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I hesitated writing anything about vaccines, because it’s such a controversial subject. Although, I’m not so sure I understand why it’s considered controversial. Every parent has the right to question and should question what might be injected into themselves and especially their children. I felt compelled to share information after having a recent conversation about chickenpox and shingles, and particularly after watching the videos below.
I hope you’ll find time to watch The Greater Good. I found time to watch it over a couple days while working in my kitchen. An internet search might turn up a chance to watch it for free.
Please note this information is posted for informational and news purposes and is NOT to be construed as medical advice nor intended to diagnose, prescribe, treat, prevent or cure any disease, condition, illness, or injury. Please use common sense. If you watch these videos and have ANY questions, please discuss them with your doctor.
Like any good parent, I made sure my daughter was always up-to-date on her vaccinations. It was an era with no Internet, no World Wide Web, no information highway. We didn’t question anything; we simply trusted our doctors because they were smarter than we were, right? At least that’s how I was brought up. We go to a doctor, he figures out what’s wrong, he fixes us. By the way, I say, “he” because as a kid I never saw a female doctor.
The poster found HERE adequately shows what my daughter received in the 1980’s for vaccines: Polio, DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis), and MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) in 13 doses. Today children are vaccinated for, well, too many to count. Here’s the CDC’s vaccine list and schedule: Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years UNITED STATES, 2015.
Much information is available, by credible sources, that the absence of being exposed to chickenpox is causing a rise in shingles. Information everyone should know. Since the chickenpox vaccine is a live vaccine, shingles can also be caught from someone recently vaccinated. It’s hard for me to understand why we would vaccinate for a mild disease that doesn’t even require a doctor visit, when it’s causing a disease that’s much more deadly. Shingles barely existed when I was a kid. Common sense tells us: Something has changed to cause a 39% increase in shingles.
I only began questioning vaccines a few years ago, after a vaccine discussion in my veterinarian’s office. My recent research taught me the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and chickenpox vaccines are live and it’s important to keep vaccinated people away from cancer patients, those who are immune compromised, etc. I sometimes wish I hadn’t looked into this subject – ignorance can be bliss, right? When I Googled, safety of vaccines, many more anti-vaccine sites were listed than pro-vaccine sites.
I think it’s important for parents to make informed decisions for both their children and themselves. No matter the decision we make it should be with information from both sides. I believe uneducated complacency and compliance can sometimes be frightfully dangerous. I’ve included a few videos here that made me look at the vaccine schedule differently.
I can’t imagine what it would feel like to be a young parent today deciding if my child should or should not be vaccinated. While I wouldn’t consider myself an anti-vaxxer, I will admit I’m personally against vaccines that:
In this video, Sanjay Gupta interviews Bill Gates. Mr. Gates talks about vaccines “reducing the population growth.” It’s surely disturbing to hear “reducing the population growth” when it’s in reference to vaccines. What exactly did he mean???
I was disgusted (and honestly creeped out), when I learned vaccine ingredients MRC-5 and WI-38 are from aborted human, female fetuses. I don’t understand why we took formaldehyde out of our science classrooms, yet it’s okay to be injected with it. We know MSG (monosodium glutamate) is a neurotoxin and we’re supposed to follow hazmat protocol when we break a mercury thermometer. MSG and mercury (Thimerosal) are still in some vaccines. You can see the CDC’s list of vaccine ingredients here: Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary
I’ll admit I agree with Brandy Vaughn, that we need to research BEFORE our children are injected with ANYTHING whether it’s a vaccine or something else. “Mexico pulled their entire vaccine schedule . . . yet we are mandating.”
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist, reported the CDC admitted SV40, a cancer-causing virus, was found in polio vaccines between 1955 to 1963.
UPDATE: 7.13.2016 I learned this important information from the documentary, VAXXED:
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I think this side of the vaccine debate more or less says: Science proves they save lives.
There are videos available at this site including Vaccines: Separating Fact from Fear. From the Immunization Action Coalition – Vaccine Information for the public and health professionals.
Like I said before, much more anti-vaccine than pro-vaccine info came up while researching. Please remember this information is posted for informational and news purposes and is NOT to be construed as medical advice nor intended to diagnose, prescribe, treat, prevent or cure any disease, condition, illness, or injury. Please use common sense. If you watch these videos and have ANY questions, please discuss them with your doctor.
There is a bit of an art to getting a pie crust to do what you want and to make it look good. This video shows how to roll out a pie crust, a trick for getting it into the pie plate and how to flute the edges. A little practice and you’ll find pie-making an easy task. As always, I use Jovial’s glyphosate-free All-Purpose Einkorn Flour – the only wheat never hydridized. It’s not bromated nor bleached and makes a healthy alternative to today’s hybridized, glyphosate-sprayed wheat.
Watch this video to learn how to roll out and flute a one-crust pie crust:
There’s a bit of an art to making a good-looking pie. This video shows how to: roll out a pie crust; a trick for getting it into the pie plate; a trick to putting on the top; and how to flute the edges. A little practice and you’ll find pie-making an easy task.
As always, I use Jovial’s glyphosate-free All-Purpose Einkorn Flour – the only wheat never hybridized. It’s not bromated nor bleached and makes a healthy alternative to today’s hybridized wheat.
Watch this video to learn how to roll out, assemble and flute a two-crust pie:
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There is a disturbing photo, similar to the one below (except there’s no additional bowl in the sink), I’ve seen numerous times being circulated on social media. It promotes washing fruits and vegetables in the kitchen sink with vinegar. I personally find it disturbing — for two reasons:
1. Sink traps – Under all properly installed sinks is a trap. The trap’s purpose is to hold water in the u-shaped area thereby sealing off methane gasses that would otherwise find their way back into our homes. This drain is not only attached to the same pipe that toilets flush into, it makes a great breeding ground for bacteria — bacteria that can potentially find its way back up into the sink. The only way I know to be certain of no bacteria in the trap, is to disinfect it with bleach. Those of us with septic systems usually avoid bleach like the plague. Even then, I’m not so sure I would trust it to be completely germ-free.
I think a better choice for washing fruits and vegetables, is to use a large bowl in the sink or dedicate a dishpan solely for washing fruits and vegetables.
Image credit: joey333 / 123RF Stock Photo
2. White vinegar – sure white vinegar wasn’t invented to be eaten, it was invented to be used as a cleaning disinfectant, but I’m not sure it’s suitable for disinfecting food. As far as I know, it is made from Genetically modified (GMO) corn that no longer needs to be sprayed with pesticides. BT Corn that is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency because it was engineered to have insecticide on the INSIDE. Is vinegar a good choice for washing fruits and vegetables? I don’t think so for a couple reasons. I don’t think it makes sense to buy organic, GMO-free foods and wash them with made-from-GMO-grain white vinegar. I do purchase white vinegar for cleaning my coffee pot, setting colors into dark clothes, and sometimes use it to clean my refrigerator. Every time I use it, however, it doesn’t feel right–I feel I’m promoting GMOs. The more often we buy GMOs, the more often they’re manufactured and the bigger the risk of non-GMO foods becoming contaminated.
My favorite fruit/vegetable wash is making my own with soap and Améo essential oils. If you don’t want to make your own, I used Veggie Wash for years and have used Tropical Traditions’ All-Purpose Everyday Cleaner and diluted it roughly 50 to 1.
I think most of us realize that pesticides are systemically consumed by the fruit and vegetables, thereby making it impossible to wash them off. I have no idea if the chemicals, that are sprayed on after harvest to keep them fresh, can be washed off. I’ve been able to finally switch most of my fruits and vegetables to organic. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone switched to organic? Wouldn’t we then only see organic in our supermarkets?
I think it’s useless to wash fruits and vegetables with the intent of removing pesticides. I do think it’s imperative to wash them, if I don’t know and trust my local farmer, to hopefully remove bacteria — listeria, e. coli, etc. Bacteria from CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, also known as farm factories) is known to run into fields of fruits and veggies – organic or not. If the CAFO is located ‘upstream’ of a field of spinach (or any fruit or vegetable that grows on the ground), it’s almost guaranteed to be contaminated with bacteria.
I also wonder: How many people handled my fruits/vegetables? How many did not wash their hands after using the bathroom? How many sick people handled my fruits/vegetables? I never want to say, “my family member/friend wouldn’t have been so sick (or worse) if I’d washed my vegetables.”
Can I guarantee using a veggie wash or a few drops of essential oil with a few drops of soap will properly disinfect the bacteria from my food? Probably not. I will, however, sleep better at night knowing I at least tried.