A Busy Day In The Health Headlines

Monday, September 03, 2007

Mercury Contamination is Destroying Public Health and Spawning an Autism Epidemic (Mercola.com): Childhood vaccines clearly seem to be one major culprit influencing the autism epidemic. In fact, 50 years ago when the vaccine schedule for infants contained just four vaccines, autism was a rarity.

Today, the Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Childhood Vaccination Schedule includes 11 vaccines, some of which are actually triple whammies (such as Measles, Mumps, and Rubella). Infants receive multiple doses of these powerful agents all before they turn 1 year old, and it’s just too much for some children to take.

On top of that, at least one of the vaccines recommended to children, the flu shot, still contains thimerosal!


The Raw Milk Debate Reaches the New York Times and the Washington Post (Mercola.com): It’s both grimly sad and a bit humorous, if you’re on the satirical side, that “health protection agencies” are so quick to want to ban and limit foods that carry fairly minor health risks -- but lots of health benefits -- while leaving toxic, synthetic food additives and all sorts of junk foods by, claiming those chemical substances carry no health risk…

You couldn’t possibly convince me that eating fast food every day carries less of a health risk than drinking raw milk. I think they’re simply counting on your ignorance. ...

Pasteurizing milk destroys enzymes, diminishes vitamins, denatures fragile milk proteins, destroys vitamin B12 and vitamin B6, kills beneficial bacteria, and promotes pathogens.

From my perspective, there’s simply no rational justification to ever drink pasteurized milk, even organic pasteurized milk.

Once you heat milk, you distort the configuration -- the shape -- of the fragile milk protein (see illustration on left), turning it from something good into something bad that will actually cause allergies and other autoimmune dysfunction. So, even if you start with organic milk from grass-fed cows, once you heat it the milk is ruined and should not be consumed.


Honey as Medicine is Making a Comeback (Mercola.com): Going back to basics, using natural therapies like bee products including honey, is a step in the right direction. Especially considering the fact that traditional antibiotics are increasingly ineffective against certain microbes. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “nearly all significant bacterial infections in the world are becoming resistant to the most commonly prescribed antibiotic treatments.”

Clearly we need alternatives that do not add to the problem. One thing to remember here though, is that not all honey is appropriate for use in wound care.

The specific Manuka honey now approved for use as a medical device is believed to have special anti-infection and anti-inflammatory properties. If you're considering using honey to treat a mild burn, sunburn, or small wound at home, make sure to use raw honey.

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  1. Some great tips!

    Lotsa research reflected there...

  2. Sadly, I can't claim credit for any of this particular research, since these are all just excerpts from the linked-to articles.

    Glad it helped, though!

    Hi, Paul.


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