National Vaccine Information Center – Vaccine Watch Dog

Forced Vaccination Bill in VA Moving Fast

National Vaccine Information Center is a non-profit organization dedicated in giving health vaccine information and preventing vaccine injuries and deaths.

Source: National Vaccine Information Center – Vaccine Watch Dog

Herbs 4 Healing

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About: Okra

The Many Health Benefits of Okra

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According to a study published in 2005 in the Jilin Medical Journal, okra showed positive effects on nephropathy, or kidney disease. For the study, participants were put into two different groups — one was treated with okra, and the other was treated with traditional medical therapy. The study lasted 6 months, and while there were no changes for the group who used traditional therapy, those who took their treatment with the okra saw a reduction in uric acid and urine protein.

A study published in the Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal outlined okra’s ability to protect against liver disease. Because of its strong antioxidant activities, okra was found to protect against chemically induced liver damage. The study also found okra to have strong antioxidant and hepaprotective properties, comparable to milk thistle or silymarin.

A study published in the Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences found that okra extracts could protect against diabetes. When rats with diabetes were given okra, they saw a decrease in their blood sugar levels and a normalization of their lipid profile levels. Multiple in vitro and in vivo studies have found okra to be a major blood glucose-lowering food — it contains large amounts of soluble dietary fibre — which is why it has been used traditionally as an alternative treatment for diabetes.

Okra has also demonstrated its ability to be a cancer fighter, having shown action against breast cancer cells, but only in preliminary lab studies. Researchers have discovered that a newly discovered lectin (a type of protein that can bind to cell membranes) in okra, Abelmoschus esculentus (AEL), actually induces cell death in human breast cancer cells, in vitro – 72 percent to be exact.

Research has also shown okra to possess the ability to fight depression. Although some fruits and vegetables have been shown to have various effects on mood, and the ability to elevate one’s mood (favonoids and quercertin), Okra had not made the list until recently, when researchers from Mazandaran University of Medical Science decided to examine its effect on mood. Their results showed that okra seed extracts acted as as strong agent for elevating mood, in some cases performing just as well as common antidepressants. Apparently, the positive mood effect of okra can be attributed to its high total phenol and flavonoid content.

When I come across scientifically validated information that sheds light on the knowledge of our ancestors and ancients, I am never surprised. This is commonly seen with quantum physics, astronomy, health, and spirituality, where our modern day measurements of ‘truth’ correlate with teachings of our ancient world. It’s good to see science shed light on the healing properties found within nature, as it’s a branch of knowledge we have neglected for many years now. Chemical based health, and our reliance on pharmaceutical grade medicine, have completely taken over, which is perhaps one reason why chronic illness and disease are on the rise.

“Let food by thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” –Hippocrates

Source(S):  http://worldtruth.tv/

IT’S TIME!

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Published on Alternet (http://www.alternet.org)
For More Than 50 Years, DuPont Concealed the Cancer-Causing Properties of Teflon
By Sharon Kelly [1] / Earth Island Journal [2]
January 4, 2016

Almost two decades ago, Carla Bartlett, a then 41-year -old West Virginia secretary and mother of two, was first diagnosed with cancer – what her surgeon later labeled a “garden variety” type of kidney cancer.

“I was scared to death,” Bartlett, now 59, told an Ohio federal jury this fall during hearings in the first of more than 3,500 personal injury and wrongful death suits by West Virginia and Ohio residents against the chemical giant DuPont. “And all I could think of was not being there, not being able to be there for my family.” Bartlett’s tumor and part of her rib were removed in a surgery in 1997 that, she said, involved cutting her “virtually in half.” Though the cancer hasn’t recurred since, for Bartlett, the harm, both physical and emotional, has lingered. “It’s never out of my mind, because you worry constantly about it,” she said. “And then I have the reminder of the scar, every day, that, you know, this… this is… this was cancer; this could come back.”

(Read Full Article:  http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/dupont-duplicity-chemical-giant-hid-cancer-causing-properties-teflon

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January 5, 2016

Victory for Medical Choice as New York Supreme Court Reverses Mandatory Flu Vaccine Rule
Posted By jefferey On December 20, 2015 @ 5:53 pm In Headline,News

Let Health Freedoms Ring

With little public discussion, the New York Board of Health unanimously passed the Vaccine Powers Rule in 2013. The rule required New York City children attending a day care center or aged 6 months to 59 months to be given a yearly flu vaccination. For a moment, it appeared that children would be excluded from class if they didn’t receive the flu vaccine for the first time in the State’s history. California’s Senate Bill 277, signed into law in 2015, took things further by requiring all students to be up-to-date with all vaccines to receive an education in the state.
Five Mothers vs. New York

On December 16th, 2015, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez ruled on behalf of The Supreme Court of the State of New York to end the mandatory flu vaccine rule. Mendez said in his decision that the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene “lacked the statutory authority” to mandate the influenza vaccines because they are not required under state law.

The New York times reported “The court ruling did not delve into the debate about vaccines. Rather, it found that the city had exceeded its authority by adding a disease to the list of those requiring immunization.” The recent suit against the city eventually reversing the flu vaccine law was brought by five New York mothers. Aaron Siri, a lawyer for the five mothers who filed the suit, said the following:

Parents across the city who, in consultation with their doctors, made the decision that the risks outweighed the benefits for their particular child, had that right taken away from them by 11 unelected individuals sitting in the Board of Health…

New York’s ruling provides a valuable precedent for Americans attempting to restore medical choice and medical ethics. The landscape has rapidly shifted from mostly absent public discussion when Bloomberg signed the rule into effect in 2013 compared to present day, which sees Americans motivated, alive, and pushing to block and change mandatory vaccine legislation at every turn.
Can Laws and Health Officials Mandate an Ineffective Product with Such High Health Risks?

Can children (or adults) be mandated to take a known health risk? Recently, Dr. Edward Belongia of Wisconsin’s Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation acted as principal investigator for CDC-funded research on influenza vaccine effectiveness.

Commenting on his recent CDC-funded research, Dr. Belongia said that:  The [flu] vaccine was significantly more effective … if they had not been vaccinated in the previous five years.

This year’s 2015-2016 flu vaccine is showing only 18 percent effectiveness in adults and 15 percent effectiveness in children. This is the second year in a row that the shot has been under 25 percent effective. Last year saw only a 23 percent effectiveness of the yearly flu vaccine.

Further, it is a fact that the latest Department of Justice numbers report regarding quarterly vaccine injury information reveals that the flu shot remains the most dangerous vaccine based on injuries and death compensated by the U.S. Government.

The elephant in the room for the State of New York and its Board of Health members that unanimously voted for the now defunct Vaccine Powers Rule is their violation of medical ethics and consent. All flu vaccine manufacturer inserts state, in no uncertain terms, that the safety and effectiveness has not been established in children.

Due to most health care professionals refusing to give out the inserts to patients, a violation of numerous regulatory laws and worldwide ethical governing bodies, the public is expected to search for answers online. The official website of the city of New York states in their ‘NYC vaccine information’ section gives somewhat deceitful and conflicting information compared to the official inserts required to accompany each flu vaccine by saying: “Healthy people between 2 and 49 years old can receive the vaccine in either form.”

Perhaps a more truthful and responsible statement by NYC.gov would be “Healthy people between 2 and 49 years old CAN receive the vaccine. Yet the safety and effectiveness of the flu vaccine has not been established in children.” The website also admits that serious reactions can occur from influenza vaccines.

Political Vaccine Corruption

Over the last few years, the United States has seen an accelerated growth of an immuno-political branch of the larger, deep-rooted medical-industrial complex. This immuno-political branch is comprised of deep and rampant conflicts of interest between vaccine manufacturers and political figures at every level influencing pro-vaccine policy. Numerous states are galloping towards mandatory vaccination backed by a federal government policy and regulatory agencies, themselves littered with conflicts of interest, officially aiming for 80 to 90 percent vaccine compliance of the U.S. population for every vaccine category by 2020.

According to the president of a U.S. network news division, during non-election years, 70% of the advertising revenues for his news division come from pharmaceutical ads. As a result, mainstream media is typically silent or disproportionally biased towards pharmaceutical companies and vaccines. However, the mainstream media is beginning to show interest in exposing the corruption surrounding vaccine policies and the overall push happening throughout America.

New York Daily News’ Albany Bureau Chief Kenneth Lovett reported in his recent piece the following:

The head of the powerful Senate Health Committee has up to $130,000 in investments in pharmaceutical and other health-related companies, state records show. Sen. Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau County) in 2014 invested in 14 companies that would fall under his committee’s purview…In addition to his investments, Hannon over the past four years also received more than $420,000 from pharmaceutical and other medical interests, records show.

The current trend gaining momentum in America is favoring informed citizens, the protection of medical choice, and the full return of medical ethics. Moving forward, any politician or governing body that considers overreaching their authority with laws governing health and medicine now will face a growing headwind of opposition from the media, their colleagues, and the public at large.

Source(s):  http://vaccineimpact.com/

 

MICROBEAD BAN!

Microbead ban signed by President Obama – CNN.com

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Story highlights

President Obama signs a bill banning an ingredient in exfoliating shower gels
Microbeads are tiny particles of plastic that do not dissolve

Those tiny plastic microbeads you have been rubbing on your face are now outlawed in the United States.

President Obama signed a bipartisan bill that prohibits selling and distributing products containing microbeads. The bill is intended to protect the nation’s waterways.

A microbead is any solid plastic particle that is less than 5 millimeters and is used for the purpose of exfoliating or cleansing, according to the bill.

These tiny plastic beads have become ubiquitous in hundreds of products ranging from body scrubs to toothpastes. They provide an exfoliating sensation for users and are designed to wash down drains.

But because they are made of plastic, microbeads do not dissolve and may pose a threat to the environment.

In September, a study published in Environmental Science & Technology reported that more than 8 trillion microbeads were entering the country’s aquatic habitats daily. The volume was enough to coat the surface of 300 tennis courts every day.

Microbeads have contributed to a greater increase in microplastic polluting the planet’s oceans and lakes, researchers say.

Not only are they hard to clean up because they are about the size of a pinhead, researchers say they are also posing a threat to aquatic life.

Some marine life mistake small plastic as food particles. Scientists are researching whether microplastics affect the health of marine life once ingested and if chemicals transfer to humans who eat those species later, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Recall: Dole Spinach

Dole recalls bagged spinach due to salmonella risk
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Dole Fresh Vegetables issued a voluntary recall of their bagged spinach on Tuesday due to possible salmonella contamination.

According to Food Safety News, a sample of Dole Spinach salad yielded a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development’s Laboratory Division.

The recalled product is coded A27409B & A27409A, with an “enjoy by” date of October 15 and UPC 7143000976. The product code and “enjoy by” date can be found in the upper right-hand corner of the package; the UPC code is on the back, below the barcode.

The affected products were distributed in Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

At this time, no illness have been reported in association with the recall.

Consumers who have the product should not consume it but discard it. Retailers and consumers with questions are advised to call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111, which is open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday.

Exposure to salmonella can lead to salmonellosis, a bacteria foodborne illness that may cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. Symptoms typically appear within 12 to 72 hours of exposure, and the illness usually last up to seven days, according to the USDA. Infants, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are most likely to develop a severe form of the illness

Link:  www.foxnews.com/health/2015/10/14/dole-recalls-bagged-spinach-due-to-salmonella-risk/

Help For: The Agony of Da Feet!

FYI: Toxin Methylene Chloride

Common Solvent Keeps Killing Workers, Consumers
www.publicintegrity.org/2015/09/21/17991/common-solvent-keeps-killing-workers-consumers

Regulators have been slow to act on paint strippers, other products containing methylene chloride

Rita Welch’s son, Johnathan, died on the job at 18 while stripping furniture with methylene chloride.*

By Jamie Smith Hopkins
5:00 am, September 21, 2015  Updated: 12:26 pm, September 21, 2015

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Johnathan Welch was 18 and working through lunch when the fumes killed him, stealing oxygen from his brain, stopping his heart.

The chemical linked to his death in 1999 wasn’t a newly discovered hazard, nor was it hard to acquire. Methylene chloride, which triggered similar deaths dating as far back as the 1940s, could be bought barely diluted in products on retail shelves.

It still can. And it’s still killing people.

The solvent is common in paint strippers, widely available products with labels that warn of cancer risks but do not make clear the possibility of rapid death. In areas where the fumes can concentrate, workers and consumers risk asphyxiation or a heart attack while taking care of seemingly routine tasks.

That hazard prompted the European Union to pull methylene chloride paint strippers from general use in 2011. For reasons that aren’t clear, regulatory agencies in the United States have not followed suit — or even required better warnings — despite decades of evidence about the dangers, a Center for Public Integrity investigation found.

A Center analysis identified at least 56 accidental exposure deaths linked to methylene chloride since 1980 in the U.S. Thirty-one occurred before Johnathan Welch died, 24 after. The most recent was in July. Many involved paint strippers; in other cases victims used the chemical for tasks such as cleaning and gluing carpet, according to death investigations and autopsy reports the Center obtained through Freedom of Information Act and state open records requests.

Teenagers on the job, a mother of four, workers nearing retirement, an 80-year-old man — the toxic vapors took them all. A Colorado resident one year older than Welch was killed his first day at a furniture-stripping shop. Three South Carolina workers were felled in a single incident in 1986. Church maintenance employee Steve Duarte, 24, survived the Iraq War only to be killed in 2010 while stripping a baptismal pool in California.
Three decades of death

Methylene chloride, a common ingredient in products such as paint strippers, can kill when its fumes build up in an enclosed area. The Center for Public Integrity, combing through workplace death investigations, coroners’ reports and poison control center reports, found 56 deaths since 1980 that authorities linked to unintentional overexposure to the chemical. The number is likely an undercount because there is no single tally of such deaths. Unless otherwise noted, the key source of information is the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration or state workplace-safety agencies.

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(TYH Note:  *This sentence has been edited slightly for publication on this blog)

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