Monday, February 28, 2011


Would you still get vaccinated if you knew someone who had a severe reaction from it, but eventually got better?

Would you still get vaccinated if you knew someone who had a life-long disease, illness, or disability from it?

Would you still get vaccinated if you knew someone that died from a vaccination(s)?

Friday, February 25, 2011

Since There Has Been So Much Talk About It Recently...

A reply to a post I read in a discussion forum concerning "more than 21,000 people had whopping cough in 2010 – the highest amount since 2005 – and among the worst reported in more than 50 years, federal health officials reported."

My reply:

It is scary and sad. The fact of the matter is pharmaceutical companies are allowed to make the vaccines unsafe and ineffective. Please read everything below.

However, I do not think that vaccinating parents should be pointing the finger at unvaccinating parents. Likewise, I do not think that unvaccinating parents should point the finger at vaccinating parents. I blame the pharmaceutical companies for making unsafe and ineffective vaccines. I also blame our government for making it mandatory, yet not making the pharmaceutical companies do something about their ineffective and unsafe vaccinations.

Do not believe what you are told, please look at the facts and research. ‎40 - 60 percent will still be diagnosed with the disease that they were vaccinated for. 65 percent of fatalities in adults from pH1N1 vaccination occurred in adults with underlying health conditions such as the elderly, pregnant women, the morbidly obese and those with immune deficiency disorders such as Lupus. These are the very ones that are encouraged to be vaccinated. There were "approximately 4000 deaths from April to October 2009" from the pH1N1 vaccination. 70 - 80 percent of child fatalities from underlying conditions such as neurological disorders (that would include autism). This information came from the CDC and government sites not an anti-vaccine site. I am sure an anti-vaccine site can come up with more numbers.

‎A privately funded survey concluded that vaccinated U.S. children have a "significantly higher risk of neurological disorders -- including autism -- than unvaccinated children." Vaccinated boys 11-17 were more than twice as likely to have autism than those not vaccinated. "The telephone survey of parents representing a total of 17,000 children appears to be the first of its kind -- and contrasts starkly with several government-backed studies that have found no risk from vaccines."

"No one has ever compared prevalence rates of these neurological disorders between vaccinated and unvaccinated children," said J.B. Handley, father of a child with autism and co-founder of Generation Rescue, which commissioned the $200,000 survey conducted by SurveyUSA, a respected marketing firm. I would not trust research done by the government or the pharmaceutical companies. I would rather trust the facts from the words of real people with an unbiased view.

The survey found that "among more than 9,000 boys age 4-17, vaccinated boys were 2.5 times (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."

Vaccinations should not be scary for us or our children. Our country should be demanding the government to make pharmaceutical companies get rid of these current vaccines & create safe or safer ones.

Last year's California pertussis outbreak: 44-83% of cases were vaccinated; in Ohio & Texas, 67-75% were vaccinated.

"What if we all had to buy Toyotas per gov't mandate, AND Toyota was free to make faulty gas pedals? That's how it now works for vaccines." Very well said by the Nutrition Care for Children!

If you are unaware about a grown woman who has severe brain injury with a lifelong seizure disorder from the DPT vaccine that was denied by the Supreme Court to get compensation from the pharmaceutical company responsible for the vaccine, then please read

It is pretty much all over the news & the internet now. I do not understand why more people are not outraged by this and demand otherwise from our government. Why are so many blinded?

A perfect video explaining what is all in our vaccinations is

Chemicals that were to be spilled on our skin we are told to immediately wash or seek medical attention or if ingested to call poison control, yet they are being injected into our babies. These are too many chemicals and toxins at one time. If I had to do it over again with my son I would have the vaccinations not all done at once, but over a period of time.

Next month I have to get a full work up of vaccinations for my externship and I am not thrilled about it. I am never sick, have great health, never had a flu vaccine, yet the last time I had the flu I was in high school. I am about to be 33 in March. I would love to find a way to put in writing to whomever will be administrating my vaccine shots that I will only get the vaccinations if the pharmaceutical company or companies are made accountable, liable, responsible and should compensate my family and me if God forbid I get a severe reaction, lifelong disease or disability, or even die from it.

My son will be 12 in September and will have to get the meningitis vaccination. I am not thrilled about this either as he already had a severe reaction at his 18 month old vaccinations which I later found out to be autism. Please read my blog about my son and about his reaction.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Size Medium (12/14) tops & Cargo pants (12 H)


Get Rewards from businesses that want to Reward you for your healthy physical activity.

S2H.COM users track and upload their activity every day so they can find great deals and Rewards from businesses.

Earn enough S2H points and you can start redeeming some great Rewards.

Wear an S2H replay on your wrist to track activity, receive reward codes & you can redeem these codes for gift certificates at Target, Toys R Us, Blockbuster, Amazon, etc.

Strap one on your kiddo(s) & let them earn rewards for being active.

Parents can download an app on their phones as well, or if you already use foursquare, you can use that application.

Monday, February 14, 2011

About Love...

“He that does not love has not come to know God, because God is love.” - 1 John 4:8

“However, I say to YOU: Continue to love YOUR enemies and to pray for those persecuting YOU” - Matthew 5:44

“Let all YOUR affairs take place with love.” - 1 Corinthians 16:14

“Hatred is what stirs up contentions, but love covers over even all transgressions.” - Proverbs 10:12

“Beloved ones, if this is how God loved us, then we are ourselves under obligation to love one another.” - 1 John 4:11

“Love is long-suffering and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, does not get puffed up, does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails” - 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Autism & Biomedical Treatments

  • 25% of people with autism have seizures & 60% have subclincal seizures
  • 50% of people with autism have major gut problems that include chronic constipation, pain & inflammation
  •  25% of people with autism have mitochondrial disorders, resulting in low energy for their brain & body. Carnitine supplements have shown to reduce some of these symptoms
  • Most children with autism have many nutritional & metabolic problems
Most children with autism have decreased glutathione which is the primary defense against toxic metals such as mercury, lead, & other toxins. DMSA has proven to be a safe & effective solution to remove toxic metals & reducing symptoms of autism.

To find out more, please visit the following sites.

Biomedical Treatments

Latest information on many therapies & treatments

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Basil Pesto Chicken Florentine


2 tablespoons olive oil

3 tsps minced garlic

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1.5-2 lbs of chicken) cut into strips

salt & pepper to taste

2 cups fresh spinach leaves (can find organic prewashed at Walmart)

4 McCormick Creamy Alfredo sauce mix (1.25 oz packages)

3 cups no fat milk

1 Bestlife buttery baking stick

1 stick of unsalted butter

2 tablespoons Basil pesto

1 (14.5 ounce) box of Barilla Plus Penne Pasta

1 tablespoon grated Romano cheese


1.Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, saute for 1 minute; then add chicken (salt & pepper to taste) and cook for 7 to 8 minutes. When chicken is close to being cooked through (no longer pink inside), add spinach and saute all together for 3 to 4 minutes.

2.Meanwhile, prepare Alfredo sauce.  Put  milk in medium sauce pot. Add half a package of sauce mix at a time. Keep stirring until well mixed & all packages are in. Then add 1 stick of butter & 1 stick of Bestlife buttery baking stick. When finished, stir in 2 tablespoons pesto; set aside.

3.In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package. Rinse under cold water and drain.

4.Add chicken/spinach mixture to pasta, then stir in pesto/Alfredo sauce. Mix well, top with cheese and serve.

This dish is so yummy! Even my non-eating spinach boys enjoyed it very much!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

CAM and Autism (a short informative paper I wrote)

Many parents currently use complementary and alternative medicine in treating their child’s autistic symptoms. Some treatments noted as relieving autistic symptoms and even curing. After gathering information, the most popular and effective treatments will be presented. The parental pursuit to cure their child’s autism leads to many other parents following in their steps with effective results. However, autism is a spectrum disorder. Therefore, some children will have more dramatic results than others, or one treatment may work better for one child than another. However, these are the most popular and effective treatments, just a few of many.

Autism is a steadily growing neurobehavioral disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated average of “1 in 110 children in the U.S. have ASD.“ This was in 2009, it is the beginning of 2011, and we are now at 1 in 91. More children suffer autism than diabetes, cancer, and aids combined.  There is no cure for autism. However, many parents notice the positive healing effects that complementary and alternative medicine relieves in autistic symptoms. Evidently, a 2009 survey estimates “52-95% of children with autism are being treated with CAM therapies directed by parents or caregivers." Therefore, logical reasoning questions parents to investigate what CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) can do to alleviate autistic symptoms. By review of the following information, autistic symptoms transpire significantly, or diminished through complementary and alternative medicine.

To understand autism, one can compare it against an unsolved puzzle. Unknown definite causes remain, unexplained autistic symptoms, and many reasons why continue unresolved. Some argue genetics, some argue vaccinations, some will say environmental factors such as polluted air, polluted water, or food toxins such as fish containing mercury, produce including pesticides, or plastics consisting BPA among food packaging.  Autism, defined as a spectrum disorder, not one child holds the same symptoms incorporating the same mild or severe symptoms. How does one explain autism? According to Dr. Nicolson, “Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, etc., are neurobehavioral diseases of primarily the young where patients generally suffer from an inability to communicate properly, form relationships with others and respond appropriately to their environment.”

This spectrum disorder means that “not all share the same signs and symptoms but tend to share certain social, communication, motor and sensory problems that affect their behavior in predictable ways.” These patients frequently show repetitive movements, “develop troublesome fixations with specific objects, and they are often painfully sensitive to certain sounds, tastes, and smells.” Some children may possibly onset severe autistic symptoms. Then later progressively recover diagnosed as mildly autistic. Some autistic children subsequently diagnosed as completely recovered.  Recovered autistic children inspire other parents to fight diligently every day, giving their best efforts to cease autistic symptoms. Thus, such recovery gives comfort and hope promising their child’s future recovery.  Currently, many parents praise the healing that complementary and alternative medicine provides autistic children, and can possibly cure their child’s autism.

Accordingly, these parents need to know what complementary and alternative medicine is all about. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine defines complementary and alternative medicine as “a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered to be part of conventional medicine.” Therefore, instead of just medical drugs, it may combine the use of medical drugs and supplements, or just the use of supplements alone.  It could also be the use of conventional drugs for what is unconventional to most. Likewise, it may include a change of diet by omitting foods.  Also, adding foods to what remains in the current diet may be the answer to reduce or alleviate all symptoms. It may require the use of different types of therapies associated with touch such as massage, chiropractic and others in those categories. What types of complementary and alternative medicines are used to treat autism? First, one must understand what causes autistic symptoms to further understand why certain practices are used for treatment.

Article after article, one will find after reading several, that high toxicity levels remains a major autism culprit. Mainly high levels of metals such as lead and mercury are found when children of ASD are tested.   For example, in a study of 10 children with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and ADHD, all 10 children showed high levels of lead in their urine along with several deficiencies pertaining to nutritional and detoxification. All children that participated in the study exposed “serious deficits in educational, social, verbal, and motor abilities.” As for mercury, 1184 Texas school districts linked high levels of mercury to significantly higher autism rates, and rates of special education needs. Studies show that vaccines using thimerosal, a mercury containing preservative, is also linked to significantly higher autism rates. The cause is the body’s inability to breakdown and rid these toxins out of the body. The reasons for this may be lack of digestive enzymes or low immunity caused by certain cells inadequate in their defenses. What should a parent do to find out if their child has high levels of metals present in their child’s system?

A provocation test using DMSA (dimercapto succinic acid) is used for testing metal toxicity.  DMSA is FDA approved for treating lead poisoning as early as the age of one. DMSA is proven effective in expelling mercury and other toxic metals. The test can prove if metal exists in the body, and if so, DMSA can eliminate it. DMSA is administered orally, or rectally, but transdermal administration is suggested. Therefore, DMSA is one way parents can find out if their child exhibits high toxicity levels, and parents may use this method to rid toxins from their child’s body. However, some parents may choose to do detoxification therapy by use of supplements, one in particular, melatonin.
Doctors recommend that parents give children affected by autism melatonin. Autistic children may experience night terrors and sleeplessness. Melatonin successfully promotes sleep, but most importantly melatonin rids toxic metals. However, some children may experience the opposite effect because the melatonin rids the body of metals, but this opposite effect remains temporarily. Melatonin injections were given to rats that preceded metal injections. The results concluded that melatonin provides highly significant protection of further tissue damage that would have been caused by the toxic metals.  Whereas the control group lacking melatonin injections suffered tissue damage. Consequently melatonin provides several advantages. Melatonin promotes better sleep, rids toxic metals, and protects further tissue damage by the metals. Another method for eliminating harmful toxins is by soaking in a bath of Epsom salt.
An Epsom salt bath is beneficial in several ways. Epsom salt is rich in magnesium and sulfates. Magnesium is known for relaxation benefits, and to promote sleep. It also improves concentration. Magnesium is needed for proper muscle and nerve function. It is used in regulation of more than 325 enzymes, and lowers inflammation. Sulfates are known for its ability to flush toxins out of the body. It also increases nutrient absorption in the body.  Sulfates also assist in forming brain tissue. How does all this relieve autistic symptoms?
Testing sulfate levels in autistic children is suggested, lower sulfate levels increases susceptibility of environmental chemicals such as pollution, uncalled for drugs, and pesticides. An inability to bind amines and phenols with sulfate is found with those suffering from autism. Amines are necessary to begin various synthetic processes. According to the National Cancer Institute phenol is a “very poisonous chemical substance made from tar and also found in some plants and essential oils (scented liquid taken from plants).  Phenol is used to make plastics, nylon, epoxy, medicines, and to kill germs. Also called carbolic acid.” Undoubtedly, there is a great need to increase sulfate levels in autistic children.  Epsom salt baths have been shown to help those with a low sulfate level.
Many children with autism suffer from sleep disorders. Most children with autism have difficulty in concentration. Motor coordination and nerve function is noted in children with autism. Most, if not all children with autism suffers from digestive problems and disorders due to lack of enzymes, or dysfunctional enzymes. Autistic children have symptoms caused by inflammatory disorders. Most importantly, high toxicity levels are a main problem due to the inability to rid them out. Epsom salt can correct or reduce all these symptoms, and an Epsom salt bath is the best way to do this due to the body being able to best absorb it through the skin by soaking in a bath. Another way to detoxify and reduce autism symptoms is through viral detoxification. Why is this needed?
Bacteria, viruses and parasites have been linked to autism. The number of these bacteria, viruses and parasites is quite scarily astonishing. According to Dr. Nicolson in the British Journal of Medicine Practitioners, “In ASD patients more than 50 different bacterial, viral and fungal infections have been found, some apparently more important than others in causing symptoms.” Symptoms of ASD patients include symptoms and signs of “fatigue, headaches, gastrointestinal, vision problems, occasional intermittent low-grade fevers and other signs and symptoms that are generally excluded in the diagnosis of ASD but are consistent with the presence of infections.” The most popular way to treat this is through viral detoxification, methyl B12  along with Valtrex has shown to significantly reduce autistic symptoms, and some have claimed that their child has recovered from autism by this type of detoxification alone.
Methyl B12 and Valtrex are used together for viral detoxification. This method was introduced by Stan Kurtz, an autism parent, who is now a highly respected Autism Research Institute colleague. However, some parents have seen improvement in their children from antibiotic use alone. Some parents have chosen to use herbal alternatives instead, for fear of risks to anti-viral medications. These herbal alternatives include "echinacea, astragalus, garlic, plant tannins, uva ursi, and berberis” which are immune system boosters. Sometimes something as simple as a change in diet can help those ailing from diseases and disorders. Likewise, a gluten and casein free diet can do this for autism.
A gluten and casein free diet can be beneficial to some individuals with autism. The reason for this is because of “urinary peptide abnormalities, in part due to gluten and casein, have been detected in some individuals with autism.” A single-blind study with 20 autistic children was conducted in a one year span and the results were a “significant reduction of autistic behavior was registered for participants in the diet group, but not for those in the control group.” Just as diet can improve autism, there is healing through craniosacral therapy.
Craniosacral therapy was tested in a study at the University of Miami, which proved to be an effective form of therapy to autism patients.  Craniosacral therapy is a type of osteopathic treatment where “the bones of the skull are adjusted along with subtle adjustments of the spine, all the way to the sacrum.” Craniosacral therapy improves cerebrospinal fluid flow in the spinal canal, and has shown to be effective in “improved concentration, socialization, and less self-stimulation behavior after a course of craniosacral therapy.
There are several forms of complementary and alternative medicine. However these are just a few examples of many that are offered to autism patients. After reviewing several articles, DMSA, melatonin, Epsom salt baths, viral detoxification, a change in diet, and craniosacral therapy have been the most popular forms of therapy used to treat autism with the most significant healing. Therefore, it is true that complementary and alternative medicine can significantly reduce or even recover those with autism. After all, 52-95% of parents with children of autism cannot be wrong, right?
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