FREE SPEECH...IS THAT A THING OF THE PAST IN THIS NEW AMERICA?
IS THERE A DOUBLE STANDARD THAT ALLOWS ONLY SOME TO VOICE THEIR OPINIONS WHILE OTHERS ARE DENIED THAT RIGHT?
OBVIOUSLY, FREE SPEECH IS ONLY OKAY FOR SOME, DENIED TO OTHERS.
THE BLATANT HYPOCRISY AND HYSTERIA WERE INCREDIBLY APPARENT OVER THE WEEKEND.
WHEN A LICENSED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, WHO IS THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF A CLEVELAND CLINIC WELLNESS INSTITUTE, CAN'T EXPRESS HIS VIEWS ON THE TOPIC OF THE SAFETY OF VACCINES, WE MAY AS WELL TURN OUT THE LIGHTS... FREE SPEECH IS DEAD.
THE TOTAL "FREAK-OUT" BY SO MANY, SO QUICKLY WAS INCREDIBLE, ALL FROM ONE SHORT ARTICLE WRITTEN BY THE DOCTOR THAT APPEARED, WAS "DISAPPEARED" AND THEN, AFTER SO MANY NOTICED THE "DISAPPEARANCE" AND CRIED "FOUL!" WAS "REAPPEARED".
IN MY ENTIRE LIFE, I HAVE NEVER WITNESSED SO MUCH HYSTERIA ON THE PART OF THE PRO-VACCINE GROUP FROM ONE MAN'S COMMENTS.
HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED, AS BRIEFLY AS I CAN PUT IT:
Dr. Daniel Neides, Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute and board-certified in family medicine, caused a weekend social firestorm and was accused by Forbes of fear-mongering
Neides wrote on a blog on the news site cleveland.com that preservatives and other ingredients in vaccines are dangerous and are likely behind the increase in diagnosed cases of neurological diseases such as autism
[ I will post the blog in its entirety at the end of this entry.***]
Just a couple of his observations on that blog:
“Does the vaccine burden — as has been debated for years — cause autism? I don’t know and will not debate that here. What I will stand up and scream is that newborns without intact immune systems and detoxification systems are being over-burdened with preservatives and adjuvants in the vaccines", he wrote.
“Some of the vaccines have helped reduce the incidence of childhood communicable diseases, like meningitis and pneumonia,” he continued. “That is great news. But not at the expense of neurologic diseases like autism and ADHD increasing at alarming rates.”
Then Neides suggested spreading out and delaying the shots in children to reduce kids’ exposure to the chemicals he considers toxic.
HE NEVER SAID "DON'T VACCINATE."
IN FACT, HE HIMSELF HAD JUST GOTTEN A FLU VACCINE!
The immediate reactions to this one short article almost blew up the internet.
Several physicians took to Twitter to call the article “vile” and demand that Cleveland Clinic state its stance on vaccines. Other M.D.s demanded that Neides be fired.
Some screamed for Cleveland Clinic to delete the post and discipline the doc.
Dr. Jeffrey Matthews, chair of the University of Chicago’s Department of Surgery, tweeted:
.@ClevelandClinic has now gone anti-vaxx. Welcome to the new world order I guess…https://t.co/WHErTyNGnC — Jeff Matthews MD (@JBMatthews) January 7, 2017
Dr. Benjamin Mazer, a resident physician in pathology at Yale New Haven Hospital who tweeted that the article was “one of the most vile, false things I have ever read by a doctor.”
IF THAT ISN'T A VILE ATTACK ON A FELLOW DOCTOR, WHAT IS?
Still other crazies all over social websites demanded Neides' head on a platter.
It was insanity, chaos, pandemonium immediately set in.
People were outraged, "frightened" by his words, "riddled with guilt if it's true", said others.
Because he expressed his own personal views regarding the safety of vaccines.
Because he exercised his RIGHT to FREE SPEECH, but, shame on him, said many, for stating his beliefs on the sacred Cleveland Clinic's own website!
BURN HIM AT THE STAKE!
FORCE HIM TO HAVE EVERY VACCINE KNOWN TO MAN!
HOW DARE HE!
I surfed the web for about an hour and became honestly and sincerely afraid for the man's safety.
So many of the reactions were just ABSURD!
SOME ACTUALLY CONDONED VIOLENCE AGAINST THIS MAN!
A spokesperson for Cleveland Clinic told STAT on Saturday that Neides “will not be doing an interview.”
“He wrote this opinion piece on his own and it does not reflect the position of the Cleveland Clinic whatsoever, and we strongly support vaccinations and the protection of patients and employees,” said Eileen Sheil, executive director of corporate communications for the medical center.
IN A FULL-FLEDGED KISS-ASS TWEET, CLEVELAND CLINIC CAVED IN.
"We fully support vaccines to protect patients & employees. Statements made by our physician do not reflect the position of Cleveland Clinic." — Cleveland Clinic (@ClevelandClinic) January 8, 2017
I'M ABOUT 100% CERTAIN THE DOC WILL BE CANNED.
THE PUSH AGAINST HIM MAY BE STRONG ENOUGH TO START THE BALL ROLLING TO REVOKE HIS LICENSE TO PRACTICE MEDICINE.
GOOD OLD "VOX" SHINED A LIGHT ON OTHER "ANTI-VAXXERS" AT CLEVELAND CLINIC,
FANNING THE FLAMES AT THE STAKE MANY WANT TO ROAST NEIDES AT THE AUTHOR STATED:
"When I was reporting on "vaccine delayers" — or parents who, as Neides suggested, choose to spread out or selectively vaccinate their kids — I learned that their guidebook (at Cleveland Clinic) is the innocuously titled Vaccine Book, written by Bob Sears, a pediatrician from Southern California.
"Vaccination isn't an all-or-nothing decision," Sears writes, in the number-one bestselling children's health book. Some vaccine-preventable diseases aren't all that bad, he argues, and it's not clear why people still inoculate their kids for scourges like polio, a crippling disease that's no longer common in the US. So Sears — also known as "Dr. Bob" — suggests spreading out the shots, and even skipping those parents find unpalatable.
The Cleveland Clinic also employs Dr. Mark Hyman, another peddler of the debunked idea that vaccines cause autism, among other pseudoscience malarkey.
Let’s not forget Dr. Mehmet Oz, a board-certified surgeon and faculty member at Columbia University, who is now almost as famous for his magical thinking about medicine as he is for his Emmy Award-winning TV show.
(He’s given a platform to other doctors with anti-vaccine sentiments, such as Joe Mercola.)"
WELL, VOX MISSED A FEW...HUNDRED...HUNDREDS WHO HAVE CONDUCTED AND PUBLISHED PEER-REVIEWED STUDIES THAT HAVE INDEED SHOWN A LINK BETWEEN AUTISM, ADHD, AND OTHER CHILDHOOD HEALTH PROBLEMS FOLLOWING VACCINES.
AND, BTW, THAT'S DOCTOR, AS IN DR., JOSEPH MERCOLA.
Dr. Mercola is a 1976 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and a 1982 graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (now Midwestern University).
He is also board-certified in family medicine and served as the chairman of the family medicine department at St. Alexius Medical Center for five years..
HUFFINGTON POST: "Dr. Mercola finished his family practice residency in 1985. Because he was trained under the conventional medical model, he treated patients using prescription drugs during his first years of private practice and was actually a paid speaker for drug companies.
Dr. Mercola authored two New York Times Bestsellers, The Great Bird Flu Hoax and The No-Grain Diet. He was also voted the 2009 Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post, and has been featured in TIME magazine, LA Times, CNN, Fox News, ABC News with Peter Jennings, Today Show, CBS’s Washington Unplugged with Sharyl Attkisson, and other major media resources."
AS I SAID, MANY LICENSED, VERY QUALIFIED PHYSICIANS HAVE SAID (AND PROVEN) THE SAME THINGS THE RECENTLY BESIEGED NEIDES STATED.
HE IS BY NO MEANS THE ONLY PHYSICIAN WHO SIMPLY WANTS PEOPLE TO EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN CONSIDERING OR ACCEPTING VACCINES.
BEFORE I LIST THOSE "PEER-REVIEWED STUDIES" EVERYONE SCREAMS FOR, ALLOW ME TO ASK JUST THREE PERTINENT QUESTIONS OF THOSE WHO SEEM TO LITERALLY HATE THOSE OF US IN THE MEDICAL PROFESSION WHO DO NOT ADVOCATE INDISCRIMINATELY VACCINATING EVERY HUMAN ON EARTH:
#1~ WHY WOULD YOU FORCE VACCINES ON INNOCENT CHILDREN OR ANYONE ELSE WHEN YOU WOULDN'T ACCEPT BEING FORCED TO NOT VACCINATE?
EACH OF US HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS, OR SO SAYS THE BILL OF RIGHTS THAT HANGS ON MY WALL.
I HAVE AS MUCH RIGHT TO CONTROL WHAT GOES INTO MY BODY AS YOU DO.
#2~ IF YOU ARE VACCINATED AGAINST A DISEASE AND I AM NOT, WHO IS IN DANGER OF CONTRACTING THAT DISEASE YOU WERE VACCINATED FOR...ME OR YOU?
IF VACCINATIONS ARE INDEED ALL THAT THEY'RE CRACKED UP TO BE, THERE'S NO WAY ON EARTH YOU WOULD CONTRACT THAT DISEASE IF I WERE A CARRIER.
#3~ IN THE RECENT OUTBREAK OF "POLIO-LIKE" ILLNESS IN CHILDREN THE U.S., IT WAS FOUND THAT THE MAJORITY OF THOSE INFECTED HAD RECENTLY BEEN VACCINATED AGAINST...POLIO.
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT, OR THE FACT THAT IN PERU, THE MOST RECENT KNOWN CASES OF POLIO THERE WERE ALL DISCOVERED IN THOSE WHO HAD BEEN VACCINATED AGAINST POLIO...AS REPORTED BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION?
THE CDC HAS ADMITTED ON THEIR OWN WEBSITE THAT VACCINE ASSOCIATED PARALYTIC POLIOMYELITIS (VAPP) DOES OCCUR AND IS A HIGHER RISK AFTER THE FIRST DOSE OF THE VACCINE:
" Since 1980, an average of eight to nine cases of paralytic poliomyelitis associated with OPV has been reported annually in the United States.
From 1980 through 1994, 133 cases of paralytic poliomyelitis were reported, including 125 cases of VAPP.
Additional (unreported) cases of VAPP probably occur. The severity of these cases is similar to that of cases caused by wild virus.
Among persons who are not immunodeficient, the risk for VAPP associated with the first dose of OPV is seven-fold to 21-fold higher than the risk for subsequent doses."
PLEASE, UNDERSTAND THAT I DON'T MIND IF ANY ADULT WANTS TO ROLL THE VACCINE DICE AND RISK THEIR HEALTH OR LIFE BY BEING ONE OF THOSE STATISTICS WHERE SOMETHING TERRIBLE HAPPENS POST-VACCINE.
BUT I AM VERY AVERSE TO FORCING VACCINES ON ANYONE AND ALSO VERY AVERSE TO GIVING VACCINES TO CHILDREN SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO SAY-SO ABOUT WHAT GOES INTO THEIR SMALL BODIES.
THAT SAID, LET'S START WITH JUST 22 SUCH STUDIES ABOUT THE KNOWN HAZARDS AND NEGATIVE RESULTS OF VACCINES, REMEMBERING THAT EUROPE AND MUCH OF ASIA HAVE LONG BEEN MORE THAN A BIT "CAUTIOUS" ABOUT VACCINES, EVEN REFUSING TO ALLOW "AMERICAN VACCINES" TO BE GIVEN IN SOME NATIONS.
<Here, in PDF form>, is an example of a paper that describes how vaccine manufactures and medical ‘experts’ with drug industry connections have been aware of the multiple dangers associated with vaccinations for over 30 years.
Another example, also in PDF,which presents "strong evidence supporting a link between autism and the aluminum in vaccines." can be found <HERE>.
I mention the above two studies because they agree with what one British physician uncovered with his studies, but he lost his medical license for that, and the authors of the two studies above did not.
And, lest we forget...
A CDC whistleblower recently admitted that he was forced to withhold vital information from the CDC’s findings on autism.
CDC Whistleblower admits that the MMR causes autism
1. A study published in the journal Annals of Epidemiology has shown that giving the Hepatitis B vaccine to newborn baby boys could triple the risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder compared to boys who were not vaccinated as neonates. The research was conducted at Stony Brook University Medical Center, NY.
2. A study published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry by researchers at the Neural Dynamics Group, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of British Columbia determined that Aluminum, a highly neurotoxic metal and the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant may be a significant contributing factor to the rising prevalence of ASD in the Western World. They showed that the correlation between ASD prevalence and the Aluminum adjuvant exposure appears to be the highest at 3-4 months of age.
The studies also show that children from countries with the highest ASD appear to have a much higher exposure to Aluminum from vaccines. The study points out that several prominent milestones of brain development coincide with major vaccination periods for infants. These include the onset of synaptogenesis (birth), maximal growth velocity of the hippocampus and the onset of amygdala maturation. Furthermore, major developmental transition in many bio-behavioural symptoms such as sleep, temperature regulation, respiration and brain wave patterns, all of which are regulated by the neuroendocrine network. Many of these aspects of brain function are known to be impaired in autism, such as sleeping and brain wave patterns.
According to the FDA, vaccines represent a special category of drugs as they are generally given to healthy individuals. Further according to the FDA, “this places significant emphasis on their vaccine safety”. While the FDA does set an upper limit for Aluminum in vaccines at no more that 850/mg/dose, it is important to note that this amount was selected empirically from data showing that Aluminum in such amounts enhanced the antigenicity of the vaccine, rather than from existing safety. Given that the scientific evidence appears to indicate that vaccine safety is not as firmly established as often believed, it would seem ill advised to exclude paediatric vaccinations as a possible cause of adverse long-term neuro-development outcomes, including those associated with autism.
3. A study published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues by the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of New York shows how researchers suspect one or more environmental triggers are needed to develop autism, regardless of whether individuals have a genetic predisposition or not. They determined that one of those triggers might be the “battery of vaccinations that young children receive.” Researchers found a positive and statistically significant relationship between autism and vaccinations. They determined that the higher the proportion of children receiving recommended vaccinations, the higher the prevalence of autism. A 1 % increase in vaccination was associated with an additional 680 children having autism. The results suggest that vaccines may be linked to autism and encourages more in depth study before continually administering these vaccines.
4. A study published in the Journal of Toxicology by the Department of Neurosurgery at The Methodist Neurological Institute in Houston has shown that ASD is a disorder caused by a problem in brain development. They looked at B-cells and their sensitivity levels to thimerosal, a commonly used additive in many vaccines. They determined that ASD patients have a heightened sensitivity to thimerosal which would restrict cell proliferation that is typically found after vaccination. The research shows that individuals who have this hypersensitivity to thimerosal could make them highly susceptible to toxins like thimerosal, and that individuals with a mild mitochondrial defect may be affected by thimerosal. The fact that ASD patients’ B cells exhibit hypersensitivity to thimerosal tells us something.
5. A study published in the Journal of Biomedical Sciences determined that the autoimmunity to the central nervous system may play a causal role in autism. Researchers discovered that because many autistic children harbour elevated levels of measles antibodies, they should conduct a serological study of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) and myelin basic protein (MBP) autoantibodies.
They used serum samples of 125 autistic children and 92 control children. Their analysis showed a significant increase in the level of MMR antibodies in autistic children. The study concludes that the autistic children had an inappropriate or abnormal antibody response to MMR. The study determined that autism could be a result from an atypical measles infection that produces neurological symptoms in some children. The source of this virus could be a variant of MV, or it could be the MMR vaccine.
6. Study published in the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry suggests that Autism is likely triggered by a virus, and that measles virus (MV and/or MMR vaccine) might be a very good candidate. It supports the hypothesis that a virus-induced autoimmune response may play a causal role in autism.
7. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition determined that an increased vulnerability to oxidative stress and decreased capacity for methylation may contribute to the development and clinical manifestation of autism. It’s well known that viral infections cause increased oxidative stress. Research suggests that metals, including those found in many vaccines are directly involved in increasing oxidative stress.
8. A study published by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern University, Boston determined that a novel growth factor signalling pathway that regulates methionine synthase(MS) activity and thereby modulates methylation reactions. The potent inhibition of this pathway by ethanol, lead, mercury, aluminum and thimerosal suggests that it may be an important target of neuro-developmental toxins. You can read more about this here, and here. You can read more about the MS/autism link here
9. A study published in the Journal of Child Neurology examined the question of what is leading to the apparent increase in autism. They expressed that if there is any link between autism and mercury, it is crucial that the first reports of the question are not falsely stating that no link occurs. Researchers determined that a significant relation does exist between the blood levels of mercury and the diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder.
10. A study published in the Journal of Child Neurology noted that autistic spectrum disorders can be associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. Researchers determined that children who have mitochondrial-related dysfunctional cellular energy metabolism might be more prone to undergo autistic regression between 18 and 30 months of age if they also have infections or immunizations at the same time.
11. A study conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital at the Centre for Morphometric Analysis by the department of Paediatric Neurology illustrates how autistic brains have a growth spurt shortly after birth and then slow in growth a few short years later. Researchers have determined that neuro-inflammation appears to be present in autistic brain tissue from childhood through adulthood. The study excerpt reads:
Oxidative stress, brain inflammation and microgliosis have been much documented in association with toxic exposures including various heavy metals. The awareness that the brain as well as medical conditions of children with autism may be conditioned by chronic biomedical abnormalities such as inflammation opens the possibility that meaningful biomedical interventions may be possible well past the window of maximal neuroplasticity in early childhood because the basis for assuming that all deficits can be attributed to fixed early developmental alterations in net.
12, A study conducted by the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Arkansas determined that thimerosal-induced cytotoxicity was associated with the depletion of intracellular glutathione (GSH) in both cell lines. The study outlines how many vaccines have been neurotoxic, especially to the developing brain. Depletion of GSH is commonly associated with autism. Although thimerosal has been removed from most children’s vaccines, it is still present in flu vaccines given to pregnant women, the elderly and to children in developing countries.
13. A study published in the Public Library of Science (PLOS) determined that elevation in peripheral oxidative stress is consistent with, and may contribute to more severe functional impairments in the ASD group. We know that oxidative stress is triggered by heavy metals, like the ones contained in multiple vaccines.
14. A study conducted by the University of Texas Health Science Center by the Department of Family and Community Medicine determined that for each 1,000 Ib of environmentally released mercury, there was a 43% increase in the rate of special education services and a 61% increase in the rate of autism. Researchers emphasized that further research was needed regarding the association between environmentally released mercury and developmental disorders such as autism.
15. A study published in the International Journal of Toxicology determined that in light of the biological plausibility of mercury’s role in neurodevelopment disorders, the present study provides further insight into one possible mechanism by which early mercury exposures could increase the risk of autism.
16. A study published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health determined that mercury exposure can induce immune, sensory, neurological, motor and behavioural dysfunctions similar to traits defining or associated with ASDs. Based upon differential diagnoses, 8 of 9 patients examined were exposed to significant mercury from Thimerosal-containing vaccine preparations during their fetal/infant developmental periods. These previously normal developing children suffered mercury encephalopathies that manifested with clinical symptoms consistent with regressive ASDs. Evidence for mercury intoxication should be considered in the differential diagnosis as contributing to some regressive ASDs.
17. A study published by the US National Library of Medicine conducted by the University of Texas Health Science Centre suspected that persistent low-dose exposures to various environmental toxicants including mercury, that occur during critical windows of neural development among genetically susceptible children, may increase the risk for developmental disorders such as autism.
18. A study conducted by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine showed that Macaques are commonly used in pre-clinical vaccine safety testing. Collective Evolution does not support animals testing, we feel there is a large amount of evidence and research that already indicated the links to vaccines in which some animals have been used to illustrate. The objective of this study was to compare early infant cognition and behaviour with amygdala size and opioid binding in rhesus macaques receiving the recommended childhood vaccines. The animal model, which examines for the first time, behavioural, functional and neuromorphometric consequences of the childhood vaccine regimen, mimics certain neurological abnormalities of autism. These findings raise important safety issues while providing a potential model for examining aspects of causation and disease pathogenesis in acquired disorders of behaviour and development.
19. A study conducted by The George Washington University School of Public Health from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics determined that significantly increased rate ratios were observed for autism and autism spectrum disorders as a result of exposure to mercury from Thimerosal-containing vaccines.
20. A study published in the journal Cell Biology and Toxicology by Kinki University in Osaka, Japan determined that in combination with the brain pathology observed in patients diagnosed with autism, the present study helps to support the possible biological plausibility for how low-dose exposure to mercury from thimerosal-containing vaccines may be associated with autism.
21. A study published by the journal Lab Medicine determined that vaccinations may be one of the triggers for autism. Researchers discovered that substantial data demonstrates immune abnormality in many autistic children consistent with impaired resistance to infection, activation of inflammatory responses and autoimmunity. Impaired resistance may predispose to vaccine injury in autism.
22. A study published in the journal Neurochemical Research determined that since excessive accumulation of extracellular glutamate is linked with excitotoxicity, data implies that neonatal exposure to thimerosal-containing vaccines might induce excito-toxic brain injuries, leading to neuro-developmental disorders.
THE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES, AIDED BY THE CDC AND CONGRESS, HATE IT WHEN AMERICANS HAVE ACCESS TO SCIENTIFIC, PEER-REVIEWED STUDIES THAT DON'T AGREE WITH THEIR PROPAGANDA.
IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT THIS CARING, HONEST PHYSICIAN WILL NOW BE CRUCIFIED IN THE MEDIA AND BY SOME OF HIS PEERS AND COLLEAGUES MERELY FOR REPEATING WHAT HAS BEEN SHOWN IN SUCH STUDIES AS THE ONES ABOVE AND HUNDREDS OF OTHERS.
ARE HIS "CREDENTIALS" OR THOSE OF THE PROFESSIONALS WHO CONDUCTED INDEPENDENT STUDIES ANY LESS VALID THAN THOSE WHO AGREE WITH BIG PHARMA?
SOME WANT YOU TO THINK THAT ONLY QUACKS AND TIN-FOIL HAT WEARERS THINK VACCINES ARE DANGEROUS FOR SOME.
[Look at the 'credentials' of all who have conducted the above studies. Absolutely spotless!]
AS I SAID, THE BILL OF RIGHTS GUARANTEES US ALL THAT WE HAVE EQUAL RIGHT TO OUR PERSONAL OPINION AND ALSO A RIGHT TO VOICE OUR BELIEFS, WHATEVER THEY ARE.
IF DR. NEIDES HAS HIS CAREER RUINED OVER THIS, OR IS FIRED, I DO HOPE HE SUES THOSE WHO HAVE ANY PART IN IT, AND MAY HE WIN BIG TIME!
THE "FAKE NEWS" HERE IS THAT A DEDICATED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER IS GUILTY OF "FEAR-MONGERING".
THE "FAKE NEWS" IS ALSO THAT ANY PHYSICIAN WHO HAS ATTACKED HIM IS A BETTER PHYSICIAN THAN DR. NEIDES IS OR THAT VACCINE ADVOCATES ARE SOMEHOW MORE CREDIBLE THAN THOSE HUNDREDS WHO HAVE DEMONSTRATED OVER DECADES THAT VACCINES ARE JUST NOT WHAT WE'RE TOLD THEY ARE AND ARE DEFINITELY NOT SAFE FOR SOME.
WE EACH TAKE A STAND FOR OR AGAINST MANY THINGS.
LAST TIME I LOOKED, WE STILL HAVE THAT RIGHT IN AMERICA.
I STAND WITH DR. NEIDES AND OTHERS LIKE HIM WHOSE MAJOR CONCERN IS FOR THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF ALL...ESPECIALLY CHILDREN.
*** THE INNOCENT BLOG THAT STARTED THE HYPOCRITICAL, SENSELESS, WITCH-HUNTING UPROAR:***
[Bold type is mine. //WW]
Please note: This column was removed from cleveland.com for a few hours, but has now been restored in its entirety.
Dr Neides wrote the column that appeared on Cleveland.com, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's website, on January 6.
"Make 2017 the year to avoid toxins (good luck) and master your domain:Words on Wellness"
By Dr. Daniel Neides, Cleveland Clinic
on January 06, 2017 at 3:14 PM, updated January 09, 2017 at 1:16 PM
LYNDHURST, Ohio--I am tired of all the nonsense we as American citizens are being fed while big business - and the government - continue to ignore the health and well-being of the fine people in this country. Why am I all fired up, you ask?
I, like everyone else, took the advice of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - the government - and received a flu shot. I chose to receive the preservative free vaccine, thinking I did not want any thimerasol (i.e. mercury) that the "regular" flu vaccine contains.
Makes sense, right? Why would any of us want to be injected with mercury if it can potentially cause harm? However, what I did not realize is that the preservative-free vaccine contains formaldehyde.
WHAT? How can you call it preservative-free, yet still put a preservative in it? And worse yet, formaldehyde is a known carcinogen. Yet, here we are, being lined up like cattle and injected with an unsafe product. Within 12 hours of receiving the vaccine, I was in bed feeling miserable and missed two days of work with a terrible cough and body aches.
My anger actually stems from a constant toxic burden that is contributing to the chronic disease epidemic. And yet the government continues to talk out of both sides of its mouth. We want our citizens to be healthy and take full advantage of the best healthcare system in the world (so we think), yet we don't treat our bodies with the love and attention they deserve.
New year, new resolve
If we don't look out...we can expect to hear about more cancers, more autism, more auto-immune diseases."
Our air, water, and food supplies are completely compromised and so it is time for us to take matters into our own hands. This year, I am committing to providing you with the educational resources to make you the best YOU. It may get confusing and frustrating at times, but stressing out over this won't help. Take three deep belly breaths and let's get started.
We live in a toxic soup. There are over 80,000 chemicals used in various industries country-wide. There are over 2,000 new chemicals being introduced annually. We breathe in these chemicals through exhaust, eat them in our processed foods ( just look at the labels that have 20 or 30 ingredients and good luck pronouncing their names), textiles (clothing, bedding, furniture), and personal care products, including make-up, deodorant, shampoos, and soaps.
Toxins accumulate in our fat cells if they are not eliminated and interrupt normal bodily functions. Your body should be a finely tuned machine with all of the organ systems working in concert together. But when toxins disrupt normal function, problems can occur. Those problems include cancers, auto-immune diseases, neurologic problems like autism, ADHD, and Parkinson's disease, and the most prevalent chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
Why are we so sick in 2017 despite the best access to healthcare? The body has wonderful built-in systems to help us detoxify. The liver and kidneys try to do an exceptional job keeping up with filtering out the "stuff" (toxins included) we don't need. Our skin - the largest organ in the body - will release toxins in the form of perspiration. Our breath will release toxins with each exhalation. When our gut is healthy and our microbiome (100 trillion organisms that live in our intestinal tract, within our airway, and on our skin) intact, our bowel movements help rid unwanted toxins.
I like to think of our detoxification system as a big bucket. As long as the toxic soup stays within the bucket, our body can naturally eliminate what we don't need and help us live at the highest quality of life. But what happens when the bucket starts to overflow - which is exactly what many of us have been facing our entire lives? The body may not have the capacity to eliminate our current exposures and THAT IS WHEN BAD THINGS START TO OCCUR.
Link to autism?
We must wake up and really, truly realize that we are the masters of our domain. If we don't look out for ourselves and each other, we can expect to hear about more cancers, more autism, and more auto-immune diseases. As a doctor, I should be thinking - great, this is perfect for business. I am a primary care doctor with a three month wait to get in. That is unacceptable. So YOU have to help yourself if you want me to help you.
Slight detour. Why do I mention autism now twice in this article. Because we have to wake up out of our trance and stop following bad advice. Does the vaccine burden - as has been debated for years - cause autism? I don't know and will not debate that here. What I will stand up and scream is that newborns without intact immune systems and detoxification systems are being over-burdened with PRESERVATIVES AND ADJUVANTS IN THE VACCINES.
The adjuvants, like aluminum - used to stimulate the immune system to create antibodies - can be incredibly harmful to the developing nervous system. Some of the vaccines have helped reduce the incidence of childhood communicable diseases, like meningitis and pneumonia. That is great news. But not at the expense of neurologic diseases like autism and ADHD increasing at alarming rates.
When I was in medical school in the late 1980s, the rate of autism was 1 in 1,000 children. For those born in the 1950's and 60's, do you recall a single student in your grade with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for ADHD or someone with a diagnosis of autism? I do not.
As of 2010, the rate of autism in the U.S. escalated to 1 in 68 children. The deniers will simply state that we do a better job of diagnosing this "disorder". Really? Something (s) are over-burdening our ability to detoxify, and that is when the problems begin.
So let me be clear - vaccines can be helpful when used properly. But the vaccination timing and understanding one's epigenetics (how your genes interact with the environment) are all critical to our risk of developing chronic disease. Please talk to your doctor about the optimal timing of vaccinations for your children, and therefore reduce your risk of raising a child with a neurologic complication.
For those who want to dive in further, help me understand why we vaccinate newborns for hepatitis B - a sexually transmitted disease.
Any exposure to this virus is unlikely to happen before our second decade of life, but we expose our precious newborns to toxic aluminum (an adjuvant in the vaccine) at one day of life.
And when they actually need the protection, many who have received this three-shot series in the first year of life will lack antibody protection--as immunity may not last. Perhaps delaying the series until the immune system is more mature would reduce the risk of neurologic complications.
To help your family, start with yourself
My goal is to help you think about your total body burden related to toxic exposures. The more mindful you are at reading labels, thinking about what you are ingesting, and how you manage your stress will go a long way toward living a life free from chronic disease. Never assume that products are safe just because they are on a store shelf.
Together we will learn what to stay away from and what to consume. Become a voice for yourself and your family. Blind faith must become a thing of the past. And by educating your loved ones, you will actually help society reduce the chronic disease burden.
In a 2015 article in U.S. News and World Report, Jessica Hutchins, M.D., IFM certified practitioner, states, "Information on eating toxin-free food and pushing food manufacturers to stop using harmful ingredients can be found at foodbabe.com. When we vote with our dollars by choosing to buy products that are sustainably produced and chemical-free, we actively shape the market place. Help change the way [loved ones] nourish their precious bodies, starting with yourself as an example."
I cannot think of a better way to start off the New Year (Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2017!). Together we will uncover the exposures that can make us sick and discover ways to assist our bodies to optimally detoxify. This is how we will truly achieve the highest quality of life. Until next time, really open your eyes, and be well.
Dr. Daniel Neides is the Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute.
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And, as a 'postscript':
Doctors speak out: Vaccines don't work, but do cause brain damage
DID YOUR PEDIATRICIAN OR GENERAL PRACTITIONER OFFER TO ALLOW YOU TO READ THE PACKAGE INSERTS THAT COME WITH ALL VACCINES?
DO YOU NOT WONDER WHY NOT?