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Arizona measles outbreak blamed on anti-vaxxers working for private prison company

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson (C) and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer visit the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Nogales Placement Center in Nogales (AFP)
Arizona is in the midst of the largest current measles outbreak in the U.S. — and health officials are blaming unvaccinated workers at a federal immigration facility.

Officials have confirmed 22 cases of measles in the state since late May, and they all can be traced back to the Eloy detention center, a privately managed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility, reported the Associated Press.

The Pinal County health director said the outbreak probably started with a migrant, but all the detainees have since been vaccinated.

Comment: This story really begs the question: Is a forced vaccination agenda behind the measles hysteria?
The issue of mandating vaccines is being broadcast widely, almost as if we are dealing with a conspiracy of creating a crisis in order to justify squashing the anti-vaccine movement...

The medical journal, Clinical Infectious Diseases, published the finding that measles is often contracted and spread by those who have been vaccinated against it, and that "(1) MMR vaccines are not meaningfully effective and (2) those that choose not to be vaccinated pose no additional threat to those who choose to be." The LA Times confirmed that the measles vaccine doesn't stop people from getting measles:
Even those who get the shots have a small risk of getting ill, especially if immunized in the 1980s or earlier. As the measles outbreak that started at Disneyland grew to at least 70 cases Wednesday, much of the attention has focused on how the vast majority of patients were not vaccinated for the highly contagious disease.

But some medical experts also have expressed concern about the five patients who contracted measles despite being fully vaccinated.
More documentation on the 'measles hysteria' and how it is not anti-vaxxers who are spreading the disease


Do you consume enough healthy fats?

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Omega-3 fats — specifically EPA and DHA — are essential to your overall health, including your heart health.

A recent analysis of 19 studies confirms that regular consumption of fish and other omega-3 rich foods, including certain plant-based sources, may lower your risk of a fatal heart attack (myocardial infarction) by about 10 percent.1,2,3

Comment: Further reading:


Cancer business: Advertising by U.S. cancer centers has tripled in past decade

Cancer centers promoting their services dramatically increased their advertising spending from 2005 to 2014, with the bulk of the spending by for-profit organizations, according to the results of a study.

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health reported that 890 cancer centers spent $173 million for advertising in 2014, and just 20 centers accounted for 86 percent of the spending.

One company, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a for-profit firm with a national network of five hospitals, spent $101.7 million, 59 percent of the total. In contrast, 25 of the nation's 60 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers spent no money on advertising, and of those that did, half spent less than $4,000, the authors said.

Of the 20 centers that accounted for the bulk of spending, five were for-profit institutions, 17 were Commission on Cancer-accredited and nine were NCI-designated centers.

Comment: The business of cancer is enriching the medical/pharma cartel while it causes untold suffering and financial hardship in those caught in the net of 'cancer care'.


Thanks Big Pharma for the Mitochondrial "collateral damage"

"Mitochondrial damage is now understood to play a role in a wide range of seemingly unrelated disorders such as schizophrenia, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Recently it has become known that iatrogenic (physician or treatment-caused) mitochondrial damage explains many adverse reactions from medications." - John Neustadt, MD and Steven Pieczenik, MD
"All classes of psychotropic drugs have been documented to damage mitochondria, as have statin medications, analgesics such as acetaminophen, and many others." - John Neustadt, MD and Steven Pieczenik, MD
Several years ago I attended a conference that was sponsored by the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF), an organization which seems to be a combination patient advocacy group and a funding organization for mitochondrial researchers.

The conference centered entirely upon the rare congenital/inherited forms of mitochondrial disorders that are first diagnosed in infancy and which comprise about 10 - 15 % of cases of known mitochondrial disorders.

Comment: Additional mechanisms underlying mitochondrial damage:

Black Magic

Americans swindled (again!) over GMO labeling laws - the DARK Act is back

"This is not a labeling bill; it is a non-labeling bill. We are appalled that our elected officials would support keeping Americans in the dark about what is in our food and even more appalled that they would do it on behalf of Big Chemical and food corporations." ~ Center for Food Safety
In yet another attack on transparency and food safety, biotech giant Monsanto has won an unexpected bipartisan victory in Congress with a "test vote" on a bill dubbed Deny Americans the Right to Know Act, or DARK Act. On June 29th, 'representatives' in the U.S. Senate announced a deal had been reached regarding federal GMO labeling requirements. Introduced by Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), both Senators were paid handsomely by agribusiness to push the pro- GMO agenda in Congress — $2,808,111 and $1,565,978 respectively. Incredibly, it wasn't just politicians that sold out the American public, a laundry list of organic brands owned by large corporations have embraced this latest version of the DARK Act as well, which will nullify state GMO labeling laws — including hard won legislation in Vermont.


Children in 7th grade will be forcibly injected with HPV vaccine if they wish to remain in public school

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In a highly controversial, unprecedented motion, members of the Allegheny County Health Department in Pittsburgh, PA, have publicly revealed that they're considering administering a countywide mandate to require all 7th grade girls and boys to receive the HPV vaccine before receiving admittance into school for the 2017 - 18 school year. Since the news broke last week, natural health advocates and anti-vaccine activists have been in an outrage, condemning the corporate Big Pharma-funded mandate.

The HPV vaccine is readily available to the public; that, coupled with the fact that the Human papilloma virus is transmitted exclusively through sexual activity, makes the necessity of administering a vaccine with such controversial side effects to grade school children absurd.

If passed, the mandate would make Allegheny County the only county in the state to have different vaccine regulations to the rest of Pennsylvania. While the mandate would only affect school children attending schools within Allegheny County, many fear that if the mandate is a success, other U.S. counties and states could easily follow suit.

The plot thickens, as Health Impact News reported that medical professionals who spoke in favor of administering the HPV vaccine at a recent meeting organized by the Allegheny County Health Department, had "conflicts of interest related to vaccine manufacturers that they failed to disclose."

The problem doesn't only lie in the fact that county officials are attempting to forcibly administer Big Pharma vaccines to the public, but that they're attempting to administer arguably the most controversial of all vaccines to children.



Positive side to 'bad' habits: Thumb sucking and nail biting linked to lower risk of allergies

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Young children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails may be less likely to develop allergies later in childhood, according to a new study that spanned three decades.

Although the results do not suggest that kids should take up these habits, they do suggest that the habits may help protect against allergies into adulthood, the researchers said.

"Many parents discourage these habits, and we do not have enough evidence to [advise they] change this," said Dr. Robert Hancox, an associate professor of respiratory epidemiology at the University of Otago in New Zealand. "We certainly don't recommend encouraging nail-biting or thumb-sucking, but perhaps if a child has one of these habits and [it] is difficult [for them] to stop, there is some consolation in the knowledge that it might reduce their risk of allergies."

In the study, the researchers pulled data from an ongoing study of more than 1,000 children born in New Zealand in 1972 or 1973. The children's parents were asked about their kids' thumb-sucking and nail-biting habits four times: when the kids were 5, 7, 9 and 11 years old. Researchers also tested the children for allergies using a skin-prick test when they were 13, and then followed up with the kids again when they were 32.

It turned out that 38 percent of the children who had sucked their thumbs or bit their nails had at least one allergy, whereas among kids who did not have these habits, 49 percent had at least one allergy.

Comment: The Hygiene Hypothesis - Can being too clean harm your health?

The immune system learns how to fight illness and disease by being exposed to it; it then builds defenses. When we don't allow our immune systems to have any exposure to these micro-organisms, it doesn't know how to fight them—leaving us vulnerable.

Eye 1

Giant blindness-causing plant is spreading across North America and Canada

Hogweed can grow to between 8 and 20 feet and appears set to conquer ecosystems across North America.

State environmental authorities in Wisconsin are the latest to warn of the dangers of a giant invasive plant whose toxic sap can cause temporary blindness and severe burns and blisters in people unlucky enough to come in contact with it.

But they're not the only ones worried about giant hogweed (scientific name Heracleum mantegazzianum), a plant from central Asia that misguided horticulturists imported to New York state back in 1917, possibly because of the beauty of its umbrella-shaped white flowers. Since then, it's spread across the United States from Maine to Washington state, and across Canada as well.

Comment: See also: The special intelligence of plants
  • Plants communicate using an internet of fungus, "wood wide web"

Green Light

Big Pharma terrified: Pill sales plummet as medicinal marijuana is legalized

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Big Pharma Shaking in Their Boots as 80% of Cannabis Users Give Up Prescriptions Pills for Pot
For decades the pharmaceutical industry has poured millions into the pockets of corrupt politicians as they lobbied to keep cannabis illegal. A new study from the University of Georgia shows exactly why all that money was spent. Legal marijuana destroys big pharma's profits.

The study examined the costs of Medicare's prescription drug benefit program in 2013, a year when only 17 states and the District of Columbia had legalized medicinal marijuana. They found that legal pot contributed to a savings of $165.2 million in prescription costs. Researchers at the University of Georgia used those number to determine a savings in the hundreds of millions if all states would legalize medical cannabis.


Does dirty electricity and EMF smog cause Type 3 diabetes?

Diabetes, according to former FDA toxicologist Dr Dana Flavin, MD, PhD, has increased 700 percent over the years! As of 2014, the CDC stated that 9.3 percent of the U.S. population had diabetes: 21 million diagnosed and 8.1 million undiagnosed. [1]

Diabetes usually is diagnosed as Type 1 or Type 2 but, according to Dr Magda Havas, PhD, there is a third type of diabetes that needs to become mainstreamed information. It results from exposure to electromagnetic frequencies. Dr Havas ought to know what she's talking about since she works at the Centre for Health Studies and Environmental & Resource Studies, Trent University, Petersborough, ON, Canada. [2]

In this 7 minute video Dr Havas explains the three types of diabetes:

Comment: Check out these episodes of The Health and Wellness Show for more on EMF and dirty electricity: