Measles Epidemic: This is what the numbers say

With the recent media-driven hysteria over measles, I’ve been asked by friends, co-workers, and family if I was concerned since I am an ex-vaxxer and have likely not vaccinated my littles with MMRV.

Concerned about the measles that lurks in our population? No.
Concerned about my children getting measles? No.
Concerned about how people lack the capacity to research the actual incidence of measles as related to the population density of children? Yes.
Concerned about people regurgitating the propaganda and bashing parental choice? Yes.

Why am I not concerned about the first two? You will have to see my former post here: Your Herd Immunity is a Myth

As for the rest… we have given mainstream media too much credit in our country. Let us look at the numbers. According to the U. S. Census Bureau in 2017, we estimated the total population at 325,719,178. Of this population, 23% were under the age of 18 years; this gives us roughly 39,086,301 children in the U. S. under age 18.

If I take a gross overview of the incidence of measles in the United States over the last ten years (Because that data is readily available to me. Thank you, CDC! See table.) That gives us 2,059 cases of measles across EVERY age group for ten years.

trends-measles-cases

If I were to apply this number to our current population of children alone, that is an incidence of 0.0000527% of those aged <18. A minuscule percentage, even when I apply the total number over the course of a decade to the population of today. Of course, this is an innacurrate calculation as population fluctuates.

If I were to apply the recent numbers (2018 to currently) for a rate of 473 cases… that is 0.0000121% of the entire population of children alone. The incidence of measles is 1.2 in every 100,000 children! That is also known as a 12 IN A MILLION chance that your child got measles last year. What?! Why is this mainstream news?!

UPDATE: number exaggerated by CDC on actual incidence of measles-related deaths, [see image below].

https://www.facebook.com/PICphysicians/photos/pb.669725606516932.-2207520000.1551953075./1246091035547050/?type=3&amp;theater
PIC Measles Memorandum to Senate

Do you want to know what is more critical than measles? The rate of disease in our youth that is 100% preventable by diet and lifestyle choices. The World Health Organization reports that 71% of deaths are caused by NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES worldwide! Measles is communicable. The top two killers are coronary artery disease (heart disease) and stroke; the top two in the U. S. are heart disease and cancer. (I am not going to touch cancer or autoimmune diseases right now, because that could be a blog series of its own.)

The U. S. has a population that touts 1 in 3 obese children. This incidence is tangible. This risk factor leads to early-onset diabetes and hypertension which contribute to coronary artery disease, the leading cause of death! So why aren’t we talking about the unhealthy foods marketed to our children, given to them in school, and promoted by mainstream media and big business? Because: MONEY. These things are lucrative.

There is no profit in growing your GMO-free, water and sunshine fed produce in your backyard and certainly no money in a healthy child. However, there is a lot of money in autoimmune disorders, chronic disease, and frequenting the pediatrician and the plethora of specialists we have created in the medical community for all of your sickcare needs.

Let us look at the numbers again. According to the Diabetes Report Card of 2017, in 2015 there were 193,000 new diagnoses of diabetes in those <20 years old. In one year, 0.005% of children were newly diagnosed with diabetes, not including those already diagnosed; 5 in 1,000 children were diagnosed with diabetes. They also report a 6.6% annual increase of diabetes among those <20 years of age. Diabetes is a risk factor for chronic conditions including… You guessed it! CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE.

According to the CDC, there are 1.3 million children aged 12-19 diagnosed with hypertension. For every 100 children, 3 will be diagnosed with hypertension using the CDC data. Read that again. Hypertension is also a major risk factor for that leading killer!

The U.S. spends almost $10,000 per capita in “health” care. This is double the second-highest spender, Canada. Compared to Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom we rank DEAD LAST in health outcomes. How embarrassing.

While the mainstream media is attacking parental choice and pushing government mandates, we must remind ourselves that our government does not have a track record for success in health matters, but sure spends a lot of money in the meantime. With poor health trends mimicked in our children, it is time that parents take responsibility for the health of their littles… It is time that we question mainstream practices and consult the evidence.  It is time we stand up, recognize what matters most, and identify the histerics.

 

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Informed parents are not concerned about measles. Informed parents are not mainstream. Informed parents are often ridiculed by powerful entities. Do not be mistaken. We are educated, vigilant, and fiercly protective of our own. Ball is in your court.

Shalom, light, and love.

 

Sites to Consider:
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/measles-scare-tactics-hurt-us-all
https://www.cdc.gov/measles/cases-outbreaks.html
https://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/youth.htm
https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/the-top-10-causes-of-death
https://censusreporter.org/profiles/01000us-united-states/
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db328.htm
https://interactives.commonwealthfund.org/2017/july/mirror-mirror/

Holiday Health

It is the time of year for gathering with friends and family with some full meals, heavy soups, and high sugar treats. These things can be detrimental to your health when they are not supported by useful sources of nutrition. Good news! You get to be creative in the kitchen. As I say: Most things in moderation, some restricted.

While you’re preparing those leftovers from Thanksgiving, throw in some fresh vegetables! It is the season for broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, garlic, onions, spinach, kale, cabbage, and lettuce! All these things work well as garnishes, on sandwiches, in casseroles, and soups. Well, I wouldn’t put lettuce in soup, but cabbage soup is pretty tasty!

As it cools down, think soup! Soup is nice and warming, has the potential to provide you with several nutrients (it is all about what you toss in), and supplies your body with HYDRATION. We tend to remember to drink water in the summer while we are hot; yet, forget in the winter while we are hermits. You need hydration all year long. Soup to the rescue!

[https://therecipecritic.com/vegetable-detox-soup/]

Which brings us to the stars of the show… these winter vegetables.

Garlic and Onions: Antimicrobial (bacteria, fungi, and viruses); High in sulfur which replenishes glutathione essential for detoxification; High in Manganese, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C

Broccoli and Cauliflower: High in Vitamin C; good source of fiber and potassium; contains isothiocyanates that reduce oxidative stress

Carrots: Excellent source of beta-carotene; good source of threonine which is an amino acid used to treat neurological disorders and helps thymus growth and immune cell functions

Spinach: High in vitamin K; high in beta-carotene; high in Vitamin C; good source of Manganese

Kale: Same as spinach with additional anti-cancer, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. I add kale to all my recipes!

Cabbage: Great source of vitamin C

These vegetables (plus, many more and fruits) are sources of metabolites and biologically active components that are found to be beneficial to overall health and several immune functions.

Phytochemicals: aid in detoxification, stimulate the immune system, prevent DNA damage, repair DNA damage, regulates hormones, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic

Flavonoids: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic, inhibits neurodegeneration, regulates the immune system, antimicrobial

[https://www.growbetterveggies.com/growbetterveggies/2017/11/tending-a-winte.html]

While cooking some vegetables, be careful not to boil your soup. Why?

Vitamin C.

– Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. It cleans up waste within your body by capturing free radicals. Free radicals are unstable, highly-reactive particles that cause cell damage. You want to limit these!

– Because Vitamin C is water-soluble, it is excreted in your urine. This means that you must constantly replenish this vitamin for use. It also means that Vitamin C escapes foods when exposed to heat and water. Boiling as preparation for vegetables high in vitamin C breaks down this vitamin, and it can get lost in the liquid. That is obviously okay in soups! If you are worried about the heat, just add your vitamin C rich vegetables LAST and be careful when reheating leftovers. Or, you can do what I do and just save some vegetables and add them in each time you reheat your soup.

Vitamin C is also tolerable in high doses with no upper limit toxicity. The only documented side effect is abdominal discomfort and bowel flushing in frequent mega-doses.

Yet, some vegetables love the heat!

A gentle sauté before tossing them in soup can bring out the flavors and do wonders for carotenoids found in carrots and deeply colored root vegetables! These are excellent vegetables in soups.

Beta-carotene: This is a mineral that is converted to Vitamin A. Beta-carotene has anti-cancer properties specific to the gut, lungs, and leukemia. Dietary beta-carotene is safe in high doses as the body will not convert more beta-carotene than needed. Retinol (another form of vitamin A) is already converted and can be absorbed in toxic amounts as it is readily stored in fats. Vitamin A protects your skin and mucous membranes (your first line of defense!). Vitamin A fortifies the immune system and is essential for eye health and vision.

Most of all, have fun combining flavors and find what works for you and your family. Some vegetables are a pain to prep; some are easier. Some people cannot tolerate certain flavors; some put garlic in EVERYTHING (guilty!). I capitalize on naptime for veggie prep. Hours in the kitchen may save you hundreds in the stores seeking out illness remedies. A fortified immune system is well-equipped to fight off those “seasonal” invaders!

Shalom, light, and love.

Sites to Consider:
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/
https://www.livestrong.com/article/17387-nutritional-value-carrots/
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/252758.php
https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/L-threonine#section=Top
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=38
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5465813/
http://www.aicr.org/reduce-your-cancer-risk/diet/elements_phytochemicals.html
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=60
https://www.livescience.com/45293-onion-nutrition.html
https://www.livescience.com/45408-broccoli-nutrition.html
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-cauliflower#section

They do not care about your children.

This has been a long time coming… So, let’s get started.

The Department of Health and Human Services neglected to study the vaccination program for safety and efficacy for almost 30 years. Surprised? What’s more is that THIS CAME OUT IN JULY AND IT WAS NOT MAJOR NEWS. Nope, not a sliver surprised about that part, eh?

How can we vehemently protect a program that is not held accountable by anyone? How do we recognize that mainstream media does not hold our best interests and will not call out the government for slipping up yet again (Google “CDC Whistleblower” for the ball dropped there and buried into silence), yet we protect a massive medical program that is instituted, funded, and promoted by that same government?

A little backstory. In the early 1980s, when the vaccine schedule increased for the first time, parents were suing vaccine manufacturers for injuries and death of their children after vaccine administration. Vaccination was new and reactions were occurring. These pharmaceutical companies realized the cost of litigation was unsustainable so they approached the federal government with plans to cease making vaccines.

The government decided that vaccines were important and they would solve the problem by taking liability off the manufacturers, absorbing the expenses, and limiting costs of litigation by capping amounts that were paid to families. They also stated that they would task the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to create a task force to conduct safety studies. Thus begat the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (H. R. 5546): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK220067/

You can also look up full-text of the legislation in the congressional database. Legal jargon is so much fun to read, believe me, I have almost a decade of it under my belt. Much of it is about limiting claims, releasing liability from manufacturers, creating the Vaccine Advisory Committee, and a tidbit at the end about safety studies going forth.

The National Vaccine Advisory Committee and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services were tasked to conduct studies of the entire schedule 2 or 3 years after the passing of this bill in 1986. The failed to do so. How did this come out just recently?

Robert F. Kennedy and a non-profit foundation sued the federal government earlier this year for neglecting to follow the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) when they requested the results of the studies conducted by the DHHS starting in 1988/1989 and so forth. The government stated that no FOIA breach was made as there were no studies found. This information was released July 9, 2018. The document is here with a synopsis: http://icandecide.org/government/ICAN-HHS-Stipulated-Order-July-2018.pdf

There you have it, folks! The current vaccine schedule is touted as “safe and effective” yet this is unproven. Untested, highly-recommended, and government-approved.

Do you still wonder why parents are concerned about the changes witnessed in their children? Don’t patients know their bodies best? Wouldn’t you think there is some truth to the parent knowing their child? Why distrust the patient? What do we, parents, have to gain for declining medical interventions? Do we err on the side of do no harm anymore?

America is reactive. We are calling for studies after all these things have happened. Health should never be reactive. It is time enough that longitudinal studies be conducted to see what has resulted in our population of vaccinated people. Since the schedule was pushed on parents in the late 1980s and early 1990s, we have enough people to do a mass study. More recently, what health effects have resulted in the last 10 years after the volume of vaccines tripled? Is there a positive (or negative) correlation?

We absolutely need a study conducted by the department of HHS before another child is injured by these biologics. Remember, you had a fraction of what is mandated on the infant schedule today. A fraction of this untested medication “recommendation.”

Saving the babies is a great, altruistic cause, but this is clearly not important enough to ensure safety first. The government bodies no not care, but we do. We hear you. We stand with you.

Shalom, light, and love.

 

Sites to Consider:
https://vaers.hhs.gov/
https://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/index.html
https://www.nvic.org/

Your Herd Immunity Is A Myth

For herd immunity, they say you need 95% vaccine compliance. They say that the majority need to be vaccinated so that we have “high levels” of immunity. This “coverage” allows for those vulnerable populations (immune-compromised, vax failure, unvaccinated) to be somehow protected. With high rates of immunity, the virus has low levels of presence within the population. You need your population to be highly immune to lower the chances of endemic exposure to those “not protected.” This is the idea behind herd immunity.

Let’s talk about varicella (chickenpox) and rubeloa (measles). Both used to be widely accepted as a childhood right of passage. Both natural infections are self-limiting with a short duration. As with every single respiratory virus, including common colds (there are 100s of strains), there are risks for complications when the child is immunocompromised, or their nutrition is poor. A healthy immune system is key to fending off diseases and infections. There are always risks of secondary infections with any illness. This does not change just because there is a vaccine available. All viruses have risks.

Chickenpox (varicella zoster virus)

Why did they create a chicken pox vaccine? To help families avoid missing work. They recognized that chickenpox kept mothers from work for 1-2 weeks so they created a vaccine to shorten this time frame… so they could save up those precious sick days. Not going to school is even listed as an inconvenience due to this disease on the CDC website. Have a look (https://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox/about/symptoms.html). Instead of weeks of chickenpox, if your child happened to get the infection, it would only last a few days. This is still true today. If your child has been vaccinated, they can still get the infection, but it is a “milder form” of chickenpox, though some vaccinated children still get full-blown chickenpox (approx. 1-3% vaccine failure). You cannot inject health. You can inject substances that provoke the immune system (action of a vaccine), but it does not guarantee immunity. If the body does produce an antibody, it is only guaranteed for a short term. The vaccine insert for varicella estimates 10-13 years of antibody presence, with a high (99%) seroconversion rate for 2-dose series.

If herd immunity was our goal, let’s suppose everyone gets maximum 13 years effect starting at age 6 when the second vaccine is administered. Where are those vaccine campaigns for 19-year-olds, 32-year-olds, 45-year-olds, and so on…? Nope, no varicella vaccine campaign for them. 24% of the US population is under 18 years of age. So, we can go ahead and understand that more than 76% of our total population holds no immunity to varicella. On a herd immunity stance, this does not exist for chickenpox. Shingles proves that the varicella vaccine is a huge failure, we can explore that another day.

Measles (rubeola virus)

This virus causes high fever and a rash from head to toe. The complications include ear infections and pneumonia. Again, pneumonia is a complication of all respiratory viruses. Like the varicella vaccine, the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) has a short duration of 11-13 years, and a booster at elementary age is usually recommended. They should really start this mass campaign for MMR and varicella vaccination for ages 19, 32, 45, 58… so on, because that herd immunity theory is really taking a hit right now.

Moving on, the CDC and medical world attribute the decline of measles to vaccination alone. This is an outright lie. If you go to the vital statistics rates in the United States from the 1930s to the 1960s, you will see the natural decline of measles in the chart on page 85. I’ve attached it below.

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https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsus/vsrates1940_60.pdf

Keeping this graph in mind, the vaccine was not licensed for use until 1963. Furthermore, the vaccine was not widely used until the late 1970s, per the CDC website. The campaign to eliminate measles by vaccination began in 1978 and ended in the early 1980s. They called it a success because of decline in numbers of measles comparatively. They seem to omit the fact that measles declined on its own from the 1900s to 1960s, but still cite the numbers of infections and deaths from this period (1900-1960s) to justify the use of the vaccine, when it was not directly linked to the fall of the disease. Questioning these tactics yet?

I also can’t get behind a vaccine that is currently pending trial in U.S. courts for research scientists exposing that they falsified the efficacy. Here is the court document for that (http://probeinternational.org/library/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/chatom-v-merck.pdf). That CDC scientist has whistleblower status and is barred from testimony.

So, when you get up in arms about that one child with measles in a population of 74.2 million children, they are effectively driving the fear. Think about it… Do you really consider 0.00000000054% of the population an outbreak?! 0.0000000135% of children in the US has measles and the masses are outraged and free to ostracize parents that choose to educate themselves about this topic and take different approaches. And, for what? Did you accomplish anything? Did you spread awareness about anything or further the divide without evidence to back the claims? The media does a great job in keeping us divided, especially when they try to prove child injury or the fear of some massive “outbreak.” They allowed you to take sides on a parental choice. This should be a parent’s informed decision, but sensational stories sell. They want you to take sides. They want you to push for mandatory interventions. Less liberty, more control. Don’t let them take away your parental rights because of ignorance and fear.

If all of the children were vaccinated on schedule (which we know they are not) then we would have 24% coverage nationwide (nowhere near 95%). When was the last time your adult parents had vaccines? Aunts? Uncles? Grandparents? Alright then. Time to wake up. Your herd isn’t immune.

Here’s an interesting thought. Approximately 5-15 and 150-200 people in the United States each year get the plague and leprosy. Do you fear the plague? Leprosy? No? Probably because we don’t have a vaccine for those conditions and the mainstream media doesn’t have anything emotionally driven like children and “life-saving vaccines” to blame that on. But, hey, plague and leprosy still occur in the United States in higher incidence than the measles, but that is a non-issue. The media is a powerful tool, if you give it that power.

Shalom, light, and love.

 

Sites to Consider:

Population Distribution by Age
https://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM142813.pdf
https://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM123793.pdf
http://www.who.int/immunization/measles_grad_duration.pdf
https://www.nvic.org/vaccines-and-diseases/measles/measles-history-in-america.aspx
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsus/vsrates1940_60.pdf
http://unhoodwinked.com/Measles.html
https://www.cdc.gov/measles/about/history.html
http://ahrp.org/former-merck-scientists-sue-merck-alleging-mmr-vaccine-efficacy-fraud/

 

Food is Your Foundation

When we think about our bodies, we usually don’t realize what powerful machines they are. How often do you listen to its needs? We recharge with sleep and fuel with food. Like a car’s performance depends on how you fuel and maintain it, so does your body. Sure, some people are presented with some bad genetics, but for the most part, the body is a healing machine!

This is why I bring attention to what you put into your body and that of your littles. Let’s start with your littles. Children’s bodies are in a rapid growth spurt. What you feed that growth spurt matters. If they don’t receive food of substance, that is when illness presents itself. Illness is merely an imbalance. The body will take everything it can from what it is given, but if nutrients are lacking what can you expect? With a lack of nutrition, the body becomes fragile and other organisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses, fungi) are able to take over in that weakened state. Coupled with environmental toxins, you have a storm brewing and what you see is respiratory illness, stomach issues, and chronic conditions.

Yep. I said it. Nutrition impacts health that much. Do you feed yourself to fortify your body, aid in its growth, and provide for optimal functioning? If not, ask yourself why? How much longer are you going to allow your energy to be nonexistent, mood to be negative, and body to reap the consequences of a bad diet? If not now, then when?

No, I’m not here to sell you some gimmick diet. I’m here to alert you to any concerns you may have about your health before it becomes the concern of multiple parties. This is lifelong. Do your research. There are plenty of health food companies on the market, choose one to help supplement your diet. Make the changes now before you are changed by a crisis. Do. Your. Research.

I don’t need to know what is going on because you know. You are the only one who can command your health and the health of your littles. You can get all the advice you can handle, but you are the person who controls your body. If not you, then who?

Shalom, light, and love.

Sites to consider:
https://youtu.be/GYlKqiH1N_s (old, but relevant!)
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/