Why does aluminium feature in vaccines?

By Heather Sylvawood, Amazon Author

Got to Additional Comment at the bottom if you have already seen this blog post.

I started researching the information available on the internet about the amount of metals administered in vaccines after reading this article about the Gardasil Vaccine and how countries are taking legal action against the manufacturers of the vaccine which was supposedly developed to protect young woman from becoming victims of cervical cancer.

In one family’s personal search for a cure for their daughter’s auto-immune reaction to the series of three injections I read two stand-out facts:

  • The world (of young women) did not need a new (inadequately tested) vaccine as there was already a centuries old method of protection – condoms. Not only do condoms protect from the sexually transmitted diseases they protect from other nasty’s.
  • The active ingredient of the Gardasil vaccine was held in a solution containing a large amount of metals – namely aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate.

I started doing some more research and the following quotes have come from people who have been badly affected by the vaccine that was supposed to protect them from cervical cancer.

Personal experiences

Audrey Kitching in her June 2009 blog reported her illness after having only two of the series of three injections:

“I saw every specialist and doctor in the area. No one could figure out what was wrong with me. They kept finding large amounts of chemicals and metals in my body. Doctors thought it may be my dental fillings. I got two surgery’s to remove all the metal with oxygen tanks. I started a metal detox program and was put on an all organic no wheat, no gluten, no dairy, no sugar and no soy diet. I was taking 76 supplements a day just to function since January, now I am only taking about 20 a day.”

This is common theme in the experiences I read about.

According to Kristine Clulow from Australia, quoted on the Sanevax website (where you will discover hundreds of other affect young women):

“Approximately two months ago (mid-2014), I had a hair mineral analysis test conducted. This required taking a small portion of untreated hair out and sending it to a lab for testing. This test showed up that my body was high in Aluminum (a major ingredient in Gardasil), and that my body was not absorbing the nutrients from food. As such, I have booked in to see a dietician to resolve this issue.”

Symptoms

The girls who were struck down were usually healthy, active young women who suddenly became lethargic and complained of pains. Many girls reported symptoms of constant (excruciating) headache, sore throats, swollen glands, chest pains, dizziness with black outs, weakness, abdominal pain, muscle and back pain, brain fog, trouble concentrating and short term memory and gastro-intestinal problems.  They were often open to virus and infections and took many weeks to throw off the infection.

These symptoms are all possible indicators of metal poisoning.

TeaTree, Lavender,OliveOil and other essential oils and herbs help to detox a chemical=laden body.

As each family failed to get help from conventional specialists they would look at alternative therapies. One family said: “Neuro training, brain training, osteopathy, detoxing, a strict diet, supplements and more alternative treatments all helped to improve her health.”

Diet has proved important for many and the process of detoxing.

What do Vaccines contain?

The University of Oxford has this to say about the make-up of vaccines:

“The key ingredient in all vaccines is the active ingredient. This is the part that challenges the immune system so that it makes antibodies that can fight the disease. Apart from this, the main ingredient in vaccines is water. Most injected vaccines contain 0.5 millilitres of liquid, in other words a few drops. All other ingredients weigh a few milligrams (thousandths of a gram) or even less.

“Vaccine ingredients can look unfamiliar. However, it is important to remember that many of the substances used in vaccines are found naturally in the body. For example, many vaccines contain salts based on sodium and potassium, which are essential for life. People may think of formaldehyde as a man-made chemical, but in small quantities it is also found naturally in the bloodstream.”

Unfortunately these few milligrams of chemicals, salts and metals react with some people and cause immeasurable damage.

Says Audrey Kitching: “Gardasil contains 225 cmg of aluminum in each shot. There are 3 injections in each vaccine that is 675cmg of aluminum. Do you understand how toxic that is alone without all the other ingredients.”

Chemical cocktails with lethal hangover

Despite the University of Oxford’s assurances above here are the ingredients that I found in 2 (TWO) vaccines:

  • Aluminum phosphate,
  • Formaldehyde,
  • Glutaraldehyde,
  • 2-phenoxyethanol,
  • Aluminum hydroxide,
  • Aluminum phosphate,
  • Calf serum,
  • Lactalbumin hydrolysate,
  • Glutaraldhyde,
  • Neomycin sulfate,
  • Sodium chloride,
  • Polymyxin B,
  • Polysorbate 80,
  • Yeast protein

The potential side effects from these vaccines included: Vomiting, redness or swelling, fever, tiredness or poor appetite, seizures, serious allergic reaction, brain damage (very rare), drowsiness, fainting, irritability, joint pain, body aches, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea,  upper respiratory tract infection, shock, brachial neuritis.

You can read about more of them at Generation Rescue’s website.

Yellow Fever vaccine

Gardasil is not the only modern medication (vaccine to have caused violent reactions in some people. Yellow fever vaccine has also affected hundreds. Following her husband’s horrific brain injury after receiving an injection against Yellow Fever, Trine Villemann decided to do some investigations of her own.

“Sanofi Pasteur, the maker of the yellow fever vaccine, denies any link between the vaccine and my husband’s illness. However in May 2013 the vaccine-maker for the first time admitted that my husband is not the only one who has been sent mad by the yellow fever vaccine. Sanofi Pasteur admitted to ‘fewer than 10 reports of mental disorders related to the vaccine, including Mr Brabant’s’, but I have investigated this and found hundreds more.

“At the WHO Monitoring Centre in Uppsala they have gathered at least 400 reports of yellow fever vaccine-related adverse events involving mental disorders over the past ten years.”

People are not lab rats

These people are not lab rats that pharmaceutical companies might see as expendable casualties in a mass vaccination program – they are people whose lives have been ruined and some cases killed by the vaccine that was supposed to cure them. We should expect more of the health industry.

Additional comment:

Since writing this I have become aware that respected doctors are also concerned about the use of metals in vaccines, including the ‘flu vaccine:

http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/dr-oz-warns-about-mercury-in-flu-shots/

Please view this video if you have similar concerns to me.

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Diabetes cure around the corner?

A thrilling announcement has been made from scientists in New Zealand and the UK who have been investigating the cause(s) of diabetes for over 20 years.

They have discovered that a little known hormone called amylin may be the reason behind why some people are unable to digest sugars efficiently.  Normally cells in the pancreas produce two hormones – insulin and amylin, but in some individuals, instead of working together as the hormones are supposed to, the amylin clumps and slows the efficiency of process of digestion.

Knowing the cause, scientists now believe they can better target new diabetic medications to cure diabetes. Given that diabetes is proclaimed to be occurring in epidemic proportions, the question still to be answered is why? Why is amylin reacting in a way that upsets the natural rhythm of digestion? Is it overload of sugars and fats in our systems? Is it a different cause – some hiccup in our energy or electrical body vibrations?

To find out more about this break-through: READ THE ARTICLE HERE

Heather Sylvawood – Amazon Author

Why is this potential cancer cure being kept secret?

By Heather Sylvawood, Amazon Author

The big ‘C’ is such an emotive subject that I have avoided it in this blog. There are all sorts of claimed cures from healing your internal environment by eating raw to taking high doses of medicinal herbs packed into capsules. Some people have miraculous results; others still perish. Even using conventional medical practices of cut, poison and burn, there are still those whose cancer does not respond. Or should that say: “whose bodies do not respond”?

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Today, I’m breaking my embargo. I want to share what I believe is exciting news. Take a read of this article: Cancer treatment could use immune system to fight tumours, and Dendritic cells (DC): the key to cancer immunotherapy.

Dendritic cells – key to healing cancer?

I became aware of this breakthrough via an email newsletter I have subscribed to from Cancer Defeated. They’re on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CancerDefeated so you can check them out for yourself. And here is a link to the Newsletter that explains about Dendritic cells and how they work towards a cure and about the work of Bill Henderson, author of How to Cure Almost Any Cancer at Home.

Of course Cancer Defeated does peddle some of those capsules I talked about earlier, but the information is definitely worth reading and backed up by scientific research, such as the two articles I highlighted above.

Cancer cells merely a product of our own body

For decades I believed, like many others, that cancer was something that “invaded” our bodies. At very least it was something we were putting into our bodies that encouraged cancerous cells to multiply excessively.

Now scientists are realising that cancer is our body’s reaction to an imbalance in our immunity systems. “In normal cells, cell division is balanced by cell death, but cancerous cells continue to divide and accumulate, damaging nearby tissues.” Read more: http://www.faqs.org/nutrition/Ca-De/Cancer.html#ixzz383FDvRxO.

That means when cells divide they do so to replace a dead or dying cell. And that’s a perfectly healthy thing to happen because we need to heal and grow. But something triggers cancer cells to ignore that process and keep replicating quickly without a corresponding number of them dying off.

Our abused body immunity can’t cope with cancer

Scientists are looking at potential cures that will right the body’s immunity system balance and kill off mutant (cancerous) cells; from a slightly different perspective herbalists are looking for foods that support the system to bring back immunity strength. In reality, they are both searching for the same thing.

 

Conventional medicine slow to accept cancer alternative treatments

Dendritic cell therapy is another method that trials show could halt the spread of cancerous cells by creating healing cells that kill off the cancerous cells, even on advanced cancers. The important point to take from this is that scientists are making progress, but acceptance of this progress by ruling medical bodies is slow to take root:

“Cancer researchers have been interested in this idea for decades – and variations of the idea are already used in some alternative clinics — but only recently did the cancer vaccine concept start making real progress in mainstream medicine. The so-called dendritic cell vaccine has since been described as a newly emerging but potent form of immune therapy for cancer treatment,” according to Cancer Defeated Editor in Chief, Lee Euler.

“The good news is the FDA recently approved the first dendritic cell therapy, called Provenge. A few alternative cancer clinics have used their own form of dendritic cell therapy for years, but FDA approval means it may now be available from mainstream oncologists. Better late than never.”

Cancer tumours and treatments explained

Here’s another useful website with lots of information on cancer and treatments: http://www.biooncology.com/. Useful for finding answers your doctor may not have thought to answer or you to ask at consultations. If you search using the word: “dendritic” you will find five articles that mention or refer to it.

Big question:

Does anyone know if dendritic cell therapy treatment is being offered in New Zealand? There could be many people out there who would like to know.

Heather Sylvawood, Amazon Author

Is Wheat ‘Poison on Your Table’?

by Heather Sylvawood, Amazon Author

What if I told you that somewhere in the world wheat is being grown that has been treated with a deadly chemical, and we could consume it without knowing?

What if I told you that the chemical is an industrial toxin called sodium azide and the US Poisons Centre warns medics against giving CPR to victims of the deadly poison?

Grain ears in wheat field

Clearfield Wheat Treated With Poisons

According to The Alternative Daily, “Clearfield Wheat being grown in the Pacific Northwest is a semi dwarf strain of wheat that has had its seed and embryos exposed to a chemical, sodium azide, which is an industrial toxin …

“The makers of Clearfield wheat claim that their wheat is a result of “enhanced, traditional plant breeding techniques,” making a distinction between genetically-modified wheat. However, although no gene splicing techniques were used, many other methods were, such as the purposeful induction of mutations using chemicals, high dose x-ray and radiation techniques to induce mutations coupled with cross breeding.”

Where is This Wheat Used?

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We have no way of knowing where the wheat-based ingredients in products we eat come from or where the manufacturers sourced their wheat. And it’s not just bread-based ingredients that present that risk.

Unless you’re gluten-intolerant you’re unlikely to look at the preservatives and taste enhancers in the products you buy. So this incredibly altered Clearfield Wheat could be used to produce products with any of these numbers on them: 1100, 620 – 625, 1400 range if made from maltodextrin (more common in Europe), malt products, some soy sauces and malt vinegar.

Our Internal Eco-system at Risk From Poisons

As we are becoming increasingly aware, the body eco-system is incredibly resilient, but also incredibly sensitive to substances like poisons. If we continually bombard it with substances foreign to the body it eventually surrenders and we get dis-ease.

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Of course we as consumers are partly to blame, because we’re always ready to buy the newest, fastest food available. We buy into the market and the market responds because manufacturers understand our “new/fast is best” mentality will fall for their advertising.

How Poisons Sneak Into Our Foods

Fats need preserving in order to last the time it takes from manufacturer, to shipper, to distributer (often in another country) to retail shelves and finally to your shopping bag. It’s totally understandable that manufacturers look for preservatives to stop foods going rancid. Cooked meats, dairy and some vegetables go rancid or decay within a few days if stored without refrigeration, and only last a few days more inside a fridge.

It’s also totally understandable that manufacturers are going to look for the cheapest form of preservative in order to make the greatest amount of profit. And what preservative enhancing products do we produce in abundance in the world? Wheat, salt and sugar.

Why Do We Like Poisonous Fast Fat Foods?

In order to reach a stage where the need for preservation became imperative, as a species, human beings had to move from eating for life to eating for pleasure. Pleasurable eating has all to do with taste.

According to A. Drewnowski, author of Why Do We Like Fat, “Diets rich in fats tend to be more flavourful and varied, they also are high in energy.” So in the past centuries, human beings, who were focused on surviving, got hooked on the taste and energy-giving properties of animal meats. Given an active lifestyle where a few hours sleep during the hours of darkness was the only sedentary activity you did, such a diet was practical. Besides, the food was consumed unadulterated except for cooking over a fire. No preservative in sight.

hamburger

Have you ever wondered why we find those adverts of burgers, shining with fat (it’s usually a painted on chemical in the pictures) and dripping with preservative-packed mayo so appealing? They are a promise of a flavourful experience. We know this if we’ve eaten meats and dairy products before. If we had only ever tasted a vegetarian/vegan diet, would those images appeal?

Taste is Also a Learned Thing

Human beings who have discretionary spending are continually expanding their taste sensations. Foods from other cultures are readily available and exotic herbs and spices are integrated into our diets weekly if not daily.  Fast food sauces include them and in their advertising using images of exotic places to sell the product. They sell the concept of visiting the exotic location – “the taste of”. However, many of these exotic foods contain preservatives, whiteners, wheat flour thickeners, flavour enhancers and soy.

If a desired exotic food tastes strange or repellent when we first try it, we work through the challenge by trying it again and again until the taste is familiar. I often think back to my first taste of yoghurt. My mother made a batch from a ‘bug’ she’d been given. It was sour, so sour it put me off for years. Manufacturers, however, started producing flavoured yoghurts – they knew it had to fit our modern, sugar-skewed taste buds. Now I eat an organic, Greek natural yoghurt, but even that has 3g sugar per serve, whereas my mother’s natural yoghurt had none. I’ve learned to like it because I have come to believe it’s good for me!

By Heather Sylvawood, Amazon Author

How to relieve bites, stings and itches naturally

Nowadays we have become used to reaching for pharmacy solutions to relieve the symptoms of insect bites and stings and other itchy, allergic reactions to poisonous plants. The plant world, however, has its own relief often growing nearby. The following information is based on experience in New Zealand, but some plants are endemic across the world.

Where I grew up was a coastal region of New Zealand, and the plants in our garden were mainly natives or vegetables. In my father’s eyes flowers were frivolous. That did not mean we were without flowers, because our natives had their own season for blooming, often small or insignificant flowers. The flowers, however, were not the prized part of the bushes or trees.

Ngaio and Titoki – natural insect bite relief

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Native coastal lover, Ngaio (left), and bush based Titoki are both useful insect repellent

One tree I especially remember was a seedling my Dad planted when I was a toddler. That was a ngaio tree. Our parents warned us away from the berries or putting the leaves, which are poisonous, into our mouths. The young leaves or shoots, however, have the beneficial effect of being an effective sandfly and mosquito repellent. If you’re camping by the sea, and have forgotten the repellent, then try crushing and rubbing the leaves over exposed skin.

In the bush, identify a Titoki tree and gather some leaves. Crush the leaves and pack down hard into a jar. Pour over some ordinary cooking oil (use olive oil if you have it) and allow to stand for an hour or two. Rub over your skin to deter the biters. If you are bitten, both Ngaio and Titoki help sooth the itches.

Dock reliefs itches and stings

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If you haven’t managed to avoid a bite or sting then search the garden for a dock.

Dock, in various forms, grows in many parts of the world. Most gardeners, however, are constantly trying to eradicate it as the plant propagates easily by seed (up to 40 seeds per season) and root. If you try to dig it out you must get every part of the root as each piece is capable of growing into a new plant.

Like many weeds, dock leaves do have some merits: when rubbed on stinging nettle rash or insect bites they can relieve the itchy symptoms. Again crush the leaves so that the juices run. You can also create a ‘poultice’ from chopped leaves and bind it onto the bite area with a bandage.

Other common natural insect repellents

Other common plants to repel and relieve insect bites include:

  • Pennyroyal mint (also said to work against fleas)
  • Feverfew
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Marigolds

The trick with all natural remedies to try them out as a repellent on a small area and stop if your skin reacts.

Heather Sylvawood, Amazon Author

Going natural with plant oils

Natural healing remedies often get bad press from the pharmaceutical industry. But one age-old plant oil has found acceptance, even among mainstream pharmacies – that’s Arnica used externally for reducing swelling and bruising.

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In New Zealand, I found that Naturo Pharm’s Arnica Cream happily sits on the shelves of pharmacies, alongside Voltaren Gel. The clinical pharmacology of Voltaren Gel is said to work  by inhibiting “the enzyme, cyclooxygenase (COX), an early component of the arachidonic acid cascade, resulting in the reduced formation of prostaglandins, thromboxanes and prostacylin. It is not completely understood how reduced synthesis of these compounds results in therapeutic efficacy.” That’s a bit of an act of faith!

Nothing natural in chemicals is there?

The chemical composition of Voltaren is explained in Wikipedia as: “The name “diclofenac” derives from its chemical name: 2-(2,6-dichloranilino) phenylacetic acid. Diclofenac was originally developed by Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis) in 1973.”

Naturo Pharm says their “range of natural homoeopathic remedies will help boost your body’s natural responses to a wide spectrum of life’s ailments and injuries.” Arnica Cream in particular is a “homoeopathic remedy Arnica Montana … manufactured from the herb commonly known as Leopards Bane. … Arnica assists the body’s natural response to shock, injury, fatigue and bruising and aids normal muscle recovery after strenuous exercise or exertion.” That’s also an act of faith!

Can chemicals and natural plant oils come together?

Having used both, I know that both work. So why is the remedy based on plant oils considered more ‘quackery” than chemical medicine? And is the attitude toward older remedies changing?

The reality is that natural plant oils are chemicals too. They have not had the scrupulous double-blind testing that chemical medicines have in recent decades. Instead, they have stood the test of time as centuries of wise men and women have passed on their knowledge of which plants work for which ailments.

The question is: Which is a better safeguard? Centuries of use or a double-blind test?

The question is also: Is western government’s insistence on double-blind testing a con pulled by chemical pharmaceutical companies to get rid of centuries-old natural remedies?

My favourite plant oils

I have a few plant oils I like to use and I find effective in treatment of minor ailments. I am currently using A.M.O’s Skin Treat Healing Cream that contains Arapawa Island’s manuka oil. New Zealand Manuka oil is a close cousin or Australian Tea Tree and probably of tea tree oils across the globe. To quote the advertising for the cream, the “blend contains manuka honey, red manuka and white manuka essential oils, essential oils of peppermint, lavender, orange, apricot, almond, and wheat germ in a rich and moisturising cream base.”

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Manuka and Lavender flowers used for their plants oils in natural medicines

The cream is treating a skin irritation and is working. It’s said to be able to treat tinea, but I have already discovered how effective tea tree plant oil is on tinea (Athlete’s Foot). I use it daily in olive oil at a rate of 10 drops to a tablespoon of olive oil to cure and keep my feet clear or tinea. I add to the plant oil mix bergamot and rosewood purely for their pleasant smells, but you could add other oils, like lavender because of its “antiviral, bacterial and anti-inflammatory powers”.

Going natural with plant oils might be an act of faith, however, given the track record of double-blind tested medicines that have caused people harm in recent decades, my money’s on the natural remedies supported by centuries of people testing. I’ll still be aware of potential side-effects because everyone is different. But then, that’s taking responsibility for my own health and well-being.

Heather Sylvawood, Amazon Author

A Medium opens my eyes to faith healing

It wasn’t the usual thing I would choose to go to, but when a Medium/faith healer of television fame arrived in our town of Takaka (permanent population around 4000) I was tempted. I arrived to sit in old theatre seats feeling physically uncomfortable. My back was aching (regular occurring aftermath of a back injury), I had a sore knee and a painfully uncomfortable foot from a stress injury.

Pain is cured

I could have offered myself as a healing guinea pig, but the sceptic in me kept me silent and on my seat. However, I cannot give a rational explanation for what happened when the Medium offered to fix the sore knee of a member of the audience. She told us that anyone experiencing knee pain could allow the spirits in the room to help them heal.

As the session progress I felt the sensation of strong tingling passing rapidly up and down my leg through my knee. I asked whatever was doing this to also fix the pain in my back. When I left the theatre I no longer had any pain in my knee or back, although my foot is still a work in progress. The pain in my back and knee has not returned, almost a week later.

Faith healing

You could say that having been told we would be healed, I believed and was healed of the pain. And I’d be happy to agree. But isn’t that faith healing? Whether it happened from outside who-knows-what forces, or the forces of my own mind, the pain went – suddenly. That’s my version of faith healing.

What I need to learn now, is how to turn on faith healing whenever I need it, and not wait until someone who convinces me of their powers comes along and gives me faith.

Have others experiences of healing in this way?

Heather Sylvawood, Amazon Author