Sunday, April 5, 2015

Parents, don't forget the most important thing this Easter holiday

Parents, but maybe mostly mamas...can I talk to you for a moment? Can I risk that you'll feel defensive, or lash out, to say something that really needs to be said?

Today, on a day that is special for many people due to religious or cultural reasons, make the most of it in a real way. Yes, I said real. Don't skip over the nickel to pick up the penny.

When your children are firmly squeezed into their expensive, fancy clothes, don't give 'em a smack or yell at 'em when they unloosen a few buttons or get their clothes inevitably dirty while playing. Today, bite back the yell to, "Stay clean!" Instead, remind them that you love them and love their zeal for life.

Today, when they are eating that Easter feast and spill on their laps or wipe with their sleeve, make eye contact. Smile. Rejoice that your table is filled to the brim with delicious food. Be thankful that your child has food to spill. Be thankful your child is sitting in that chair next to you, healthy and alive.

When you put together that bunny basket, stop. Stop that nasty voice in your head that says you didn't do a good enough job and that you didn't give them enough, and that it wasn't fancy enough and that others have more and give more. Maybe you've just had a baby and things are crazy. Maybe money is really really tight this year. Maybe you're struggling with a chronic issue. Stop beating yourself up and putting yourself down. Instead, remind yourself that you did what you could, and that you did it for them, and that you did it with love.

When you sit down for a church service, avoid the pinches, arm grabs, death glares or taking them out back to spank them. Avoid imagining what other people are thinking about your parenting. Don't spend that time stewing, teeth grinding, anxiety rising. If they wiggle, hold them and sing louder. If you need to step outside, do silly jumping jacks and laugh for a minute with your children. Smile big, and hug your children in that church, and remind others that God welcomes the little children. Today, welcome your children at the church service, as they are and without judging them.

When your children meltdown from too much candy, too many chemical exposures, too many strangers touching them and talking to them, too much noise, too much stimulation, show them mercy. Show them comfort. They aren't doing it to embarrass you or inconvenience you. They are little people having a very hard time. Practice feeling comfortable with big emotions. Practice telling others that big emotions are okay. Take a time-in together to reconnect and calm down. Leave the event if necessary. Show your children that their needs and discomforts are taken seriously.

And most of all, today, set it down. Set down that dish. Those deviled eggs do not have to be perfect. Set down that phone. It can wait. Set down those fancy Easter decorations. Set down the broom and vacuum. Let people learn to love you and your lived in home, and if they can't, let them leave your life.

Today, show your children how to LIVE. Show them how to LOVE. Show them laughter. Show them presence. Show them what it means to feel blessed and to stretch your arms out wide and experience happiness. Don't mutter over the cost of candy. Don't curse at the dirty house. Don't yell at them when they interrupt your hurried crafting. Put it all down and BE with them today.

Today is only one day. It will never come around again, and you can never return it for a different journey. Make it count the real way.

Just in case this idea is helpful to other parents out there! What I've found really works for us
is to purchase soft, worn in suits from a thrift store or secondhand store for the boys in a slightly larger size.
So they aren't "restrained" by their clothes. It's also inexpensive, so I don't have to stress. I also never buy any children's clothing that requires special cleaning and handling! Ain't nobody got time for that!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Vaccine Damage - Safeguard your kids with Homeopathy!

Guest Post

Vaccine Damage - Safeguard your kids with Homeopathy!

Classical homeopathy can be used very effectively to prevent infectious diseases, as it has been for two hundred years. A few homeopathic medicines in your travel kit can keep you safe when journeying overseas. Homeopathy can also be used in everything from dental problemsMRSA, and Lyme Disease to pet care. Homeopathy can also be used to negate the damage caused by vaccination and over-vaccination. 

Some homeopathic medicines that are very effective in negating the side effects of vaccination are SilicaMalandrinum,Belladonna,  MezeriumThujaMercury, and Sulphur. Please note, these need to be used in specific ways, typically only one at a time, and people should see a trained homeopath to treat these kinds of cases.

With homeopathy, it is important to find the exact remedy that a person needs at any particular time. It might take a bit of careful reading, or a visit to a professional homeopath, but treating a child when young can prevent all kinds of problems, and can set up a child for an active life of happiness and wellbeing. The best time to start using homeopathy is as young as possible. The two main homeopathic potencies are the Cs and the LMs. The Cs are often used in acute and first aid cases. The LMs are used by well-trained homeopaths to treat chronic conditions and they provide the advantage of improving patients from serious conditions at two to three times the speed. There are some websites with homeopathic search tools for parents and patients who are looking for a homeopathic remedy to treat general conditions.

Many of these homeopathic medicines are also useful in the treatment of autismdepressionmood disorders,ADD/ADHD, and other modern conditions, but for serious cases, one should work with a trained and experienced homeopath.

Introducing Homeopathy for Vaccinosis
Homeopathic First Aid Room - Iatrogenesis (Reactions caused by drugs, operations, and invasive procedures) by David Little
A Comparison of the C and LM Potency by David Little

Advanced Homeopathy

Homeoprophylaxis: Human Records, Studies and Trials by Fran Sheffield (PDF format)

The Adrenal Fatigue Solution Book Review

One thing I've noticed, that maybe you've felt at times, too, is that learning about things in the natural categories can feel overwhelming and lead you to ask more questions with fewer answers. This especially happens when you're faced with chronic and somewhat vague conditions that typical doctors don't know about, or even dismiss as silly.

Before Dr. Google warns you about cancer, read on:
Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome (AFS) is one of those things. It isn't something fancy or scary, it's simply a professional term for what parents might call being burned out. It's when your body has been working too hard for too long, leaving you worn down, tired out, prone to minor illnesses, irritable, and not healing as well as you remember back in the days where you could stay up all night at college.

When someone begins to suspect that life has been too rough on her lately and that she's developing an adrenal issue, the first thing she asks me is, "What do I do?" The answer can be long and overwhelming, especially when the poor mom is trying to breastfeed, carry a toddler, and juggle 3,000 things on her todo list. Learning about an entire medical condition, natural treatments, supplements, and bio-identical hormonal treatments when her problem is feeling overworked and overtired already is a real crunch.

That's why I have no qualms adding this new book, The Adrenal Fatigue Solution to my Recommendation Bookshelf. I read it of MY OWN ACCORD. And was NOT reimbursed in ANY WAY. I like to have simple and helpful answers for my mama friends, and this is one of them.

If you're looking for a basic, easy to read book on AFS, check this one out. You will learn, without any smugness or eye glazing wording:

~What the adrenals are and what they do
~What AFS is, symptoms, and how it progresses
~Foods to eat and foods to avoid
~How to find a doctor to help you
~Helpful supplements
~The basics of bio identical hormonal treatments

It's not an intimidating book, and it provides some concrete ideas on how to begin feeling better and how to begin structuring your life to relieve the stresses causing your symptoms. Although sadly, there is no advice in the book on how to convince your husband to pick up his dirty underwear, I feel confident that if you are new to AFS and feeling overwhelmed, this is a book you will appreciate.

Here is the book website:

Again, I did not get kickbacks, compensation, trades, or whatever from this. I'm sorry if it reads like an infomercial. I just honestly believe this is a good book that will help all the parents out there worrying about AFS and looking for simple changes to make in their lives.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Jewish Grandfather Avraham Burg Makes an Intactivist Case in Ha'aretz (Israel)

Jewish Grandfather Avraham Burg Makes an Intactivist Case in Ha'aretz (Israel).

Photo of the newspaper where this article was published.
Excerpt from Is this the generation that rejects circumcision? by Avraham Burg. Published in Ha'aretz (Israel), Aug. 29, 2014.

I approached the topic with a great deal of curiosity, and conducted a kind of man-in-the-street poll for several weeks. I asked my questions with care and got detailed responses. The many answers I received all pointed in a single direction: that the institution of circumcision is coming to an end. Or, to be more precise, the institution of circumcision has no real hold among the segment of the Israeli population that is not conservative and religiously observant… My innocent question, “Is any one of these answers sufficient reason to maim a child?” was met with silence. I asked, “Would you take out a child’s appendix soon after birth? Or implant a pacemaker in his body in order to play it safe?” The answer, with an embarrassed smile, was, “Oh, I never thought about it that way.” Nobody, but nobody, cited religious obligation as justification for the act… Here are the facts: there is no Jewish death penalty. We do not put out eyes or cut off hands. There are no rabbinic executioners, or people who amputate limbs for violations of Jewish law. All that are left are the mohalim – those who are specially trained to perform circumcisions.

Ritual circumcision is the only act of physical harm that remains. For how much longer?

The acts of physical harm I enumerated above, and many others, fell into disuse as the social and cultural conditions in which the Jews lived changed. Is our generation the one that is ripe for the abolition of ritual circumcision?

A challenging opponent has arisen against the ancient rite of circumcision: the concept of rights. Recent generations have deepened and broadened the discourse of rights – the rights of a human being to his body and dignity.

Rights and liberties are the true strength of Western society. This is a society that fights with all its might against female genital mutilation, which is customary in other parts of the world and still widespread among immigrants who refuse to assimilate and internalize the values of the new world to which they moved.

The fight against female genital mutilation is highly complex; the woman’s right to do as she pleases with her own body, her right to enjoy sexual relations at least as much as her male partner does, the freeing of the woman from any form of ownership by men (such as her father, brother, husband or pimp).

The way the fight against female genital mutilation radiates to the struggle against male circumcision is well known and extremely significant. After all, what exactly is the difference between them?

The difference is that male circumcision has positive branding compared with female genital mutilation, even though the issues are no different. On the one hand is the parents’ right to raise their children according to their faith. On the other is children’s inborn rights over their own bodies. On the strength of that right, violence against children was prohibited, and corporal punishment at home and in school utterly condemned.

It is likely that many people will continue circumcising their sons for religious or behavioral reasons, and many will look for other ways to express their membership in the Jewish collective without compromising on universal principles, which include the child’s right to an intact body.

Let us conclude with a paradox. An important part of the religious argument against abortion is the fetus’ right to life. According to this argument, the fetus is a living creature in every way. And, they claim, every child – inside or outside the womb – has the right to be born and to live.

So if the fetus, which is connected to the placenta, already has rights within the womb and may not be harmed for religious reasons, how is it possible to harm him, for religious reasons, from the moment he is born?

Avraham Burg, Is this the generation that rejects circumcision?Ha'aretz (Israel), Aug. 29, 2014.

Israeli intactivists demonstrate in support of Elinor Daniel, after a court coerced her to circumcise her son.

Israeli intactivists demonstrate in support of Elinor Daniel, with a sign that reads "A man's right to control his own body."

Kahal, an active social group for Israeli parents with intact sons, counts thousands of Israeli Jews among it's members.

Kahal, a social group for Israeli parents with intact sons is active and counts thousands of Israeli Jews among it's members.

Monday, February 23, 2015

What Carseats am I Using?

I was recently in a vehicle collision with thankfully no injuries. It was severe enough to destroy my van and all my seats needed to be replaced. (Goodbye Ole 'Dessy! We had great times! LOL.)

Anyways, since getting new seats and also sharing a few tough carseat stories online, I've received multiple messages asking me what carseats I ended up choosing and if I had any advice for others.

Before I continue, I want to emphasize something really important that needs saying all the time.

The BEST AND SAFEST SEAT is the one that you ALWAYS install correctly and ALWAYS buckle correctly for EVERY car ride!

Parents naturally want to choose the best seat for their children. Since carseats are all regulated in our country and since carseat companies try to stay competitive, you have a lot of perceived choices on the shelf, but not really as much difference as you fear.

Put your focus on finding the seat that fits into your vehicle, that you can install well and that your child will ALWAYS use correctly for EVERY SINGLE CAR RIDE. That's how you get the safest seat. What my kids like, and what fits into my Honda Odyssey might not be right for your children and your vehicle.

Visit a store or two and have your children sit in various carseats. Find out what they like. Think about options you need or want such as recline options or fabric that is better for hot summers. Have your older children buckle and unbuckle the harness. Can they do it? Does it hurt to do it? Is it too easy for Houdini toddlers who should NOT be unbuckling? Install a few of the select choices into your car. Can you do it fairly easily? Do you feel confident with your finished install? Does it fit on the seat? Do you need extra equipment to make it fit? These are things only you can decide and only after putting in a little bit of effort.'s what I ended up purchasing.

1. For my 6 year old who is too tall and heavy to rearface, I purchased a Britax Pinnacle Clicktight. It has one of the tallest harness heights on the market at 20.5 inches. (As a comparison, the popular Graco Nautilus has a height of 18-18.5 inches.) I selected the Pinnacle as it has the most side impact material out of the other Britax options in this class. (Other options include the Pioneer and Frontier.) I chose the clicktight because it's super duper amazingly awesome and if you can afford it, you will likely love it.

This is my 4 year old sitting in the KidsEmbrace Batman seat for $150.
 Look at the top harness slot.
This is the same child sitting in the Britax Pinnacle.
Look at the top slot. Big difference!
2. For my two middle children, they are going into Diono RXTs. We rearface past 40lbs, so that means we have limited options based on height and weight combination since my kids will outgrow by height before weight. If your child is trending to outgrow by weight first, you can find a couple other options that reach into the 50lb range such as the Diono Rainier and the Foonf.

3. My baby went into a Britax Boulevard Clicktight. He is taking after his grandpa and is tall for his age, mostly in his torso, so I went straight for Britax with their taller shells. It only rearfaces to 40lbs, but by then he will get one of the RXTs from his older brothers. I'm also addicted to the clicktight option, what can I say.

Pictures don't really turn out well with rearfacing lol!
This was easier for me to do because our insurance company cut us a check to buy these seats. I'm normally on a very strict budget and not "rich" in any sense of the word, so I do relate to those who look at carseat prices and want to hide in the bathroom with chocolate. One thing I would say is to try to anticipate your child's needs ahead of time so you can look for clearance. Carseat companies are competitive and try to release new colours with somewhat unnecessary upgrades twice a year (cup holders, extra recline angles, pillows, etc). So you can take advantage of clearance prices and save up ahead of time instead of buying full price right when your child needs a seat. This is how I previously obtained my carseats.

If you have less time, check out Amazon. Sometimes you can find random price drops, especially if you are flexible with fabric options. For example, The Britax Pinnacle Clicktight retails for around $369, but when I looked on Amazon, I found one fabric option was priced at $277. Someone nabbed the previous generation G1 for $164 on there. You just have to keep an eye out and be flexible about colours.

(None of my stuff here is referral linked as I don't monetize. If you do decide to purchase something on Amazon, however, my friend, Savanna, has a referral link here. She is not affiliated with any blog, business or organisation.)


Carseat measurements
Five simple steps

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Shepherds are Supposed to Protect, not Sacrifice Lambs

When people discuss vaccinations, they are typically referring to the vaccination program for infants and children. This program, including prenatal vaccines, just reached 58 vaccines by age 6 for 2015.

In the vaccination debate, the focus is on the process of injecting a minor (baby, toddler, child) with a prophylactic medication. When people discuss vaccine compliance, they are referring to forcing parents to vaccinate their children.

People in this debate rarely discuss consenting adults who can make a voluntary, informed decision to vaccinate THEMSELVES. In other words, the debate itself is rigged. It's inherently flawed.

If this were truly about the noble mission to protect the helpless and the innocent, then our program would be the exact opposite. We would be calling for all adults to roll up their sleeves to get all the vaccinations, and then requiring regular titre testing and re-vaccination if immunity thresholds weren't high enough.

In a world where the innocents and vulnerable populations truly get protection, the adults would be sacrificing for the children. Instead, what our most people in the debate want is for the MOST vulnerable to be fully vaccinated under mandatory law and societal pressure while the adults get to decide which vaccines to get, if any at all.

We want the people with the LEAST DEVELOPED IMMUNE SYSTEMS, who are most sensitive to adverse reactions during their brain and body development, the ones who cannot consent, and who cannot even talk to describe their pain or adverse reactions, to be forced to endure prophylactic medical interventions.

The thing is, whether you're pro-vaccine, or anti-vaccine, or questioning, or moderate, or selective, or anything else, a vaccination is a medical procedure with potential side effects and risks that can be short term or long term, acute, or chronic. It is a product being inserted into your body that exerts numerous changes, whether considered healthy or damaging, or a bit of both.

Every vaccine has side effects and risks, short term and long term. You risk injury or death to yourself. You risk spreading the vaccine-disease to others and injuring or killing them. And you risk altering the epidemiology of society as a whole, including through multiple generations with epigenetic changes to the immune system.

Let's look at antibiotics as an example. This is fitting because several vaccines contain traces of antibiotics, but the analogy is still restricted since in most cases, antibiotics are prescribed to treat an existing medical condition.

When you take antibiotics, you consent to a risk to yourself and a risk to others. You can directly injure or kill yourself, and you alter the bacterial ecosystem, resulting in resistant strains that put the entire world at risk.

So, for example, thanks to people and the agri-industry overusing antibiotics, we now have super-bugs as the media calls them. These super-bugs pose increased risk of morbidity and mortality. A recent study claims they will kill up to 10 million people annually.

Similarly, the decisions you make regarding vaccinations will alter your health and the rest of society.

All of this on some level would still make a little bit of sense because so far we've been discussing an adult making a personal informed decision about her body.

That's not what the vaccine campaign is about, though. The CDC children's program isn't about adults freely consenting to what products they put into their body that might also pose a risk to others, such as smoking or driving drunk, or using carcinogenic household products that are washed into our water supply.

This is about demanding that parents force vaccines into their non-consenting children when no disease is present and lesser treatments (nutrition, supplements, breastmilk, etc) have not been tried first.

Wanting to force a medical treatment onto a non-consenting person without immediate lifesaving necessity is unethical. It violates every aspect of ethical medicine in our human existence.

"The patient should make his or her own determination about treatment... Informed consent is a basic policy in both ethics and law that physicians must honor, unless the patient is unconscious or otherwise incapable of consenting and harm from failure to treat is imminent." ~American Medical Association

Vaccine proponents demanding for compulsory vaccination of minors are saying that parents must put medical products with side effects and risks into their children regardless of bodily integrity and basic human rights.

It gets really easy to see that the vaccine program is faulty when you look at the population divide. A minority, 24%, of the population is aged 18 and under. Whereas adults make up 76% of the population. So, the vaccine program literally rests on forcing a vulnerable minority to protect the rest of the population.

The CDC vaccination program is specifically directed towards minors who cannot consent to a prophylactic medical intervention given in the absence of disease and without any immediate lifesaving indication.

Let's say what needs to be said here. The vaccine debate is not only about diseases and efficacy, studies and money. It's a debate about basic human rights to bodily integrity and informed consent in the medical system. It's a debate about whether or not we value the voiceless, the defenseless, and the innocent. It's a debate about whether the shepherds will sacrifice for their herd, or whether they will force lambs to be sacrificed instead. It's a debate over the value of our children. Are they people deserving ethical medical care, or are they merely living, breathing immune machines to shield society?

If you believe in vaccine theory and you want to alter society's epidemiology of disease for better or for worse, then YOU roll up your sleeve and YOU make that choice. Don't pretend your desire to force every infant and child to endure 58 vaccines by age 6 is somehow altruistic and noble. If you're a shepherd, then you stand between the wolf and lambs, not behind them for herd protection.

Have you thanked a sacrificial lamb and his/her parents?
Stop by Karen's post to thank them for their sacrifices.

Research vaccines to ensure this is really a medical procedure you feel comfortable consenting to on behalf of your child. If you're wondering where to start, follow these beginning steps:

Read each of the vaccine pamphlets, the actual inserts released by the vaccine companies over at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Check out the 3 pages of vaccine ingredients released by the Centers for Disease Control. (Although, you'll want to cross reference with the vaccine companies when reading the CDC page because sometimes this document is slightly inaccurate or out of date.)

Dig through the CDC Pinkpages to begin learning about various illnesses. Learn how they are transmitted, how they work in the body, common symptoms, rare symptoms, individual risks, natural and allopathic treatment, etc.

Learn more about the immune system and how it works here.

Explore the government website for vaccine reactions to determine which reactions are more likely to be associated with which vaccines and at what ages to give you a starting point for assessing your child's individual risks.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Phytic Acid, Inositol, PCOS Notes

If you're in the natural community, then you've probably adopted the generic assumption that phytic acid is harmful and should be avoided. Many call it an anti-nutrient, and most of the discussion about grains focuses on how to reduce or eliminate phytic acid from the diet. The same goes for soy and flaxseed to a lesser and different extent.

As I've continued researching the minority who doesn't respond well to GAPS, Paleo, and other WAPF/NT restrictive diets, I've come across the interplay of inotisol and phosphorous storage cycles as a potential connection to the list of complaints these people have after changing their diets to be healthier.

I've long acknowledged the fall out, but only broadly associated it with vague malnutrition and endocrine issues. In other words, when someone switched to a paleo diet and experienced negative symptoms, I would in the past say it might indicate underlying thyroid and adrenal insufficiency, or mismanagement of macronutrients that can't compensate for the missing food groups.

Inositol brings more clarity and connections to this picture. If you are experiencing symptoms such as thinning, brittle hair, hair loss, teeth erosion/decay, dry skin, bumpy skin, acne, PCOS symptoms, infertility, bloating, constipation, pancreatic issues/low bile/SIBO, insulin resistance/diabetes, etc, then maybe it's time to look at inositol before more diet restrictions.

Although it is sometimes still referred to as a B vitamin, it lost official status because the body can synthesize it in the gut using the glucose system. So it is not an essential nutrient. It is still an important substance to the body, however, as it is used for all systems in something call the secondary messenger system, or cell signaling.

Those familiar with gut health issues immediately see the red flag here. Normal bacterial balance and a normal glucose system are required to effectively synthesize this substance. Then the body has to convert it into various forms of inositol, each with a different purpose. IP6, for example, is noted for its potential anti-cancer behaviors. Myo-inositol and d-chiro-inositol manage insulin and can help balance the endocrine system. It's also used to direct nerves, balance calcium, maintain cell membranes, breakdown fats, etc.

So, if your gut flora is unhealthy, or you have insulin/glucose/diabetic issues, then your ability to synthesize and convert this substance might be completely impaired.

It leads you to a chicken or the egg question. Is someone with weight problems and sugar or alcohol addiction in an unhealthy state because she is eating all the sugar and grains? (Side note: sugar, carb, and alcohol cravings are considered a sign of potential inositol deficiency. Inositol and choline, another b-vitamin helper, are both used to assist with alcohol issues.) Or is she attracted to the sugar and grains because her body craves a nutrient it desperately needs to manage intracellular cell signaling?

She might have polymorphisms that make her body less efficient at converting. She might have other comorbid conditions that prevent synthesis. And if she decides to remove all sugars and grains from her diet to get healthy without addressing the deficiency in this area, what happens?

I'll tell you what happens. She feels like crap as she withdraws from the chemical addiction to the sugar and gliadins. But, then she feels pretty good for awhile because she's removed so much inflammation from her body. Soon enough, however, she notices some disturbing trends. Weight loss stagnates. She starts to experience thyroid complaints such as dry, cracked skin, hair loss, headaches, fatigue, sensitivity to cold, acne...Her digestive system becomes sluggish. She develops insomnia, depression, anxiety, or even begins bipolar episodes.

On the surface, paleo takes the blame. But it seems to me that the underlying issue was revealed by the dietary change. The previous high carb/high sugar diet was like a food crutch. Addressing the underlying issue quickly before symptoms cause their own injuries and conditions is vital.

Even more interesting in the balance of this topic is the realization that inositol has no noted side effects. And when they reached sky high levels, 10 times the recommended amount, the only symptom noted by some participants was diarrhea.

Many forms of supplemental inositol are quite inexpensive, too. I did notice in my readings that women using d-chiro-inositol for PCOS require very high dosages of this converted form, which does appear to be pricier than some of the other forms. (Read more here.)

If you're experiencing a cluster of common endocrine symptoms, especially after restricting your diet such as by going on GAPS or Paleo, it might be worth it to research the inositol issue. It could also be a cheaper, easier option for healing compared to the longer road of finding a doctor who will order full blood work for the thyroid and adrenals, deciding on thyroid medication, testing for autoimmune conditions, etc.

Next time you feel a craving for sugar, breads and pastas, carbs in general, or alcohol and fizzy drinks, stop the self-shaming and start thinking about inositol!

Here are some of the links I came across while researching this topic:

"Animal and lab research has found that IP6 might be effective in preventing tumors from forming and slowing tumor growth. One small study done in humans found that IP6 might help ease the side effects of chemotherapy and improve quality of life in people with cancer."

"Women with PCOS are also known to have a defect in their insulin-signaling pathways which are heavily dependent upon inositol-containing substances (phosphoglycan mediators). Supplying extra myo-inositol appears to temporarily correct the malfunctioning insulin pathways and reduce the signs and symptoms of insulin resistance."

"We conclude that, in lean women with the polycystic ovary syndrome, D-chiro-inositol reduces circulating insulin, decreases serum androgens, and ameliorates some of the metabolic abnormalities (increased blood pressure and hypertriglyceridemia) of syndrome X.

"The combined administration of MI and DCI in physiological plasma ratio (40:1) should be considered as the first line approach in PCOS overweight patients, being able to reduce the metabolic and clinical alteration of PCOS and, therefore, reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome."

One last sure to research choline, which is considered another undercover B vitamin and helps inositol work in the body. Phosphatidylcholine is arguably the most bioavailable form. In my reading, it seems people need to take larges dosages of choline and inositol for best results.

Additional Wapf-skepticism on the blog:

Pregnant women and CLO

When you're less than a cow

Dem bunny crackers, tho. Pretty sure that addiction isn't inositol related!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

When You and Your Children Play as Tribute in the Vaccine Hunger Games

Scrolling through the debates, the mindless comments on articles, the newsfeed littered with vaccination discussion, it reminds you of something.

It wears on your self-esteem even if you claim it shouldn't, or say it won't. It stills your heart when you read the words. You've read them before. None of them are new in the debate. But, still, the weight they carry emphasizes the gravity of their meaning.

It's the knowledge that YOU are worthless. YOU are the one they said deserved to die, deserved to be maimed, deserved to feel pain, deserved to fall over the cliff. YOU are the one who had to be sacrificed because others deserve to live more than you and to be happier and healthier than you.

See, when you're the faceless casualty of their war on disease, you're not even deserving of a nod of respect or a thank you. Not only will you never get a "thank you" or a nod, or a moment of silence, but when you or your family bring up the vaccine reactions, you'll be attacked.

They'll deny it. They'll laugh in your face. They'll call you stupid, crazy, attention-seeker. They'll say you're parents are looking for something to blame. They'll say at least you didn't die from your vaccine-induced measles/polio/whatever.

But, the inflammatory ones aren't the worst. It's the callous, calmly truthful ones that set a chill.

"So, some kids are going to be the 2 out of 100,000. That's to be expected."
"Reactions are rare, but they happen. That's life."
"I know some people will die, but that's necessary to save more lives."
"Some children are going to get hurt, but it's justified to help others."

The ones who know, the ones who openly admit it, who type with you late into the night, acknowledging that you're the one who must suffer so they can enjoy their supposed theory of herd health. Those are the worst.

Even if it's justified, though. Let's hold onto that thought. Let's say it's justified to deliberately use a program knowing it will kill some people, but potentially save others. Shouldn't the emotional response at least be...solemn? Respectful? Grave? Compassionate even?

We as a society want to compel parents to obey, to participate in a program that like a lottery might end up maiming or killing their children. In exchange, potentially other citizens will be saved.

If that's the plan, when someone is maimed or killed, shouldn't there be some kind of respectful note of gratitude, a community acknowledging the sacrifice parents made for the rest? Instead, you get spit in the face, laughed at, or labeled with mental illnesses. If you keep your story private, people assume you don't vaccinate because you listened to a celebrity. If you share your story, then people disrespect your child or claim that you're lying for attention.

And then there are the ones who fought. The ones who went to the vaccine injury court, and spent thousands, and fought, often for months or years to get their child's case in front of a judge. Afterwards, they are legally gagged, unable to talk about what happened. Stuck listening to people prattle on about how "rare" vaccine injuries are and how they've "never heard of a vaccine injury." Their mouths taped shut, their eyes staring at the screen with tears in them.

My daughter Lorrin Kain was injured by her one and only Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus, (DPT), vaccine April 27, 1994. It was on that day Lorrin became a statistic. I also became a statistic just for being her mother. The government felt my daughter's life was an appropriate exchange for what they refer to as herd immunity. She was sacrificed for the health of all babies.

International Memorial for Vaccine Victims

Search the government database for vaccine reactions

Vaccine injury awareness slideshow

Hear this well

Remembering the fallen

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