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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. - The ongoing Thimerosal travesty needs to end

Thimerosal is the infamous mercury-containing preservative in use, to this day, in some vaccines and also in dozens of other pharmaceutical products approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).1-3 Public health agencies, government regulators and medical trade groups have repeatedly declared thimerosal to be safe,4,5 but the published peer-reviewed science argues that nothing could be further from the truth. For anyone who bothers to investigate thimerosal's appalling record, there is a vast, still accumulating and compelling body of research that contradicts the public health establishment's deceptive safety claims.

Thimerosal is almost 50 percent ethylmercury by weight. Ethylmercury is an organic mercury compound with toxicity mechanisms similar to methylmercury6 (the hazardous type of mercury in seafood). The danger posed by both types of mercury was evident in earlier eras when fungicides containing either ethyl- or methylmercury poisoned farmers, sometimes on a large scale, from the 1950s through the 1970s.7,8 Of the two compounds, the ethylmercury in vaccines is far more toxic to and persistent in the brain, where it has a propensity to accumulate as inorganic mercury,9,10 with an estimated half-life of as long as twenty-seven years.11

Comment: Show me the research: RFK Jr offers $100K to anyone who can prove the safety of thimerosal in vaccines

Cupcake Pink

American toddlers are eating more sugar than the maximum amount recommended for adults

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We've long known that processed sugar is bad for kids. And yet new data presented this week (June 10) at the American Society for Nutrition's annual meeting show that American infants are consuming excessive amounts of added sugar in their diets, much more than the amounts currently recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA) and other medical organizations.

Life Preserver

Keep those tonsils and adenoids: Removal significantly increases long-term risks of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases


The adenoids and tonsils are strategically positioned in the nose and throat respectively to act as a first line of defense, helping to recognise airborne pathogens like bacteria and viruses, and begin the immune response to clear them from the body.
Tonsil and adenoid removal associated with long-term risks of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases.

Removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood increases the long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases, according to researchers who have examined-for the first time-the long-term effects of the operations.

The researchers suggest renewed evaluation of alternatives to these common paediatric surgeries that include removal of tonsils (tonsillectomy) to treat chronic tonsillitis or adenoids (adenoidectomy) to treat recurrent middle ear infections.

The adenoids and tonsils are strategically positioned in the nose and throat respectively to act as a first line of defense, helping to recognise airborne pathogens like bacteria and viruses, and begin the immune response to clear them from the body.

The collaborative study initiated by the Copenhagen Evolutionary Medicine program looked at the long-term effects of removing the tonsils and adenoids in childhood, compared with children who had not undergone the surgeries.

Comment: A study published in 2012 found that a critical type of immune cell develops in tonsils: Why You Should Never Remove Your Tonsils


France's beekeepers accuse Bayer-Monsanto of tainting honey with toxic glyphosate

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The chemical was found in batches supplied to Famille Michaud, one of the France's largest honey marketers.
A beekeeping cooperative in northern France has filed a legal complaint against German chemicals giant Bayer after traces of the controversial weedkiller glyphosate were detected in batches of honey, officials said on Friday.

The head of the cooperative in the Aisne region, which represents some 200 beekeepers, said Famille Michaud, one of the country's largest honey marketers, found the chemical in three batches supplied by one of its members.

"They systematically analyse the honey shipments they receive, and they found glyphosate," Jean-Marie Camus said.

Comment: Industrial agriculture is killing the planet and in order to make it through the tumultuous years ahead, other more harmonious ways of working with nature will have to be found: Also check out SOTT radio's: The Health & Wellness Show: Interview with Brilliant Researcher Dr. Stephanie Seneff


The making of American stupid: Agricultural chemicals found to lower children's IQ

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If you're expecting a baby or considering starting a family soon, you've probably been reading up on how to give your child the best start in life. You probably wouldn't dream of lighting up a cigarette or getting drunk while you're pregnant, but you could very well be doing something that can be quite harmful to your unborn child if you're being exposed to pesticides.

This isn't a warning that only applies to farm workers; 33 million pounds of organophosphate pesticides were used in the U.S. in 2007 alone, putting countless people at risk.

Three studies that examined children from very different backgrounds all reached the same conclusion: Prenatal exposure to these pesticides can have a significant long-term adverse effect on a child's brain health, and it doesn't matter if that exposure came from crops or cockroach control products. We're not talking about a small difference, either; the exposure lowered children's IQ by as many as seven points!

Comment: Because the EPA is complicit in the unmitigated prevalence of pesticides in the US, the individual has little recourse but to do what they can to avoid exposure. It's a toxic world, and unfortunately we all need to be looking out for number one.

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Screen time overload is making kids moody, crazy and lazy

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6 Ways electronic screen time makes kids angry, depressed and unmotivated.

Children or teens who are "revved up" and prone to rages or-alternatively-who are depressed and apathetic have become disturbingly commonplace. Chronically irritable children are often in a state of abnormally high arousal, and may seem "wired and tired."That is, they're agitated but exhausted. Because chronically high arousal levels impact memory and the ability to relate, these kids are also likely to struggle academically and socially.

At some point, a child with these symptoms may be given a mental-health diagnosis such as major depression, bipolar disorder, or ADHD, and offered corresponding treatments, including therapy and medication. But often these treatments don't work very well, and the downward spiral continues.

Comment: Read more about what screen addiction is doing to your children:


Another shocking opioid statistic - study shows the epidemic is outpacing the resources devoted to it

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A funeral march to demand action on Overdose Awareness Day in 2017
Despite everything I read as a health reporter, some statistics still floor me. Last year, it was the news that half of all murdered women are killed by their romantic partners.

Here's another: A fifth of all deaths among Americans aged 24 to 35 were due to opioids in 2016, a new study finds, up from just 4 percent in 2001, before this latest opioid epidemic began. Granted, 20- and 30-somethings are not a group that is very prone to death. But the study, published today in JAMA Network Open, found that the percentage of deaths attributable to opioids in the United States increased overall by nearly three-fold between 2001 to 2016.

Top Secret

Leaked documents reveal the secret finances of a pro-industry science group - American Council on Science and Health

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The American Council on Science and Health defends fracking, BPA, and pesticides. Guess who their funders are.

The American Council on Science and Health bills itself as an independent research and advocacy organization devoted to debunking "junk science." It's a controversial outfit-a "group of scientists...concerned that many important public policies related to health and the environment did not have a sound scientific basis," it says-that it often does battle with environmentalists and consumer safety advocates, wading into public health debates to defend fracking, to fight New York City's attempt to ban big sugary sodas, and to dismiss concerns about the potential harms of the chemical bisphenol-A (better known at BPA) and the pesticide atrazine. The group insists that its conclusions are driven purely by science. It acknowledges that it receives some financial support from corporations and industry groups, but ACSH, which reportedly stopped disclosing its corporate donors two decades ago, maintains that these contributions don't influence its work and agenda.


BigPharma's elephant in the room: The link between soaring antidepressant use and America's suicide epidemic

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This week two celebrity suicides rocked the nation, and neither of them seemed to make any sense. Kate Spade's handbag designs had taken the fashion world by storm, and she was supposedly living the kind of lifestyle that millions of Americans can only dream about. And Anthony Bourdain was one of those rare journalists that was greatly loved by both the left and the right. His "Kitchen Confidential" book is currently the #1 best seller on Amazon, and his "Parts Unknown" series was one of CNN's most popular shows. Why would people that seemingly have everything going for them decide to kill themselves? Well, by the end of this article you will learn some things about suicide and depression in the United States that the mainstream media definitely does not want to talk about. And all you have to do is to follow the money to discover the very disturbing reason why the mainstream media does not want to talk about them.

On average, 123 Americans commit suicide every single day, and now suicide has become the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.

But among Americans between the ages of 10 and 34, it is now the second leading cause of death.



The many incredible healing benefits of coffee enemas

coffee enema
Autoimmune sufferers and health nuts swear by coffee enemas. If the idea of pumping organic java up your rectum is off-putting to you, consider that this treatment has been around for a long time, and is one of the best ways to remove toxins.

In fact, the earliest known documentation of the treatment is in the Edwin Smith (circa 1600 B.C.) and Ebers (circa 1550 B.C.) papyri, ancient Egyptian medical texts. Since the coffee enema's earliest days, many healthcare practitioners across the globe have considered the practice to be a staple treatment for their patients.

Coffee enemas have historically been used to treat ailments ranging from cancer to depression. They have also been cited to:
  1. Detoxify and improve glutathione levels
  2. Ease PMS symptoms, such as cramping and bloating
  3. Reduce anxiety
  4. Improve digestion
  5. Banish Candidia
  6. Boost energy
  7. Contribute to hormone regulation
  8. Improve mental clarity and focus
  9. Reduce chronic pain
  10. Improve skin health

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