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65 chemical cross-contaminants found in popular children's vaccine Infanrix Hexa

Facebook, which seems to have become a government-run agency claiming to help fight the war on 'fake news,' has pledged to delete and flag content that spreads misinformation. This is great, and should be done, but the only problem is that content around the internet is being taken down, flagged, and deemed as a 'conspiracy theory' when it is well-supported, factual, and backed by peer-reviewed science.

I just wrote an article about the recent measles outbreak in Washington State for example, and how that state is pushing hard for all school-aged children to receive a mandatory MMR vaccination. These outbreaks are constantly being blamed on unvaccinated children, but the mainstream never points people towards the actual statistics showing that Washington State, like many other states, have not experienced a drop in MMR vaccination coverage. Instead, MMR vaccine coverage is very high.

Furthermore, they don't mention that there's been a long history of measles outbreaks in highly vaccinated and fully vaccinated populations (see article linked below for examples and sources), and they don't mention the deaths, disabilities, and adverse reactions that've occurred as a result of the MMR vaccine either. Why don't they mention that the death rate from measles in Washington State was just 1.4/10,000 (source in article below) before the introduction of the vaccine?

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Harvard Immunologist: 'Unvaccinated children pose no risk to anyone'

One of the strengths-and weaknesses-of a Western medical education is its predisposition to break things down and compartmentalize them. While much data is gleaned in the minutiae, very little attention is given to the interrelationship between disciplines. While a medical student may become a true specialist in their field, they too become compartmentalized, and are often ignorant of very important information that would be essential for a broader, more holistic overview. And this appears to be by design.

A case in point is the testimony of Tetyana Obukhanych, who earned her Ph.D. in Immunology at the Rockefeller University in New York and did post-graduate work at Harvard. In a presentation she delivered in British Columbia (full video here), she was discussing scientific evidence from a publication dealing with a measles outbreak in Quebec in 2011. The evidence showed that 48% of those who had contracted measles were fully vaccinated for measles, and this does not even include those who were vaccinated only once for the measles, as they get lumped in with the unvaccinated people. She took a moment to tell a story about how she became aware of this phenomenon:

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'I will never get over feeling I killed my son': Anti-vaccination activists refuse to be 'silenced'

Vaccination skeptics say the US government has joined with pharmaceutical companies to shut them down, and the veil of silence over the true dangers of inoculation is secretly killing hundreds of children each year.


When she checks on one of her three living children sleeping, Krystle Cordingley will sometimes see not their faces, but the "grey and lifeless" face of her son Corbyn, whom she found dead in his bed 14 hours after a flu vaccination.

That was over five years ago.

"I'm broken. I am not suicidal or unable to function, but my heart will always be shattered. I will forever feel guilty for being the one that took my son in to be vaccinated, and I don't know if I will ever get over the feeling that I killed him," says Cordingley, who now dedicates her life to fighting against vaccination.

She recalls October 18, 2013, the last day of her 13 month-old son's life, in perfect detail.

Eggs Fried

Eat more eggs

Bacon and Eggs
The headlines are once again filled with advice to reduce egg and cholesterol consumption based on a study that found an association of egg and cholesterol consumption with increased risk for cardiovascular events. Sounds scary and persuasive, doesn't it? After all, nearly 30,000 people were tracked over 17 years and the authors authoritatively declare that this proves that eggs and cholesterol are risk factors for heart disease.

There are several problems with this assessment. It is emblematic of the studies that confuse people, yield wildly conflicting conclusions, are used to craft absurd and ineffective dietary guidelines, and provide tantalizing headlines for media. And it is virtually all untrue.

Comment: It's truly staggering that nutritional scientists continue to promote their epidemiological studies as showing anything beyond a simple correlation. The endless need to fill the news cycle, along with the scientists need to garner attention for their next-to-worthless studies has resulted in a public completely misinformed and apathetic.

For actual reasons to eat eggs, see:


Frivilous lawsuit claims Kerrygold is not "grassfed"

The brand behind the second-best selling butter in the U.S. is facing a class action lawsuit for misleading labeling. Kerrygold's branding includes a photo of a cow grazing and the words "Milk from Grass-Fed Cows" in a banner at the top of the image. Many consumers are paying a premium price for the company's products, which include cheese and butter, because they believe the products are truly from grass fed cows. According to the lawsuit, consumers aren't getting the full truth.

The lawsuit is labeling Kerrygold as "false, misleading and deceptive," and alleging that during certain times of the year, Kerrygold cows are fed genetically modified grains instead of grass. As news about the lawsuit spreads, many consumers are pledging to boycott the brand for their dishonesty.

It turns out that the lawsuit has it right. Kerrygold's products are not 100 percent grass fed.

Comment: From: Class action suit against Kerrygold butter says 'Grass-Fed' claims are essentially lies:
Fat sources from grass-fed animals are far nutritionally superior to their grain-fed counterparts. As such, many knowledgeable consumers will make efforts to seek out, and pay a premium for, grass-fed sources of meat and dairy products. That Kerrygold has, allegedly, been misinforming their customers on the source of the animal feed for their products is essentially a scam. It's like labeling 10K gold as 24K in order to be able to charge more. That they are targeting the health-conscious, and in many cases people who are trying to deal with serious disease, makes it all the more shameful.
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Study raises questions about gluten, lactose in drugs

© Science News
Washington - A man with celiac disease felt sicker after starting a new drug, but it wasn't a typical side effect. It turns out the pills were mixed with gluten the patient knew to avoid in food - but was surprised to find hiding in medicine.

A new report says pills often contain so-called "inactive" ingredients capable of causing allergic or gastrointestinal reactions in small numbers of people sensitive to specific compounds.

And it's hard for those patients, or even their doctors, to tell if a pill contains an extra ingredient they should avoid, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital said Wednesday. When the doctor sends a prescription, the pharmacist issues whatever the person's insurance covers - without discussion of inactive ingredients that are buried in the drug's labeling.

"There's a tremendous underappreciation of the potential impact that inactive ingredients may have," said Dr Giovanni Traverso, a Brigham gastroenterologist who spurred the research after his celiac patient's trouble.

Drugs contain an "active ingredient," that you hope will help your health. Patients may not realize that inactive ingredients make up the rest of the pill, substances that aren't supposed to directly affect your health. They're used to make it easier to absorb the drug, or to improve the taste or extend the shelf life.

Most people don't need to worry about inactive ingredients but the Boston researchers pointed to rare published reports of reactions in patients with allergies or intolerances to certain compounds - and called for more information about who might be at risk.


Impossible foods: The lab-grown meat industry just got the regulatory oversight it's been begging for

Impossible Foods
© Impossible Foods
This non-meat “burger” looks like the real thing.
Taking cell-based meat products to market will require a regulatory framework. The FDA and USDA just announced one.

It's not every day you see companies rejoicing at an announcement that the government is figuring out how to regulate their product.

But that's exactly what happened Thursday, March 7, when the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they'd established a framework for regulating cell-based meat and poultry. The companies working on those products were thrilled.

Why? Well, cell-based meat companies have been arguing for years that their product is meat and should be regulated like meat from slaughterhouses. And they've pointed out that, for America's "clean meat" industry to remain competitive with the clean meat industries in Israel, China, Singapore, the Netherlands, Japan, and other countries, companies need assurance that their product will be responsibly regulated by the USDA and the FDA.

Comment: You call that meat? Not so fast, cattle ranchers say
So what, "cultured animal cell patty" doesn't have a good ring to it? How about "tube-formed plant-based protein cylinders for BBQs"? Or "ground soy protein isolate bits"? "Textured vegetable protein" is already a thing, after all. The complaint from ranchers seems legit - if something isn't really meat, you shouldn't be able to call it meat. Why don't these companies practice a little truth in advertising and say what their products actually are, rather than what they're supposed to be imitating. Oh right, because then no one would buy them! Deceptive indeed!


Toxins in vaccines: Are they really safe and effective?

Vaccinations are one of the most controversial topics of the decade. It has left the world divided.

On one side, advocates claim vaccines are a necessity to stop the spread of preventable disease.

On the other side, people are more skeptical. They question the safety of vaccinations and have a deep concern for their potential toxicity.

What makes this controversy so challenging is that both sides are right. Vaccines can effectively prevent unnecessary disease and death. The problem is, vaccine manufacturers are not held accountable for what they put in their vaccines. They are also not required to individually test vaccine ingredients for safety.

As a result, vaccines often contain several ingredients that can cause considerable damage to your health.

Comment: The author is taking a 'middle of the road' stance on the vaccine issue, while highlighting the toxic compounds that cause concern. It should be noted that there is much more to consider when in comes to whether or not one should get vaccinated. Read the following for more information:


The Night Owl gene and circadian rhythms

© chronoceuticals.com
A 46-year-old woman with a history of sleep disorder spent two weeks in a chamber with no clocks, no windows, television or internet - effectively nothing to let her know how much time had passed. The potentially crazy-making ordeal (subjects had regular check-ins with a psychologist throughout) helped scientists pinpoint the so-called night owl gene, a mutation in a gene called CRY1 that helps govern circadian rhythm, the 24-hour sleep/wake cycle present in all life on Earth.

The experiment, published in April, built on the work of Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young, the three scientists who this year won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work they began more than 30 years ago. They isolated the master gene that controls circadian rhythm in fruit flies, which they called "period," and has since been found in all mammals.

Comment: Readjust your body clock to get more restive sleep, improved health and immune function

Gold Coins

Big Pharma's next goldmine? Poop

Big Pharma
The FDA is on the verge of deciding the future of fecal microbiota transplants (FMT), a promising new treatment that harnesses the power of the gut microbiome to fight illness. The agency is poised to regulate FMT as new drugs, which means patients will be paying thousands of dollars for human poop. This is yet another example of why medicine is so expensive in this country: the FDA takes affordable, natural treatments-as natural and humble as human feces!-and gifts them to Big Pharma to reap mega-profits.

What's at stake in the short term is the accessibility of a treatment for a debilitating bacterial infection (Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff) that hits 500,000 Americans a year and kills 30,000. FMT, which involves transferring fecal matter from a healthy donor into an infected patient to repair the gut microbiota, has proven remarkably effective at treating C. diff. FMT has an 80% success rate treating C. diff, with some patients requiring just a single dose.

Comment: Additional information on using FMT to treat illness: