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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Donald Trump Warns Autism Caused by Vaccines

CDC Caught Deliberately Falsifying Vaccine-Autism Research
 Donald Trump Warns Autism Caused by Vaccines
Dear Friends,

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have for many years denied a possible link between mercury in vaccines and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, in October 2011, the CDC has been caught deliberately fudging data to try to cover up evidence linking mercury in vaccines with ASD. [1]

To conceal any incriminating vaccine data, the CDC had handed its massive database of vaccine records over to a private company, effectively pronouncing it off-limits to researchers and preventing dissemination of the data through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

However, this didn’t stop the Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs (CoMeD). During an enquiry through FOIA it was discovered, as suspected, that the same original Danish study which the CDC referred to as “definitive evidence” that Thimerosal does not increase a child’s chances of developing ASD, actually revealed the exact opposite to be true. The Danish research is irrefutably clear about the findings: Thimerosal in vaccines increases a person’s chances of developing autism and other neurological diseases.

In the United States, at least one in every 100 vaccinated children is afflicted with ASD, while only 1 in every 2,000 non-vaccinated children has the disease. In European countries like Iceland, where children receive just one-third the number of vaccines shots, only 1 in 30,000 children has ASD. In the US, now 1 in every 88 children has ASD, according to a statement made by the CDC in March 2012, citing statistics from the year 2008. In those US states where children receive the most vaccines, or where relatively more children become vaccinated, as for example in Utah and New Jersey, as many as 1 in 47 children develop ASD. By comparison, in the mostly rural state of Iowa where fewer children become vaccinated, 1 in 718 children have autism. [2]

If the overall trend increase has been consistent since 2008, which appears to be the case, then 1 in every 63 children in the US now has ASD (year 2012). One doesn’t need to be a scientist to make sense of this man-made tragedy.

The FDA is not an innocent bystander in this conspiracy against the health of the American people. Both the CDC and FDA have tried to conceal from concerned parents that the vaccines still contain mercury. In a recent court hearing the FDA unintentionally admitted that flu vaccines now routinely given to babies as young as six months of age contain it, according to Courthouse News Service on Friday, March 23, 2012. [3]

“The Food and Drug Administration is not liable for approving a mercury-based vaccine preservative because more expensive, mercury-free vaccines are available upon request,” a federal judge ruled. “Thimerosal-preserved flu vaccines are necessary to ensure sufficient supply at a reasonable price,” according to the judgment.

The problem with this questionable ‘solution’ to allegedly avoid mercury poisoning of American babies is that most doctors neither inform parents about what flu vaccines really contain, nor recommend the other, less toxic options. Most parents still trust their child’s pediatrician and do what they are told. And why pay for an expensive vaccine, when there is a cheaper one available, especially when the doctor insists that the vaccine (containing mercury) is completely safe?  The FDA has no intention of hanging a poster on the wall of a pediatrician’s office that could says something like this: “Attention parents: beware that the flu shot your child may be receiving today contains brain-damaging mercury!”

"While the use of mercury-containing preservatives has declined in recent years with the development of new products formulated with alternativeor no preservatives, thimerosal has been used in some immune globulin preparations, anti-venins, skin test antigens, and ophthalmic and nasal products, in addition to certain vaccines," writes the FDA on its Thimerosal in Vaccines web page (www.fda.gov).

Thimerosal is a mercury-based compound that is FDA-approved as a vaccine preservative, which makes it perfectly legal for doctors to inject this powerful neurotoxin into babies. Besides, doctors and pharmaceutical companies are no longer liable for causing vaccine injuries, including death.

One average flu vaccine contains 25 micrograms of mercury and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stipulates a safety limit of 5 micrograms. Case in point, children who are vaccinated against the flu receive over 500 percent more mercury in one day than is considered safe by the very governmental agency responsible for keeping us safe from environmental toxins.

The FDA also avoids informing the public that the aluminum phosphate added to these vaccines greatly increases toxicity of mercury, thereby turning the minimum mercury tolerance level into a complete joke—a joke that can cause severe brain damage to an unsuspecting child, and untold suffering and financial hardship to his parents. After millions of parents found that their children became autistic after receiving vaccine shots, there was a massive increase in class action lawsuits against the vaccine-producing pharmaceutical companies, Wyeth, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Merck & Co. and Sanofi-Aventis SA. A. As a result, the vaccine makers threatened the Obama Administration that they would stop producing vaccines altogether unless they received complete immunity from prosecution for vaccine injuries.

In 2010 the Supreme Court of Justice passed a new law that granted these drug giants the requested immunity. Since then, they have free reign in packing any kind of toxic compounds into their vaccine products, and nobody can stop them. By adding toxic, carcinogenic ingredients to their vaccines, they generate an ever-increasing number of new patients that require medical treatments which mostly consist of medical drugs that they also produce.

The cover-ups by the CDC and FDA have let those responsible for the huge autism epidemic, which began when mercury and adjuvants were first added to vaccines, off the hook. Without this elaborate conspiracy against the people, libel lawsuits resulting from permanent vaccine injuries in children would have bankrupted numerous governments, including the United States and Great Britain, and almost the entire pharmaceutical industry.

Donald Trump Speak Out
Thankfully, some very influential spokespeople and celebrities are now coming to the aid of the ostracized vaccine safety awareness movement, including business mogul Donald Trump. During an interview with Fox News on April 2, 2012, the anniversary of the fifth annual World Autism Awareness Day, Trump unexpectedly raised serious concern about vaccinations. He told viewers he “strongly believes that Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are linked to exposure to vaccines.” [4]

Trump has been actively engaged in helping children with autism for many years. During the interview, the tycoon explained that a series of casual observations had led him to the conclusion that “monster” vaccinations cause autism.

Trump’s remarks must have been a bombshell for the most aggressive vaccine-pushers, including doctors, pharmaceutical companies, the government’s health agencies and, of course, the most powerful vaccine advocate, Bill Gates. They all deny a vaccine-autism link exists by referring to the fraudulently altered research data the CDC released in 2008. They have exerted monumental efforts in trying to suppress and delegitimize the work that has been done on vaccine-caused autism by researchers at several universities and, most notably, by Dr Andrew Wakefield. Fortunately, through a ruling by Britain’s High Court, Dr Wakefield’s key research colleague, Professor John Walker-Smith, has recently been vindicated of having falsified research proving the vaccine-autism link. [5] In other words, the work by these two scientists is now considered genuine and valid.

While Trump acknowledged that speaking out against vaccines and the vaccine schedule is controversial, he said "...I couldn't care less. I've seen people where they have a perfectly healthy child, and they go for the vaccinations and a month later the child is no longer healthy."

“I’ve gotten to be pretty familiar with the subject,” Trump went on to say. “You know, I have a theory — and it’s a theory that some people believe in — and that’s the vaccinations. We never had anything like this. This is now an epidemic. It’s way, way up over the past 10 years. It’s way up over the past two years. And, you know, when you take a little baby that weighs like 12 pounds into a doctor’s office and they pump them with many, many simultaneous vaccinations — I’m all for vaccinations, but I think when you add all of these vaccinations together and then two months later the baby is so different then lots of different things have happened. I really — I’ve known cases.”

Usually, the media which are sponsored, in large part, through advertisements paid for by pharmaceutical companies, have a financial interest in keeping their sponsors happy. I personally would like to thank Donald Trump for bringing this important issue, which concerns so many millions of individuals and their families, back into the minds of the people. He has clearly shown that he is not afraid of surprising one of the world’s leading news channels by issuing such as stern warning.

Wishing you the best of health,

Andreas Moritz

[2]Autism Rates in US States, http://www.stellamarie.com/

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Meditation May Protect Your Brain

For thousands of years, Buddhist meditators have claimed that the simple act of sitting down and following their breath while letting go of intrusive thoughts can free one from the entanglements of neurotic suffering.

Now, scientists are using cutting-edge scanning technology to watch the meditating mind at work. They are finding that regular meditation has a measurable effect on a variety of brain structures related to attention - an example of what is known as neuroplasticity, where the brain physically changes in response to an intentional exercise.

A team of Emory University scientists reported in early September that experienced Zen meditators were much better than control subjects at dropping extraneous thoughts and returning to the breath. The study, "'Thinking about Not-Thinking:' Neural Correlates of Conceptual Processing During Zen Meditation," published by the online research journal PLoS ONE, found that "meditative training may foster the ability to control the automatic cascade of semantic associations triggered by a stimulus and, by extension, to voluntarily regulate the flow of spontaneous mentation."

The same researchers reported last year that longtime meditators don't lose gray matter in their brains with age the way most people do, suggesting that meditation may have a neuro-protective effect. A rash of other studies in recent years meanwhile have found, for example, that practitioners of insight meditation have noticeably thicker tissue in the prefrontal cortex (the region responsible for attention and control) and that experienced Tibetan monks practicing compassion meditation generate unusually strong and coherent gamma waves in their brains.

"There are a lot of potential applications for this," said Milos Cekic, a member of the Emory research team and himself a longtime meditator. He suspects the simple practice of focusing attention on the breath could help patients suffering from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and other conditions characterized by excessive rumination.

Meanwhile, a meditation-derived program developed at the University of Massachusetts called Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is gaining popularity for treatment of anxiety and chronic illnesses at medical centers around the U.S.

As far back as the 1960s, Japanese scientists who used electroencephalograms (EEG) to measure the brain waves of Zen monks found characteristic patterns of activity. But the advent of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in the 1990s gave researchers a chance to see brains functioning in real time. Functional MRIs measure the blood flow in different parts of the brain, which correlates with how active they are.

The Emory team, which also included Giuseppe Pagnoni and Ying Guo, wanted to see whether Zen meditators were indeed better than novices at controlling the flow of thought, as meditators themselves report. Cekic and Pagnoni asked a dozen seasoned Zen meditators - including several monks - and a dozen control subjects to perform a simple cognitive task while undergoing an fMRI scan. The Zen practitioners all had at least three years of daily practice experience, while the control group members had none.

Inside the scanner, the subjects were all asked to follow their breathing while looking at a screen on which words or wordlike combinations of letters were flashed at irregular intervals. Students had to decide whether they were seeing a real word or a made-up word and signal by pressing a button and then return to focusing on their breathing.

The random word or letter combinations engaged what is sometimes called the "default semantic network," a resting state in which words and thoughts arise spontaneously - what we experience as mind wandering, Cekic said. Practitioners of zazen (seated Zen meditation) are taught to notice when the mind has started to wander and quickly return attention to the breath.

When the word or letter combinations flashed on the screen, the experienced meditators were quickly able to leave the default state and return to their breathing, Cekic says. "You have these extended reverberations in the semantic network after you give people a word," Cekic said. "The meditators pretty much turn it off as soon as it's physiologically possible, while the non-meditators don't."

This is the second set of findings to have come from the fMRI experiments, Cekic said. Although people lose neurons - gray matter - and have more trouble concentrating as they age, the study published last year by the Emory team found this wasn't true of the Zen practitioners.

"What we saw in the meditators was pretty much a straight line," Cekic said. "There was no decrease with age in their gray-matter volume." There was also no decline in attention - in fact, the effect of meditation on gray matter was most pronounced in the putamen, a brain structure linked to attention. "We can't say causally that meditation prevents cell death, but we did see in our sample that the meditators did not see a gray matter loss with age," Cekic said.

Meanwhile, Harvard University researcher Sara Lazar made headlines in 2005 when she reported that Western practitioners of insight meditation - a non-judgmental awareness of present-moment experience that resembles zazen - had significantly thicker tissue in their prefrontal cortex and insula than non-meditators.

Lazar, who practices insight meditation and yoga, performed fMRI scans on 20 experienced meditators and 15 controls with no meditation experience. Lazar said that because earlier research had mostly been conducted on monks, she wanted to see whether the once-a-day meditation sessions typical of most American meditators might affect brain structures.

Unlike earlier research, which had focused on brain waves or measured neural blood flow, Lazar's experiment yielded the first concrete evidence linking meditation practice to changed brain structure. "The nice thing about (studying) the structure is it's something solid," she said. "It's not performance on a task. It's your brain."

Lazar says it's too soon to tell whether meditation causes new gray matter to form or whether it protects against the normal decline of brain volume. The greatest contrasts were seen between the cortical tissue of meditators and control subjects who were in their 40s and 50s, she says, while the insula, which integrates sensory processing, was thicker in meditators of all ages.

Future research will require longitudinal studies - following subjects through time - to see whether or not meditation is causing the neural changes. "Maybe meditators are weird," Lazar said, suggesting that perhaps people with unusual brains are especially drawn to meditation.

Where does all this lead?

Andrew Newberg, a University of Pennsylvania researcher who has written such popular books as Why We Believe What We Believe and who has conducted brain scans of meditating Tibetan monks and Franciscan nuns engaged in contemplative prayer, believes the science shows meditation works.

"The overwhelming evidence is that meditation has benefits," he said. "If it makes your mind clearer and helps you focus your attention better, it should help people."

For more than a decade, Newberg has plumbed spiritual mysteries, using fMRI and SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) to measure blood flow in the brains of not only meditators but people in the throes of other religious experiences, including speaking in tongues, as well.

"The fascinating thing to me is that when people have these mystical experiences, they not only describe it as real, but they describe it as more real than our everyday experience," he said. It raises the question of just what is real.

"I recognize that studying some of the things I study may get me to an answer," he added. "A lot of this has been my own spiritual journey, which has become a lot more meditative and contemplative."