autoimmune disorders

  1. OUTRAGE: Feds to test anthrax shot on kids

    U.S. panel backs anthrax experiments on children

    It's the biggest medical scandal in U.S. history... and it hasn't even happened yet!

    The feds are getting ready to pump children and possibly babies full of the anthrax vaccine -- despite the fact that this same vaccine has already been linked to nerve damage, autoimmune disorders and even DEATH in adults.

    Of course, they know this will be a hard sell to an American public that's becoming increasingly skeptical of vaccines -- so they're pushing it forward the only way they can: with ruthless fear-mongering.

    "At the end of the day, do we want to wait for an attack and give it to millions and millions of children and collect data at that time?" Daniel B. Fagbuy, chair of the National Biodefense Science Board panel that signed off on the plan, told the Washington Post.

    What utter and despicable nonsense. Anthrax is not like the flu -- it doesn't spread from person to person. Someone with anthrax can sneeze right in your face, and you wouldn't get the disease.

    The only way to get it is to come into direct contact with anthrax spores -- and when that happens, there's already a safe and highly effective way of dealing with it: antibiotics for those exposed.

    In other words, the danger is neither clear nor present -- and if that ever changes, we can deal with it easily enough when the time comes.

    But the NBSB claims we "need" (yes "NEED") to know right now if the vaccine is safe for children, if it's effective and what dose should be used.

    Think of the logistics of figuring that out. To test safety, you'd have to inject a bunch of children and babies and then see how many are left standing (or crawling).

    Then, if you have enough kids left, you can start to tinker with the dose and test for effectiveness.

    Ethically, the only option here is to test for antibodies after the shots -- but let's be realistic here: Antibodies alone won't tell the whole story. The only way to REALLY tell for sure if the vaccine actually prevents anthrax is to deliberately expose the children to anthrax -- including an unvaccinated control group.

    And if you think our government would never, ever do something like that... well, you just don't know our government very well.

  2. DHEA access in jeopardy

    DHEA access in jeopardy

    The government might as well drain all the hormones right out of your body. That's basically what they're doing anyway now that DHEA has become the latest in the line of supplements that they're forcing to walk the bureaucratic plank.

    It's bad enough that you naturally lose this hormone as you age, but if you lose your ability to replace it, suddenly you're up you-know-what creek without a paddle.

    The bill before the Senate, S. 762, would classify DHEA as an anabolic steroid. Such a classification would land this important naturally occurring hormone on a list of controlled substances, which means you'd no longer be able to get it without a prescription from your doctor.

    Someone needs to tell these bozos that DHEA is NOT an anabolic steroid. DHEA is a perfectly safe - and incredibly beneficial hormone. But as with most things, you make less of it as you get older (sometimes as much as 50% less by the time you hit 50 years old) - which makes supplementing with it extremely vital for a significant portion of the population.

    Technically, your adrenal glands produce more of this one hormone than all of the other hormones combined. That fact alone should indicate that it's important in a whole host of bodily functions. Supplementing with DHEA can help to enhance your mood, improve your immune system, increase muscle mass, and boost your sex drive. And it's been shown to be helpful for those with autoimmune disorders, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, and even cancer.

    But as important as DHEA is, there's a bigger issue at hand. Don't be too nave to think that every small piece of legislation like this isn't taking us that much closer to the supplement hijacking that took Europe by storm two years ago. In case you're in the dark about the state of supplements on the other side of the pond, let me fill you in

    Under the EU Food Supplements Directive, an organization called the Food Supplements Directive (FSD) was put in place to determine what could and couldn't be sold as a food supplement. Anything not given their OK was banned - I'm talking hundreds and hundreds of vitamins and minerals. Many are available only by prescription now, and to top off this Communistic insanity, the "safe upper limits" are barely high enough to do any good anyway.

    If you don't take supplements, don't ignore this issue because you think it doesn't apply to you. Everyone should have the right to take natural supplements that could be a healthier, safer, cheaper, and more effective alternative to prescription drugs. If that right is taken way - and believe me, Big Pharma is chipping away at supplements little by little in an effort to make them disappear - the only options you'll be left with are costly drugs with even costlier side effects.

    Don't just sit there and do nothing - especially when making your voice heard is as easy as clicking here and signing your name to a pre-composed letter. I've already given Congress my two cents. It's time you gave them yours.

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