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American Medical Association opposes vaccine research commission

The American Medical Association (AMA) has released a position statement that opposes the creation of a new federal commission on vaccine safety whose task is to study the association between autism and vaccines.
"The AMA fully supports the overwhelming body of evidence and rigorous scientific process used by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices which demonstrate vaccines are among the most effective and safest interventions to both prevent individual illness and protect the health of the public,"
William E. Kobler, MD said in a statement. Dr. Kobler is a member of the AMA Board of Trustees.

(Editors Note: I can state, proudly, that I am not nor have I ever been a member of the AMA.)

Autism is occurring at epidemic rates. We now have over 1,000,000 U.S. children diagnosed with autism. Something in our environment is responsible for causing the autism epidemic. It is not due to genetics. Could it be the increasing numbers of vaccines given to our children? Why wouldn't any rational person want to study this association? A simple study comparing vaccinated with unvaccinated children could help decide whether vaccines are responsible for causing the autism epidemic. But, the Powers-That-Be, like the AMA, do not want this study done as it may turn their world upside down.

Comment: The AAP is also opposed to the creation of a new federal commission on vaccine safety: Preserving the public vaccine policy - American Academy of Pediatrics refuses to back vaccine claims with science
When asked whether it could provide studies to support specific claims it made about vaccine safety, the American Academy of Pediatrics ultimately declined.

On January 10, 2017, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a press release to express its opposition to a federal commission that has been proposed by the Trump administration to examine vaccine safety and efficacy. The AAP argues that since we already know that vaccines are safe and effective, therefore there is no need for further examination into their safety and efficacy.

This argument, however, begs the question — it presumes in the premise the proposition to be proven (the petitio principii fallacy). And the press release itself illustrates why, apart from the question of whether there should be a federal commission, critical examination of public vaccine policy is very much warranted.
Read more about Trump's proposed vaccine commission - an interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.


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The Health & Wellness Show: Mysterious Deaths: Holistic Doctors, Scientists & Bankers

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In the summer of 2015 12 holistic doctors died under suspicious circumstances within 3 months of each other. If reports are to be believed the death tally of holistic doctors now stands at around 60. In 2016 there was a spate of banker deaths that spanned the globe. In 2001 several microbiologists were found dead of suicide or 'foul play'. In 2013 3 climate scientists died mysteriously. What's happening? Conspiracy theories abound but there is no hard evidence linking all of these deaths together. Were these professionals in possession of some top-secret knowledge that put their lives at risk from the powers that be or are all of these deaths merely an unfortunate coincidence?

On this episode of The Health and Wellness Show we explore the bizarre details and possible explanations of this strange phenomenon that leaves most alternative researchers scratching their heads.

At the end of the show we bring it back down to the mundane with Zoya's Pet Health Segment on training your cat in morning etiquette.

Running Time: 01:14:01

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Cell phone radiation is higher than manufacturers claim

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The Environmental Health Trust published "Cell Phone Radiation Scandal: More Exposure Than Manufacturers Claim 'PhoneGate' In France, government data release reveals 9 out of 10 phones tested exceed regulatory limits" [1].

The French ANFR published online on June 1, 2017, a listing of cell phone data "details of make, model and test results for each cell phone that was tested, after months of legal action by French physician Dr. Marc Arazi."

According to Environmental Health Trust,
Popular brands such as Apple, Motorola, Samsung and Nokia were among the cell phone models tested. When tested in contact with the body, some phones have test results as high as triple the manufacturer's previously reported radiation levels. [1] [CJF emphasis]
Here's something that for the life of me, I cannot understand parents permitting or allowing their toddlers to play with!

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Alarm Clock

Too many children are taking melatonin when sleep hygiene should be the priority

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Melatonin is an important hormone produced by your body's pineal gland. One of its primary roles is regulating your body's circadian rhythm. When it gets dark, your brain starts secreting melatonin (typically around 9 or 10 p.m.), which makes you sleepy. Levels typically stay elevated for about 12 hours, then, as the sun rises, your pineal gland reduces your production, and the levels in your blood decrease until they're hardly measurable at all.

When your circadian rhythms are disrupted, such as from shift work, jet lag or nighttime light exposure, your body produces less melatonin. It's these instances when supplementing with small amounts of melatonin can be most useful, as it may help to reset your internal clock.1 However, a growing number of children are reportedly now taking the supplement to help them sleep, which could be associated with long-term risks.

Melatonin May Help Children With Certain Sleep Disorders

If your child has a unique medical need that makes nighttime sleep difficult, melatonin may be helpful and is likely safer than prescription sleep aids. One example would be children with autism, for whom sleep disorders are common and may intensify autistic symptoms. Melatonin has been found to help synchronize circadian rhythms and improve sleep quality and behavior in individuals with autism.2

Among children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and chronic sleep onset insomnia, melatonin was also found to be an effective therapy in 88 percent of cases even when used long-term, with no serious adverse events reported.3 Further, behavior and mood also improved in 71 percent and 61 percent of the cases, respectively.

Health

How to curb chronic inflammation

Coping with modern life can sometimes feel like a remorseless treadmill. Many of us end up exhausted, with a vague feeling that all this pressure can't be doing us any good. But we do it anyway, driven by the notion that stress is for wimps. And there's always a glass of wine and a takeaway to look forward to at the end of the week. Big mistake. Far from being for wimps, physical and psychological stress are major triggers of a modern scourge that has been linked with every malady from heart disease, depression and chronic pain to neurodegenerative diseases.

That scourge is inflammation. Until recently, we have known little about how what starts as a protective immune process in the body goes awry, and there have been frustratingly few evidence-based suggestions on what we should do about it. But now we are starting to learn more about how the process works, how it connects body and mind, and what we might do to keep it in check. This new understanding is leading to treatments that may finally let us douse this constant fire -- not by stopping it from happening, but by turning it off when it is no longer useful.

Such treatments could benefit the millions of people around the world who have chronic inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and celiac disease. They could also assist those of us who want to have our cake, eat it and not end up inflamed. Finding a way to manage inflammation could help prevent modern life from damaging our long-term physical health.

Piggy Bank

The real reason the AHA still fear saturated fat?

So the American Heart Association (AHA) recently announced they still believe that natural saturated fats are bad, bad, bad. That's quite surprising considering all the new reviews of all relevant science showing zero evidence for that old and failed theory.

So how come the AHA still somehow manages to stay a believer? Who knows, maybe they'd rather not bite the hand that feeds them. It turns out they recently received a cool $500,000 as a little gift from the competing vegetable oil industry:
Soybean industry gives $500K to AHA which in recent advisory promotes soybean oil instead of sat fats. Related? https://t.co/KhoHzIrcRh

— Nina Teicholz (@bigfatsurprise) June 20, 2017


Comment: See also: Saturated Fat: Health Food or Health Hindrance?


Health

7 reasons to get more magnesium

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body, and is the reason why vegetables are green. But few people fully appreciate the importance of this miraculous mineral.

The human genome project reveals that 3,751 human proteins have binding sites for magnesium.[i] And so far we know this one essential mineral activates over 350 biochemical processes in the body to keep things flowing.

Plants are green because they contain the light-harvesting molecule chlorophyll which bears a striking resemblance to human hemoglobin (with the difference that the latter contains an oxygen-binding iron atom and not magnesium).

Here are just seven good reasons to get more magnesium-rich foods in your diet today.

1. Prevent Migraines.

Comment: The Miracle of Magnesium


Syringe

Bravo! European Court issues common sense ruling on the link between vaccines and disease

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As the 'anti-vax' movement continues to gain traction across the globe, the EU's top court has ruled that vaccines can be blamed for diseases even when there isn't any proof they are responsible.

The European Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday that a vaccine can be considered defective - and thus the cause of a disease - if there is "specific and consistent evidence" related to when the vaccine was administered, the patient's previous state of health, the lack of family history of the disease, and a significant number of reported cases of the disease occurring following vaccination.

The court went on to state that such factors could lead a court to determine that "the administering of the vaccine is the most plausible explanation" for the disease, and that "the vaccine therefore does not offer the safety that one is entitled to expect," AP reported.

The ruling is related to the case of a Frenchman known as Mr. J.W., who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis about a year after he was vaccinated against hepatitis B in the late 1990s.

The man and his family sued the vaccine's maker, Sanofi Pasteur, seeking compensation for the damage Mr. J.W. had suffered, allegedly from the hepatitis B vaccine.

Comment: The above is true in a small percentage of cases and it's the standard argument trotted out by vaccine proponents to scare everyone into compliance. People do get sick and die but there is no legitimate science behind the belief that vaccines are safe and actually prevent the diseases they are allegedly designed to eradicate. The harm that has resulted from worldwide vaccine campaigns far outweigh their mythical benefits.


Pills

Drug safety expert urges doctors to stop prescribing antipsychotic for insomnia

Recently, after morning rounds seeing patients admitted to his hospital through emergency, Dr. David Juurlink tweeted: "Can the next doctor wanting to prescribe Seroquel for sleep," he said, "just not?"

Of the roughly 20 patients he saw that morning, four had been prescribed Seroquel, an antipsychotic, for insomnia.

Seroquel and its generics aren't approved as sleeping pills. Quetiapine, the active ingredient, has been officially approved in Canada for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression only. Yet drug safety experts are growing increasingly alarmed by the drug's use as a doctor-prescribed nightcap for insomnia, with a 10-fold increase in quetiapine prescriptions for sleep problems in Canada between 2005 and 2012 alone.

Quetiapine is sedating. Like over-the-counter sleep aids, it makes people drowsy. But it also comes with a multitude of potential side effects, experts say, including an odd sensation of tension and restlessness (akathisia), Parkinson's-like tremors and movement abnormalities, weight-gain, high blood sugar, new or worsening diabetes and, in rare cases, heart arrhythmia that can cause sudden cardiac death. A recent Health Canada review linked quetiapine and other so-called "atypical" antipsychotics to an increased risk of sleep apnea —breaks in breathing during sleep.

Juurlink, a clinical toxicologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, said quetiapine could also cause a particularly nasty complication known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a rare but potentially life-threatening reaction to antipsychotics or major tranquilizers. "Over the last decade, I have seen several patients who have had quetiapine as part of, or one of the contributing causes to NMS," said Juurlink, whose frustrated tweet to doctors last week was a repeat of one he has sent before.

Comment: You know it is pretty bad when you need a chemical lobotomy in order to sleep peacefully at night.

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Health

Improve lymph flow and more with dry skin brushing

Want to have smooth, drool worthy, silky skin? Can't get rid of cellulite? Have you ever tried dry brushing? This ancient technique, that only takes five minutes, is considered helpful for detoxification and supporting lymph flow, as well as balancing hormones and immune function.

Dry brushing is also known as an Ayurvedic practice called gharsana. It is commonly combined with drying and stimulating powdered herbs like trikatu (a blend of black pepper, long pepper, and ginger), triphala ( a blend of haritaki, bibhitaki, and amla fruits), or ginger to assist in unclogging pores, improving circulation and excreting toxins that get trapped beneath the skin.

Benefits of Dry Brushing

Our skin is our largest organ. We both detox and absorb through our skin. The job of our lymphatic system is to filter our blood and dispose of toxic and acidic waste. Without it, our tissue, organs, and cells would become overloaded with toxins. An unhealthy or sluggish lymph system could lead to a chronic fatigue, weakened immune system, bloating, aches and pains, cellulite, fibromyalgia, poor digestion, and so much more.