Protection from Vaccines

  • By Healthy Living Liberty Lake
  • 09 Aug, 2016
Last week I discussed how 2 whistle-blowers that left the CDC have confessed that they were made to lie about the association between the MMR vaccine and the development of autism. By November 2001, the CDC knew that the younger the age you are exposed to the MMR vaccine, the more likely you are to develop autism. Yet in 2004, they published what we now find out are fraudulent results, claimint the MMR was "safe". And a 2002 study in Denmark showed the rate of autism increased eightfold since the MMR was introduced.

In my own practice I have seen parents who, tragically, had a perfectly normal, loveable child until the MMR was given. Then the regression occurred, sometimes dramatically, in speech, motor skills and overall development. It is no doubt that the MMR vaccine is unique among all other vaccines, in it's potential to induce the signs and symptoms and ultimate diagnosis of autism. 
Now, is it the only cause? No! Autism and autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is an extremely complicated disorder, with multiple potential variables and causes. I don't want my readers to come away from this article with the thought that the MMR is the only cause of autism.

It is only in children that are vulnerable to the disease that the MMR may cause a problem. How do you know if your child is at risk? Often it is impossible to tell, but there are some signs to look for. First, if your child has the 2nd toe longer than the first toe, this implies a genetic defect in methylation, or MTHFR. This can be easily tested with a swab of the cheeks, but if the 2nd toe is longer than your child has this very common defect. It occurs in 40% of the population, I have it myself. People with the MTHFR defect tend to have lower B vitamins, and require a methylated form of B's - such as methy-lfolate and methyl-cobalamin (B12). For children, we use a supplement called methyl factors, that has this specific type of B's, plus other methylation support. Without the correct amount of B vitamins, children will not learn as quickly and can have speech impairments.

If you have had one child with ASD, then your 2nd child is at much higher risk. I would delay the MMR vaccine until age 5 in this case to allow their immune system to mature, and also protect him/her with the following:
Vt A provides protection from the measles, and has been shown to reduce death in measles sufferers - even the WHO is giving Vt A to those with the measles. Giving Vt A with the MMR has also been shown to reduce the risk of developing ASD from the vaccine. Give 10,000 units the day before, the day of, and the day after the vaccine. Children with autism often have a genetic defciency of vt A, which can lead to difficulty seeing at night.

Before giving a 2nd MMR, have your doctor check titers to see if they really need it. 95% of kids are immune after the first dose of MMR, and do not need a 2nd. However, if your child had any symptoms of autism that developed after the first MMR, do not give any subsequent MMR vaccines, ever!
Also, give Vt C, between 3000-5000mg, the day before, the day of, and the day after vaccination. Vt C helps to bind and eliminate the heavy metals found in all vaccines. Children with defects in MTHFR and with autism have difficulty clearing toxins and heavy metals.
Delay vaccines, especially the MMR, within 6 months of antibiotics. The strength of the gut is compromised by antibiotics, and the gut is 80% of the immune system. Autistic children often have gut and bowel disorders, and antibiotics only worsen the symptoms. Give quality probiotics daily to help boost overall immunity. 

Autism is a tragic disease, but is treatable. These children are physically ill, immunosuppressed with a chronic autoimmune disorder affecting multiple organ systems. Funding to look at the etiology of autism, to identify children at risk, to develop safe vaccines, and to prevent this disorder is imperative. For more information, read a book by Dr Kenneth Bock, titled "Autism ADHD, Allergies and Asthma, the 4 A disorders".
By Healthy Living Liberty Lake 18 Jul, 2017
We've all heard the advice to drink more water. 8 glasses a day, to be precise. Whether you're thirsty or not, it's good for you. I've always doubted this advice since it had no sound reasoning behind it, other than "detoxification". But now, a new study done by the University of Melbourne casts doubt on this advise.

Many who advocate drinking eight glasses or more of water daily are not aware of the potentially fatal side effect of water intoxication.  We are fortunate in that we have a mechanism to regulate fluid intake to keep us from over-drinking. The study showed for the first time that the brain activates a "swallowing inhibition" when excess liquid is consumed.
Participants in the study had to rate the amount of effort that was required to swallow water following exercise when they were thirsty, and then later when they were persuaded to drink an excessive amount of water. There was a 3-fold increase in the swallowing effort after over-drinking, which validated that the swallowing reflex is inhibited when enough water has been consumed.

MRI was used to record the activity in different areas of the brain involved with swallowing. The prefrontal areas made more active when the participants attempted to swallow with a great effort, meaning that the frontal cortex steps in to override the swallowing inhibition, in order to avoid water intoxication.  

Intoxication occurs when levels of sodium in the blood become abnormally low, which can cause symptoms of lethargy, confusion, nausea, convulsions and coma. In my 25 years of practice, I've had 2 patients die from excessively drinking water, causing sodium to be very low, which caused brain swelling. There have even been incidences where athletes in marathons were advised to fill up with water and then died, because they followed those incorrect recommendations and drank far in access of their actual need.

The researchers advocated doing what our bodies demand, stating that we should just drink according to our thirst, not a deliberate schedule.  We should trust in our "swallowing inhibition" that the brain activates if excess liquid is consumed.  The  brain helps maintain tightly calibrated volumes of water in our bodies. Do drink when you're thirsty. And remember on hot summer days, like we have now, you'll need to drink more to stay hydrated. Even more so with exercise.  

But don't drink water just b/c someone told you should drink at least 8 glasses a day .   Drink when you're thirsty, and you'll be fine.
By Healthy Living Liberty Lake 07 Jul, 2017
Everyone's ideas of happiness is different, but there is one thing we all have in common.  Serotonin- the critical neurotransmitter needed to boost mood.  People with low serotonin levels are often depressed, pessimistic, and generally not pleasant to be around.  Serotonin is called the "happy hormone", but also has other health benefits which make us healthy at the same time.

10 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Serotonin Levels:

1. Eat animal protein.  An amino acid called tryptophan helps produce serotonin, and animal protein is the best source. Tryptophan is especially high in chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, beef and dairy. Whey and egg protein are scientifically proven to increase this amino acid in the brain.
2. Sunshine - natural light has a positive effect on mood, and triggers serotonin synthesis.  The brighter the sunlight, the more serotonin the body produces.  This could explain feeling down in the winter or on rainy dark days.
3. Vitamin D - helps convert tryptophan into serotonin.   Here, we need to supplement as we rarely get enough UV rays  to make enough.  You'll typically need between 2000 IU - 10,000 IU daily.
4. Omega 3's - help boost serotonin production in the brain.   Need 2000-4000mg daily.
5. Eat Curry - curry has turmeric, which is considered a potent anti-depressant.   Helps to increase serotonin in the brain, while reducing inflammation.
6.Caffeine - this has a positive effect on levels of serotonin in the brain, which is good news for most of us.   Don't overdo, however.
7. Exercise - has been shown to increase serotonin levels because motor neurons activated during physical activity boost the release of serotonin.  Regular exercise will spike tryptophan levels in the brain.
8. Massage - proven to reduce cortisol and increase happy hormones by as much as 28%.  Plus it feels great.
9. Nuts - contain tryptophan, so the more you eat, the happier you'll be.  They also have numerous other health benefits, such as decreasing inflammation, helping to prevent heart disease, cancer and respiratory ailments.
10. Green tea - contains L-theanine, an amino acid that boosts serotonin levels.   It also has a powerful antioxidant that prevents brain damage.

There you go, this is a good place to start, especially if you've been feeling down lately.   B vitamins may also help, but if none of this is enough, then see your doctor.
By Healthy Living Liberty Lake 14 Jun, 2017
Have you ever heard of Hashimoto's?  It's a common cause of low thyroid, or hypothyroidism. It's an auto-immune disease, which means the body is making antibodies against the thyroid and destroying it.

To diagnose, a blood test for thyroid antibodies must be done. Like all auto-immune diseases, it is much more common in women than men.
With Hashimoto's, blood levels often show an elevated TSH, and a low T3.  T3 is the active form of thyroid, and when the Free T3 is less than 3, expect fatigue as a common complaint.  

The conventional treatment of Hashimoto's is to prescribe a synthetic T4 , such as synthroid or levothyroxine.  This is not optimal, however, as often the T3 remains low.  And, in a review of patients on levothyroxine, long-term use was related to cardiac dysfunction, left ventricular hypertrophy (or heart failure) and rapid bone loss. Therefore, I typically will prescribe a T3/T4 combination, such as Armour or Nature Thyroid.
However, the goal is to reduce the antibody levels. To do this I recommend a supplement such as Thyrotrophin PMG made by Standard Process.   It must be taken three times a day and can act as a decoy, allowing the antibodies to attack it rather than the thyroid itself.
Now there is another option which has great promise.

Researchers looked at 40 men and women with Hashimoto's.  Half got placebo, and half got black cumin seed for 8 weeks.  Levels of T3, TSH and thyroid antibodies were measured before and after, and also the person's body composition.
What did they find?  "treatment with black cumin seed significantly reduced body weight and BMI. TSH and thyroid antibodies decreased, while T3 levels increased in those taking black cumin.  Those on placebo had no difference in their levels."

Every single measurement of Hashimotot's disease improved with this herb!  TSH improved 50%.  T3 levels improved 15%.  And antibodies decreased 50%.  All without side effects.

You can buy black cumin at any health food store or online - if you have Hashimoto's, give this a try.  
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