a potentially mortal threat to us all.

However, a newly-discovered type of mushroom could not only play a crucial role in slashing plastic pollution, but could have myriad other uses in addressing the environmental crises the planet faces.

Discovered in 2012 by Yale University students, Pestalotiopsis microspora is a rare species of mushroom from the Amazon rainforest that’s capable of subsisting on a diet of pure plastic, or more accurately, the main ingredient in plastic–polyurethane–before converting the human-made ingredient into purely organic matter.

And not only can Pestalotiopsis microspora live off of our plastic waste, it can also live without oxygen–meaning that the rare breed of mushroom would make an ideal agent for landfill clean-up, literally from the bottom-up.

While the idea sounds fantastic, some scientists have expressed hope that the plastic-consuming fungi can form the basis of the community waste treatment centers of the future–replacing our current practice of dumping our trash into centralized, massive landfills with small, mushroom-centered community composting centers or even home recycling kits, according to Epoch Times.

And as it turns out, Pestalotiopsis microspora isn’t alone in the world of plastic-eating mushrooms–and some of its plastic-consuming kin are event perfectly safe for us humans to consume.

In a study led by Katharina Unger for Utrecht University in the Netherlands, oyster mushrooms and other types of mushrooms were placed in agar cups with plastic waste and held in a climate-controlled dome-shaped environment. After about a month, the roots of the mushroom consumed and transformed the plastic into an edible biomass–or food–that was completely free of any toxicity from the polyurethane.



Not only was the finished product completely free of plastic, but they also had an appealing taste, according to Unger, who described them as “sweet with the smell of anise or licorice.”

Yes, that’s right: for the very first time in history, plastic trash could be a part of our food chain–in a deliberate and surprisingly healthy way. Indeed, such a discovery–if refined–could be a part of a novel solution to food scarcity in a world brimming-over with plastic waste yet scarce on food for hundreds of millions of people.

“Our research partner [Utrecht University] expects that the digestion will go much quicker once processes are fully researched and optimized,” Unger told Dezeen magazine, adding that her team “imagined it as being used with a community or small farm setting.”

The benefits of plastic-eating mushrooms seem limitless. At the State of the World’s Fungi 2018 event in Kew Gardens, London, fungi that process polyurethane were also found to be suitable as “mushroom bricks,” or a durable and sustainable building material that could be suitable for building homes.

The management and elimination of plastic waste is among the greatest challenges we face in saving our environment. But if the natural rate of decomposition can be reduced from 400 years to a mere few months, then these fungi could soon be taking over the world.

This article was sourced from The Mind Unleashed.

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Fasting Does Not Burn Muscle: Here’s The Proof

By Arjun Walia

In Brief

  • The Facts: Dr. Jason Fung, among multiple other scientists, explains how fasting does not burn muscle. It’s one of several common myths surrounding the practice of fasting.
  • Reflect On: Science and human evidence show how beneficial fasting can be for multiple diseases as an appropriate dietary intervention, so why don’t we ever hear about it from our federal health regulatory agencies?

Fasting is gaining a lot of popularity, and anyone considering it should consult an expert in this practice in order to go about it in the safest way possible, as it can be potentially dangerous for someone who doesn’t know much about it or if they have an underlying medical condition. That being said, if done correctly, it has tremendous health benefits and is safe for the majority of people who try it.

Fasting has been shown to extend life, protect against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, kill cancer, reverse type 2 diabetes, and much more. It also activates autophagy, the body’s self-cleaning system, which allows the cell to get rid of old cell machinery, breaking them down into smaller parts to be reused by the cell. Activating autophagy through fasting has neuroprotective and immuno-regenerative benefits. Furthermore, it produces ketone bodies within the blood that also have a number of health benefits. Repeated and consistent results have shown how eating less food overall, eating healthier, and eating less frequently can have a number of significant beneficial effects on a large array of biological functions and systems.

Almost 10 years ago, a scientific review of multiple studies on fasting was published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. It examined a multitude of both human and animal studies and determined that fasting is an effective way to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. It also showed significant potential in treating diabetes. (source) Again, that was 10 years ago. Today, the research has progressed tremendously, and there is a lot more information available out there for those who are interested.

Fasting is an ancient health practice, but modern-day science has confirmed its health benefits. It can be one of the most powerful health interventions to rejuvenate your health or to battle a certain disease, yet we don’t hear about it because pharmaceutical companies can’t really make any money off people fasting.

Why is it that the normal diet is three meals a day plus snacks? It isn’t that it’s the healthiest eating pattern, now that’s my opinion but I think there is a lot of evidence to support that. There are a lot of pressures to have that eating pattern, there’s a lot of money involved. The food industry — are they going to make money from skipping breakfast like I did today? No, they’re going to lose money. If people fast, the food industry loses money. What about the pharmaceutical industries? What if people do some intermittent fasting, exercise periodically and are very healthy, is the pharmaceutical industry going to make any money on healthy people? – Mark Mattson, the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging (source)

There are many myths regarding fasting, and one of them is that you lose muscle.

It seems that there are always concerns about loss of muscle mass during fasting. I never get away from this question. No matter how many times I answer it, somebody always asks, “Doesn’t fasting burn your muscle?” Let me say straight up, NO. (source)

The quote above comes from Dr. Jason Fung, a Toronto-based nephrologist. He completed medical school and internal medicine studies at the University of Toronto before finishing his nephrology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles at the Cedars-Sinai hospital. He joined Scarborough General Hospital in 2001 where he continues to practice and change people’s lives.

Dr. Fung outlines a critical point. When you fast and deplete all your glycogen, your body is going to start using fat for energy. It starts going to used, damaged cells for energy, and it’s basically going to use all of the bad things first before it gets to the good things, which takes a lot of time. Your body will not burn protein, as protein is not a fuel source. When fasting, Dr. Fung explains how your protein is actually the last thing to go because it’s so important.

Muscle gain/ loss is mostly a function of EXERCISE. You can’t eat your way to more muscle. Supplement companies, of course, try to convince you otherwise. Eat creatine (or protein shakes, or eye of newt) and you will build muscle. That’s stupid. There’s one good way to build muscle – exercise. So if you are worried about muscle loss – exercise. It ain’t rocket science. Just don’t confuse the two issues of diet and exercise. Don’t worry about what your diet (or lack of diet – fasting) is doing to your muscle. Exercise builds muscle. OK? Clear? (source)

Dr. Fung makes it clear that fasting does not burn your muscle, unless you take it to a very extreme level, and that’s something he and us are NOT recommending here.

There is also clinical evidence showing fasting does not cause muscle loss. For example, a 2010 study of alternate daily fasting showed that patients were able to lose a lot of fat mass with no change in lean mass. Several metabolic benefits were also observed.

A study from 2016 compared intermittent fasting with daily calorie restriction. The intermittent fasting group lost only 1.2 kg of lean mass compared to 1.6 kg in the calorie restriction group. Comparing the percentage increases in lean mass, the fasting group increased by 2.2% compared to 0.5% in the calorie restriction group, showing that fasting may be up to 4 times better at preserving lean mass according to this measure. Importantly, the fasting group lost more than double the amount of the more dangerous visceral fat. When you fast, and do it right, it’s probably the most effective way to get rid of visceral fat.

Despite the concerns that fasting may cause loss of muscle, the long human experience as well as human clinical trials show the exact opposite. Intermittent fasting seems to preserve lean tissue better than convention weight loss methods. – Dr. Jason Fung

That being said, Fung also mentions body type.

Exactly how much protein is needed during fasting really depends upon the underlying condition. If you are obese, then fasting is very beneficial and you will burn much more fat than protein. If you are quite lean, then fasting may not be so beneficial, as you will burn more protein. This seems rather obvious, but our body is really quite a bit smarter than we give it credit for. It can handle itself during feeding, and during fasting. How exactly the body is able to make this adjustment is currently unknown.

Researchers from McMaster University also published a study showing that caloric restriction combined with exercise did not deplete muscle, and those who consumed enough protein actually saw gains. The authors emphasized how exercise, particularly lifting weights, provides a signal for muscle to be retained even when you’re in a big calorie deficit. The group that did not have a lot of protein during calorie restriction didn’t see any muscle gains, but experienced no muscle loss.

Consuming protein and eating after a workout when you’ve fasted beforehand is important for muscle growth. But some people would be fine continuing their fast, keeping protein intake down, thus lowering their IGF-1 growth hormone levels (which also happens when you fast). When this happens, your body is in autophagy, damaged cells are repairing themselves, and your body is eating what it wants to get rid of. It’s a very healthy process that you can learn more about here.

I could literally go on and on, but the point is that you’re not going to lose muscle. I am someone who constantly exercises at the end of a 15-24 hour fast, and then I feed myself after. So far, the results I’ve seen have been great, and whenever I fast and then workout, my energy levels are always very high. But every body is different, you just have to find what works for you. I have been fasting for more than 10 years so my body has adjusted and it is quite used to it. To me, my body feels like it prefers it, especially when I can keep on track.

There are multiple experts in this field, and another one apart from Dr. Fung is Dr. Valter Longo, the Edna Jones Professor in Gerontology and Professor in Biological Science at USC.  He is also the Director of the USC Longevity Institute. I will leave you with the very informative interview below, one of many by him and other experts in the field of fasting and caloric restriction.



The Takeaway

For someone struggling to lose weight, or struggling with a disease like cancer or type 2 diabetes, fasting can be of assistance. In general, why do we eat so much? Why are we taught to eat so much throughout the day, and why are government food recommendations completely opposite of what health science is telling us? We have to take matters into our own hands and do research ourselves instead of relying on outside authorities if we truly want to maximize our health.


Arjun Walia — I joined the CE team in 2010 shortly after finishing university and have been grateful for the fact that I have been able to do this ever since 🙂 There are many things happening on the planet that don’t resonate with me, and I wanted to do what I could to play a role in creating change. It’s been great making changes in my own life and creating awareness and I look forward to more projects that move beyond awareness and into action and implementation. So stay tuned 🙂 [email protected]

This article was sourced from Collective Evolution.

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The ORAC Nutrient Values Of Food: How Important Are They? Could They Provide Cellular Protection Against EMFs/RFs/ELFs?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Antioxidant value of foods is a nutrient quantification many folks probably are not familiar with, but ought to be.

Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC), as it is called, may be more important to know, especially now, in these times of cellular assaults from all sides, e.g., Wi-Fi, AMI Smart Meters and the coming 5G, so as to help in warding off cancer-causing cells from forming due to greater likelihood of free radical formation, e.g., Oxidative stress, free radicals, and reactive oxygen species, as is being confirmed in most independent EMF/RF/ELF research regarding microwave non-thermal adverse health effects.

One visual example via microscope is called blood cell clumping or rouleaux, as Dr. Magda Havas, PhD, demonstrates in this video.

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The higher the ORAC value, the higher the value in antioxidants demonstrated in vitro (lab tests), thus more capability for higher ORAC-value food providing DNA, telomere and cellular mitochondria protections, in my opinion.

The highest ORAC values are found in berries, nuts and seeds.

Nevertheless, there is a caveat I think I need to add: Food grown organically probably will have superior ORAC values, so why not buy “organic”?

Another significant factor to consider when purchasing food is:

The role glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup® weed killer, agricultural herbicide and field crop desiccant probably plays in food nutrient depletion.

Independent research indicates glyphosate attacks the immune system and impedes nutrients from being absorbed in humans’ intestinal walls and villi.

“The small intestine contains small finger-like projections of tissue called villi which increase the surface area of the intestine and contain specialized cells that transport substances into the bloodstream. Although these villi do not aid in the digestion of nutrients, they do help with nutrient absorption.”

Source: Chron

It is important to remember that heat plus various processed-food-manufacturing-production methods destroy many antioxidants. That’s why I’m a proponent of low-heat cooking and a food preparation regimen rich in conserving raw food enzymes, which I discuss at length in my last book, Eat to Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities.

ORAC [Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity] Scores are listed for hundreds of common foods most folks are likely to eat often, or on a daily basis. However, I produced the chart below from that source to give consumers some idea of how important ORAC values are to our overall nutritional state and immunity.

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

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If Truth Be Told About The SV-40 Cancer Virus In The Original Polio Vaccines Given To Millions Of American Children

By Catherine J. Frompovich

The current “police state” actions being implemented regarding vaccination dissenters is due to the public’s mistrust of the CDC/FDA/Big Pharma consensus science regarding vaccines unknown viruses and neurotoxic ingredients causing adverse effects in children’s health, which has an historical, plus congressional hearing validation, anyone who values good health and well children must consider seriously.

Merck’s premiere vaccine inventor, Dr. Maurice Hilleman, was astute enough to realize something was amiss with the production of vaccines, which he documents in the video below.

The Polio Vaccine Has Cancer Virus, SV40, According to Dr. Maurice Hilleman
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https://youtu.be/1-XZs53vZzw?t=6

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When he spoke about bringing the monkeys over from Africa, which they used to manufacture the polio vaccine, he had this to say, “I brought African greens in. I didn’t know we were importing AIDS virus at the time.”[1]

Dr. Hilleman stated, “Yellow fever vaccine had leukemia virus in it. This was in the day of very crude science. [1]

If you think the above was something “of a fluke” or a “figment of conspiracy theorists imaginations,” then you absolutely ought to read the U.S. Government Printing Office online published report of the September 10, 2003 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness of the Committee on Government Reform of the House of Representatives of the 108th Congress wherein Congressman Dan Burton is on public record saying:

There is no dispute that millions of Americans received polio vaccines that were contaminated with the virus called Simian Virus 40, or SV-40. There also is no dispute that SV-40 is capable of causing cancer, but there is a major dispute as to how many Americans may have received the contaminated vaccine, with estimates ranging from 4 million to 100 million people. There is also a major dispute as to when the polio vaccine supply got cleaned up. In addition, nobody knows how many people got sick or died because of the contaminated vaccines.

However, Dr. James Goedert, Chief of Viral Epidemiology, National Cancer Institute, provided an answer as to when the polio vaccine got cleaned up:

In addition, using PCR technology, the FDA itself found no SV-40 DNA molecules in lots that were released between 1972 and 1996.

When did you or your children receive the polio vaccine?

Can the SV-40 cancer virus be lurking within your body?

Why do I say that?

Because the Journal of Infectious Diseases published the article “Simian Virus 40 and Human Disease” wherein this was discussed:

The reported presence of SV40 in tumors in individuals born after 1963 would seem to imply that SV40 is now established as a human infection circulating in communities via person-to-person contact [8]. Other investigators have been skeptical of these claims [9–12]; several groups have not been able to detect SV40 sequences in the aforementioned tumors [13–20], and epidemiologic studies have not revealed an increased risk of these cancers in populations exposed to SV40-contaminated poliovaccines or adenovirus vaccines.

[8] Vilchez RA, Butel JS, Emergent human pathogen simian virus 40 and its role in cancer, Clin Microbiol Rev, 2004, vol. 17 (pg. 495-508)

[CJF emphasis]

In view of the cancer epidemic of recent years, one has to wonder what role, if any, the SV-40 cancer virus in the early polio vaccine had, or is implicated in current cancer demographics, especially in older individuals who received the polio vaccine as a child.

I’d like to point out that FDA used the Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis, a test FDA will not permit to be used to test for determining adverse mitochondrial proclivities (reactions) from mandatory vaccines prior to receiving vaccines/vaccinations, especially in infants whose immune systems are not developed fully until around two years of age!

In those individuals with mitochondrial proclivities, vaccination can be equivalent to immune system castration!

The FDA PCR directive, alone, ought to be considered as criminal activity, since such FDA actions deliberately – by the omission of PCR testing as a routine prophylactic procedure – contributes directly to any vaccine adverse reactions infants, toddlers, teens and adults would experience. Therefore, FDA ought to be held accountable, plus prosecuted, for malfeasance in the management of infectious disease protocols, in my opinion!

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[1] unhoodwinked Published on Jan. 9, 2015

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