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Results of Chemo and the lack of Success
”It is estimated that 70-80% of cancer diagnoses may be due to synthetic chemical exposure. And according to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) approximately 400 chemicals have already been identified in human tissue. “
This year, more than 1 million Americans and more than 10 million people worldwide are expected to be diagnosed with cancer, a disease commonly believed to be preventable. Only 5–10% of all cancer cases can be attributed to genetic defects, whereas the remaining 90–95% have their roots in the environment and lifestyle.[F1] The lifestyle factors include cigarette smoking, diet (fried foods, red meat), alcohol, sun exposure, environmental pollutants, infections, stress, obesity, and physical inactivity. The evidence indicates that of all cancer-related deaths, almost 25–30% are due to tobacco, as many as 30–35% are linked to diet, about 15–20% are due to infections, and the remaining percentage are due to other factors like radiation, stress, physical activity, environmental pollutants etc.
According to the International Agency for Research in Cancer,
“…80-90 per cent of human cancer is determined environmentally and thus theoretically avoidable.” (5) Environmental causes of cancer include lifestyle factors such as smoking, a diet high in animal products and low in fresh fruit & vegetables[F2], excessive exposure to sunlight, food additives, alcohol, workplace hazards, pollution, electromagnetic radiation, and even certain pharmaceutical drugs and medical procedures.
But unfortunately, as expressed by medical historian Hans Ruesch,
“Despite the general recognition that 85 per cent of all cancers is caused by environmental influences, less than 10 per cent of the (U.S.) National Cancer Institute budget is given to environmental causes.
And despite the recognition that the majority of environmental causes are linked to nutrition, less than 1 per cent of the National Cancer Institute budget is devoted to nutrition studies. And even that small amount had to be forced on the Institute by a special amendment of the National Cancer Act in 1974.” (6)
Pharmaceutical drugs are not intended to cure diseases. According to health insurers, over 24,000 pharmaceutical drugs are currently marketed and prescribed without any proven therapeutic value. (AOK Magazine, 4/98)
Every year in the United Kingdom, 200,000 people are diagnosed with cancer and 152,500 people die[F3].1 In the United States, the annual death rate for this disease is approximately 547,000.2 These deaths are recorded as cancer deaths, but how many of these deaths are really attributable to the disease itself? How many deaths should in fact be recorded as “death by doctoring”?
When we consider that conventional treatment consists almost entirely of radiation, chemotherapy and the long-term application of toxic pharmaceuticals-treatments which are all well known for their life-threatening side-effects — then the question becomes all the more legitimate.
On chemotherapy, for instance, note the following:
“Most cancer patients in this country die of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy does not eliminate breast, colon, or lung cancers. This fact has been documented for over a decade, yet doctors still use chemotherapy for these tumors.”
(Allen Levin, MD, UCSF, The Healing of Cancer, Marcus Books, 1990)
Research using polls and questionnaires continue to show that 3 of every 4 doctors and scientists would refuse chemotherapy for themselves due to its devastating effects on the entire body and the immune system[F4], and because of its extremely low success rate. On top of that, only 2 to 4% of all cancers even respond to chemotherapy or prove to be “life extending,” yet it is prescribed across the board for just about every kind of cancer.
Polls were taken by accomplished scientists at the McGill Cancer Center from 118 doctors who are all experts on cancer. They asked the doctors to imagine they had cancer and to choose from six different “experimental” therapies. These doctors not only denied chemo choices, but they said they wouldn’t allow their family members to go through the process either! What does that say about their true opinion of this archaic method?
Dr. Gwen Scott passed away last month, we will miss her. This was her protocol for Morgellons
Dr. Gwen Scott passed away last month, we will miss her. She was an amazing and beautiful woman with a heart of golden love for life and helping others.
We love you Gwen and always will,
This was her protocol for Morgellons:
Gwen Scott, N.D.
These are perilous times for human beings and all living things. Our air supply is a toxic soup because of Chemtrails. Heavy metals, biological pathogens, “fibers,” polymers, and other dangerous materials are being sprayed everyday, all around the planet. The materials are fine particulates and are easily breathed in. Once in the body, they become systemic in less than a minute.
Ten years ago I had the honor to meet the lead independent research scientist on Chemtrails, Clifford Carnicom ( .) Through his tireless and unselfish efforts, we began to unravel the components of this toxic soup. As he made each new discovery, I would design a natural medicine to help mitigate the effects in the human body. The following paper represents my best understanding to date.
Much of the information presented here comes from the scientific community (Mr. Carnicom and many others who wish to remain unknown.) Some is personal experience, observation, and testimony from clients. The work is always evolving as new information is brought to me. The date of this writing is January 31,2009. Although I feel this protocol is sound, there may be additions. After all, the mixture being sprayed from the skies into the air supply is subject to change as well. Also, it does not seem that all of the elements, purpose, and remedies are known by anyone at this time.
I offer this work to EVERYONE. It should be copied, shared, and distributed. However, it is not for profit by ANYONE. It represents ten years of pro-bono work on my part on behalf of humanity. I gave it my mind, body, and spirit. These times call for us to leave greed and self-interest by the side of the road. All life, as we know it, is calling to those who hear. It is my hope that some bright minds out there will add to this, learn from it, and freely present their own understandings in the same manner. It is only by unselfish cooperation that man can hope to overcome these assaults.
Metals– scientifically confirmed
Biological/Mycoplasma– bacteria, virus, fungus-bacteria/fungus/mycoplasma– scientifically confirmed
“Fibers”/Pseudo-life/altered parasites– confirmed (debate as to nature)
Polymer/fiber-optic material– scientifically confirmed
Frequencies entering body through atmospheric manipulation– confirmed
Calcium particulates– confirmed
Magnesium particulates– confirmed
A. Metals-Aluminum, barium, titanium, possible others
The best, most effective way to remove heavy metals from the body on a daily basis is DIATOMACEOUS EARTH OR CLAY. A research doctor found the purest, food grade source called “Fossil Flour” at It costs pennies a day and has no known contraindications if taken in distilled water, on an EMPTY stomach. Most people seem to do well with about one-tablespoon per day. The clay is rich in silica which assists many body functions. It should be stored in glass, or paper, not plastic. The research doctor found most of the diatomaceous earth compromised with metals and other toxins, even ones sold in the health stores. This source comes from the bottom of a deep lake in Utah and seems to have been protected from environmental pollution. Please note that this research doctor spent years and did hundreds of hair and blood tests to confirm that metals were, in fact, being removed from the body with this clay.
B. Biological Components
It is my belief that others before me (Rife, Bechamp, Naessens, etc.) were right about the nature of the organisms we call bacteria, virus, and fungus. These scientists believed in the pleo-morphic nature of these beings…that a bacteria could change or “morph” into a virus or fungus and even into a tiny “seedling” that could hide from therapy and re- merge at a later time. Whether this is true or not, there are a few natural medicines that address all three and we have seen success with treating Morgellons syndrome/Chemtrail illness. Mycoplasma seems to respond especially well to the colloidal silver treatments.
1. Colloidal Silver: Used internally and topically seems to have excellent results. Also very effective as a nasal spray. Most people use pro-biotics with colloidal as it may diminish the “good” bacteria in the colon.
2. Miracle II Soap (plain without moisturizer): excellent bath soak, shampoo, and whole body wash. ( or distributor- at this time Kathy Zozula in Penn. is my choice 412-558-0438.)
3. Miracle II Neutralizer: a clear liquid, kept in the refrigerator, taken daily. They recommend 7-drops per day, but some people benefit from more. Some people also spray their faces, inhale it in the sinuses, and spray it on their hair. It seems to “neutralize” some of the pathogens…molds and mildew crash instantly. I am told that it also creates an alkaline environment in the body.
4. Deep Health by Herbs, Etc.: This extract contains many herbs designed to boost the immune system. Some of the herbs have traditionally been used to kill bacteria and virus, as well as fungus.
5. Yeast Re-Leaf by Herbs, Etc.: This extract has many herbs, including Pau D’ Arco, that have traditionally been used to kill fungus.
6. Diet is critical as well: foods should be organic, local, and grown in a greenhouse if possible (our earth is absorbing all of the toxins coming down from the sky…its in the food.) If meat is eaten, organic, free-range is best. Distilled water for internal use as well as cooking.
Microwaves should be avoided. Untreated, organic fats only. Many of the “organic” food companies, (Knudsen, Horizon, Cascadian Farms, Glen Muir, etc.,) have been bought out by big food companies. An organic” label may be misleading. Organic Valley and a few others are still owned by folks trying to bring us clean, healthy food. This group is dwindling, so growing our own food in greenhouses, etc. is a good plan.
7. A high potency, liquid iodine taken daily seems to be very beneficial in controlling the fungus. Eating good amounts of organic coconut oil seems to be very beneficial as well.
8. Cleansing the organs (liver, colon, kidneys, bladder, lungs, etc.) is very beneficial. Dr. Hulda Clark has a number of good formulas as do comfortably.
9. As always, exercise will assist the body in detoxifying and rebuilding. Choose a form that you enjoy. As morbid matter from dead pathogens build up in the lymph glands, movement is important to flush these out of the system. There is no “pump” for the lymphatic system like the heart (blood,) so movement is important.
10.There are many herbs with anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal properties: garlic, all of the “Italian” spices, turmeric, ginger root, onion, Chinese mushrooms (Reishi, Maitake, Shitake, etc.) Pau D’Arco, chili peppers, and many more that we can incorporate into our diets. Do some research and find the foods and herbs that you will enjoy and eat. Sugars feed fungus and should be avoided as well as all refined, denatured, altered foods. We also want to eat pro-biotic foods like Kefir, yogurt, etc.
11.Soaking feet in a Miracle II soap dilution has been extremely effective in killing fungus on the feet. Hand soaks for fingernail fungus works as well.
C. Polymer/Fiber optic Material
This component of Morgellons syndrome is perhaps the most difficult to address. It seems to incorporate into the hair, skin, eyes (see pupils with a black light) as well as other organs in the body. It may be used as a “coating” or external membrane by the “fibers” or altered parasites. I have not found anyone, to date, that has the true answer as to its purpose (many speculate about mind/body control, etc.) or an effective therapy for “flushing” it from the system. However, there is some evidence that the following therapies do encourage it to leave the body.
1. When using the organic grape swish in the mouth (discussed later,) this polymer comes out of the mouth with the “fibers.”
2. Drinking organic grape juice and organic red wine also seems to encourage the plastic out of the system. Some people report that drinking carbonated mineral water helps as well.
3. Steaming the lungs with tea tree oil( discussed later) is helpful. Also smoking pure, unaltered tobacco (American Indian) is reported to help people cough it up.
4. Apple cider vinegar (organic only) diluted in distilled water is a good flushing agent for toxins
5. Steaming in a shower (use a good filter) helps many people to cough it up and blow it out.
6. Miracle II soap seems to help break it down and draw it out, especially in a hot bath soak.
7. It seems very true that the “plastic” incorporates into the fungal network. Some suggest the fungus uses it as food, but this is unknown. It is true that when the fungus is “crashed,” the polymer is released and leaves the body through the respiratory system, eliminatory system, and soles of the feet.
D. Fibers/Parasites/Altered Life Forms
There are many theories and much speculation about what the “fibers” coming from Morgellons sores really are. Some say GMO cotton, others a nano-type creation, others a living parasite. I have seen many of them under the microscope and thousands from my own body. Much of their nature is still a mystery to me, but with the help of some brilliant scientists and personal observations, I have some theories about their nature:
1. They seem to have a low level intelligence
2. They are highly magnetic
3. They are attracted to grape, either in grape juice or red wine (organic-
not so much with conventional as the grape has been denatured and
4. They “herd”, meaning they follow movement of “leaders.” They will
move towards or away from something they either are attracted to
(grape,) or something they don’t like (red laser light.)
5. They have different “ends.” Some are hooked in nature, others are a
bulb and some are straight.
6. They carry pathogens internally.
7. They have a thick, tough outer shell that appears to be a fiber-optic/polymer material that is highly florescent
8. Some will quietly exit the body and “become” hair-like, while others create sores and cause sharp, intense pain.
9. They seem to be able to “morph” into many forms…leaves, bugs, gold, silver, and others that will leave the human body in a very visible manner. They seem to communicate with other life forms as well, like bugs, and can influence behaviors. This is perhaps the strangest and most baffling aspect of their “nature.” Reports are constantly growing in numbers and scope. How and why they “morph” into other forms is still unknown to me. It seems that people who reach the stage where these phenomenon occur are the most ill from Morgellons. Ironically, or maybe not, it takes a very strong immune system and spirit to “expel” these unnatural pathogens. Using the Miracle II soap and Neutralizer to clean their clothes, homes, and belongings has proven very helpful. Also, following the other protocols (clay, diet, herbs, colloidal silver, etc.) has greatly reduced these symptoms. The fibers also seem attracted to water and long soaks have proven helpful.
Many people report these “fibers” will leave their bodies in a bath. Some research scientists believe the “fiber” is an altered form of a parasite called a nematode in the phylum of Aschelminthes (note: after the early 1900’s, most, if not all, of the information about Aschelminthes was either altered or eradicated all together. What is available today is either misleading, or vague.) Because these are water dwelling creatures, it would make sense that they would be attracted to water. However, it is generally agreed that if this “fiber” is a nematode, it has been altered and is a pseudo-life form.
Another interesting observation…when I pluck them from my forearms and place them in a dish, they will stand either straight up or at a sharp angle pointing up. After about 2-3 weeks they will lie down. It could be their magnetic quality responding to frequencies in the air, or it could be their natural way of “holding on” to a rock or plant (nematodes do this) waiting for another host. (see full report on attracting and extracting the “fibers” from my forearms at the end of this paper as there may be clues to the scientific community about their nature that I have missed.) One of the therapies that enables people to “off-load” these fibers is vigorously swishing their mouths with organic grape juice (Knudsen’s Just Concord seems to be the most productive.) The juice should be poured into a separate glass, then a small mouthful is swished for approximately 10-15 seconds. The person then spits into a white sink or bowl to see the results. To date, of the many hundreds of people who have done this therapy, I have not found one that doesn’t produce these “fibers” (except people with dentures…the exit pathways are sealed off.) This process is done at least 7-10 times for best results. Some people have reported doing this therapy 30-50-times in a session. However, it has been my experience that if you “off-load” too many, too quickly teeth, caps, crowns, etc. can become compromised. After the therapy, the mouth and tongue are washed clean. If a tooth is tender, etc., a soaking with colloidal silver is often helpful.
It is also helpful to drink organic grape juice and organic red wine as they seem to follow the grape, in a herd manner, out of the system.
A brilliant chemical engineer brought this next therapy to me. It is early yet in body testing, but it does seem to help knock the fibers down. Dr. John Milewski discovered by placing water on magnetite sand for three days, the water itself would become magnetized. He gave it to plants and they thrived. In fact, they went beyond thriving to become very large and healthy. I have observed this with all of my 40+ plants. The chemical engineer thinks it “flips the poles” on the pseudo-life forms and renders them impotent. It may be they are attracted to it and flush from the body much like grape. I have noticed that if I swish my mouth with the magnetic water (Ormus) before I use the grape juice therapy, there is an increase in the amount leaving my mouth. Hopefully, in time, we’ll have some concrete answers to its action. Interestingly, I saw an ad recently for a “natural toilet bowl cleaner.” The add says the capsule you drop in the toilet tank contains “hydro-mineral magnets” and will kill bacteria, fungus, and mildew.
The magnetite sand is currently available from: Greg Crocco in New Mexico: (cell 505-452-7144 home: 505-897-0828.) You can review Dr. John Milewski’s findings on the Internet. At the very least, it seems to be a very potent detoxifying agent as urine and fecal output increases with its use. Dr. Hulda Clark has written many books and in all of them she cites parasites and pollutants as the primary cause of all diseases. Since there is a good chance that at least part of the “fiber” may be a parasite, it makes sense to follow her anti-parasite protocol. I believe the two most valuable aspects are the 17-day herbal cleanse and the “zapper.” The herbal formula uses three herbs that are powerful and have been used traditionally to clear parasites. Her formulas and dosages are very specific and should be followed carefully. The “zapper” is a frequency device designed to kill the parasites. It is important that you read her book (The Cure For All Diseases) to understand what you are doing and why.
Even if the “fibers” are not in the parasite family, it would certainly assist the body to rid it of any existing parasites. As Dr. Clark explains, parasites cause many illnesses and deplete the body of its natural healing energy.
There is the notion among most people that there are “Morgellons disease”/Chemtrail illness sufferers and the rest of the world. In other words, unless they are presenting sores, they are unaffected. Due to the scientific research of Clifford Carnicom, we know this is false. Mr. Carnicom did many blood tests until he could statistically “push” it out to include every living human on the planet. In other words, EVERYONE he tested had the “fibers” in their blood in varying degrees. He tested enough for the statistical evaluation to be correct. As to why some people (quickly growing in numbers) present the sores and others do not is up for debate. I personally believe the immune system is doing its job by pushing these things out of the body. After all, they don’t belong. It has been noted that on the major networks as well as the Spanish channels, drugs are being marketed for people with sores all over their bodies. I am told that they never show the sores, but show happy people who now feel free to rejoin society now that their appearance is acceptable. On the Spanish stations, the same “sores all over” problem is presented, but an herbal medicine is offered. This implies a wide-spread problem. I have also been told that a recent news story showed people in Peru with large sores being treated with iodine washes. The commentator said the cause was “unknown.” Grape juice mouth swish (discussed earlier)- do you see small fibers in the juice after spitting? Knudsen filters Just Concord, so there isn’t any grape residue. These fibers have been identified as exactly the same ones in the blood, skin lesions, and air supply (see Carnicom’s analyses on his website In a dark room, look at your pupils with a black light. Are they florescent? It is not natural for the human eye to “glow.” I am told not to look too long at the black light as it may damage your eyes (depending on the wave length.) With a digital thermometer, take and record your temperature two or three times a day. The average, normal human temperature should be 98.6. All of the people I have asked to do this are reporting much lower temperatures, some as low as 94.5. Also, people report feeling cold more often. I have many theories as to why this is happening, but no concrete scientific proof. I do know that hot baths and sitting in front of a fire seem to greatly soothe people. After 10-years of working with “Morgellons” and observing it, there is still much work to be done. I am sure this will be up-dated as time goes by. I have used hundreds of different therapies (some harmful, some benign) and these are the best I have to offer. They meet the criteria of being available to everyone, affordable, and effective. Always share any new therapy with your health care practitioner. This is important to avoid any contraindication in therapies and medicines.
Although not specific to Morgellons sufferers, respiratory concerns are important when trying to heal the body. Oxygen is imperative for healing to take place. We are operating on a very low level because of the displacement in our air supply. It should be remembered that all of the fine particles being dispersed into our air supply daily (heavy metals, fibers, pathogens, etc.) displace oxygen.
It was recently reported that, surprisingly, 70-80-per-cent of the new lung cancer patients had never smoked. Not surprising. I was recently told that the metals (aluminum, barium, etc.) have a sword like shape so they can puncture the lungs more easily to enter the blood stream. It should also be remembered that barium is a cough suppressant.
People should be coughing constantly with all of the toxins coming in, but few are. There are some good, natural therapies to assist the lungs in detoxifying, repairing, and rebuilding. If you can, wear a mask when you are outdoors. I know it looks funny and may be uncomfortable, but there is no better way to keep all of the particulates out of the lungs. All of the respiratory system works best when moist. Lungs need moisture to expel unwanted matter. Steaming in the shower (use a good water filter) and using a vaporizer at night during sleep helps many, especially in dry climates.
You can steam with herbs: tea tree oil is good. A few drops in a mug, some boiling distilled water and deep inhales and sniffs. Throw the liquid down the drain when all the steam is gone. NEVER drink it. Salt is another, excellent lung tonic and steaming agent. The salt should be sea salt or “real” salt. Salt miners have very few respiratory infections because of the salt they inhale. Some people smoke pure, unaltered Native American tobacco. I am told it helps to block the particles by forming mucous which can then be coughed out. Although this is controversial, I believe it helps.
Note: the brand called American Spirit is now owned by Phillip Morris.
Taking vitamin C is reported to help the lungs to heal as well.
1. The more I use the iodine (liquid form,) the more results I see with controlling and crashing the fungal network. I also see an increase in the polymer/plastic material leaving my system. I am using a brand by TPCS called Iosol. I found it in the local health store. I use it with distilled water.
2. It is true that calcium is good for us, however, too much in the blood stream can cause very dangerous health problems, particularly in the cardio-vascular system. A natural way to moderate calcium in the system is to intake phosphorous (mineral or carbonated water) as calcium and phosphorous share the same absorption site in the colon.
You would want to check your calcium levels with your practitioner to find out what your current levels are before assuming you have too much or too little.
3. Magnesium is needed for many bodily functions. But, when you combine magnesium with aluminum (a physicist told me this,) you can get blood clots, or thick, sticky blood at the very least. Some good, natural blood thinners include ginger root, cayenne pepper, and ginko biloba. It is very important not to introduce these herbs into your system if you are already on a blood thinner. Your blood may become too thin and you could suffer “bleed outs.”
If you have read Clifford Carnicom’s work on Morgellons and I suggest you do ( ) then you know I am the subject that provided samples of scar tissue with fibers from my back. The fibers emerged the way most do in “Morgellons,” in a painful, bee-sting way, culminating in large sores with a volcanic look. Some healed in a matter of weeks, whereas others remained opened sores for months and, in a few cases, years. The problem for me was that I wanted to study them in a whole state. The fibers were often imbedded in scar tissue, or attached to it, and were always mangled.
I called on my “Reluctant Shaman” to find a way to attract these “things” to my forearms where I could study them with my own eyes. I wanted them whole, “living”, and available. He devised a poultice that did just that. I will not share the ingredients because the process took months and was incredibly painful.
When they began to emerge, they were very dark and large. It was easy to see them without magnification. I plucked about 40-50 and gave them to Mr.Carnicom for observation. He was very interested to see that they were standing up in the collection bowl as mentioned earlier in this paper. He looked at them under a high powered microscope and confirmed to me that these were the same “fibers” we were seeing in tissue samples, blood samples, and mouth samples.
After a few months, I noticed that the “fibers” were smaller and harder to see. Again I asked my “Reluctant Shaman” for a solution and he suggested a large magnifying glass (3X)with a light. This worked well and I was able to find the smaller ones easily and pluck them. They behaved in the same manner as the larger ones, but with the extra magnification I could see that their “tails” were different. Some had distinct hooks, others “bulbs” and some were straight. I call them “tails” because this part of them was the last to emerge.
Again, I produced approximately 40-50 per day from each arm. The process became a little more difficult because some would get trapped under the skin and I would have to ease the tops out with a needle to pluck them.
Until this point, they came out with very little disruption on the skin. Now that they were being compromised in some way, I began to get some small sores. However, these were never of the proportions found on my back where they spontaneously emerged. At one point I shaved a small portion of my arm to see the results. Unfortunately it caused a very itchy rash that lasted for months. I suspect I broke them open and released some kind of “payload.” I also began to notice a new layer of skin emerging that was “plastic” and very florescent. It seemed to me that they lived in the plastic material and may have used it to form their outer shell. At a later date I was able to observe under a microscope a very fiber optic outer casing on one of them that had been torn in the removal process.
Another important observation: all of my extraction tools, which are stainless steel, began to show signs of magnetic attraction. The needle would cling to the tweezers, etc. The fibers also began to cling to the metals and it became hard to collect them. I then began to put them in a small glass of grain alcohol to get them off the tweezers.
Later a third generation began to appear. These were (still are) extremely fine and difficult to collect. I am using a 30X jeweler’s loop to see them (this too has become highly magnetized.) These tiny fibers look and respond exactly like the earlier, larger ones. They can produce small sores, but aren’t as painful. I can wear clothing over them without discomfort which I couldn’t do with the larger ones.
Are they reproducing? Are they the same thing, only in different sizes?
Are they a partially living being?
I will say, when they are extracted they will produce a “snake-like” movement. This could be a plastic/polymer response to stretching and rebounding, or it could be some form of life responding to being squeezed and pulled from its “host.” Questions to be answered.
These fibers will “grow” at a fast rate, sometimes ¼ inch overnight. Some, if left alone, will continue to grow and become like hair. They will even change color to appear like other hair on the arms. Mine is blonde and these dark fibers will become blonde hair, leaving a dark root. When these “hairs” are plucked, they look and behave exactly like the short, dark fibers (hooks, bulbs, straight/ snake-like movement.) You can tell very easily if you have plucked a real hair or one of these. These slide out, whereas real hair gives a little, painful pinch when plucked (women know this.)
I share this experience with the hope that some very bright person will put some more of the “Morgellons” puzzle together for us.
Again, as new information is brought to me, this protocol will be updated.
Many Blessings to You and Yours
Gwen Scott, N.D.
Australia to Withhold Payments from Parents Against Vaccine
Tue, 04/14/2015 – 10:54am
Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government has ramped up pressure on parents who oppose vaccination by threatening to withhold child care and other payments from families that fail to immunize their children[F5].–The government announced this week that families could lose up to 15,000 Australian dollars ($11,400) per child per year in tax and child care benefits from Jan. 1, 2016, unless their children are vaccinated under a “no jab, no pay” policy.–The crackdown comes as similar moves to limit vaccination waivers in the United States have proved to be deeply divisive.–It also follows a new focus on vaccinating children in Australia after the death of a four-week-old baby last month of whooping cough in the west coast city of Perth. The parents of Riley John Hughes are campaigning on social media to eradicate the disease. It is particularly dangerous to babies under six months who are too young to be fully vaccinated.–The government is removing a category of “conscientious objector” that allowed parents to remain eligible for full welfare benefits despite not immunizing their children.–While 97 percent of Australian families that claim tax benefits for their offspring are vaccinated, the number of children under 7 years old who are not vaccinated because their parents are objectors has increased by more than 24,000 over the past decade to 39,000, a government statement said.–Parents will still be able to resist immunizing their children on medical and religious grounds without financial penalty.–But Family Services Minister Scott Morrison said only one church with fewer than 1,000 members had registered with the government its objection to vaccination[F6].–Morrison would not publicly name the church, for fear that families would join the congregation to abuse the loophole. He told Perth Radio 6PR on Monday that the exemption would be closed if it was abused.–The public response to the announcement has been largely positive, but the head of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales, Prof. Raina MacIntyre, said the policy was unlikely to change the views of hardcore anti-vaccinators.–“Bringing in something draconian like this is not a very good public health strategy[F7],” she told Australian Broadcasting Corp.–The minor Greens party welcomed the policy, but said the government should also boost vaccination rates by investing in public education programs and subsidizing vaccines.–The government of neighboring New Zealand, where 94 percent of children are vaccinated, said it does not intend to follow Australia’s example.–The Australian government’s move comes after a growing fight vaccination in the United States. A California bill that would sharply limit vaccination waivers after a measles outbreak at Disneyland generated such an acidic debate that the proposal’s author was under added security last week.–Authorities wouldn’t specify the extra protections given state Sen. Richard Pan, but the level of anger has been clear. Opponents have flooded the Capitol to stand up for parental rights, and images that compare Pan to Adolf Hitler have circulated online.–Pan said he introduced the measure, Senate Bill 277, to limit inoculation waivers after a measles outbreak in December that started at Disneyland and sickened more than 100 people across the U.S. and in Mexico.–It would prevent parents from sending unvaccinated kids to school using waivers for religious or personal beliefs. Exemptions originally would have been available only for children with health problems, but they were recently expanded to include homeschoolers.–If it becomes law, California would join Mississippi and West Virginia as the only states with such strict vaccine requirements.–Similar plans have been proposed and have failed in other states, including Washington and Oregon, where lawmakers received a similar pushback.
Offsetting Sitting by Walking
Walking an extra two minutes each hour may offset hazards of sitting too long
April 30, 2015
University of Utah Health Sciences
A new study suggests that engaging in low intensity activities such as standing may not be enough to offset the health hazards of sitting for long periods of time. On the bright side, adding two minutes of walking each hour to your routine just might do the trick.
A new study suggests that engaging in low intensity activities such as standing may not be enough to offset the health hazards of sitting for long periods of time. On the bright side, adding two minutes of walking each hour to your routine just might do the trick. These findings were published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).-Numerous studies have shown that sitting for extended periods of time each day leads to increased risk for early death, as well as heart disease, diabetes and other health conditions. Considering that 80 percent of Americans fall short of completing the recommended amount of exercise, 2.5 hours of moderate activity each week, it seems unrealistic to expect that people will replace sitting with even more exercise.–With this in mind, scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine investigated the health benefits of a more achievable goal, trading sitting for lighter activities for short periods of time. They used observational data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to examine whether longer durations of low intensity activities (e.g. standing), and light intensity activities (e.g. casual walking, light gardening, cleaning) extends the life span of people who are sedentary for more than half of their waking hours.–They found that there is no benefit to decreasing sitting by two minutes each hour, and adding a corresponding two minutes more of low intensity activities. However, a “trade-off” of sitting for light intensity activities for two minutes each hour was associated with a 33 percent lower risk of dying.–“It was fascinating to see the results because the current national focus is on moderate or vigorous activity. To see that light activity had an association with lower mortality is intriguing,” says lead author Srinivasan Beddhu, M.D., professor of internal medicine.–Beddhu explains that while it’s obvious that it takes energy to exercise, strolling and other light activities use energy, too. Even short walks add up to a lot when repeated many times over the course of a week[F8]. Assuming 16 awake hours each day, two minutes of strolling each hour expends 400 kcal each week. That number approaches the 600 kcal it takes to accomplish the recommended weekly goal of moderate exercise. It is also substantially larger than the 50 kcal needed to complete low intensity activities for two minutes each awake hour over the course of one week.–“Based on these results we would recommend adding two minutes of walking each hour in combination with normal activities, which should include 2.5 hours of moderate exercise each week,” says Beddhu. Moderate exercise strengthens the heart, muscles, and bones, and confers health benefits that low and light intensity activities can’t.–The study examined 3,243 NHANES participants who wore accelerometers that objectively measured the intensities of their activities. Participants were followed for three years after the data were collected; there were 137 deaths during this period.–“Exercise is great, but the reality is that the practical amount of vigorous exercise that can be achieved is limited. Our study suggests that even small changes can have a big impact,” says senior author Tom Greene, Ph.D., director of the Study Design and Biostatistics Center at the Center for Clinical and Translational Science.–Beddhu adds that large, randomized, interventional trials will be needed to definitively answer whether exchanging sitting for light activities leads to better health.—Story Source-The above story is based on materials provided by University of Utah Health Sciences. –Journal Reference-Srinivasan Beddhu, Guo Wei, Robin L. Marcus, Michel Chonchol, Tom Greene. Light-Intensity Physical Activities and Mortality in the United States General Population and CKD Subpopulation. CJASN, April 30, 2015 DOI: 10.2215/%u200BCJN.08410814
Taking short walking breaks found to reverse negative effects of prolonged sitting
September 8, 2014
Indiana University
Three easy — one could even say slow — 5-minute walks can reverse harm caused to leg arteries during three hours of prolonged sitting, researchers report. Sitting for long periods of time is associated with risk factors such as higher cholesterol levels and greater waist circumference that can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic disease. When people sit, slack muscles do not contract to effectively pump blood to the heart. Blood can pool in the legs and affect the endothelial function of arteries, or the ability of blood vessels to expand from increased blood flow.
An Indiana University study has found that three easy — one could even say slow — 5-minute walks can reverse harm caused to leg arteries during three hours of prolonged sitting.–Sitting for long periods of time, like many people do daily at their jobs, is associated with risk factors such as higher cholesterol levels and greater waist circumference that can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic disease. When people sit, slack muscles do not contract to effectively pump blood to the heart. Blood can pool in the legs and affect the endothelial function of arteries, or the ability of blood vessels to expand from increased blood flow.–This study is the first experimental evidence of these effects, said Saurabh Thosar, a postdoctoral researcher at Oregon Health & Science University, who led the study as a doctoral candidate at IU’s School of Public Health-Bloomington.–“There is plenty of epidemiological evidence linking sitting time to various chronic diseases and linking breaking sitting time to beneficial cardiovascular effects, but there is very little experimental evidence,” Thosar said. “We have shown that prolonged sitting impairs endothelial function, which is an early marker of cardiovascular disease, and that breaking sitting time prevents the decline in that function.”–The researchers were able to demonstrate that during a three-hour period, the flow-mediated dilation, or the expansion of the arteries as a result of increased blood flow, of the main artery in the legs was impaired by as much as 50 percent after just one hour. The study participants who walked for 5 minutes each hour of sitting saw their arterial function stay the same — it did not drop throughout the three-hour period. Thosar says it is likely that the increase in muscle activity and blood flow accounts for this.–“American adults sit for approximately eight hours a day,” he said. “The impairment in endothelial function is significant after just one hour of sitting. It is interesting to see that light physical activity can help in preventing this impairment.”–The study involved 11 non-obese, healthy men between the ages of 20-35 who participated in two randomized trials. In one trial they sat for three hours without moving their legs. Researchers used a blood pressure cuff and ultrasound technology to measure the functionality of the femoral artery at baseline and again at the one-, two- and three-hour mark.–In the second trial, the men sat during a three-hour period but also walked on a treadmill for 5 minutes at a speed of 2 mph at the 30-minute mark, 1.5-hour mark and 2.5-hour mark. Researchers measured the functionality of the femoral artery at the same intervals as in the other trial.–Story Source-The above story is based on materials provided by Indiana University. –Journal Reference-Saurabh S. Thosar, Sylvanna L. Bielko, Kieren J. Mather, Jeanne D. Johnston, Janet P. Wallace. Effect of Prolonged Sitting and Breaks in Sitting Time on Endothelial Function. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2014; 1 DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000479
Sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, behind surge in obesity, say experts
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BMJ. “Sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, behind surge in obesity, say experts.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 22 April 2015. <>.
Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the surge in obesity, say experts in an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine published online today.-It’s time to bust the myth that anyone–and that includes athletes–can outrun a bad diet, they say.-Regular exercise is key to staving off serious disease, such as diabetes, heart disease, and dementia, write the authors, but our calorie laden diets now generate more ill health than physical inactivity, alcohol, and smoking combined.-The evidence now suggests that up to 40% of those within a normal weight (BMI) range will none the less harbour harmful metabolic abnormalities typically associated with obesity.-But few people realise this, and many wrongly believe that obesity is entirely due to lack of exercise, a perception that is firmly rooted in corporate marketing, say the authors.-They describe the public relations tactics of the food industry as “chillingly similar to those of Big Tobacco,” which deployed denial, doubt, confusion and “bent scientists” to convince the public that smoking was not linked to lung cancer.-“Celebrity endorsements of sugary drinks and the association of junk food and sport must end,” they declare, adding that health clubs and gyms need to set an example by removing the sale of these products from their premises. “The ‘health halo’ legitimisation of nutritionally deficient products is misleading and unscientific,” they write.-Public health messaging has unhelpfully focused on maintaining a ‘healthy weight’ through calorie counting, but it’s the source of the calories that matters, they point out. “Sugar calories promote fat storage and hunger. Fat calories induce fullness or satiation,” they write.-The prevalence of diabetes increases 11-fold for every 150 additional sugar calories consumed daily, compared with the equivalent amount of calories consumed as fat, they say.-And the evidence now suggests that carbs are no better, they add. Recent research indicates that cutting down on dietary carbohydrate is the single most effective approach for reducing all of the features of the metabolic syndrome and should be the primary strategy for treating diabetes, with benefits occurring even in the absence of weight loss.-Furthermore, other research suggests that rather than carbohydrate loading ahead of intense exercise, athletes would be better off adopting a high fat low carb diet, particularly those who are already insulin resistant.-The food environment needs to be changed so that people automatically make healthy choices, suggest the authors. This “will have far greater impact on population health than counselling or education. Healthy choice must become the easy choice,” they say.-“It’s time to wind back the harms caused by the junk food industry’s public relations machinery. Let’s bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity. You can’t outrun a bad diet,” they conclude.—Story Source-The above story is based on materials provided by BMJ–Journal Reference=A. Malhotra, T. Noakes, S. Phinney. It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2015; DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-094911

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