Healthier if Unvaccinated?

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Vaccinating our children is so accepted, and done so automatically that some of us haven’t even stopped to think twice about the negative effects it could have.  I have chosen not to vaccinate my children, and I am very glad I was informed enough to make that decision. True, you will be given funny looks at the hospital when your baby is first born, and you may have to insist upon no vaccines. The nurses do it so automatically. You may also run into difficulty once your child is old enough to go to school. They will tell you that you have to vaccinate your child for them to go to school. However, make sure you know that you can get out of it by claiming a religious exemption. An alternative, however, would be homeschooling, where this will not be a problem.

Here are some facts from an ongoing study done in Germany comparing vaccinated to unvaccinated children. The numbers are based on around 7,500 surveys so far, and here are the remarkable results.

 

  • Less than 10 % of unvaccinated children suffer from allergies of any kind. This compares to 40% of vaccinated children in the US who are allergic to at least one thing, and 22.9% who have an allergic disease.
  • About .2% of unvaccinated children suffer from asthma. This compares to 14-15% of vaccinated children in Australia who have asthma, and 6% of American vaccinated children who have asthma.
  • Only 4 unvaccinated chilren out of 7500 reported severe autism. However, in all four cases, all mothers tested very high in mercury. In the US, about one vaccinated child out of 100 vaccinated children, suffers from this disease. One out of every 38 boys in the United Kingdom suffers from autism.

This information was supplied by Wise Traditions, a leader in health news and information on eating solutions to almost every disease. Check out their website for more information on a more healthy and organic lifestyle!

 

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The Toxic Truth about Baby Mattresses

A smiling baby lying in a soft cot (furniture).

About 3,000 American babies die a year from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. There are many factors that have seemed to increase or decrease the risk of SIDS, but even the experts cannot agree with what actually causes this tragedy. However, there has been studies done in New Zealand that are making it look as if  baby mattresses are making a toxic environment for them to sleep in, and is causing the phenomenon of SIDS.

In 1988, a British chemist named Barry Richardson was working with a company who made awnings and tents, and someone at the company mentioned that they used the same chemicals in their awning as the ones approved for baby mattresses.  These chemicals were phosphorus, used in the mattress cover, and arsenic and antimony, used as fire retardants in the mattresses. Now, these chemicals on their own are bad enough, but for some reason they were creating a toxic gas that could kill someone. What was the culprit? Scopulariopsis  Brevicaulis is a common household fungus, it starts to grow in warm, moist environments. Richardson determined that the fungus, once established in the baby’s mattress that had been spit up on, wet on, and sweat on, was feeding off of the chemicals in the mattress, and releasing a poisonous gas.  Richardson tested over 200 mattresses that SIDS babies had died on, they all contained this fungus. Once he had discovered this, he requested that 10,000 baby mattresses be wrapped in a special material that the gas could not get through. Not a single baby died on these wrapped mattresses.

SIDS has been slowed by the trend of putting babies to sleep on their backs, how does this relate to the toxic gas theory? The gas is very heavy, and when a baby is asleep on the belly, they are right next to where the gas would be on the outside of the mattress, and more likely to inhale a lethal dose. Keeping babies on their backs just gives them that much more space between them and the heavy gas.

Why do babies with fevers or who have just been vaccinated seem to be at a higher risk? Because the moisture from the sweat produced from fever makes the S. brevicauslis fungus grow at a very rapid rate, causing the release of more of the toxic gas. Vaccinated babies tend to get a fever, that is why they seem to be more at risk.

Why do babies between two months and a year old seem to be at the highest risk? It takes a few months for the fungus to establish itself in the mattress and feed off of the chemicals. Babies that are getting to be around a year old move around more, and when they sense a headache, which is being caused by the toxic gas, they would probably sit up, or stand up and start to fuss, getting them away from the fumes.

The best way to protect babies from SIDS is to keep them in a natural, safe environment. Mattresses that do not contain the chemicals phosphorus, arsenic and antimony, and organic cotton bedding are the best choices. Keep babies on their backs, and keep their room well ventilated. If one’s baby sleeps with the parents, make sure the adults’ mattress does not contain these chemicals, and that they are sleeping on organic bedding. Babies’ systems are too new and delicate to have to handle the horrible chemicals that could be exposed to them. Make sure they won’t have to, and keep the babies safe from SIDS.

Giving Saturated Fat its Reputation Back

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Nothing has been demonized like saturated fat. These fats have the reputation of causing heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, and pretty much every other disease known to man. Well, some of these diseases didn’t even exist when all people ate were butter, lard, coconut oil and other saturated fats. So what happened to start making fat so harmful to our health?

When margarine, liquid vegetable oils, and shortenings hit the market, fats took on a whole new nature. No longer was fat a natural product made from cream, animal fat, coconuts or olives. Now there was a lot of prosessing needed to be done to the fat to make it what it is. Back in the 19th century, butter was very expensive so the king asked chemists to come up with an alternative. The French chemist Mege Mouries came up with margarine in 1869. Doesn’t the fact that it took a chemist to create margarine scare you a little? Margarine is made with rancid vegetable oils such as cottonseed oil or canola oil, and it is processed until it is lumpy gray grease. Then it is bleached, colored and filled with synthetic vitamins. This is our healthy alternative to butter, which is made from cream and salt? Maybe this is why “fat” is causing so many diseases.

Anything saturated such as butter and other animal fats have been stripped from our diets. Yogurts are fat free, even” cream” is fat free! Our bodies, especially our brains cannot function without fats. These fats are also accused of causing obesity. Well, at least  50 % of my calorie intake every day comes from saturated fats. When I make popcorn I use coconut oil and butter, when I eat any starch such as potatoes or bread, I layer about a half an inch of butter on it, I fry everything in butter, lard, or olive oil. It goes on and on, I consume ridiculous amounts of saturated fat. I am not obese. I actually feel the most healthy when I eat this amount of fat. The fake fats like tubs of margarine, shortenings and hydrogenated oils, will cause someone to get obese, and lose their health. What I’ve told you here is just the tip of the iceburg, do a little research on your own, and discover what is actually done to these products to make them look edible.

What most people see as unhealthy indulgences are actually necessary for our wellbeing. Saturated fat is not part of the FDA’s food piramid, but who trusts the government anyways? Lets break the fat-free trend and get back to the way it used to be when people treated animal and healthy fats as a sacred food, necessary for survival.