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» Obesity Leading The Overweight

Avoid the Flu shot


Stay healthy: avoid the flu shot

We are approaching flu shot season. The pharmaceutical companies and radio and TV stations (where drug companies spend millions on advertising) will soon start scaring people into getting injected with toxic chemicals that are useless and dangerous.

Heed the words of J. Anthony Morris, Ph.D. former Chief Vaccine Control Officer, US Food and Drug Administration:

There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza. The producers of these vaccines know that they are worthless, but they go on selling them anyway. (1)

Having the flu is good for you?

For thousands of years healers have viewed the cold, flu and fevers as some of the most powerful weapons your body has for cleansing and healing itself. Getting a cold or the flu, while a very uncomfortable experience, is not only a powerful way your body detoxifies you but also provides another significant benefit. Studies report that the cold and flu may protect you from getting cancer:

Those with carcinomas of the stomach, colon, rectum, breast, and ovary…and controls (with no history of cancer) were interviewed. A history of common colds or influenza prior to the interview was found to be associated with a decreased cancer risk. (2)

Subjects who reported a history of infectious diseases (e.g., colds, flu) showed a 30% reduction in risk [of brain tumor].(3)

If you have a bad cold or the flu do not suppress your fever or other symptoms with drugs. Instead respect what your body is telling you; work with your body to cleanse and detoxify your system. If you don’t, you can stay sick longer. As researchers have reported:

Taking aspirin or Tylenolfor the flu could prolong your illness by up to 3½ days. (4)


1. J. Anthony Morris, Ph.D. former Chief Vaccine Control Officer, US Food and Drug Administration.

2. Abel U, Becker N, Angerer R et al. Common infections in the history of cancer patients and controls. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 1991;117(4); 339-344.

3. Schlehoper B, Blettner M, Preston-Martin S et al. Role of medical history in brain tumor development results from the international adult brain tumor study. International Journal of Cancer: 1999;82:155-160.

4. Plaisance KI et al. Effect of antipyretic therapy on the duration of illness in experimental influenza A, Shigella connei, and Rickettsia rickettsii infections. Pharmacotherapy. 2000;20(12):1417-1433.



 Before the holiday season, there is what has come to be known as the "Flu season." Over the last few years, Americans of all ages have been told to run and not walk to get their annual flu shot.

While there is no question that the flu is a substantial health risk, many, many questions have arisen in regards to the flu shot. Recently, study after study is coming out revealing serious concerns over the safety of these flu vaccinations, the lack of any long term safety studies, and whether or not these shots are even helpful at all.

 In fact, while malls, supermarkets, drug stores, businesses, radio station campaigns, and even places catering to children are promoting flu shots for P.R. or as a publicity stunt, fewer and fewer doctors are advocating them, and even less are getting the shots themselves. Here is what you should know.

 Flu shots contain toxic agents.

 Flu shots can contain anything from aluminum, formaldehyde, microorganisms, thimerosal (mercury), ethylene glycol, and other toxic substances that are dangerous at any dose and deadly if at high doses.

 In addition to these substances, the flu vaccine is prepared from the fluids of chicken embryos inoculated with the specific type (s) of influenza virus that supposedly protects against the strains believed to be the most likely to be prevalent during that particular flu season. Reports over the last few years, however, have uncovered that the strains in the vaccine are typically not the strains present for that season. Not very encouraging considering the potential health dangers you are opening yourself and children to from these toxic chemicals.

 The flu can be deadly. In fact, building and maintaining immunity to unwanted infection, flu, cancer, and other infectious disease is always a critical matter in all seasons. Yet, the human body cannot build healthy immunity by being exposed to neurotoxic poisons like mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, and DNA from animals.

 Mercury is the second most toxic material on earth after radioactive plutonium. To make thimerosal, you start with elemental mercury and then ramp it up 1,000 times when you convert it to ethyl mercury. Aluminum is then added to the vaccine which has a multiplying effect on the mercury. This causes the mercury to be 10,000 times more toxic than elemental mercury.

 Formaldehyde is classified as a toxic, colorless, water-soluble gas having a suffocating odor known mostly as embalming fluid. It is used in vaccines as a disinfectant and preservative.

 There are no long-term safety studies that vaccine manufacturers can draw from to validate the effectiveness of the flu shot. In fact, a leading immuno-geneticist showed that if an individual has had five consecutive flu shots between 1970-1980 (the years studies) his/her chances of getting Alzheimer's disease is ten times higher than if they had one, two, or no shots. The cause of this is thought to be the gradual build up of mercury and aluminum in the brain causing cognitive dysfunction (brain damage).

 Author Tim O'Shea made some very important statements in his book regarding the flu shot and it's inability to prevent the flu in any given season: "A vaccine supposedly contains some version of the causative agent, in a weakened form. With influenza, by the time the virus is isolated, cultured for manufacture, and distributed to the population, the virus that is causing the current incidence of influenza has usually changed to a form completely unaffected by the vaccine. Michael Decker, MD of Aventis, the flu vaccine manufacturer admits: 'By the time you know what's the right strain, you can't do anything about it.' "

 A recent report points out that potential confusion between respiratory infections caused by influenza viruses and those caused by non-influenza viruses can result in misdiagnosis and gross overestimation of the true impact of influenza on death and illness in a given influenza season. Therefore, the scare that has been created about the flu has been exaggerated to some degree.

 The flu shot, once marketed to the elderly and those with weakened immunity only, is now being recommended for all. Looking at the research and using common sense regarding health, the only conclusion one can draw is that there simply was not enough money to be made by selling to this select market.


Oct. 31, 2006 - An independent analysis by the internationally renowned Cochrane Collaboration of worldwide influenza vaccine studies, published in the British Medical Journal on October 28, concluded there is little scientific proof that flu vaccine is safe and effective for children and adults. Citing the Cochrane Collaboration finding as well as methodological flaws in a child influenza vaccine study published October 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the National Vaccine Information Center is calling on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to stop recommending annual flu shots for all infants and children until methodologically sound studies are conducted. 

"There is a big gap between policies promoting annual influenza vaccinations for most children and adults and supporting scientific evidence," said epidemiologist Tom Jefferson, Cochrane Vaccines Field, Rome, Italy, who coordinated the comprehensive analysis for the prestigious Cochrane Collaboration.


The Cochrane Collaboration analysis also concluded that there is no real evidence that the use of inactivated influenza vaccine has any real effect on preventing influenza. This was backed up in the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, which stated that the flu vaccine is effective as little as 30% of the time.


Additional reasoning for flu shot hazards and their ineffectiveness is that vaccines bypass the natural defensive capabilities of the liver, kidneys, colon, lymphatic system, and the immune system and deliver toxic waste directly into the body. Your body does not know what to do with mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, chicken embryos, and microorganisms when they are dropped right into the blood stream. Guillain-Barré, autism, temporary Multiple Sclerosis-like illness, breathing problems, hoarseness, wheezing, hives, paleness, dizziness, weakness, rapid heartbeat, and death have all been reported as side effects from the flu shot. Not to mention that many people who receive the flu shot immediately get the flu.


This short article is not designed to give you medical advice on whether or not to get a flu shot. After consulting your doctor about your risks, there are many very effective, natural ways to keep your immune system healthy and help boost it, if necessary, to keep you well during flu season - without needing to inject neurotoxic poisons and contaminants into your body.

 Your immune system is the only thing that prevents you from being overcome by infection and a host of other chronic illnesses. Therefore, supporting and enhancing it - not manipulating it - is extremely important. Helping the immune system means you do not just boost one or two components. There are 22 different instruments or

Author: J.Anthony Morris, Ph.D
Source: Internation Journal of Cancer. 1999;82:155-160
Copyright: J. anthony Morris, PH.D Former Chief Vaccine Control Officer 1999

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Childhood Vaccines


Childhood Vaccines

Much of what you have been led to believe about immunizations simply isn't true… I would urge you to reject all inoculations for your child. – Robert Mendelsohn, MD


Today more parents are questioning and refusing vaccinations for their children. Some of the reasons given are:

  • They consider the vaccines more dangerous than the diseases
  • They prefer natural rather than artificial immunity
  • They have religious or philosophical objections to vaccination
  • They have a vaccine-injured child (a growing number)


45 Vaccines At 6 Months!

The current US vaccine schedule requires 45 vaccines at 6 months of age; 64 at 18 months and at least 74 at 4-6 years!! There is no proof that a child's immature immune system can handle this chemical assault.


Are Vaccinated Children Healthier?

In one study children vaccinated with MMR or DPT+Polio were found to have 14 times more asthma and 9.4 times more eczema than non-vaccinated children. In another study 23.1% of vaccinated children had asthma and 30%had allergies while none of the non-vaccinated children had asthma or allergies.


Medical historian Harris Coulter, PhD states: Between 15 and 20%of American school children are considered learning disabled with minimal brain dysfunction directly caused by vaccine damage… A large proportion of the millions of US children and adults suffering from autism, seizures, mental retardation, hyperactivity, dyslexia, and other… 'developmental disabilities,' owe their disorders to one another of the vaccines against childhood diseases…


SIDS or Crib Death

Vaccinations have long been linked to crib death. This observation was underlined when, in 1975, after the Japanese government raised the minimum vaccinations age from two months to two years, crib death and infantile seizures virtually disappeared. Crib death was rare before childhood vaccination.


Do The Benefits Outweigh The Risks?

MDs rarely report adverse reactions or injuries. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) states that only one in ten vaccine injuries is ever reported; however other studies put that number as one in 50.


As of 2004 the US government had paid nearly $1.5 billion to the families of vaccine-damaged children as part of the vaccine compensation program. That number, however, represents only a fraction of those children hurt and killed.


Apart from the risks, the effectiveness of vaccination to "prevent" illness is in question: outbreaks have occurred in 100% vaccinated populations. An outbreak of 137 cases of measles occurred when 98.7% of the students were vaccinated.


How can we agree to a procedure if we do not know if the risks outweigh the "benefits?"


Have vaccines Eradicated Disease?

Infectious diseases, e.g., smallpox, diphtheria, whooping cough, scarlet fever, etc., began to disappear long before the immunizations ever came on the scene. As Ivan Illitch, PhD observed: The combined death rate from scarlet fever, diphtheria, whooping cough, and measles among children up to fifteen shows that nearly 90% of the total decline in mortality between 1860 and 1965 occurred before the introduction of antibiotics and widespread immunization.



As Robert Mendelsohn, MD stated: It is commonly believed that the Salk vaccine was responsible for halting the polio epidemics that plagued American children in the 1940s and 1950s. If so, why did the epidemics also end in Europe, where polio vaccine was not so extensively used?


Benefits of Childhood Diseases

Lost in vaccination discussion is the fact that acute infectious diseases, when properly managed, are good for overall health. As Harris Coulter PhD states: Contracting and overcoming [childhood] diseases is part of a developmental process that actually helps develop a healthy, robust, adult immune system able to meet the challenges that inevitable encounters with viruses and bacteria will present later on.


Viera Scheibner, PhD writes: Infectious diseases of childhood are very beneficial for children to catch… The general inflammatory process is important in the dynamics of maturation of the immune response to diseases.


In one study it was found that those who had febrile infectious childhood diseases had less cancer in their lives.


Vaccines Cause Autism


Scientists believe they have found a direct link between childhood vaccinations and autism, asthma and ADHD!


These shocking results come from a groundbreaking study released in June 2007by Generation Rescue. The research, privately funded without ties to the pharmaceutical industry or the medical community, included an extensive interview of 17,674 vaccinated and unvaccinated children.


When compared to non-vaccinated boys in the same age group, researchers found the following statistics:


--Vaccinated boys age 4-17 are 155 percent more likely to have neurological disorders, 224 percent more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and 61 percent more likely to have autism.

--Older boys, in the age range of 11 to 17, who were vaccinated, were found to be even more susceptible to autism. They are 158 percent more likely to have a neurological disorder, 317 percent more likely to have ADHD, and 112 percent more likely to have autism.

--Vaccinated boys were 224 percent more likely to develop ADHD.

--Vaccinated boys and girls were 120 percent more likely to develop asthma.


Younger boys that have been vaccinated show less symptoms of autism, however researchers believe that there lower numbers will rise over time as professionals are more able to accurately diagnose the early symptoms of autism in younger children.


Scientists who conducted the study now believe that the mercury found in routine childhood immunizations plays a major role in the ten-fold increase in autism cases over the past two decades.


According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in every 150 children will develop autism.



Author: Chiropractors Who Care
Source: Robert Mendelsohn, MD
Copyright: June 2007 2007

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Predicting Back Pain Recurrence Difficult
New research indicates that approximately one in four individuals suffering and recovering from acute (occurring suddenly) low back pain will have another episode of low back pain within the subsequent 12 months. Worse yet, predicting which individuals will likely have a recurrence is extremely difficult. This is why most chiropractic experts recommend not only getting yourself immediately checked out when back pain arises, but additionally recommend periodic spinal checkups to ensure your spine remains healthy, ultimately reducing the risk of spinal injury and back pain in the future.

Source: Spine: December 15, 2008 - Volume 33 - Issue 26
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Spinal Injections Unsupported For The Treatment Of Back Pain
A new study published in the prestigious international medical journal Spine indicates that spinal injection therapy used to treat subacute and chronic low back pain has questionable effectiveness and lacks research evidence. Researchers reviewed 18 previously conducted trials on spinal injections to the epidural area, joints of the spine as well as injections into the spinal muscles. Injections consisted of a variety of drugs including corticosteroids and local anesthetics. Authors of the study stated, "Overall, the results indicated that there is no strong evidence for or against the use of any type of injection therapy." Furthermore they concluded, "There is insufficient evidence to support the use of injection therapy in subacute and chronic low back pain."

Source: Spine: Jan 1 2009 - Volume 34 - Issue 1.
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Hang With The Happy To Be Happy
Researchers have discovered happiness is not solely dependent upon oneself, but is partly dependent on who we surround ourselves with. Hanging around with happy people as well as having a larger social connection is associated with being happier. It appears that happiness rubs off on others you're around and the more happy people you're around, the more likely you are to be happy and the happier you are. Researchers even went as far as to quantify happiness. According to their statistics, each happy person you have social contact with increases the odds of being happy by 15 percent. On the other hand, for each unhappy person you have social contact with your odds of being happy are reduced by 6 percent. Since happiness is associated with reduced mortality, reduced pain and improved cardiac function, it seems important to surround yourself with happy people!

Source: Reuters: December 5, 2008.
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Obesity Leading The Overweight
It appears American adults are enjoying their meals and snacks a little more than they have in years past. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), 34 percent of Americans are obese and 33 percent are simply overweight. This means in America, there are more "obese" adults than "overweight" adults. While data comes from 2005-2006 surveys, these are the most up-to-date statistics from the NCHS. Data from 1988-1994 surveys found 33 percent of American overweight and 23 percent obese. Thus, the percentage of those American adults considered obese have risen dramatically. Body mass index (BMI), a calculation of weight in kilograms divided by the height in meters squared, is what's used to classify individuals as overweight, obese and morbidly obese. An adult with a BMI of 25 to 29 is considered overweight while a BMI of 30 to 40 is considered obese. To calculate your own BMI, visit the NCHS at

Source: Reuters: January 9, 2009.
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