Thursday, August 9, 2018

Testimonial: Birth Control Pill Detoxification Over 12 Weeks by Mom, Age 36

Birth Control Pill Detoxification Over 12 Weeks by Mom, Age 36
www.homeopathyforwomen.org/testimonials.htm

"From January 2004 to January 2011, I took the birth control pillBy mid-2007, migraines, constant sinus pressure, acid reflux, and insomnia were the norm.  I attributed these to the stress of law school/practice.  After stopping the birth control pill I felt better, but the aforementioned ailments remained.

In July 2011, we learned we were pregnant.  Much prayer and tears over our autistic son led us to the blessing who is Kari J. Kindem.  Not only did Kari initiate a holistic healing process for our joy of a boy, she cleaned up my exhausted, birth control poisoned body through detox.  

Since the birth of our son, I've experienced recurrent sore throats, ongoing sinus pressure and headaches, migraines, severe left jaw pain, left shoulder/arm/hand pain with the loss of some fine motor skills in the hand, chronic fatigue, and anxiety.  Menses were scanty and painful.  Sleep was intermittent.  I sweated profusely - and sometimes it smelled quite unladylike.  Skin was dull.  Allergies to food and cosmetics were skyrocketing.  A mental fog kept me bogged down.  Everything felt overwhelming.  I told myself this was all from the stress of our son's difficulties.  Kari explained that these ill effects were the birth control pill still wreaking internal havoc.  

The 10 week birth control detox changed my life:  No more migraines, no more chronic sinus pressure, a healthy GI system, regular menses, deep sleep, drastically less and infrequent joint pain, mental clarity, and no more fatigue - but plenty of energy.  The tell-tale sign the detox is working is the reliving of symptoms, but for a short time - and sometimes the last.  Around one month into the detox, I had a HTMA hair test performed and began the prescribed supplements and diet.  This turbo-boosted my well-being.  And, hello, bright skin and some weight loss.  

I didn't realize how horribly I felt on a daily basis until this detox eliminated the perpetual aches, exhaustion, and general malaise.  Today's energy level reminds me more of how I felt in high school - which was great.  

My husband has never known me without chronic stress, migraines, and fatigue.  My son has never had a mother not riddled with anxiety, joint pain, and the drain of constant sinus issues.  Now, they have someone more joyful, affectionate, patient, and engaged.  Our lives are much happier.  We thank God every day for Kari J. Kindem and her amazing, life-changing practice."

Mother and Attorney, Alabama, USA, August 201

 

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Sign petition to support Vaccine Attorney Alan Phillips

The North Carolina State Bar wants to investigate Vaccine attorney Alan Phillips, J.D. 

Alan is the author of one of the best guides for parents who are dealing with mandatory vaccine state laws, The Authoritative Guide To Vaccine Legal Exemptions. His book has helped thousands of parents better understand how they can navigate draconian immunization laws in their home states. 

But now, he's under fire from the state of North Carolina where they are moving to remove his ability to practice law. This is his life, this is how he feeds his family, this is the way he helps parents everywhere deal with the stress of confusing vaccine laws.

Please help by signing the Change.org petition and buying a copy of his top-selling book. 

Sign the petition here 

Buy The Authoritative Guide To Vaccine Legal Exemptions 

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Molecular Mimicry-Understanding the Link between Vaccines and Autoimmune Disease

March 20, 2018

https://worldmercuryproject.org/news/molecular-mimicry-understanding-the-link-between-vaccines-and-autoimmune-disease/?utm_source=mailchimp

Molecular Mimicry—Understanding the Link between Vaccines and Autoimmune Disease

By the World Mercury Project Team

Autoimmune diseases have become increasingly common in the United States and other high-income countries over the past several decades and now affect an estimated 5%-10% of the population in those countries. The broad category of “autoimmune disease” comprises over 100 different rheumatic, endocrinological, gastrointestinal and neurological conditions that ensue when the body’s immune responses get misdirected against itself. Researchers generally agree that environmental factors (including drugs and chemicals) are strongly to blame for the rise in autoimmune disorders, possibly in conjunction with genetic and epigenetic influences—and studies dating back to the mid-1990s indicate that vaccines, with their unique configuration of viral or bacterial antigens and adjuvants, are a biologically plausible trigger.

The pathogenic hallmark of autoimmune disease is the production of proteins called autoantibodies, whereby the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own organs, tissues and cells instead of fighting external pathogens. Vaccines can prompt autoantibody production through a mechanism called “molecular mimicry.” As explained by Israeli researchers in a new review article in Cellular & Molecular Immunology, significant similarities between the pathogenic antigens contained in a vaccine and human proteins in the person receiving the vaccine can lead to immune “cross-reactivity” and “evolve into an autoimmune process targeting the…self-proteins.”

…studies dating back to the mid-1990s indicate that vaccines, with their unique configuration of viral or bacterial antigens and adjuvants, are a biologically plausible trigger.

Three examples

The Israeli researchers reviewed three examples of probable molecular mimicry, considering the evidence linking the influenza, hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines to vaccine-induced autoimmunity.

  • Influenza: In 2009, tens of millions of Europeans and North Americans received an H1N1 influenza vaccine containing a novel adjuvant called AS03 (made up of alpha-tocopherol, squalene and polysorbate 80). Soon thereafter, reports began surfacing of sharp increases in two autoimmune conditions, narcolepsy and Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)—including a two- to three-fold increased risk of GBS in the 42 days following vaccination. In the case of individuals with narcolepsy, research explaining the development of cross-reactivity and autoimmunity identified a similarity between an influenza vaccine nucleoprotein and a human receptor for the HCRT neurotransmitter (which helps regulate sleep-wake states). Molecular mimicry likewise has been posited as a potential mechanism linking influenza vaccine and GBS.
  • Hepatitis B: A number of case reports have suggested a role of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccines in the development of autoimmunity, particularly with regard to demyelinating diseases (conditions that damage the protective sheath surrounding nerve fibers in the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord). Demyelinating neuropathies include multiple sclerosis (MS), acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, transverse myelitis and others. A 2005 study established an initial “proof of concept for the theory of molecular mimicry leading to autoimmunity among HBV-vaccinated subjects.” The study looked at similarities between the recombinant (genetically engineered) small HBV surface antigen contained in the HBV vaccine and two human proteins often associated with myelin damage in MS (myelin basic protein and myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein) and identified significantly more cross-reactivity in vaccinated subjects versus controls.

  • HPV: Research has suggested a link between HPV vaccination and at least two autoimmune conditions: systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)—an abnormal heart rate condition that frequently overlaps with chronic fatigue syndrome. In the case of SLE, the Israeli researchers have called attention in other publications to the “homology” (correspondence) between several of the viral peptides in the vaccine and the human peptides known to be dysregulated in SLE, as well as the molecular mimicry between specific HPV vaccine peptides and human proteins potentially associated with cardiac arrhythmias.

…most vaccine experts ignore the aluminum adjuvants as a potentially significant environmental trigger for autoimmunity.

Autoantibodies in autism

Aluminum adjuvants are present in the majority of vaccines. The Israeli researchers point out that even though aluminum adjuvants are “applied…with the sole purpose of impairing immune tolerance” and potentiating immune response, most vaccine experts ignore the adjuvants as a potentially significant environmental trigger for autoimmunity.

The willingness to overlook aluminum is somewhat surprising in light of other research linking neurotoxic metals—including mercury and lead—to the emergence of brain autoantibodies in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Mercury is still prevalent in many vaccines worldwide and in some vaccines in the U.S. In a study published in 2015, Egyptian investigators described the presence of anti-myelin basic protein (anti-MBP) autoantibodies in autistic children who had elevated blood mercury levels. Characterizing mercury as “one of the main candidate environmental triggers for autoimmunity in autism,” these researchers hypothesized that exposure to “mercury, dietary proteins and microbial antigens” (such as the antigens in vaccines) can launch a chain of autoimmune reactions that begins with molecular mimicry and generation of homologous autoantigens.

Some researchers hypothesize that autoimmune brain pathology (such as is observed in ASD) requires an “event that increases barrier permeability allowing antibodies to traverse blood-brain barrier and gain access to brain tissue to inhibit and alter neuronal processes.” Both mercury and aluminum can damage the blood-brain barrier and enable vaccine antigens to enter the brain.

Taking autoimmunity seriously

Given the proliferation of over 100 autoimmune disorders since the mid-1940s, it is concerning that the three examples presented by the Israeli researchers are, by the authors’ own admission, still subject to “significant debate.” As they go on to explain, there is an unacceptable lack of high-quality scientific data on vaccine-related adverse events. Some of the many reasons why vaccine safety monitoring is flawed include variable diagnostic classification of cases, manipulation of the post-vaccination risk interval, inability to assess underreporting of adverse events (which the U.S. government acknowledges to be widespread), and “substantial publication bias favoring studies that support vaccine safety.” Instead of trying to bury adverse events as inconvenient to the monolithic vaccine safety narrative, we should be paying attention to the “red flags” that adverse reactions clearly represent.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Vaccine Study: Pilot comparative study on the health of vaccinated and unvaccinated children

Here is an interesting new and very important study recently done on vaccinated compared to unvaccinated children.

Conclusions

 

Assessment of the long-term effects of the vaccination schedule on morbidity and mortality has been limited [71]. In this pilot study of vaccinated and unvaccinated homeschool children, reduced odds of chickenpox and whooping cough were found among the vaccinated, as expected, but unexpectedly increased odds were found for many other physician-diagnosed conditions. Although the cross-sectional design of the study limits causal interpretation, the strength and consistency of the findings, the apparent “dose-response” relationship between vaccination status and several forms of chronic illness, and the significant association between vaccination and NDDs all support the possibility that some aspect of the current vaccination program could be contributing to risks of childhood morbidity.

 

Vaccination also remained significantly associated with NDD after controlling for other factors, whereas preterm birth, long considered a major risk factor for NDD, was not associated with NDD after controlling for the interaction between preterm birth and vaccination. In addition, preterm birth coupled with vaccination was associated with an apparent synergistic increase in the odds of NDD above that of vaccination alone. Nevertheless, the study findings should be interpreted with caution. First, additional research is needed to replicate the findings in studies with larger samples and stronger research designs. Second, subject to replication, potentially detrimental factors associated with the vaccination schedule should be identified and addressed and underlying mechanisms better understood. Such studies are essential in order to optimize the impact of vaccination of children’s health.

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

ARTICLE: Discovery of "Shockingly High" Levels of Aluminum in Brains of Individuals with Autism Suggests Link with Aluminum-Containing Vaccines

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0946672X17308763

Discovery of "Shockingly High" Levels of Aluminum in Brains of Individuals with Autism Suggests Link with Aluminum-Containing Vaccines

STAFFORDSHIRE, UK (November 28, 2017) - A new study published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology provides the strongest indication yet that aluminum is an etiological agent in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to researchers at Keele University in England.

The study used transversely heated graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry to measure, for the first time, the aluminum content of brain tissue from five donors who had died with diagnoses of ASD. The results showed the donors to have had some of the highest values of aluminum yet measured in human brain tissue.

The mean (standard deviation) aluminum content across all five individuals for each lobe were 3.82(5.42), 2.30(2.00), 2.79(4.05) and 3.82(5.17) mg/g dry wt. for the occipital, frontal, temporal and parietal lobes respectively. Previous measurements of 60 brains from humans not diagnosed with ASD showed an average content of 1 mg/g dry wt. of brain tissue.

"One has to wonder why aluminum in the occipital lobe of a 15-year-old boy with autism would be a value that is at least 10 times higher than what might be considered acceptable for an elderly adult?" said Christopher Exley PhD, Professor in Bioinorganic Chemistry and author of the study. Another ground-breaking study by Exley and his team, published earlier in the year, identified similarly high levels of aluminum in the brains of individuals who died of familial Alzheimer's disease.

While the aluminum content of each of the five brains was extraordinarily high, it was the location of the aluminum in the brain tissue that served as the standout observation. The majority of aluminum was identified inside non-neuronal cells including microglia and astrocytes. Aluminum was also found in lymphocytes in the meninges and in similar inflammatory cells in the vasculature. According to the researchers, there was clear evidence of inflammatory cells heavily loaded with aluminum entering the brain via the meningeal membranes and the blood-brain-barrier.

Aluminum-selective fluorescence microscopy was used to identify aluminum in the brain tissue of 10 donors. The results strongly suggest that aluminum is entering the brain in ASD via pro-inflammatory cells which have become loaded up with aluminum in the blood and/or lymph, much as has been demonstrated for monocytes at injection sites for vaccines including aluminum adjuvants.

The fact that the majority of aluminum found in brain tissues in ASD was intracellular and associated with non-neuronal cells is, at least for now, unique to ASD and may begin to explain why young adolescents had so much aluminum in their brains.

"The research does not infer that Al is a cause of autism, "said Exley, who also authored Human Exposure to Aluminum. "But these very high concentrations of a neurotoxin in brain tissue are not going to be benign and will contribute to neurodegeneration in affected tissues."


This study was funded by the Children's Medical Safety Research Institute, a 502(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to funding independent research into the causal factors behind today's epidemic of childhood chronic illness and disability.

Access to the full article here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0946672X17308763

Monday, November 13, 2017

Prevent Flu with Influenzinum 200CK - No Toxic Flu Shot Is Needed!

Do you want to help prevent the flu this year in your loved ones? You can, with homeopathic INFLUENZINUM.

No toxic flu shot is needed!  In fact, the most recent findings published by our government for flu shots is that the flu vaccine is the HIGHEST compensated and most OFTEN reported type of vaccine injury in the vaccine court with millions of dollars awarded in the last year for flu vaccine injury cases.

What we recommend for flu prevention is homeoprophylaxis, the homeopathic immunization for the flu using INFLUENZINUM 200CK for the 2017-2018 flu season.

Buy this remedy for short term Homeoprophylaxis for flu prevention for all ages.  It is safe for infants to seniors.

Dosing: We recommend dosing of 2 pills under the tongue before bed, once a month during flu season for all family members to help prevent the flu. For most areas this is November through February.

Buy Influenzinum 200CK here for $12 at https://www.homeopathicremediesonline.com/product/influenzinum-2017-2018-200ck/

 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Please Download and Read: Products with Aluminum to Avoid!

Aluminum is a toxin present in many types dental products, cosmetics, personal care products.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Excellent short video on the Symptoms off Mercury Poisoning

Please watch this 11 minute video when time, it is very good and discusses the key symptoms of mercury toxicity.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqkjU5f5KcI

Learn more about mercury toxicity which comes from vaccines, food, water, air and of course silver dental amalgams which are 50% mercury by weight.

For vaccine injured children with autism and others with vaccine injury, the connection of vaccines to mercury and aluminum toxicity has been demonstrated in clinical studies.

Read more about these toxicity metals here:
www.homeopathyforwomen.org/mercury_toxicity.htm and www.homeopathyforwomen.org/aluminum_toxicity.htm

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Take Action: House Resolution 327 denies vaccine injuries occur!

Vaccines absolutely cause significant and sometimes irreparable harm or death.

Please share this information with your networks of like-minded people who understand the dangers of vaccinations and the importance that our government take responsibility for protecting the lives of millions of children and adults.

 

US Take Action: House Resolution 327 denies vaccine injuries occur

Contact your Representative

Please click on the Take Action Link to send a message to your member of the House asking him or her to oppose this Resolution, and to remove their name as a co-sponsor if they have already signed-on.

House Resolution 327 reads like a press release from a vaccine company.  See it here:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/327/text?q=%7B"search"%3A%5B"vaccine"%5D%7D&r=2

Rep. Schiff and the co-sponsors appear unfamiliar with the most basic facts about vaccines and vaccine policy. Every package insert for every vaccine in America contains information about the possible injuries the Federal government admits could occur to healthy adults and children. Schiff and colleagues also seem to be unaware of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, the "vaccine court," that considers thousands of cases of vaccine injury every year and has paid out more than $3 billion in damages. One also has to wonder if vaccines are as safe as Schiff claims why does the vaccine industry and pediatricians demand completely liability protection from any injury caused by a vaccine?

Schiff's Resolution states, "Whereas vaccines in the United States undergo exhaustive safety testing before they are licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are monitored for adverse events after health care providers begin administering them to patients" If vaccines are as safe as Schiff asserts why the need to monitor adverse events that he claims do not occur?

Schiff also condemns, without being specific, criticism of vacine safety, "the dissemination of unfounded, and debunked, theories about the dangers of vaccinations pose a great risk to public health," but we all know what he means.

House Resolutions, if passed, do not go to the Senate or the President for consideration and adoption as a law. They are statements of the consensus understanding and preferred policy positions of the members of the House of Representatives. Nonetheless, House Resolution 327 enshrines as preferred US House of Representatives policy demonstrably incorrect assertions that can and will be easily refuted by those who are better informed than Schiff, and who are aware and concerned about the growing number of documented vaccine injuries in the United States.

 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Effective Homeopathic Remedies For Treating Smoke Inhalation

If you know someone suffering from smoke exposure with the many forest fires in several states, please feel free to share this important information about homeopathy for treating smoke inhalation.

Remedies can be purchased at www.HomeopathicRemediesOnline.com

 

Smoke Inhalation and Homeopathy
Homeopathic remedies will provide an effective, natural treatment for smoke inhalation from fires and other smoke exposures.

Here are the common homeopathic remedies for smoke inhalation

  • Agate / Botswana (Gemmo)
    Aids in reoxygenation of lungs, red corpuscles, skin tissue and the ductless glands. Use this elixir as an emergency remedy when there is excessive smoke inhalation in a fire.
  • Arsenicum 
    For smoke exposure with anxiety. Eyes burn and stream. Nose burns and streams. Cough is dry and worse at night. Tremendous anxiety especially about what is going to happen—and restlessness.
  • Bryonia 
    Soreness in larynx and trachea. Hoarseness, Worse in open air. Dry, hacking cough from irritation in upper trachea. Cough, dry at night, must sit up. Worse after eating or drinking. Frequent desire to take long breath; must expand lungs. Difficult, quick respiration. Heaviness beneath the sternum extending towards the right shoulder. Worse going into warm room.
  • Calcarea carbonica
    Tickling cough, troublesome at night. Painless hoarseness; worse in the morning. Suffocating spells; tightness, burning and soreness in chest. Chest sensitive to touch or pressure. Longing for fresh air.
  • Carbo Vegetabilis – most commonly used
    Wheezing, cough with burning in chest. Short of breath. Oxygen starvation. Must be fanned. Hoarseness. Cough with itching in larynx. Sore and raw chest. Rattling of mucus in chest. Exhausted, weak. Cold clammy skin, cold breath. Better: cool air. Worse: evenings, open air, warm damp weather.
  • Causticum
    Hoarseness with pain in chest. Larynx sore. Cough with raw soreness of chest. Cough with pain in hip. Better drinking cold water. Pain in chest with palpitation. Cannot lie down at night.
  • Eucalyptus (Tincture)
    For people who do not breathe well for any cause, individuals who almost drown and people who suffer from smoke inhalation in a fire. Eucalyptus oxygenates the system and improves the lungs.
  • Euphorbium officarium
    Breathing oppressed, as if chest were not wide enough. Spasmodic dry cough, day and night, with asthma. Violent, fluent coryza, with burning cough. Constant cough, with stitches from pit of stomach to sides of chest. Dry, hollow cough. Warm feeling in chest.
  • Euphrasia
    For simple smoke exposure with irritation to eyes and possibly nose and no other symptoms. Eyes stream and burn—lids are red, swollen, and sensitive. Nose streams but does not burn. There may be a little daytime cough. The eyes stream on coughing.

·        Kali bichromicum
For more serious smoke exposure with irritated sinuses and/or lungs. Nose is blocked—nasal discharge is dry or comes out in sticky or stringy “plugs.” Sinuses are sore, raw, irritated, and painful. Cough is painful, and chest is sore. Mucus is coughed up with difficulty and is scanty, sticky, or stringy.

·        Natrum arsenicum
Great sensitivity to smoke. Useful when the indicated remedies haven’t helped much or at all. Eyes dry and painful. They stream and smart on going out into the smoky air. Sinuses feel blocked and are painful. Racking cough. Lungs feel full of smoke. Headache from the smoke.

·        Silicea
To help the body eject inhaled particles. Nose dry and blocked—no sense of smell or taste. Sinuses stuffed up and painful. Dry, irritating cough from inhaled particles. With lumpy, yellow mucus.

 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Vaccine Calculator

Vaccine Calculator (VIC) – New Version Now Available!

Find out the actual exposure to what vaccines were injected using this new NVIC tool at http://new.vaxcalc.org/

What is the VIC? Informed Vaccination Decision-making. The purpose of this tool is to enable the public to make informed vaccination decisions for themselves and their children. The VIC computes ingredient exposures for multiple vaccinations to be received at a single office visit, covering 65 ingredients contained in the vaccines recommended by the CDC in its immunization schedule.

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

GREAT NEWS! You can now watch the entire VACCINES REVEALED docu-series for FREE!

GREAT NEWS! You can now watch the entire VACCINES REVEALED docu-series for FREE!
This explosive 9-part series featuring over two dozen experts is a must watch series for every parent, medical professional, elected official and concerned citizen.

In this series you'll hear multiple experts share how and why vaccines are dangerous, why they don't offer the "protection" claimed and why our children are better off without them. Once you register you'll have 24 hours to watch each episode. It's easy!

Just CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and you are in!

EPISODE 1: Andrew Wakefield, Gary Goldman, Toni Bark
The Autism/Vaccine Connection, Chickenpox, Unknown Dangers of Vaccines


EPISODE 2: Suzanne Humphries, Sayer Ji, Mary Holland
The overview of vaccines and the history of vaccine use, General Vaccine information, Legal Vaccine Overview, The Vaccine Court
 
EPISODE 3: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Scott and Melissa Miller
The Anthrax Vaccine and its devastation on our military, Mercury in Vaccines – Thimerosal
 
EPISODE 4: Brian Hooker, Dawn Loughborough, Sara Bridges
Autism, Vaccine Injury, Political Activism, CDC Fraud
 
EPISODE 5: James Chestnut, Kelly Brogan, Sayer Ji, Gary Goldman, Stephanie Seneff
Aluminum, Gardasil, Flu Vaccine, Vaccine and Big Pharma Fraud
 
EPISODE 6: Brian Hooker
Vaccine Injury, Fraud, Aluminum & Mercury, Autism Epidemic
 
EPISODE 7: Sherri Tenpenny, Patrick Gentempo, Gayle DeLong
Fraud/Corruption, Flu Vaccine, Vaccine Safety, Financial Conflict of Interest, National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
 
EPISODE 8: Brian Hooker
CDC guidelines and cover-ups, Vaccine Science and Realities, Vaccine Schedule, Autism Connection
 
EPISODE 9: Sayer Ji, Brian Hooker, Jack and Heather Wolfson, Dan Pompa
Vaccine Solutions

EPISODE 10: 3-hour bonus
The Gardasil Vaccine
• The status of “non-vaccinators” and herd immunity
• The “Virus of Fear”
• The National Vaccine Information Center & “Informed Consent”
• What a Professor discovered about the immune system
• The unintended experiment caused by vaccines
• Creating vaccines for diseases that are NOT fatal, but merely inconvenient
• The importance of Motherly Instinct - and vaccine exemptions
• Your Legal rights, due process and the human rights issue


 

 

Monday, March 6, 2017

MTHFR and Risk of Depression

https://livewello.com/health-reports/mthfr-and-risk-of-depression

The MTHFR gene provides instructions for making an enzyme called "methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase" - a key enzyme in the folate metabolism pathway which regulates DNA methylation, synthesis, and repair. 

Polymorphisms in the MTHFR gene have been studied as possible risk factors for a variety of common conditions. These include heart disease, stroke, hypertension, high blood pressure during pregnancy, glaucoma, psychiatric disorders, and certain types of cancer. 

Low plasma folate and its derivatives have been linked with depressive disorders in studies dating back over 30 years. A recent study showed that the T variant of MTHFR C677T was significantly more common in people with a history of depressive disorder, even with normal levels of folate, homocysteine and vitamin B12. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

About the Herb Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

About the Herb Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

https://www.thorne.com/education/health-lifestyle/ART-20267062/what-is-ginger

Ginger is a leafy plant that is native to warmer parts of Asia and is cultivated in many countries, including India, China, Nepal, Nigeria, Thailand and Indonesia. The plant's root is used widely for both medicinal and culinary purposes. Although it's used most frequently to treat digestive issues, such as nausea, vomiting, gas and indigestion, ginger has also been shown to provide muscle and joint support.*

What are the dietary sources of ginger?

Ginger, either the fresh root or powdered, is a common ingredient in Asian cooking, including stir-fries and marinades. Teas can be made from the powder or fresh root. Ginger is often added to desserts, along with other spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, while candied ginger can be added to ginger cookies. Although ginger ale carries the name “ginger,” the soda typically contains only ginger flavoring and not a significant amount of the actual herb. Ginger can also be taken as a dietary supplement.

Should I consider taking a ginger dietary supplement?

Ginger is best known for helping to curb nausea. In the form of teas or capsules, ginger can help relieve occasional nausea, vomiting, gas and indigestion.* A lesser known benefit of ginger, according to several studies, is that it can help ease muscle soreness after exercise, as well as occasional achy joints.*

How can ginger affect my health?

As a dietary supplement, ginger can support your health in several ways:

  • Relieves occasional joint aches*
  • Protects muscles from soreness after exercise*
  • Relieves nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy or morning sickness*
  • Relieves pain from menstrual cramps*
  • Relieves nausea from carsickness, seasickness and other motion-related nausea*
  • Provides relief from nausea after surgery*
  • Protects the gastrointestinal tract from irritation caused by medications such as aspirin and other NSAIDs*
  • Curbs nausea associated with chemotherapy medications*
  • Relieves occasional gas or indigestion*

How much ginger should I take?

The amount of ginger to take depends on the form being consumed. For powdered ginger capsules, a typical dose is 500 to 1,000 milligrams (mg) once or twice daily. A more concentrated ginger capsule is available, which is usually standardized to contain active ingredients called gingerols and shogoals. For this type of ginger, a typical dose is 40 mg of a 25-percent extract, which provides about 10 mg of gingerols/shogoals, and can be taken once or twice daily.

To make a tea from powdered ginger, add one-eighth to one-quarter teaspoon to one cup of hot water. To make a tea from fresh ginger root, place one or two half-inch slices of fresh ginger in a pot with two cups of water, bring the water to a boil, then turn off the heat, cover and let steep for 15 minutes.

How long should ginger be taken for it to be effective?

To relieve nausea, ginger can be taken as needed, although taking it before the circumstance that causes the nausea can be helpful also. For joint and muscle support, you might need to take ginger for a longer period of time to see results. For instance, in one study, female athletes who took three grams of ginger for six weeks experienced decreased muscle soreness compared to the group who took a placebo.* Taking ginger before exercising has been found to provide benefit in some studies.*

Are there side effects from taking a ginger dietary supplement?

Ginger is generally recognized as safe by the Food and Drug Administration. However, ginger can decrease the stickiness of platelets, which might contribute to a blood-thinning effect, particularly when used in medicinal amounts. Although known for its benefits for the digestive system, ginger can cause heartburn in some people.

Is ginger safe to take with medications?

Because ginger can have a blood-thinning effect, if you are taking a blood-thinning medication, you should avoid ginger or use it with caution. Talk to your health care professional about using ginger if you take one of these medications or if you are planning to have surgery.

Note: If you are considering taking a ginger dietary supplement, check with your health care professional first, especially if you are pregnant or have a health condition.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas from Heaven: The Candy Bomber Story (Narrated by Tom Brokaw)

This 12 minute video which I saw today was such an inspiration to me that I wanted to share it with everyone. 

 

This US pilot changed the lives of so many at Christmas, in post-war Germany, with a generous and giving heart!

 

 

May each of you receive blessings, renewed hope, health and JOY during the Christmas season and in the New Year!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

FTC Issues Enforcement Policy Statement Regarding Marketing Claims for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Drugs

FTC Issues Enforcement Policy Statement Regarding Marketing Claims for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Drugs
Efficacy and Safety Claims Are Held to Same Standard as Other OTC Drug Claims

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2016/11/ftc-issues-enforcement-policy-statement-regarding-marketing

November 15, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission today announced a new “Enforcement Policy Statement on Marketing Claims for Over-the-Counter (OTC) Homeopathic Drugs.” The policy statement was informed by an FTC workshop held last year to examine how such drugs are marketed to consumers. The FTC also released its staff report on the workshop, which summarizes the panel presentations and related public comments in addition to describing consumer research commissioned by the FTC.

The policy statement explains that the FTC will hold efficacy and safety claims for OTC homeopathic drugs to the same standard as other products making similar claims. That is, companies must have competent and reliable scientific evidence for health-related claims, including claims that a product can treat specific conditions. The statement describes the type of scientific evidence that the Commission requires of companies making such claims for their products.

Homeopathy, which dates back to the 1700s, is based on the theory that disease symptoms can be treated by minute doses of substances that produce similar symptoms when provided in larger doses to healthy people. Many homeopathic products are diluted to such an extent that they no longer contain detectable levels of the initial substance. According to the policy statement, homeopathic theories are not accepted by most modern medical experts.

For the vast majority of OTC homeopathic drugs, the policy statement notes, “the case for efficacy is based solely on traditional homeopathic theories and there are no valid studies using current scientific methods showing the product’s efficacy.” As such, the marketing claims for these products are likely misleading, in violation of the FTC Act.

However, the policy statement also notes that “the FTC has long recognized that marketing claims may include additional explanatory information to prevent the claims from being misleading. Accordingly, it recognizes that an OTC homeopathic drug claim that is not substantiated by competent and reliable scientific evidence might not be deceptive if the advertisement or label where it appears effectively communicates that: 1) there is no scientific evidence that the product works; and 2) the product’s claims are based only on theories of homeopathy from the 1700s that are not accepted by most modern medical experts.

The policy statement notes that any such disclosures should stand out and be in close proximity to the product’s efficacy message and might need to be incorporated into that message. It also warns marketers not to undercut a disclosure with additional positive statements or consumer endorsements reinforcing a product’s efficacy. The statement warns that the FTC will carefully scrutinize the net impression of OTC homeopathic marketing claims and that if an ad conveys more substantiation than a marketer has, it will violate the FTC Act.  

The Commission vote approving the enforcement policy statement and issuance of the staff report on the Homeopathic Medicine & Advertising Workshop was 3-0.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Spiritual Homeopathy

Spiritual Homeopathy by Celia Hastings

November 3, 2016

http://www.petoskeynews.com/news/opinion/celia-hastings-spiritual-homeopathy/article_9faa547e-aca0-535b-807f-c170440fee7d.html

“Through your wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 The Inclusive Bible

As the Thanksgiving and Christmas season approaches, some may find it difficult to celebrate. Those with recent or impending or unhealed losses may not look forward to the season. Wherever one may be on the journey of faith, “spiritual homeopathy” has something to offer.

What is spiritual homeopathy? It is based on the principle that “like cures like” and “wounds heal wounds” — the underlying wisdom of support groups. A Biblical story which illustrates this principle takes place on the ancient shepherding people’s journey through the desert. When they grew impatient and complained bitterly to Moses, God sent venomous snakes to bite the people. Many died. When the people confessed their sin, God told Moses to put a bronze snake on a pole. Those who were bitten and focused on the bronze snake did not die; they looked and lived.

Many years later Jesus said of his mission, “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so the Chosen One must be lifted up, so that everyone who believes on the Chosen One might have eternal life.” Jesus’ disciple Peter wrote, “By Christ’s wounds you are healed.” In “The Angel that Troubled the Waters,” Thornton Wilder wrote: “Without your wound where would your power be? ... In love’s service only the wounded can serve.”

As the Thanksgiving and Christmas season approaches, spiritual homeopathy offers healing to all – because the Babe in the Manger is also the Wounded Healer.

The Rev. Celia M. Hastings has a master’s degree in religious education from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Mich. She is author of “The Wisdom Series” and “The Undertaker’s Wife.”

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Copper IUDs: What your doctor doesn't know may be harming you

Copper IUDs: What your doctor doesn’t know may be harming you.

https://www.samanthagilbert.com/copperiud-copper-toxicity/

Copper IUDs have soared in popularity as a hormone-free birth control choice for females. What your doctor doesn’t know about the harmful side-effects of copper could significantly harm you. If you have a copper IUD and are experiencing adverse symptoms, then this post is for you.

What is a Copper IUD and How Does it Work?

Per the Mayo Clinic’s definition, a copper IUD is an intrauterine device (IUD) that’s inserted into the uterus for long-term birth control (up to 10 years). It is a T-shaped plastic frame with copper wire coiled around the stem and two copper sleeves along the arms that continuously release copper into the lining of the uterus. This process produces an inflammatory reaction in the uterus that is toxic to sperm, which helps prevent fertilization.

Copper IUD Claims

Proponents of the copper IUD make a lot of claims that it is a better and safer form of birth control, even citing studies that copper ion levels released by IUDs are too tiny to impair human health. The two main claims that I will debunk that are completely false are:

  • Decreases the risk of endometrial cancer and possibly cervical cancer.
  • Doesn’t carry the risk of side effects related to hormonal birth control methods.

These claims couldn’t be further from the truth, with many females painfully finding this out the hard way. In fact, I have yet to work with a single female in my practice that hasn’t been adversely affected by the copper IUD.

Copper IUD Side-effects and Myths

Commonly disclosed side-effects include: cramping, bleeding between periods, and severe menstrual pain, but this only a very small part of the overall story when it comes to copper and females.

The overarching narrative to this story is that copper and estrogen share a very intimate relationship with one another because estrogen increases copper retention in the body. It has been estimated that almost 85% of females (of all age ranges) are adversely affected by a common, yet little known condition called copper overload or copper toxicity, and have no idea it’s the cause of their distress. This makes implantation of a copper IUD in a female that is already (and usually unknowingly) overloaded in copper a recipe for disaster.

To make matters worse, few doctors are aware of this condition, thus unintentionally prescribing hormones and/or devices that could negatively impact your health and well-being.

What is Copper Overload/Copper Toxicity?

Copper overload, often hereditary, is an inability to effectively eliminate excess copper. It is not the same as Wilson’s Disease, a life threatening and rare genetic disorder where copper accumulates in vital organs and glands.

Copper has the ability to profoundly affect every system in the body especially the reproductive, nervous, and glandular systems, and it has a devastating effect on mental health. This explains why common, yet undisclosed side-effects of the copper IUD include severe anxiety and panic attacks, depression, hair loss, anemia, increased anger and rage, brain fog, spaciness, paranoia, fatigue, and increased infections (yeast being the most common) to name a few.

As a metal, copper is a great conductor of energy, (you know how that energizer bunny keeps going and going) which gives credence to symptoms of insomnia, racing thoughts, heart palpitations, and dizziness after a copper IUD is inserted, symptoms all of my female clients have complained about after trying this method of birth control.

Copper and Cancer

As I mentioned previously, estrogen increases copper retention in the body. We live in an estrogen dominant world and it is well documented that estrogen dominance plays a direct role in the development of many cancers including those of the breast, ovaries, and cervix.

Additionally, impaired methylation synthesis is also a major factor in today’s soaring cancer rates. You can view the research here.

With copper high, zinc becomes imbalanced. Zinc is an essential nutrient in the healthy functioning of all our bodily processes. It enhances resistance to stress, maintains intellectual function, memory, and mood levels, and is an important component in the creation of all hormones. Zinc is also a major player in the creation of our bodies master antioxidants, metallothionein and glutathione, both of which are needed for every body system to function optimally and protect us from disease.

Without adequate zinc, we become prone to pathogenic infections as well as diseases caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells.

Other Things to Consider With a Copper IUD

Practitioners are often told to inform patients that adverse menstrual irregularities will eventually subside after insertion of a copper IUD, but I have found the opposite to be true. Disorders such as endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) actually tend to increase in severity and duration after a copper IUD is implanted.

Postpartum depression (PPD) and psychosis are directly connected to elevated levels of copper, especially with multiple births because copper levels increase with each pregnancy (copper is needed to make blood vessels) and do not go back to normal post-birth. When I hear about women drowning their children, committing suicide, or shooting their husbands, I wonder if monitoring their copper levels would have helped prevent such sad stories.

Copper overload has a strong heritable component, which means that it is often passed down from generation to generation, something we call Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance (TEI). If all the females in your family share similar symptoms like mine do, copper toxicity may be the underlying cause.

Additionally, copper is a major player in ADHD/ADD, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, hyperactivity (especially in children) bipolar disorders, fibromyalgia, and paranoid schizophrenia.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Vitamin D Impacts Exercise Performance, Cortisol, and Heart Health

Vitamin D Impacts Exercise Performance, Cortisol, and Heart Health
September 27, 2016
Vitamin D supplementation reduces cardiovascular risk factors and cortisol levels and improves exercise performance, according to a randomized, placebo-controlled, single-blind, parallel trial published in August 2016.
In this study, 15 healthy subjects were given 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily or a placebo for 14 days. Researchers assessed body composition, systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and arterial elasticity (as measured by pulse wave velocity, PWV) at baseline, after 1 week, and on day 14 of the study. Cortisol and cortisone levels were measured using two 24-hour urine samples. The study authors evaluated the participants' performances on a bike ergometer and noted the distance cycled in 20 minutes and the Borg Scale rate of perceived exertion (RPE).
After 2 weeks, vitamin D supplementation resulted in a pronounced reduction from baseline in resting SBP (115.8 ± 17.1 to 106.3 ± 10.9 mm Hg) and DBP (75.4 ± 10.3 to 68.5 ± 10.1 mm Hg). Arterial stiffness, urinary free cortisol levels, and the cortisol/cortisone ratio also significantly declined in the vitamin D group. The reduction in cortisol was thought to be due to inhibition of 11 β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11β-HSD1), the enzyme responsible for converting cortisone to active cortisol. Exercise-induced increases in SBP and DBP were markedly attenuated by vitamin D supplementation.
Furthermore, subjects taking vitamin D significantly increased their distance cycled in 20 minutes and the Borg Scale RPE declined. Participants taking placebo did not experience any of these beneficial effects.
According to the study authors, "These results suggest that daily vitamin D supplementation may ameliorate CVD risk factors including a decrease in 11β-HSD1 activity, as evidenced by the decrease in the cortisol/cortisone ratio, and improve exercise performance in healthy individuals."
Reference:
Al-Dujaili EA, et al. Ther Adv Endocrinol Metab. 2016;7:153-65.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

NOW ON DVD! Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe

Pre-order Vaxxed Documentary here! https://www.amazon.com/Vaxxed-Cover-Up-Catastrophe-Del-Bigtree/dp/B01IHSJO6M/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=larrycook-20

Every parent, doctor and concerned citizen should watch this chilling documentary!

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In 2013, biologist Dr. Brian Hooker received a call from a Senior Scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who led the agency's 2004 study on the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and its link to autism.

The scientist, Dr. William Thompson, confessed that the CDC had omitted crucial data in their final report that revealed a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. Over several months, Dr. Hooker records the phone calls made to him by Dr. Thompson who provides the confidential data destroyed by his colleagues at the CDC.

Dr. Hooker enlists the help of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist falsely accused of starting the anti-vax movement when he first reported in 1998 that the MMR vaccine may cause autism. In his ongoing effort to advocate for children's health, Wakefield directs this documentary examining the evidence behind an appalling cover-up committed by the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens.

Interviews with pharmaceutical insiders, doctors, politicians, and parents of vaccine-injured children reveal an alarming deception that has contributed to the skyrocketing increase of autism and potentially the most catastrophic epidemic of our lifetime.


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Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Documentary Movie: Now available for streaming video at home!

 Vaxxed The Documentary Movie: Now available for streaming video at home!

"Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe".

Watch the new documentary on the CDC's cover-up that the MMR vaccine causes autism.

This is an exclusive offer and the film’s official (and only) streaming option until September.

Please note that for the time being, the Vaxxed stream will only be available in the United States and Canada.

Rent the movie; once you have started watching the film, you will have 48 hours to finish. Rent for $3.99.

Please watch, encourage others to watch and share this information!

http://vaxxedthemovie.com/stream/

 

 

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