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Traveling Healthy on the Highway
Dr Martha Grout MD, MD(H), the Center for Advanced Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, asks, “How in the world does one eat healthy when traveling? Choices appear to be mainly fast food, candy bars, sodas and ice cream. How can we possibly make healthy food choices when no choices are available?”
Truckers have begun to make those choices – because they are having trouble passing their physical exams, and are afraid of losing their jobs, not to mention their lives. Truckers are being diagnosed in record numbers with diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease – the ubiquitous American condition these days.
But some of them have chosen to do something about it. They have chosen NOT to be victims of their circumstances, but when life gave them lemons, they have made that lemonade; when they felt trapped in a room without any doors, they have found the door in the ceiling.
An article in the New York Times (linked below) describes a trucker who weighed 405 pounds on the day he decided to turn his life around. Today he weighs only 300 lb and has reduced his dose of high blood pressure medicine. He no longer drinks a 6-pack of Coke a day, drinks protein shakes, eats fruit, avoids bread and potato chips like the plague, and speed walks around the truck stops instead of going in to them.
Can the rest of us do any less when traveling?
Dr Grout explains, “I saw families coming from China by air, taking out bags of cut up watermelon and vegetables, not touching the cookies, crackers, sodas and pasta dishes offered to them as meals during the 12 hour flight.”
Could we not do likewise? It would be easy enough to pack some apples, some grapes, some cut up melon, along with cucumbers, broccoli and cauliflower, all cut into chunks to dip into hummus as a meal for the road.
Of course, it is always possible to get off the highway and find the expensive restaurants that serve meat and vegetables as well. It all depends on the budget and the time.
Even if we have packed nothing, it is still possible to get a hamburger without the bun or the mayonnaise. And fast food establishments are now offering salads and sometimes even grilled chicken – which would certainly be perfectly acceptable food on the road.
It is possible to make healthy choices while traveling – it just takes some will power, and some thinking ahead. And speed walking certainly burns more calories and makes more muscle than ambling to the hamburger stand.
Dr Grout reminds us, “We have the choice.”
Dr Grout has provided a link to an external site with more perspective and information on you health while traveling…
After driving hundreds of miles, the last thing Roy Williams, a truck driver fromDenton,Tex., wanted to do was exercise. After a day trapped in the cab, stopping only to gorge on greasy fare at truck stops, who could think of working out?
But once he ballooned to 405 pounds, he knew he had to make a change. So last year, Mr. Williams, 58, did something all too rare for someone in his profession: He embarked on a diet and exercise program.
New York Times reports, “A Hard Turn: Better Health on the Highway”, click here >> http://goo.gl/vmNwz.
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Bacteria Fight Back – Drug resistance and infectious diseases.
By Dr. Martha Grout, M.D., M.D.(H)
Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine, Scottsdale, Az.
Dr Martha Grout, Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine, remembers, “In my mother’s childhood, infectious diseases were among the five leading cause of death of children. (The others were prematurity, congenital malformations, and injury at birth.) Two of my father’s 3 brothers died of polio. Meningitis and gastroenteritis were major problems.”
Dr Grout explains, “By the time I went to medical school, infectious diseases were all treated with antibiotics. Most of the time, treatment was successful – although with certain forms of meningitis, success did not mean that the infant would be normal, just that the infant no longer died of the infection.”
And now we come back full circle, to the point where our antibiotics are less and less successful. Patients are dying of infections acquired in the hospital. We are seeing organisms with multiple antibiotic resistance, virtually unkillable with our current antibiotics.
It’s not as though the medical community is unaware of the problem. In fact in early June an entire 2-day symposium is being held, with the title: Forum on Drug Resistance and Emerging Infectious Diseases: Meeting the Challenge.
Sounds promising, right? Perhaps we are finally going to look at the actual problem of drug resistance, and begin to consider why it is that our population is so vulnerable.
Not so much, unfortunately.
The entire agenda is taken up by lectures like “Global Landscape & Markets in Anti-Infectives and the Implications of Drug Resistance and Emerging Infectious Diseases” and “Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens: What Can We Learn from the Success of Our Enemy?” and “Identification of Novel Drug Targets”.
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Not a single lecture on strengthening the immune system, or decreasing the use of antibiotics as a growth hormone in cattle, or improving the nutrition of our population so as to improve their resistance to microorganisms.
Bacteria are our friends. They populate our gut. They produce vitamins and nutrients that we ourselves are unable to produce. They digest thatwhich we cannot, and produce the great bulk of our stool so that we do not become constipated. Once we (or our herd animals) have evacuated the stool, it can be recycled as fertilizer for the next generation of crops.
Without bacteria (and fungi) we could easily become overwhelmed with trash, both inside and outside our bodies. Landfills would never break down. Oil spills would remain on the surface of the ocean.
So what if, instead of calling the bacteria our enemy, we enlist their help as our friends?
- Probiotics for healthy bacteria in the gut – this is a fundamental piece of our “Heal the Gut” protocol.
- Fruits and vegetables to nourish not only ourselves, but also our helpful bacteria.
- Lay off the sugars and chemicals which make the gut more acid, less friendly to the helpful bacteria, more friendly to those bacteria which cause illness.
Lay off the sugars and chemicals which make the gut more acid, less friendly to the helpful bacteria, more friendly to those bacteria which cause illness.
Not all bacteria are alike. When the climate of the gut is healthy, those bacteria which are friendly to us flourish. When the climate of the gut is unhealthy, inflamed and swollen, those bacteria which are friendly do not survive, allowing the unfriendly (or pathogenic) bacteria to take over.
Sure, sometimes antibiotics are needed, if the individual has been so overwhelmed by bacteria that it cannot survive.
But after the antibiotics, healing needs to occur. Healthy food, healthy exercise, healthy surroundings and healthy emotions are all a piece of the progress toward health.
At the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine, we work with all these levels – antibiotics if needed, supplementing nutrients where needed, eliminating toxicity on all levels – physical, mental and emotional – healthy diet and healthy surroundings. Our aim is to help our patients get healthy, so they no longer need us in order to stay healthy.
Forum on Drug Resistance and Emerging Infectious Diseases: Meeting the Challenge| June 7-8, 2012
The 2012 meeting introduced the new and very topical Forum on Drug Resistance and Emerging Infectious Diseases: Meeting the Challenge, on June 7-8, 2012, to tackle the rising global threat posed by antimicrobial/antibiotic resistant organism and emerging infectious diseases. Drug resistance among Gram-positive and Gramnegative bacteria has reached more than 25% in certain OECD countries, while the armamentarium of available medical countermeasures is at its lowest point since 1928. The development of effective and affordable antimicrobial and antibiotic drugs and diagnostics devices is now more important than ever. Join experts from government, pharmaceutical and biotech firms, NGOs and academia as they explore the latest challenges, research initiatives and funding opportunities.
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Cancer Series #12 – What comes after the cancer diagnosis?
OK, so the cancer diagnosis is real. They didn’t make a mistake. It wasn’t just a bad dream. It’s not fair. So what are the options?
Standard (allopathic) treatment
1. Cut it out with a knife (or a laser beam). That seems like a reasonable option, just get rid of the tumor.
2. Destroy it with radiation. Ionizing radiation is the one thing that we know for sure causes cancer. In HIGHER dose, it kills cells. In LOWER dose it causes cells to mutate. Remember all the stories of children who developed thyroid cancer in later life, after having the thymus irradiated in childhood?
3. Poison it with chemotherapy. The whole point of chemotherapy is to kill rapidly dividing cells typical of a rapidly growing cancer. We HOPE that the cancer cells are killed before the regular body cells, but it doesn’t always happen that way. Hair, mucous membranes and bone marrow also have rapidly dividing cells normally. Our blood cells are renewed every 14-21 days, our hair grows half an inch per month, our mucous membranes renew themselves every 3-4 days.
Integrative (alternative) cancer therapy
1. Ensure adequate nutrition so that the patient does not starve to death while undergoing treatment. Sufficient calories of the nutrient-dense variety – mainly vegetables and fruits, with fats to increase caloric intake, and small portions of animal proteins – will sustain the body without excessively feed the cancer. Cancer cells love both glucose (sugar) and glutamine (present in higher amounts in animal protein). So it’s a really good idea to eliminate the sugar, and at least limit the amount of animal protein consumed. Vegetables and fruits have large amounts of antioxidants and other cancer-fighting nutrients, so it’s a really good idea to makes these the majority of the diet.
2. Utilize intravenous nutritional therapies to improve the health of the stressed body, increase natural killer cell function, improve mitochondrial function (the cell’s energy factory), improve detoxification (clean up the cells), improve nutritional status (clean up the diet), increase oxygenation within the cells (cancer does not like a high oxygen environment).
3. Research alternative cancer diets to discover whether any of them is a good match for you. The Budwig diet (protein and oils), the low glycemic diet (no sugars, starches), the raw foods diet (nothing cooked, mainly vegetarian), the macrobiotic diet (brown rice, vegetables) – there are many diets you could follow. The most important thing to remember is that whatever you are doing now got you to where you are. So if you want to get somewhere else, you should change direction and take a different path.
4. Test for chemosensitivity as well as sensitivity to alternative agents. We are so concerned in this country that everything be validated by placebo-controlled double-blind studies, that we do not make use of the tests which are available, even though they might not be perfect, or might not be available in this country, or might not be covered by our insurance, just because we are afraid the tests might be incomplete or inaccurate. It is telling that the American Society of Clinical Oncology prints in its August 20, 2012 edition, the following statement: “Despite improvements in efficacy with the use of new molecular targeted and chemotherapeutic agents, most cancers remain incurable.”  (emphasis is mine) To my mind, any indication of chemotherapeutic effectiveness in the specific individual tumor (or circulating tumor cells) is better than using a general chemotherapeutic protocol because it sort of works in 60% of people. That seems to me like just throwing darts at a wall in the dark and hoping that some of them stick.
5. Utilize alternative cancer therapies.Vitamins like Vitamin C in very high dose, minerals like selenium and cesium, botanicals like artemisinin or PawPaw or curcumin, medicinal mushrooms like shiitake or ganoderma or agaricus brasiliensis murill, injectables like mistletoe (Iscador®)… the list goes on. These agents may not have quite as high a kill rate when incubated with the individual’s circulating tumor cells grown in cell culture – but they don’t have the kill rate of the patient either, and it is possible to take many of them at the same time without destroying the body that they were intended to heal.
6. Figure out why the cancer came where it did and when it did. Were you having trouble with a prolonged situation that you just could not swallow? And now you are struggling with esophageal cancer. Were you simply unable, or unwilling, to speak your truth? And now you find yourself with thyroid cancer, or cancer of the larynx. Were you abused (emotionally or sexually, the brain does not know the difference) as a child? And now the cancer which you developed has come to the ovaries, or the uterus, or the breasts. Did you just retire involuntarily? Lose your job? Lose your family? And now you find that you have cancer of the prostate. How about struggling with feelings of helplessness and powerlessness all your life? And now find yourself with cancer of the pancreas. You have supported people your whole life, and now you have developed myeloma or osteosarcoma in the back? It’s not that the experiences that you had caused the cancer. You did not will them to occur. It is just your body’s loudest way of trying to get you to pay attention to unresolved issues in your life. Of course the environment plays a part, that goes without saying. You could just as easily have had reflux esophagitis, or laryngitis, or low thyroid, or endometriosis, or fibrocystic breast disease, or pancreatitis…
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7. Cut it out with a knife (or a laser beam). This is still a perfectly good option. If the tumor can be removed, it may be a good idea to remove it in its entirety. On the other hand, there is also concern that when a tumor is cut open, because there is bleeding, it is more likely that tumor cells will spill into the surrounding tissues, or into the circulation, thus potentially resulting in more local extension or even spread (metastasis) of the tumor.,  So if it is going to be removed, we recommend that you “go for broke” – remove it entirely, don’t just biopsy it. Don’t risk further spread along the track of the needle used for biopsy.
8. Destroy it with radiation. If there is metastatic spread to the bone, with a great deal of pain, radiation may be a reasonable choice. If there is metastatic spread to the brain, radiation may be the only choice – since chemotherapy (even low dose chemo) can cause significant tumor swelling, potentially resulting in premature death.
9. Treat it with Insulin Potentiated Low-Dose Chemotherapy – a form of chemotherapy targeted specifically at cancer cells by means of their markedly increased insulin receptors and their extraordinarily high need for glucose (sugar). We can use 5-10% of the standard dose of chemotherapy and get just as good an effect without subjecting the entire body to the high doses of the cellular poisons used in standard chemotherapy.
The choice is yours.
None of us really gets to choose when we die. We only know that eventually we are all going to die.
But we do get to choose how we lead our lives.
We can choose whether to walk for 30 minutes, or watch a television show. We can choose whether to eat green beans and wild caught salmon, or steak and potatoes, or a Big Mac and fries.
We can choose whether to take statin drugs for what some consider high cholesterol – or whether to increase our exercise, decrease our starch intake and increase our intake of vegetables and healthy proteins.
We can choose to accept what our “health” insurance – really “illness” insurance – tells us they will pay for – or we can choose to go outside the box, and try treatments which, at the very least, will be no less effective that standard therapy, and at the very most will be significantly healthier and even may be more effective than standard cancer therapy.
We can choose to examine our lives and our assumptions, and be willing to change. The need to be right often overshadows the will to survive. But it does not have to be that way. We can survive cancer.
The choice is truly ours.
Hear from an actual Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine cancer patient in the video below, or click here for video channel version >> http://goo.gl/uQk1k.
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Calcium supplements bad? Just consider the source.
Submitted by Dr. Martha Grout, M.D., M.D.(H) Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine, Scottsdale, Az.
This Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine blog article appeared in 2012 and was the Number 1 article read and shared this past year with several thousand views.
Recent media reports have highlighted the association between daily calcium supplements and the risk of coronary artery disease, the number one cause of death in America. The reason for the association is not clear. Simple association does not prove cause and effect.
A New Zealand research group led by Mark Bolland MD pooled the results of 11 trials (RCTs) measuring calcium supplementation and risk for osteoporosis or colon cancer, as well as data about heart attacks, stroke, and sudden death. There was a clear association between taking daily calcium supplements over 500 mg and the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and sudden death. A 58% increase in myocardial infarction (heart attack) was seen among individuals who are taking calcium supplements daily.
In another study reported in the British medical Journal postmenopausal women who were taking over 500 mg of calcium supplements daily showed an increased risk of heart attack of more than 20%.
It is not immediately clear whether those who take calcium supplements put more calcium into their bones or their blood vessels. Judging by the above results, it would appear more likely that calcium supplements go into the blood vessel walls.
There is now a simple test to determine the amount of calcium present in the walls of an individual’s coronary arteries (coronary artery calcium score). It utilizes a form of CT scan (EBCT or MDCT) to measure directly the amount of calcium within the coronary artery walls. The advantage of the test is that it can measure without invading the body. The disadvantage is the radiation which is used to perform the test.
This coronary artery calcium score is most useful to help doctors determine who among people at moderate risk for a heart attack actually need treatment. One published study showed no correlation between daily calcium supplementation and coronary calcium score. On the other hand, there does appear to be increased risk of sudden coronary death when one takes calcium supplementation.
As a licensed medical professional, Dr Murphy is of the opinion that supplemental calcium intake does not prevent osteoporosis, osteopenia, or any other disease. The one exception to this is individuals who have had radiation to the neck or thyroid/parathyroid surgery that may affect the parathyroid glands, which are responsible for maintaining normal blood calcium levels.
So what can we do, should we decide not to take calcium supplements? We know that we need calcium, otherwise our bones turn to rubber, and our calcium/magnesium energy pumps no longer work.
There are many non-dairy and non-supplement forms of calcium.
Green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, collards, kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, and bok choy or Chinese cabbage are good sources of calcium.
- Salmon and sardines canned with their soft bones
- Almonds, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, tahini, and dried beans
- Blackstrap molasses
In the discussion of cardiovascular risk and coronary calcium score, I would like to call attention to recent research into one of the possible explanations of vascular calcification. This research may have nothing to do with daily calcium supplementation. Kajander and colleagues in Finlandand in TampaFloridahave reported on a newly discovered bacterium which appears to be responsible for the formation of vascular calcification and they have named it Nanobacterium Sanguineum. As its name implies, N. sanguineum is a nanometer size bacterium found in blood. It was initially discovered in the blood of cows (bovine serum for research purposes) and later found to be present in human blood as well. It has as one of its properties the ability to take calcium out of tissue fluid and fix it as hydroxyapatite, a calcium and phosphorus molecule similar to that found in bone. These crystals then serve as cell wall protection for this tiniest of bacteria. Its unique characteristics include heat resistance, resistance to disinfectants, and sensitive only to tetracycline among antibiotics. It is self-replicating and secretes a biofilm which is pro-inflammatory and has prothrombinase activity, affecting blood clotting. This ‘bug’ certainly appears to have all of the characteristics of the proverbial smoking gun between vascular calcifications and cardiovascular disease. There is much more to report later as this is a new discovery and has plenty of ongoing interesting research.
Dr Martha Grout has researched some additional information below for you to consider…
Calcium supplements and heart attack: Implications for a nutrient hungry nation.
By Loren Grush, FoxNews.com
After studying over 24,000 men and women, researchers found that those who took calcium supplements were 86 percent more likely to have a heart attack than people who did not – and the risk was more than doubled for those who were only taking calcium supplements.
Read the entire article “Calcium supplements and heart attack: Implications for a nutrient hungry nation.” click here >> http://goo.gl/MTqgi.
Study: Calcium May Increase Heart Attack Risk.
But Experts Say Evidence Is Not Convincing
By Salynn Boyles, WebMD Health News
An analysis of close to a dozen clinical trials involving about 12,000 patients found calcium supplementation to be associated with a 20% to 30% increase in heart attack risk.
To view the entire article “Study: Calcium May Increase Heart Attack Risk”, click here >> http://goo.gl/Cnj2 .
Non-Milk Sources of Calcium
U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA). Nutrient data laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.
Green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, collards, kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, and bok choy or Chinese cabbage are good sources of calcium.
To view the complete article “Non-Milk Sources of Calcium”, click here >> http://goo.gl/S2Xfj .
Calcium Supplements May Raise Heart Attack Risk
By Janice Lloyd
Many Americans take calcium supplements to prevent bone loss, but they may be significantly increasing their risk for a heart attack, a new study suggests. The study of about 24,000 people ages 35 to 64 found those who regularly took calcium supplements were 86 percent more likely to have a heart attack than those who didn’t.
To View the entire article “Calcium Supplements May Raise Heart Attack Risk”, click here >> http://goo.gl/zdehL .
Associations of dietary calcium intake and calcium supplementation with myocardial infarction and stroke risk and overall cardiovascular mortality in the Heidelberg cohort of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study (EPIC-Heidelberg)
It has been suggested that a higher calcium intake might favourably modify cardiovascular risk factors. However, findings of an ultimately decreased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) are limited. Instead, recent evidence warns that taking calcium supplements might increase myocardial infarction (MI) risk.
To view the complete article “Heart and education in Heart Calcium”, click here >> http://goo.gl/sOVwJ .
Could too much calcium cause heart disease?
By PJ Skerrett, Senior Editor, Harvard Health
Oh, the ruckus a single study can raise. A report about calcium and cardiovascular disease had people from San Diego to Caribou,Maine worriedly calling their doctors or throwing away the calcium supplements they were taking to keep their bones strong.
Here’s what prompted the concern: New Zealand researchers pooled the results of 11 randomized, controlled trials—the so-called gold standard of medical research—comparing the effects of calcium supplements and placebo on preventing osteoporosis or colon cancer. All the trials also had information on the volunteers’ cardiovascular health. As reported online in the BMJ, more of the volunteers taking calcium had heart attacks, stroke, or died suddenly than did those taking the placebo. Media reports duly noted a 30% increased risk of cardiovascular disease with calcium supplements, which sounds scary. Another way to put the findings: 5.8% of those taking calcium had a cardiovascular event, compared with 5.5% of those taking placebo.
View the complete article “Could too much calcium cause heart disease”, click here >> http://goo.gl/by6Nt .
Effect of calcium supplements on risk of cardiovascular and myocardial events: meta-analysis.
Objective To investigate whether calcium supplements increase the risk of cardiovascular events.
View the entire article, click here >> http://goo.gl/WDj6V.
Dr Grout has provided the noted article reference sources below…
 Skerrett PJ, Harvard Health Blog 08/12/2010 http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/study-links-too-much-calcium-to-heart-disease-20100812204
 Kuanrong Li, Rudolf Kaaks, et al. Associations of dietary calcium intake and calcium supplementation with myocardial infarction and stroke risk and overall cardiovascular mortality in the Heidelberg cohort of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study (EPIC-Heidelberg). Heart 2012;98:920-925 doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2011-301345
Bolland MJ, Avenell A et al. Effect of calcium supplements on risk of myocardial infarction and cardiovascular events: meta-analysis. BMJ. 2010; 341: c3691. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c3691.
 Kavousi M, Elias-Smale S, et al. Evaluation of newer risk markers for coronary heart disease risk classification: a cohort study. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Mar 20;156(6):438-44.
 Bhakta M, Bruce C, et al. Oral calcium supplements do not affect the progression of aortic valve calcification or coronary artery calcification. J Am Board Fam Med. 2009 Nov-Dec;22(6):610-6.
 Schwartz MA, Lieske JC et al. Human-derived nanoparticles and vascular response to injury in rabbit carotid arteries: proof of principle. Int J Nanomedicine. 2008;3(2):243-8.
 Schwartz MA, Lieske JC et al. Human-derived nanoparticles and vascular response to injury in rabbit carotid arteries: proof of principle. Int J Nanomedicine. 2008;3(2):243-8.
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The Exclusive Cancer Series #22 – Integrative Cancer Care.
Important information cancer patients and their families should know.
Submitted by as part of the ‘Exclusive Cancer Series’ of articles by Dr. Martha Grout, M.D., M.D.(H) at the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine Cancer Center, Scottsdale (Phoenix), Az.
Chemo, surgery, radiation – this is the mantra of current recommendations for cancer therapy. Treatment options on the website of the Mayo Clinic, “the most innovative, progressive care anywhere” are the following: bone marrow transplantation, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and radio frequency ablation.
And yet… the incidence of cancer is projected to rise 75% by the year 2030. What is wrong with this picture?
Insulin potentiation chemotherapy, low dose…
The National Cancer Institute describes side effects of conventional chemotherapy on its website.
The National Cancer Institute describes side effects of conventional chemotherapy on its website.
Some common side effects from chemotherapy are fatigue, nausea, vomiting, decreased blood cell counts, hair loss, mouth sores, and pain… Sometimes, chemotherapy causes long-term side effects that do not go away. These may include damage to your heart, lungs, nerves, kidneys, or reproductive organs. Some types of chemotherapy may cause a second cancer years later.
The website does not mention death from destruction of the immune system and systemic infection.
View an entire article on Insulin potentiation chemotherapy at our website, click here.
Chemotherapy is actually pretty effective for a few cancers.4 Greater than 10% survival can be attributed to cytotoxic chemotherapy in the following cancers: cervix 12%, ovary 8.7%, testicle 41.8%, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma 10.8%, Hodgkins Lymphoma 35.8%. Breast cancer gets only 1.5% survival increase from chemotherapy, colon cancer 1.8%, brain cancer 4.9%.
Why are we so quick to put conventional chemotherapy first on the list for cancer treatment? Graeme Morgan, an Australian radiation oncologist, writes: “For most patients, the use of cytotoxic chemotherapy is for the palliation of symptoms and to improve quality of life.” However, Dr. Morgan concludes: ““The overall contribution of curative and adjuvant cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adults was estimated to be 2.3% in Australia and 2.1% in the USA.” 
If conventional chemotherapy were less toxic, it might be worth it. But for a 2.5% benefit? It is hard to discern the advantages.
Most people are not aware that there is a gentler form of chemotherapy, known as Insulin Potentiation Therapy, low dose., This therapy is just as effective as standard chemo, without all the painful and sometimes lethal side effects. Insulin is used to lower the blood sugar, resulting in relatively increased starvation of cancer cells which require more sugar than normal body cells. Once the blood sugar is sufficiently low, sugar is given intravenously, along with a small dose of chemo (about 10-15% the usual dose). The chemo is sucked into the cells, along with the sugar, and concentrates in cancer cells because they are so much more avid for sugar than normal cells.,
With IPT, the incidence of so-called side effects is markedly decreased. Most of our patients drive themselves home from treatment. They may report a little fatigue on the day of treatment. Seldom do they lose any hair at all, and they hardly ever drop their white blood cell counts. They are able to lead normal lives during the course of their IPT therapy.
Our bodies are full of toxins – chemicals from our foods and from the air we breathe, artificial colorings and flavorings, artificial sweeteners (like cholorinated hydrocarbons, or pesticides), high levels of sugar with consequent high levels of insulin, or even frank diabetes. So it is not surprising that mutations can occur. That is the essence of cancer. The cells mutate to a lower state of being, one where they are only concerned with growth, and not with the good of the entire organism.
Insulin Potentiation Therapy – even low dose – is NOT ENOUGH to treat cancer, any more than chemotherapy by itself is a sufficient treatment. For truly integrative cancer therapy, many different modalities are brought into play.
It is helpful to know which chemotherapy to use – which actually kills your cancer cells, not just which has been studied and had a good effect on 30% or 50% of people in whom it was tried. It is equally helpful to know which complementary – botanical and supplemental – therapies could be therapeutic.
Chemosensitivity testing is available – but not in these United States, unfortunately. We use a laboratory in Greece, run by an oncologist, to determine which drugs and which supplements to use for the greatest effect.
View more information on the Greek RESEARCH GENETIC CANCER CENTRE LTD methods, click here and scroll about half way down the page.
- We use standard chemotherapeutic agents – and sometimes even standard combinations as recommended in the current oncology literature.
- We use botanical remedies like Iscador, and supplements like high dose Vitamin C (but not if bortezomib is part of the regimen chosen, lipoic acid, glutathione and many others, to restore the function of natural killer cells, and to bring the body back to a state where it can defend itself against the foreign cancer cell invaders.
- We teach our patients the basics of a healthy diet – encouraging mainly plant-based foods in the early phases.
- We test for nutrient deficiencies, and administer nutrient IV therapies to replenish the body’s stores.
- We work with our patients to help them dismantle barriers to healing – old dogma, old conflicts, old beliefs, old injuries, physical or emotional, which they have been unable to see or unwilling to give up.
View more information on the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine website…
View more information on basics of a healthy diet, click here .
View more information on nutrient IV therapies, click here.
View more information to dismantle barriers to healing, old beliefs, click here.
As with any medical therapy, it is unwise to throw out everything, because each form of therapy has its use. Chemotherapy does indeed kill many cancer cells. High dose Vitamin C kills many others. Anti-inflammatory supplements and spices help to restore balance to the immune system. Nutrients help to sustain the body in its battle. And release of old stuff helps to restore the soul to a place of gratitude and love.
Every modality plays a part in our therapies. We are honored to share the journey with our patients. We would prefer to share the journey earlier in its course rather than later, when the immune system is already gone, and the body is in desperate straits.
Standard chemotherapy is like a bomb exploding, creating collateral damage to the organism.
Insulin Potentiation Therapy, when combined with Integrative and Functional Medicine Therapy, is a lifeline to help restore physical function and enable the body to heal.
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The Cancer Series #15 – Public Relations and Cancer.
Submitted by as part of the 2012 Cancer Series of articles by Dr. Martha Grout, M.D., M.D.(H) at the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine Cancer Center, Scottsdale (Phoenix), Az.
The “Public Relations and Cancer” article below appeared in 1998. Has anything changed since then?
Breast Cancer Awareness Month still happens in October every year.
This phenomenon was launched in 1987 by Imperial Chemical Industries, a British chemical company. Has anyone noticed how the literature does not publish any information about environmental or chemical causes of cancer, breast cancer or otherwise?
We have information about breast cancer, both treatment and causes, in other segments of this website.
Now it is time to learn about the sponsors, and to wonder about the purpose of the awareness month.
Is there anyone on the planet who is not aware that breast cancer is a major problem in the world?
So who exactly is spending all the money on promotion of this awareness month? And why are they spending so much money?
Astra-Zeneca, the subsidiary of Imperial Chemical Industries, appears to have control over what is publicized and released to the press during the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Zeneca is the sole owner of a Selick, a chain of health care clinics whose major purpose is to treat cancer.
“NBCAM was founded in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries (now part of AstraZeneca, maker of several anti-breast cancer drugs). The aim of the NBCAM from the start has been to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer.” ~ Wikipedia When the “contact us” link is clicked, an e-mail option comes up on the screen, email@example.com which leads one to suspect that perhaps AstraZeneca is pretty high up in the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month chain.
General Electric, a major polluter of carcinogenic PCBs in a 200 mile stretch of the Hudson River, sells upwards of $100 million annually in mammography machines.(3) To quote from their literature: “We envision a day when cancer is no longer a deadly disease. Building on GE’s cancer commitment, we aim to bring the most promising cancer ideas to market, develop technologies that improve accuracy of diagnosis and enable more effective treatment decisions, and empower doctors and patients with better information,” … John Dineen, President and CEO of GE Healthcare. And from their website: “Early Health is focused on enabling earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment of disease so that people live longer and lead more productive, fulfilling lives.”
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Monsanto, a world leader in the field of genetically modified seeds and chemical pesticides, shown – in a recent long-term study of the effect of GMO corn on rats (4) – to promote the development of breast cancer. Ironic that they should be one of the sponsors of the awareness month. You may wish to read the recent blog piece on that study by Eric Seralini and colleagues.
These are the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for breast cancer.
- Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health.
- Clinical breast exam (CBE) about every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 and over.
- Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast change promptly to their health care provider. Breast self-exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s.
- Some women – because of their family history, a genetic tendency, or certain other factors – should be screened with MRI in addition to mammograms. (The number of women who fall into this category is small: less than 2% of all the women in the US.) Talk with your doctor about your history and whether you should have additional tests at an earlier age.
It is an occasion to get together and feel as though we are doing something to promote the health of our friends and relations with breast cancer – and to remember those who died – and to raise money for research…
What is not so clear is exactly what kind of research are we raising money for, and whether the money is actually going to do anything specific for our loved ones. Pharmaceutical companies benefit. Radiology equipment manufacturers benefit. Do patients actually benefit? Is the rate of breast cancer falling?
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Public Relations and Cancer
by Judy Brady (article appeared in the October 1998 issue of The Source)
Excerpted with permission from the Women’s CancerResourceCenter’s Center News, Fall 1997
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) is here. For those who don’t know, BCAM is a very slick public relations campaign designed by Zeneca’s once-parent company, Imperial Chemical Industries. Zeneca, now an independent chemical/pharmaceutical corporation, has been joined by many other companies who have discovered that aligning themselves with the breast cancer movement is good for their public image and thus, their profit margins. Zeneca maintains control and final veto power over the financing and publicity of BCAM and its message: raise more money for research and get a mammogram. It’s a smooth move for an outfit like Zeneca. These folks are the fourth largest producer of pesticides in the U.S., the manufacturer of the most widely prescribed drug for breast cancer (tamoxifen, also listed under Proposition 65 as a carcinogen), and now sole owner of Salick, Inc., a management company which runs a chain of cancer care centers. With BCAM it’s got breast cancer all wrapped up in the pretty little pink ribbon. And it gets thousands of well-meaning women to wear that pink ribbon, converting those women into tools for the cheapest public-relations masquerade ever designed.
The principal purpose of BCAM is to divert attention from the causes of the cancer epidemic (like pesticides produced by Zeneca and ionizing radiation from Hanford’s government-owned nuclear reactors) and focus instead on that which is profitable for the industry (e.g., drugs and mammograms). Since this ploy has been highly successful, other industries and organizations have followed suit and joined in the chorus of denial. After all, you’ve got to protect your investments.
Here are a few examples:
It is finally coming to light that Americans have been irradiated to a much greater extent than most of us have known. For instance, the 1986 Chernobyl accident is by conservative estimate responsible for a 30% increase in leukemias among American children.1 When my first child was born in Iowa (25 years earlier), the doctors were anxious that I breastfeed instead of using a bottle because they feared that formula had been contaminated by Strontium 90 — fallout from nuclear bomb testing. Now we find that people as far away as the East Coast states were also exposed. But the nuclear industry has a powerful friend in the American Cancer Society (ACS). One of the organization’s vice presidents, Dr. Clark Heath, who can always be counted upon to defend industry, says, “I would not be greatly concerned.”2
We in California are still facing the possibility of a nuclear waste dump in WardValley, which will definitely leak and absolutely guarantee many more cancers a few years down the road.
Harvard University, which enjoys a reputation as one of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions, recently released from the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention a report on cancer which made the astonishing announcement that only 2% of cancers were due to “environmental pollution.” That’s puzzling until you see the list of funders for the Harvard Department of Health Policy and Management which reads like the Fortune 500 of industrial polluters: Chemical Manufacturers Association, Chevron, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Monsanto, Texaco, etc.3
There are more ways than one to cover up the causes of cancer and protect industry profits. The ACS does it by endorsing products for money. They recently made a $4 million deal with a nicotine-patch company and Florida orange juice companies for the use of their name in commercials. The orange juice commercials tout the wonders of Vitamin C, but needless to say, the ACS never supported Linus Pauling when he proposed that it could prevent cancer. And there is, of course, no mention of the pesticides used in Florida orange groves, Monsanto’s Round-Up (glyphosate, which produces cancer in test animals) being the most common.
Then there’s the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, which indiscriminately accepts money from polluting industries.4 Every year in October they stage the multimillion dollar “Race for the Cure” in cities all around the country. The event promotes mammograms despite the fact that even so well-known a breast cancer specialist as Susan Love does not advocate screening mammograms for premenopausal women.5 There is never a word about the causes of cancer in any of the promotional materials for the race.
In April the Komen Foundation is going one better; this year they are staging the “Drive for the Cure.” In a deal made with BMW, the Komen Foundation hopes to raise $1 million. In each city in nearly every single state, guests will be invited to test drive specially marked BMW cars, and for each mile driven the Komen Foundation will get one dollar. True to form, the Komen Foundation ignores the fact that cars and cancer are like matches and fire—one is sure to produce a certain amount of the other. The chemical benzo(a)-pyrene is part of the exhaust of cars, and it is one of the most powerful carcinogens known. That same chemical, present also in cigarette smoke, has been isolated as the element which causes cells in the lungs of smokers to become cancerous, and it undoubtedly figures in the lung cancers of nonsmokers, largely because of gas-powered vehicles. It was connected directly to breast cancer by the Peralta Cancer Research Institute in the 1980s.
Unfortunately, some grassroots cancer groups, often chronically underfunded, are also lured into overlooking cancer causes by the promise of a few more greenbacks. For instance, the Breast Cancer Fund (which lists Chevron as one of their corporate supporters) is hosting a fundraising golf tournament (in October, naturally) at the Crystal Springs Golf Course. They seem to have forgotten—perhaps they never knew?—that breast cancer among women golfers has become a serious issue because golf courses are routinely soaked with herbicides and pesticides, ten of which, according to scientists with the National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides, are known carcinogens.6
At the First World Conference on Breast Cancer in Kingston, Ontario, a French corporation, Rhône-Poulenc Rorer, had a booth among the breast cancer groups. Rhône-Poulenc Rorer is one of the largest chemical corporations in the world, specializing in the production of organochlorine pesticides. They have one plant in West Virginia identical to the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India—which leaked thousands of pounds of the deadly chemical methyl isocynate into the air 11 years ago—and the West Virginia plant is the only one in the world that has taken no safety measures to protect the surrounding community.7 But Rhône-Poulenc Rorer has given money to the National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations. Allowing them a presence at the conference in Kingston was a coup for their public image.
The “art” of public relations creates an effective cover-up for the dirty practices of Rhône-Poulenc Rorer, Zeneca, government, industry and others evading questions of primary cancer causation in favor of profits.
1 British Medical Journal, 1997; 314:1202.
2 “Nuclear Test ‘Hot Spots’ Probably All Over Country,” San Francisco Chronicle, July 26, 1996.
3 Crowley, Ellen, “Follow the Money,” Women’s Community Cancer Project Newsletter, Spring 1997.
4 Including Chlorine Chemical Council, a trade association for the chemical/pesticide industries.
5 “Mammography Madness,” Women’s Health Advocate Newsletter, May 1997.
6 Porter, Jerry, “LPGA Learns Realities of Breast Cancer,” USA Today, Nov. 7, 1991.
7 A letter from the Cancer Prevention Coalition to the Women’s Environment and Development Organization, Feb. 24, 1995.
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Think Before Going Pink: Many Breast Cancer Awareness Sponsors Profit from Cancer Article
By Natural News
As we find ourselves once again awash in a sea of pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), few people who participate, donate or buy pink-themed products are aware that BCAM has always been a deliberate deception – a “pinkwash” which helps “do-gooder” sponsors hide their own culpability while promoting products which cause cancer.
In the beginning
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) was launched in 1987 by Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), a British chemical company which has been a world leader in manufacturing cancer-causing pesticides, plastics and other products. From day one, ICI and later spin-off Zeneca have used BCAM to direct research and prevention efforts away from chemical carcinogens.
To this day, not a word can be found in any of the BCAM literature suggesting that decreasing exposure to chemical carcinogens or dietary changes can help play a role in cancer prevention.
Examples of BCAM sponsors who promote cancer causing products:
General Electric (GE)
GE, a major polluter of carcinogenic PCBs in a 200 mile stretch of the Hudson River, sells upwards of $100 million annually in mammography machines. BCAM emphasizes encouraging yearly mammograms. The trademark slogan is “Early Detection is Your Best Prevention.” Though it is too late to prevent cancer once it has been detected, 37 percent of American women believe that mammograms somehow prevent breast cancer.
While mammograms have never prevented a single instance of cancer, radiation from routine mammography causes tens of thousands of cases of breast cancer each year. The National Cancer Institute reports that mammography may cause 75 cases of breast cancer for every 15 it identifies in younger women. Additionally, mammograms misidentify tumors 70 percent of the time, resulting in huge numbers of unnecessary and invasive biopsies.
Biotech giant Monsanto is a major sponsor BCAM’s high profile event, the Race for the Cure. At the same time, Monsanto reaps huge profits from products which cause breast and other cancers. A study published in the October, 2012 edition of the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology provided unprecedented evidence of the cancer causing dangers of the combination of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn and it’s herbicide Roundup.
Cow’s treated with Monsanto’s genetically engineered rBGH growth hormone produce milk with up to 10 times the normal Insulin-like Growth Factor I (IGF-1). IGF-1 has been identified as a leading risk factor for breast cancer as well as other cancers. Studies have shown that women with elevated levels of IGF-1 are seven times more likely to develop pre-menopausal breast cancer.
DuPont, another huge chemical company and major polluter, supplies much of the film used in mammography machines. Like GE, DuPont aggressively promotes mammography screening of women in their 40s, despite the risk of its contributing to breast cancer in that age group.
The cosmetic giants
Cosmetic and body care companies, including such industry powerhouses as Estee Lauder, Avon, Revlon, and Mary Kay annually market pink-ribboned products during BCAM. Many of those same products contribute to breast and other cancers.
Hormone-mimicking chemicals such as parabens and phthalates found in cosmetic and body care products increase the risk of breast cancer and cause a broad range of birth defects. A study published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology in 2012 detected paraben esters in 99 percent of breast cancer tissues sampled.
Other cancer causers
In addition to the above list, a host of other sponsors also promote their cancer-causing products as part of BCAM, including KFC, Coca Cola, alcoholic beverage makers and many others.
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GE Healthcare Mobilizes ‘GE Global Pink Ribbons’ to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month
CHALFONT ST. GILES, England – Tuesday, October 2nd 2012
GE Healthcare today announced its second ‘GE Global Pink Ribbons’ campaign will run in over 40 global locations during October 2012.
Building on the success of last year’s events, several thousand GE employees will come together to form ‘Human Ribbons’ and visually demonstrate the global fight against the disease during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. New countries taking part this year include Egypt, Venezuela and Ukraine. To follow the activities, see how the importance of awareness and early detection of breast cancer is being raised visit the GE Healthcare Newsroom and Breast Cancer Mosaic site – which is a dedicated site created to share stories from breast cancer survivors, family members and physicians to increase awareness around breast cancer and to inspire those who are going through a difficult time.
“We envision a day when cancer is no longer a deadly disease. Building on GE’s cancer commitment, we aim to bring the most promising cancer ideas to market, develop technologies that improve accuracy of diagnosis and enable more effective treatment decisions, and empower doctors and patients with better information,” said John Dineen, President and CEO of GE Healthcare.
Dineen continued, “Emphasis on awareness building and early diagnosis will significantly enhance the effectiveness of treatment and reduce healthcare costs. The Global Ribbons campaign is important as it spreads the powerful message that early detection can save lives.”
Awareness of the importance of early detection of breast cancer continues to be an important issue in both developed and developing countries; as worldwide breast cancer remains the most common invasive cancer in women. In 2008, breast cancer caused almost 460, 000 deaths worldwide, almost 14% of cancer deaths in women. 1 Lack of access to appropriate facilities, up-to-date imaging technologies or trained medical professionals mean that even today two-thirds of all women around the world must forgo regular breast screenings. In addition to raising awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, GE Healthcare is committed to reaching many of these women through a series of in-country partnerships with governments, NGOs and local health partners that can help mobilize efforts on the ground in regions.
In addition to these “GE Global Pink Ribbons” events, GE Healthcare raises awareness around the battle against cancer through multiple online and social media channels.
The Get Fit competition encouraged individuals and teams to post their healthy lifestyle choices on Twitter, Weibo or Facebook using the #GetFit hashtag; reinforcing the importance of a positive healthy lifestyle in cancer prevention. Get Fit cancer country ambassadors were showcased on Pinterest.
GE recently launched the Healthy Share Facebook App. This new tool is a channel for people to share health goals, track progress against goals and use friends as sources of inspiration and motivation toward better health.
In an effort to educate about the importance of asking questions for those diagnosed with cancer, and inform about how individualized cancer diagnostics and treatments can help drive positive outcomes, Is My Cancer Different? has been established as a resource.
Later this month through the power of music, the company will launch an initiative based on Spotify, to support breast cancer patients.
GE Healthcare has been a recognized pioneer in the battle against cancer for over fifty years and last year announced a healthymagination commitment to help 10 million patients around the world by 2020. The investment commitment, 1bn over the next five years, is dedicated to R&D and delivery of better care for patients through expansion of its world-class technologies as well as advanced cancer diagnostic and molecular imaging capabilities.
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1 “World Cancer Report”. International Agency for Research on Cancer, 2008
About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com For our latest news, please visit http://newsroom.gehealthcare.com
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American Cancer Society, Inc., Board of Directors 2011-2012
President, W. Phil Evans, MD, FACR
Chair-elect, Gary M. Reedy
President-elect, Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., MD
Vice Chair, Pamela K. Meyerhoffer, FAHP
First Vice President, Tim E. Byers, MD, MPH
Second Vice President, Douglas K. Kelsey, MD, PhD, FAAP
Treasurer, Daniel P. Heist, CPA
Secretary, Robert R. Kugler, Esq.
Immediate Past Chair, Stephen L. Swanson
Immediate Past President, Edward E. Partridge, MD
John Alfonso, CPA – Eastern 2013
Patricia K. Bradley, PhD, RN, FAAN – East Central 2013
Briggs W. Andrews, Esq.– South Atlantic 2012
Robert K. Brookland, MD – South Atlantic 2012
Vincent F. Barbetta, CLU, ChFC – New England 2013
Judith E. Calhoun, PhD, ARNP – High Plains 2013
Debra J. Cohen – Illinois 2013
Carmel J. Cohen, MD – Eastern 2012
Bryan K. Earnest – Midwest 2013
Diana S. Diaz, RN, MS – Mid-South 2012
Allen H. Henderson, PhD – High Plains 2013
Willie H. Goffney, MD, FACS – California 2012
Susan D. Henry, LCSW – Mid-South 2012
John W. Hamilton, DDS – Great West 2012
Jeffrey L. Kean – California 2012
Enrique Hernandez, MD – East Central 2013
Joseph R. Mahoney, CPA – Great Lakes 2013
Michael E. Kasper, MD, FACRO – Florida 2012
Linda Z. Mowad, RN – New England 2012
Clement S. Rose, MD – Illinois 2012
Scarlott K. Mueller, RN, MPH – Florida 2012
Donald K. Warne, MD, MPH – Midwest 2013
Robert E. Youle – Great West 2013
Maria J. Worsham, PhD, FACMG – Great Lakes 2013
Sheila P. Burke 2013
Michele Carbone, MD, PhD 2013
Marjorie Kagawa Singer, PhD, MA, MN, RN, FAAN 2012
Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH 2012
Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD, FAAN 2012
Kevin J. Cullen, MD 2013
Haskell Sears Ward 2013
Maryjean Schenk, MD, MPH, MS 2012
From the EWG website, downloaded 10/10/2012
In August, President Obama signed into law the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act (H.R. 1627). This bill provides essential health benefits to veterans and their families made ill from one of the largest incidents of pollution in history. CampLejeune, a Marine Corps Base in North Carolina, is the site of the largest cluster of male breast cancer cases ever identified – which has been traced to one of the worst incidents of drinking water contamination in U.S. history.
The fight to get the legislation passed was documented in the award-winning film Semper Fi: Always Faithful. The documentary follows cancer survivor Mike Partain and retired Marine Jerry Ensminger as they learn about the contamination and take the fight for their families’ health to Capitol Hill.
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Flu shot – yes or no in 2013?
Submitted by Dr. Martha Grout, M.D., M.D.(H) at the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine Cancer Center, Scottsdale (Phoenix), Az.
A press release from the American Academy of Pediatrics reads: “special efforts should be made to vaccinate people in the following groups: children who have chronic medical conditions that increase their risk of influenza complications, like asthma, diabetes, immunosuppression, or neurologic disorders; family members and others who are in contact with children with high-risk conditions and children under age 5 (especially children under 6 months of age); all health care personnel; and women who are pregnant, are considering pregnancy, have just delivered or are breast-feeding during influenza season.”
Contrast the above image with a policy statement by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, written in a letter to the Colorado Board of Health: “AAPS, a national organization of physicians in all specialties, objects to the mandatory immunization of health care workers (HCWs).”
And with the response of health care workers…
From the Associated Press we read: “Patients can refuse a flu shot. Should doctors and nurses have that right, too? That is the thorny question surfacing as U.S. hospitals increasingly crack down on employees who won’t get flu shots, with some workers losing their jobs over their refusal.
“Where does it say that I am no longer a patient if I’m a nurse,” wondered Carrie Calhoun, a longtime critical care nurse in suburban Chicago who was fired last month after she refused a flu shot.
What is wrong with this picture? If health care workers are refusing vaccination with the flu shot, do you think they might know something that the establishment would prefer not to broadcast?
It reminds me of the Monsanto campaign in California, to prevent label requirements on GMO foods. If the foods are so wonderful, one would think that the manufacturers would be thrilled to have them labeled – free advertising, right? If the vaccines were so innocuous, there would be no need to force healthcare workers to receive them. They would be thrilled to get their annual flu shot, would they not?.
The concept of vaccination is sound – give someone a dose of an attenuated version of an illness – cowpox instead of smallpox – so that their immune system can make a response which will protect them against the more severe illness. It worked pretty well for smallpox – that illness has been pretty much eradicated world-wide. But as with medicine, just because one dose is good does not mean that more doses are better.
If vaccinations can cause development of specific antigens to the content of the vaccine, they can also activate what are called “bystander” antibodies – things to which we have been exposed in the past and whose memory is encoded in the so-called T-memory Tmem cells – that might explain why some children get so ill after vaccination. It also, in theory, might explain why some people are protected against other illnesses at the same time as they receive their flu protection.
Of course, there are always those who become very ill with flu-like symptoms after vaccination. And there are still the children who stop talking after their 14 month set of five or six immunizations. Some of them recover. Some do not. And what about those people with transplanted organs? They, with their weakened immune systems because of the anti-rejection drugs that we give them, are high on the list of those who “should” be vaccinated against flu.
The current flu vaccine contains one of the same influenza strains from last year and two new ones. It is reported to be 60% effective. Six out of ten people may be protected. Four out of ten are not. Having a seizure with fever after flu vaccine is not a contraindication to receiving another flu vaccine. In other words, if your child has a fever and a seizure after receiving a flu shot, it’s OK to give your child another dose of the same thing that caused the seizure in the first place. I have a hard time with that recommendation. What does not appear in all the posters and radio talk shows urging us all to get vaccinated is the complete list of ingredients in a vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website has a list of vaccines and excipients (non virus-related ingredients) which is pretty interesting to read.
Download the PDF file from Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website, click here .
For instance, one of the pentavalent vaccines given to small children (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Hemophilus influenza, Hepatitis B) contains a lot of ingredients that do not appear to be related to the flu virus.
- Formaldehyde – widely used in construction to make particle board. This is the chemical which caused so many people to fall ill in the FEMA trailers in New Orleans after the big hurricane. It is associated with an increased risk of leukemia.
- Gluteraldehyde – widely used in hospitals as a disinfectant, associated with increased risk of cancer when taken orally but not when inhaled.
- Aluminum hydroxide – used as an antacid in the medical world. Aluminum salts vary in their toxicity, but overall aluminum is highly toxic to the nervous system.
- Aluminum phosphate – also highly toxic to the nervous system, thought perhaps to contribute to the rising rates of autism world-wide.
- Polysorbate 80 – widely used in the food manufacturing industry as an emulsifier to keep fatty ingredients dispersed in the food, and in the cancer industry to keep drugs dispersed in solution so they can be administered. It is known to cause severe allergic reactions.
- Neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B – anti-fungal antibiotics to keep mold from growing in the vaccine cultures. Substitutes for the highly neurotoxic mercury salt, thimerosal, which used to be used in children’s vaccines prior to 2002.
- Yeast protein
- Calf serum (from calves blood)
- Several different growing media, mostly based on animal protein, both blood and milk
- Last, but not least, monkey kidney cells.
Two of the five flu vaccines listed contain a mercury-based preservative as one of the ingredients, as well as MSG and egg protein:
- Thimerosal – a mercury salt, one of the most highly neurotoxic compounds known to humankind. Two of five manufacturers of the flu vaccine use thimerosal in the manufacturing process; present at higher concentrations in multi-dose vials.
- Monosodium glutamate MSG – neurotoxic, excitatory, used as a flavor-enhancer in many manufactured foods, not just in fast food.
- Beta-propiolactone – The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified beta-propiolactone as a Group 2B, possible human carcinogen.
So… 60% effective by the most favorable estimates, containing several neurotoxins, monkey kidney cells and egg protein. And… it has to be taken every year, according to the powers that be, because it is not effective from one year to the next, since the flu virus mutates so rapidly.
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