Archive for November, 2010

Hannah Poling awarded 1.5 Million for Vaccine Induced Autism

The comments below from Dr. Gary Gordon’s email newsletter are too important not to share.  Maybe its just me, but have you ever wondered…  if vaccines are safe, why has our government set up a Vaccination Injury Compensation Program?  I’ll tell you why… to protect the financial interests of the vaccine manufacturers and limit the frequency and size of awards to the families of those who are inevitably injured.

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Hannah Poling awarded 1.5 Million for Vaccine Induced Autism
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Your child’s health may depend on what the definition of the word "IS" is.
Today CBS News reported that ten years after her vaccine regression, Hannah Poling, a girl with full syndrome autism, was finally compensated 1.5 million dollars for her vaccine injury.  CBS was also forced to report the following:
"In acknowledging Hannah’s injuries, the government said vaccines aggravated an unknown mitochondrial disorder Hannah had which didn’t "cause" her autism, but "resulted" in it."
I am assuming that this is the most tactful way that CBS could report the position of Federal health authorities, because their position is so fantastical and outlandish.  And fraudulent.  The position of the US government is that vaccines can cause autism and cannot cause autism.  Vaccination can’t "cause" autism, it just "results" in it.  Apparently they have decided to stick with just playing with the phrasing and hoping that no one will notice .
And this isn’t a one off… this is not taking the US Government out of context.  This is their position, that they keep presenting with a straight face, over and over and over.
This is the response from HRSA (the HHS division that runs the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program) to a request from a journalist about the Poling case as an admission that vaccine can cause autism:
HRSA Statement
David,
In response to your most recent inquiry, HRSA has the following statement:
The government has never compensated, nor has it ever been ordered to compensate, any case based on a determination that autism was actually caused by vaccines. We have compensated cases in which children exhibited an encephalopathy, or general brain disease. Encephalopathy may be accompanied by a medical progression of an array of symptoms including autistic behavior, autism, or seizures.
Some children who have been compensated for vaccine injuries may have shown signs of autism before the decision to compensate, or may ultimately end up with autism or autistic symptoms, but we do not track cases on this basis.
Regards,
David Bowman
Office of Communications
Health Resources and Services Administration
301-443-3376"
Read that again.
The Office of Communications is saying that, ‘We don’t compensate for vaccine induced autism, we compensate for vaccine induced encephalopathy (which is just a term that means a change in brain functioning) that turns into autism.  And also we don’t track if encephalopathy turns into autism, even though most of the symptoms are seen in autism’.
So according to this reasoning, guns cannot kill people, they just cause a perforation that "may be accompanied by a medical progression of an array of symptoms including , sepsis, serious blood loss, organ damage, symptoms of extreme pain or death.  Also we just track gun related perforations, not whether or not they bleed or get infected or result in death".
That is the best that their official communications personnel could come up with to try to spin this case.
And if I have not already foisted on you the interview that Julie Gerberding (former head of CDC, current head of Merck’s vaccine division) gave to Sanjay Gupta on CNN following the announcement of the Poling concession, the one in which she states that vaccines can cause "autism like symptoms" in children with mitochondrial disorders, but vaccine can’t cause autism, please take a few minutes and watch the embarrassment on parade.  I have included it on my post today about the case.
So this fall, when the school nurse advises you and your child to drive by Walmart and get a flu shot, know that it is a full dose mercury vaccine she is talking about.  And know that three quarters of the studies that looked at whether or not thimerosal containing vaccines can cause autism, actually SUPPORT the position that they do, and that almost no one giving you vaccine advice has has this information.  Because it is not in the CDC or AAPs best interest to give it to them.
These non denial-denials tell us all we need to know about whether or not the government believes that vaccines cause autism.  If they truly believed there was no association, statements like the ones I have sent you tonight, that expose that they cannot deny vaccine induced autism any more, would never see the light of day.
I hope you will join me in insisting that our government stop lying about vaccine safety.
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What Would You Do?

Recently I watched part of a television show called What Would You Do? and it really affected me. The show is a reality series that puts unsuspecting citizens into outrageous or compromising situations (that are staged with actors) to see how they will react. The scene took place in a grocery store.

Mom and child (both overweight actors) were cruising the aisle with a buggy full of junk food, when they were verbally accosted by a overly zealous natural health enthusiast who accused the mother of “child abuse” for exposing her family to the buggy full of ”poisons”. He berated and publicly humiliated her as he offered her some broccoli. All the while, hidden cameras were recording the reaction of passersby to see if they would intervene on behalf of the bewildered mom.

Most people minded their own business, but a few came to her defense and confronted his inappropriate behavior. The scene was repeated over and over with different actors of varying age, race and sex.

What haunted me was the fact that in reality, the buggy WAS full of poison, and feeding a child in such a way DOES constitute child abuse –even though our society doesn’t recognize it as such! Ignorance of the truth does not protect us from the consequences of our poor choices. Like the ancient Hebrew prophet Hosea said, “My people perish for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6)

The producers of the show successfully used the inappropriate bullying behavior of the “health nut” to cast the truth as an extreme and inappropriate viewpoint… outside of accepted norms. It reminded me of how busy the enemy of man has been all these years, twisting the truth and trying to keep us all in darkness.

I must admit, on more than one occasion, I have taken the time to quietly and politely inform a well meaning Mom of the potential consequences of serving her family large doses of artificial sweeteners. The response I have received on those occasions has always been gratitude. It seems that given the informed opportunity, most Moms would rather not poison their children.

All of which reminds me of the purpose of Logos and of this blog… “You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free!”

Keep Leahy’s Language Out of Senate Food Safety Bill (S.510)

On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 6:25 PM, Alliance for Natural Health USA <office@anh-usa.org> wrote:

A Message from the Alliance for Natural Health USA

URGENT! Please Take Action Immediately!

Emergency Action Alert on Leahy Food Safety Bill

This very minute, Senate insiders are working behind closed doors to make even innocent acts by small food and supplement producers punishable with ten-year jail terms.

It is touch-and-go whether we can keep that provision out of the Senate Food Safety bill (S. 510). At least 40,000 messages have already poured into Senate offices, but we need even more. If you have already sent a message, please send another, because there is new information. This is a now-or-never moment.

As we have explained before, the specific problem lies in Sen. Leahy’s so-called Food Safety
Enhancement Act (S.3767). Long jail terms were explicitly rejected by the Senate committee that put together the Senate Food Safety bill. These long jail terms are already in the House Food Safety bill, which has passed. If they get into the Senate bill, they will almost certainly become law.

Senate insiders are currently "editing" their Food Safety bill behind closed doors, creating what is called a Manager’s Amendment Package that will probably be substituted for the current Food Safety bill. We know that one of the issues they are deciding is whether to
move the Leahy language inside this new version of the bill.

Even more shocking, they are not required to reveal this amendment package to the public (or even to the Senate itself) until right before the bill comes up for a vote. Why would they do such a thing? One reason: to stop grassroots organizations like ANH-USA from informing the public or organizing a public response.

Leahy’s bill now says you don’t go to jail for up to ten years unless you "consciously or recklessly disregard a risk of death or serious bodily injury."  This is an improvement. But of course, what is conscious or unconscious, is in the eye of the beholder. No actual harm is necessary! The threat of ten years in jail is a powerful weapon of intimidation, which the FDA will use.

Please do your part to help stop this. Contact your senators right now. Tell them to keep Leahy’s language out of the Food Safety bill, whether in the Manager’s Package or as an
amendment on the Senate floor.

Your voice makes a difference.
    
Earlier we asked you to support Sen. Tester’s proposal that exempts small food producers who sell their food directly to market (such as farmers’ markets) from additional burdensome regulations in the Food Safety bill. We are happy to tell you that this amendment just got accepted, thanks to your action!

We’ve also just learned that Rep. Henry Waxman, still chairman (for a few more weeks) of the House Commerce Committee overseeing food, has told key Democratic senators that he will support the final version of the Senate Food Safety bill rather than try to meld it with the truly horrible House bill he crafted.

Why would he do this? Because he wants Food Safety passed during the lame duck session. This means that whatever comes out of the Senate will likely pass the House and become law in short order.

This appears be our last chance to stop the Leahy language. We need your support now more than ever. Please contact your senators immediately, even if you have done so before!

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Gretchen DuBeau
Executive and Legal Director

 

Should Probiotics Be Taken With Food?

Probiotics are critical to digestion and immunity

There is considerable confusion and debate over how to best take probiotics, the beneficial bacteria that are so critical to our immunity and digestive health.  Some natural health practitioners recommend that probiotics be taken on an empty stomach to avoid provoking a fresh release of caustic digestive secretions (which includes bile salts, digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid).

Others point out that our Creator designed the human stomach to maintain a very low pH (high acidity) at all times, not only to facilitate protein digestion and mineral absorption, but as a front line of defense against pathogens that enter the body through the mouth.  Furthermore, since our natural intended source of probiotics is raw and/or fermented foods, it seems obvious that we were designed to derive our essential flora from our diet.

It is interesting that God doesn’t use microencapsulation technology or enteric coating to deliver probiotics through the harsh environment of the stomach and into the GI tract.  Like everything in nature, it is a numbers game; and to the survivors go the legacy.  When probiotics are ingested whether in raw or fermented foods or in supplements not all of them make it to the lining of the intestine where they perform their vital role in health.

In recent years, growing interest and research into beneficial bacteria has produced probiotic strains that are more acid and temperature stable.  Strides have also been made in the area of microencapsulation so that phthalates and other toxic substances are being used with less frequency, but again, with few exceptions (highly specific strains and applications), those types of delivery systems  are not necessary.
As to the ongoing debate over whether probiotics are best taken with food, what is most important is that they are taken, and regularly.  A healthy balance of intestinal flora is one of the most foundational of all criteria for efficient digestion, strong immunity and vibrant health.

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Draconian Food Safety Modernization Act (S.510) Clears First Hurdle

At noon yesterday, by a vote of 74 to 25,  the U.S. Senate voted for cloture on S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, which means it must now be voted on in the full Senate within 60 days. All amendments to the controversial food control bill must be completed by that time.

S.510 has been referred to by opponents as “the most dangerous bill in the history of the United States of America”. If it passes, it will grant the government sweeping new authority over the public’s right to grow, trade and transport foods. It will strengthen the existing large multi-national corporate monopoly over the food supply by imposing overwhelming paperwork burdens and expenses on small farmers and criminalizing the saving of seeds, even by back yard gardeners.

The bill corrodes U.S. sovereignty over our food supply and severely threatens your health freedom by ceding authority to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Codex Alimentarius… paving the way to restricting our access to critical life saving nutrients in therapeutic doses.

Listen to this: supporters of this bill are masquerading it as a solution to the pervasive problem of food smuggling into the U.S. – are you kidding me?  Food smuggling into the U.S.? Read further into the bill and you find out that it considers back yard gardens a source of smuggling food into our country!

Better not grow those tomatoes next year unless you are prepared for a visit from the Department of Homeland Security… what a monumental waste of resources!  Speaking of resources, if this bill is passed, the cost to taxpayers is estimated to be 1.6 Billion dollars.

If you value your health freedom and your right to grow your own food, contact your senators today and voice your strong opposition to this dangerous and foolhardy bill.

How to protest Senate Bill 510

1) Go to Congress.org and type in your zip code in the box in the upper right hand corner.

2) Click on your Senator’s name, and then on the contact tab for their phone number. You can also call the Capitol Switchboard and ask to be directly connected to your Senator’s office: 202-224-3121.

3) Once connected ask to speak to the legislative staff person responsible for agriculture. If they are unavailable leave a voice mail message. Be sure to include your name and phone number. Give them this message in support of the "Tester Amendment" which would exempt small farms from S.510:

"I am a constituent of Senator___________.  I ask that he/she support the Tester Amendment to the food safety bill. The Tester Amendment will exempt the safest, small, owner-operator farms and food facilities and farmers who direct market their products to consumers, stores or restaurants. Food safety legislation should not create inappropriate and costly regulatory barriers to family farms and the growing healthy food movement in the drive to crack down on corporate bad actors. Please support the Tester Amendment and market opportunities for small and mid-sized family farms, and small food processing facilities."

You may also wish to explain that you oppose the Food Safety Modernization Act in its entirety, and it is a destructive, freedom-crushing law that will destroy the future of food and undermine health freedom in America.

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