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Birth defects in Brazil: Is the cause the Zika virus or the Tdap vaccine?


The Zika virus has been known to infect people in Africa, South and Central America and Asia for more than 70 years without causing any birth defects.


The Brazilian government declared an emergency in December after 2,400 babies were found to be born with shrunken heads and brain defects believed to be linked to mosquitoes carrying the Zika Virus. The number of babies born with the defects has been rising significantly since then.

But could there be a link between the introduction of the Tdap vaccination that women in Latin America were urged to get before they were 22 weeks pregnant, and the birth of babies with these deformities called "Microcephaly" (literally 'tiny head')?

Comment: For readers who maybe unfamiliar with the Tdap/Petussis vaccine, the following articles provide some 'food for thought' when it comes to brain inflammation:


Health

American College Of Pediatricians: HPV vaccine is associated with premature menopause

The HPV vaccine is heavily pushed to both teen girls and boys. Even though countries such as Japan won't formally have stated that they don't want to support it, the United States continues to massively push this vaccine despite all the push back world-wide. The HPV money grab by pharmaceutical companies is blatant and unchecked. Well, now things just got a whole lot worse: The American College Of Pediatricians has announced that the HPV vaccine is "possibly" associated with ovarian cancer. You can view the document here.
It has recently come to the attention of the College that one of the recommended vaccines could possibly be associated with the very rare but serious condition of premature ovarian failure (POF), also known as premature menopause.
The rest of the press release is a defensive mess, claiming that the studies aren't proof positive. But here's the thing, if the ACP is admitting this small amount, imagine how large the actual issue likely is? They are always in a mode of protection when it comes to this vaccine, it creates a lot of revenue, so for them to admit this is a really big deal. Pharmaceutical companies do not want any negative publications regarding Gardasil. And certainly, they've coerced and influenced this organization into not putting out negative claims over the matter. This tells me that this new discovery is huge and creates potential liability for them. It is so big that they actually fear not disclosing it. But in this same way, it isn't exactly front page news (until now, because we are going to push this news everywhere).

Comment: As Gary Null explains:
There is something deeply wrong with a giant pharmaceutical company spending hundreds of millions of dollars to manipulate women and influence legislation in order to generate a revenue stream of billions of dollars a year for itself at the expense of a gullible public. Because what is wrong with Gardasil isn't just that it is unnecessary. Gardasil is possibly the most dangerous vaccine on the market, with the potential to injure, maim, or even kill the children who receive it.
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Health

The Thymus Gland: Crucial to immunity

The body's immune system is always working at some level, and as time goes on, scientists continue to discover just how crucial its role can be.

Just last month, the Perelman School of Medicine in Pennsylvania released a study noting that recurrence of HER2-positive breast cancer may be due to an immune system weakness brought about by the cancer. While the researchers suggest a vaccine targeting HER2, we believe the body is fully equipped to not just meet, but exceed this challenge via the thymus gland.

The thymus gland is one of the principle glands for the auto immune system. It is composed of two soft pinkish-grey lobes lying in a bib-like fashion just below the thyroid gland and above the heart. It is also known as the longevity gland.

Comment: Read more about the Thymus Gland:


Attention

Fracking chemicals are showing up in everyday items from toothpaste, detergents and ice cream

Most people take measures to ensure that the items they use in their homes on a daily basis are not on par with things that are considered unsafe for their bodies or the environment.

However, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered that the toxic substances in fracking fluid, which are going down wells, are essentially the same as what's going down the drain in people's households. Their findings, which are published in the journal Analytical Chemistry, show that the same toxic substances exist in fracking fluid samples that are also in many of the everyday items that individuals use, from toothpaste and detergent to ice cream and laxatives.

The findings reinforce what many people have thought all along: that contamination of ground and surface water supplies may be traceable to the chemicals used in the fracking (hydraulic fracturing) process.

Comment: See also:


Beaker

The best kinds of fish to eat to avoid mercury toxicity in children

Recent research suggests that kids may be more sensitive to mercury than adults and that toxic effects may occur at blood levels that are significantly lower than the conventional upper limit. But does that mean kids shouldn't eat fish at all?

I pay special attention to any research that concerns health risks to children. As a parent and a clinician, there are few things more important to me than protecting the well-being of our future generations.

There's no shortage of studies indicating that mercury is toxic to both adults and children. Thus far, however, virtually all environmental policy in the US regarding exposure to mercury (and other toxins) has been based on risk to the "average adult." Policy makers have paid little attention to the unique risks that toxins pose to infants, children, and other vulnerable populations.

Comment: Mercury is extremely toxic and should be avoided as much as possible. Unfortunately the planet has been highly polluted, so it's nearly impossible to avoid entirely, especially if one's never done any heavy metal detoxing. As well, dental amalgams ("silver" fillings, which are actually mercury fillings) are a significant contributor to mercury toxicity.

The good news is that it's possible to detox from mercury and other heavy metals:


Info

The new face of hunger: Statistics underestimating the food problem

© Yes! Magazine
Soon after I wrote Diet for a Small Planet, my sound bite became: "Hunger is not caused by a scarcity of food but by a scarcity of democracy." I argued that democracy means everyone has a voice that is heard. In our just-released book, World Hunger: 10 Myths, Joseph Collins and I share stories of citizens, including the world's poorest, stepping up to create such democracies. Writing the book shook me up a lot. It called me to commit with new urgency and hope to focus on hunger's root solution—what I call "living democracy"—and to help to strengthen the citizens' movements necessary to bring it about.

When I wrote Diet for a Small Planet 45 years ago, scary headlines told us that "too little food and too many people" make famine inevitable. I discovered that there was more than enough food for all of us—but we've created food systems that actively turn plenty into the experience of scarcity.

Bullseye

Cornell University: Hosting a GMO propaganda campaign

© Katrina Koger via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND)
Here lie the bones of academic freedom and scientific objectivity. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Cornell, one of the world's leading academic institutions, has abandoned scientific objectivity, writes Stacy Malkan - and instead made itself a global hub for the promotion of GM crops and food. Working with selected journalists and industry-supported academics, Cornell's so-called 'Alliance for Science' is an aggressive propaganda tool for corporate biotech and agribusiness.

The founders of Cornell University, Andrew D. White and Ezra Cornell, dreamed of creating a great university that took a radical approach to learning.

Their revolutionary spirit, and the promise to pursue knowledge for the greater good, is said to be at the heart of the Ivy League school their dream became.

It is difficult to understand how these ideals are served by a unit of Cornell operating as a public relations arm for the agrichemical industry.

Beaker

Annatto, food coloring ingredient might block skin cancer

A common food coloring ingredient is showing promise as a cancer fighter.

University of Arizona researchers are studying the ingredient, called annatto, which can easily be found in the average person's kitchen.

Annatto is a natural food additive that gives cheese its yellow color.

It comes from the seeds of the achiote fruit.

The plant is from the Americas and has been eaten since pre-Columbian times.

UA College of Pharmacy Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology Dr. Georg Wondrak and Dr. Donna Zhang are members of the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

They're looking at a compound in annatto, called bixin, that can prevent skin cancer by preventing sunburn.

Bacon n Eggs

We became human BECAUSE we ate meat: Kleiber's law and how humans got their big brains


She's clearly struggling with her innate vegetarianism
Meat eating made us human. The anthropological evidence strongly supports the idea that the addition of increasingly larger amounts of meat in the diet of our predecessors was essential in the evolution of the large human brain. Our large brains came at the metabolic expense of our guts, which shrank as our brains grew.

In April 1995 an article appeared in the journal Current Anthropology that was an intellectual tour de force and, in my view, an example of a perfect theoretical paper. "The Expensive-Tissue Hypothesis" (ETH) by Leslie Aiello and Peter Wheeler demonstrated by a brilliant thought experiment that our species didn't evolve to eat meat but evolved because it ate meat.

Comment: It's been said a number of times, but bears repeating: we became human BECAUSE we ate meat. It's the fuel that created our brains and our proper holistic integration into the natural order depends upon us eating meat. When looked at in an ecological sense, monocrop agriculture has been one of the most devastating forces on the planet. When looked at in a political sense, due to meat's role in brain function and proper health, the psychopaths that rule the world want to push the vegetarian agenda to keep people sick and dumbed down, to keep them as passive slaves. When looked at in a spiritual sense, eating meat is a sacrament that enables humanity to express the infinite creativity of divine nature though higher cognition and greater depths of empathy.

The biggest complicating factor in eating meat today is the existence of factory farms (CAFOs). Factory farms are, without a doubt, evil creations that profit off the needless suffering of animals. Many vegetarians and vegans, rightfully so, look at this suffering and are appalled. The propaganda machine then provides a reactionary solution: stop eating meat.

Yet factory farms have also been created through the influence of psychopaths and their conscienceless thinking on society and so, through the "problem reaction solution" manipulation and control tactic, the psychopaths entrap people with the horrifying factory farm system that they've created, then misdirect normal people into a thinking pattern and way of life that results in their eventual incapacitation and destruction. But there's another way.

The Paleo diet provides some of the best nutrition available for the body today, both in terms of necessary health-promoting nutrients and lack of toxins; people can then be healthy and think clearly, which could help get us as a species to get out of the mess we're in. Through better health, we could stop funding the corporations that are poisoning us with junk food, junk media, and junk medicine, and waging war on the world; we could recognize them for the parasites that they are. We could buy from local farmers rather than mega corporations and improve local economies rather than the psychopath-driven corporatocracy. The local farmers depend on the well-being of their animals and the land they live on, so they treat them with care and respect, unlike factory farms; the animals live well and holistically integrate into the natural system by doing the things that happy and healthy animals do (including building the soil on which all life depends) as do we. Forests could stop being destroyed for monocrop agriculture that doesn't serve our health and well-being, but only serves the psychopath's insatiable greed, need for destruction, and lust for power.

So economically, politically, nutritionally, and even spiritually, a more just, balanced, and holistic system can be created. And maybe, just maybe, such changes could help humanity begin to understand and recognize psychopaths as the intraspecies predators that they are, and DO something about it.

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Syringe

Vaccine lovers: Hillary & Bill . . . Gates

If close association with one seedy Bill were not enough, Hillary has locked arms with another. This time, Bill's last name is Gates and his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation comes with him. While most uninformed Americans see Gates as a technology genius and successful entrepreneur, Gates' Foundation has been hard at work all across the world promoting dumbed-down education policies, coercive vaccination, GM food, abortion, and sterilization.[1] [2] [3]

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is also one of the seven largest donors to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.[4] The two foundations have also partnered together on a number of initiatives such as the No Ceilings Full Participation Report.[5]

Comment: Bill Gates Calls for "Decade of Vaccines"