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Biomed Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Alzheimer’s is one of those ‘mysteries’ like autism- but we now know that many kids can recover from autism with what is called a biomedical or ‘biomed’ approach that addresses underlying biological dysfuntions that result in physical or behavioral symptoms. Could adults also recover from Alzheimer’s, or at least halt its progression, with a biomed approach? Some of you may be familiar with NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) and its use in ASD- but look at these results on Alzheimer’s mice!
” The results showed that the mice pretreated with NAC had significantly greater retention in the step through test and shorter latencies in the water maze performance.”
Biochemical markers were also reversed or reduced with NAC pre-treatment.

There was another study that looked at a combo of NAC and acetyl-L-carnitine and S-adenosyl methionine on AD mice, too, with good results.
Behavioral abnormalities correlated with a decline in acetylcholine, which was also prevented by this nutriceutical combination, suggesting that neurotransmitter imbalance may contribute to their manifestation.

What brought me down this trail was looking at factors in RLS (which I have) and often it has to do with low iron or low oxygen transport and this is why iron supplements often help. Didn’t help for me, and neither did any of the other usual things like B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, etc. Usually, smoking makes RLS worse but in some cases, it oddly helps (including for me), and it turns out this is true for a subset of RLS patients and also Parkinsons’ patients, and the connection has to do with acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter.

On a side note, PD drugs like Requip are also used for RLS. These drugs are not that much more effective than placebos and carry the risk of serious side-effects, but perhaps they do work for a subset of RLS patients whose symptoms have to do with an underlying mechanism of action involving the same neurotransmitters that are involved in Parkinson’s Disease. They target dopamine receptors, which are also known to be defective in some patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, who have PD-type symptoms along with their AD.

RLS itself is also sometimes an early warning sign of AD (hope to God that’s not my situation). So there is this connection with both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and RLS, and a connection with improvement in PD and RLS symptoms with nicotine.There has also been some research showing that nicotine patches slightly improve memory in pre-demetia patients.

So we have scientific evidence that nicotine helps alleviate symptoms in some sufferers of AD, PD, and RLS. We also have evidence that these symptoms are related to acetylcholine levels, and that NAC normalizes acetylcholine levels in AD mice. What is the connection with nicotine and acetylcholine?
Nicotine imitates the action of a natural neurotransmitter called acetylcholine and binds to a particular type of acetylcholine receptor, known as the nicotinic receptor.
thebrain.mcgill.ca

I’m not recommending that anyone with RLS, PD, or AD take up smoking. In fact, I’m not recommending anything. But as you see, there is this connection with acetylcholine, RLS, AD and PD. So can it be prevented or reversed? You may have heard of coconut oil for AD but that is another story. Here are the mouse studies on NAC and other natural substances that raise glutathione and affect neurotransmitters and the doses are high but the results look promising and so do studies on NAC for AD in humans. Maybe one day, Alzheimer’s treatment will be focused on using neutraceuticals like NAC. Or maybe not, since there is no big money to be made in that.

For now, preliminary research in mice looks good and I hope we see more human studies on this soon!

http://www.mccordresearch.com/sites/default/files/research/NAC_and_Learning_and_Memory.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2952755/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2830120/

http://www.neurology.org/content/57/8/1515.short
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17914184

http://www.nature.com/npp/journal/v19/n6/abs/1395227a.html

http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/i/i_03/i_03_m/i_03_m_par/i_03_m_par_nicotine.html

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Disclaimer: the content of this article is for information purposes only and is not to be construed as medical advice.

List of Contributing Causes of Autism

Autism_Puzzle_t670List of possible causes or contributing factors in the autism epidemic:

Genetics:
Autism in the family history raises the risk. A child with an autistic sibling has an 18% risk of becoming autistic him/herself.
One genetic condition predisposing a child to austism is mitochondrial dysfunction. Julie Gerberding. former head of the CDC, admitted this on nation-wide television and admitted that vaccines, by stressing the immune system of a child with this condition, could trigger autism.

The MTHFR mutation, which inhibits the body’s detoxifying process known as methylation, is also implicated in autism. This is connected to other environmental causes, however, as the ability to methylate can be impaired by exposure to heavy metals. About 25% of the North American population have the MTHFR mutation. You can learn more at www.MTHFR.net
and please read this mother’s blog post about her experience with MTHFR contributing to her daughter’s autism. autismroadtorecovery.blogspot.ca/2012/09/mthfr-mother-fer-gene.html

Others include:
CBS Mutations. These alter the body’s process of detoxification. “CBS (cystathionine beta synthase) catalyzes the first step of the transsulfuration pathway, from homocysteine to cystathionine. Dr. Yasko considers addressing CBS mutations as first priority aside from addressing the gut. CBS defects are actually upregulations.”
SHMT and/or ACAT mutations. Please see this link to Dr Amy Yasko’s website for help addressing these mutations.
PTEN gene, which is associated with autism and some types of cancer and is present in about 10% of ASD kids.
SHANK3 Mutation, which affects neurological development and is associated with autism.
Mutations in neuroligin genes. Little is known about this and whether it is a contributing cause in ASD.

Genetic Conditions that can have ASD symptoms or be misdiagnosed as ASD include:
Noonan Syndrome
Landau-Kleffner Syndrome

IVF with ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection)
Children conceived by IVF with ICSI may have a higher risk of autism. IVF is known to raise the risks of birth defects, rare genetic abnormalities, and childhood cancers. The results for IVF and ICSI in relation to autism risk are inconclusive and even though there is some corelation, it maybe be due to other variables.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/why-children-born-by-ivf-may-be-more-at-risk-of-autism-and-childhood-cancers-422353.html

http://getbetterhealth.com/is-autism-caused-by-fertility-treatment/2010.06.01

Fertility Drugs:
It has been found that children who were conceived with Clomid (Clomiphene citrate) have nearly double the risk of autism and the greater the number of cycles, the higher the risk. The link between the two is not clear, though, as other variables may account for it.

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1990567,00.html

Could it be possible that Clomid and Pergonal (human menopausal gonadotropin) contribute to austism because they suppress cholesterol, which the embryo needs for brain myelination?

http://www.drugs.com/answers/has-anyone-considered-low-cholesterol-as-being-315528.html

Ultrasounds During Pregnancy:
In 2006, a study led by Dr Pasco Rakic at Yale on mice found that prenatal exposure to ultrasound waves changed the way neurons distributed themselves in the brain: a smaller percentage of cells migrated to the upper cortical layers and a larger percentage to the lower layers and white matter. This was interpreted by another neuroscientist, Manuel Casanova, to confirm that ultrasound exposure is the main environmental factor contributing to the exponential rise in autism. This study was only looking at mouse brains and didn’t take anything else into account. Personally, I don’t believe it is the main cause, because autistic children have been shown to have many medical issues related to the gut and other things, and addressing these underlying problems has been shown to improve symptoms and even lead to recovery to the point that many children lose their labels and become much like neurotypical children. If it were just a difference in brain development, they shouldn’t be able to ‘recover’ with biomedical treatments.and

Maternal Infections/Elevated C-reactive Protein During Pregnancy
It has been known for some time that infections like flu in a pregnant woman raise her child’s risk of autism. More recently, it has been discovered that it is not the infection itself, but the mother’s immune system’s reaction to it, that causes changes in brain development which seem to raise the risk of not only autism but also schizophrenia. Neuroscientist Dr Russell Blaylock has warned for a long time that it is known that stimulating a pregnant woman’s immune system raises these risks for her child, and says that vaccines such as flu shots may carry the same risk because they also stimulate the mother’s immune system.
A study has now shown C-Reactive Protein to be a biomarker for this process and has demonstrated the link between raised levels of CRP in the mother and increased risk of autism in her offspring.
“Autism risk increased by 80 percent among children of mothers with CRP in the top 10th percentile (higher than 90 percent of those tested).
The findings add to mounting evidence that an overactive immune response can alter brain development during pregnancy. However, Dr. Brown emphasizes that the vast majority of mothers with increased CRP levels will not have children with autism.”

autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/prenatal-inflammation-linked-autism-risk

Terbutaline
This drug, which is used to halt preterm labor is known to cause brain damage and is associated with autism. This article is wrong about there being no corroborating studies linking MMR to autism, but they have a lot of good information on Terbutaline.
autisticfraternaltwins.oddodesign.com/articles/terbutaline-unrelated-to-mmr-vaccinations/
Here is a scientific study showing that Terbutaline exposure for more than two days in the third trimester raises the risk of ASD fourfold:
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21874331

If you think your child has been injured by Terbutaline, here is a lawyer who specializes in lawsuits concerning this matter
discepolollp.com/about_us.html

Pitocin
Pitocin is an artificial version of the hormone oxytocin and is used to induce or speed up labor. It appears to be that there is a connection between the use of Pitocin and later autism diagnosis. Since all women who receive Pitocin also receive a variety of other drugs and medical interventions during labor, it is not known whether Pitocin itself is a causative agent in autism or is only indirectly related. The following article states that in an informal survey of midwives, it was reported that no babies birthed at home were later diagnosed with ASD. Perhaps medicalized births in general are a causative factor.
autismtoday.com/articles/ATTN_Researchers.htm

Formula Feeding
One study showed that babies fed formula-fed without ARA and DHA were 4 times as likely to be autistic and 13 times more likely to have regressive autism than breastfed babies. Early weaning (under 1 week) was also associated with a higher rate of autism. Although there was a correlation, this does not prove that formula feeding caused the austism. However, because formula feeding is known to undermine the establishment of healthy gut flora, it is possible that there is a direct cause-and-effect relationship, as unbalanced gut flora is known to be part of the autistic condition.

BPA/Bisphenol-A This chemical is found in plastics, including can liners (such as baby formula cans) and baby bottles (although BPA has now been banned from baby bottles in Canada) Exposure to BPA has been found to alter genetics and brain development and to raise the risk of autism.
cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57571171/bpa-exposure-linked-to-genetic-changes-that-alter-brain-development

Vaccinations
Most people have by now heard that many believe there is a link between vaccinations and autism. Many parent shave reported that their children regressed abruptly following vaccinations, in particular the MMR shot. However, there are cases of unvaccinated autistic children as well, and most children who receive vaccinations do not become autistic. One of the most famous (and infamous) figures in the vaccine-autism connection debate is Dr Andrew Wakefield who found a link between persistent measles infection in the gut and a condition he named autistic entero-colitis. He was subjected to what basically amounts to a witch hunt for doing this and this had a lot to do with Merck, the makers of MMR-II, threatening to withdraw funding form the Royal Free Hospital in London, where Wakefield had done his study, unless the study authors would recant or be subjected to disciplinary actions. Dr Wakefiled, however, stands by his findings and 28 other studies have also found a link between MMR and autism and you can see links to them here.

While the media continues to push vaccine propaganda and deny a link between immunizations and autism, US and European vaccine courts have admitted the connection by default. This Pace Environmental Law Review article documents 83 cases of American children being awarded damages for ‘autism-like symptoms’ and you can download it here
Hannah Polling became autistic after receiving 9 immunizations in one day and was awarded $1.5 in damages for vaccine-induced autism. Her case records were the sealed. What are they hiding?
There was a similar case in Italy as well. ‘Judges in Rimini, north-east Italy awarded the Bocca family Euros 174,000 (£140,000) after the Italian Health Ministry conceded the MMR vaccine caused autism in their nine-year-old son Valentino. ‘
Studies have shown that vaccinated, but not unvaccinated dogs develop auto-immune disease.
A recent Polish meta-analysis showed that vaccines can trigger auto-immunity in children and that this is related to autism.
Here is a link to a list of 68 studies that show the connection between vaccines and autism.

Antibiotics and Abnormal Gut Flora:
Many parents and doctors who specialize in autism believe there is a connection between antibiotics use and autism and some parents have witnessed their children regress or deteriorate following treatment with antibiotics. One study examined the possibility of a connection via antibiotics ability to alter genetics.
It is also possible that the connection is due to antibiotics ability to alter gut flora. Gut dysbiosis (abnormal flora) is known to be present in nearly all autistic children. Probiotics tend to improve symptoms and some even claim that a diet that restores the gut can reverse autism.
Gut flora is inherited from the mother. If the mother has been exposed to antibiotics before or during pregnancy or during labor, this can compromise the baby’s flora.
It is possibly to test for dysbiosis before vaccinating, to see whether your child may be susceptible to vaccine damage due to pre-existing gut flora problems.

Heavy Metals Toxicity:
“Evidence supports the role of heavy metals in causing autism, PDD and ADHD. These children often have biochemical impairments that put them at greater risk for damage caused by heavy metal accumulation.” This is related to imparied glutathione production. From what I have read, many parents have found their autistic children improved with metals chelation and glutathione supplements. Environmental sources of heavy metals in infancy include maternal amalgam fillings, fish consumption, vaccinations, lead in toys or paint, living near industrial sources of mercury such as power plants, and others.

http://treatautism.ca/detoxification/heavy-metals/

Industrial and other sources of environmental mercury exposure:

http://www.who.int/ipcs/features/mercury.pdf

Results of studies that assess metals burden in autistic children are mixed:
One famous study by Hornig et al showed that some types of mice developed autism-like symptoms after being exposed to mercury-containing Thimerosal equivalent to what babies receive in their vaccines. ““Profound behavioral and neuropathologic disturbances were observed after postnatal thimerosal in SJL/J mice, but not in strains without autoimmune sensitivity.” -Horning’s conclusions. You can read more about the resemblance between mercury poisoning and autism symptoms and related studies here
The IOM quickly concluded, however, that this research was inconclusive and that there was no proven connection.

One study showed higher concentrations of lead, mercury, and uranium in the hair of autistic children, compared to controls
Another study showed unremarkable levels of metals in the urine of autistic children on chelation challege:
(This was a small sample and they were looking at general metals levels in autistic children, not comparing risk of autism in children exposed to higher sources of metals.)

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Acetaminophen has been causally related to asthma and may possibly be implicated in autism as well. By depleting glutathione, Acetaminophen inhibits the body’s ability to detoxify via sulfation. Dr Shaw believes this leads to overgrowth of clostridia in the gut, which causes alterations in brain neurotransmitters (the gut-brain connection has been well established), which then leads to abnormal behavior. You can read more about this here:
ventography.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/update-from-dr-shaw-acetaminophen-and-autism-connection/

Anesthesia
Some parents in the autism community have reported their completely unvaccinated, neurotypical kids becoming autistic after receiving anesthesia. Research shows receiving anesthesia at age 3 or younger can double the risk of developmental disorders.
“A total of 304 children with no history of developmental problems had surgery for a variety of reasons before the age of three, while the remaining 10,146 children did not have surgery.
Findings showed 25 percent of children who had surgery were subsequently diagnosed with developmental and behavioral disorders, compared with just 9 percent of children who did not have surgery.
After taking into account pre-existing illnesses, birth complications and sex, the researchers concluded surgery at an early age doubles the risk of children having developmental disorders. The researchers also concluded that children exposed to anesthetics are more likely to have developmental delays.”

sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/10/101018163301.htm

Low Cholesterol:
58% of autistic children have low cholesterol, and in 19% it is very low. Low cholesterol can impair brain function and cause autism symptoms.

http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/mediaroom/releases/Pages/Ohio-State-Studying-How-Cholesterol-Levels-Affect-Autism.aspx

Cholesterol supplements reverse many autism symptoms in Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS).

http://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/home/eng/cholesterol.asp

Because of these connections, cholesterol supplements are being considered as a possible treatment for autism symptoms.

http://www.generationrescue.org/latest-news/resources/the-role-of-cholesterol-in-autistic-behaviors/

7-Glyphosate (Roundup), the herbicide used on GMO crops:
This agent inhibits cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes, which serves to detoxify xenobiotics (such as pharmaceuticals and pesticides).
“Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body. Here, we show how interference with CYP enzymes acts synergistically with disruption of the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids by gut bacteria, as well as impairment in serum sulfate transport.”
The authors of this study believe this to be cause of many conditions including autism. Gut dysbiosis, inflammatory conditions and impaired ability to detoxify, are known to be common in autistic children.

http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/15/4/1416

http://ecowatch.com/2013/study-links-monsantos-roundup-autism-parkinsons-alzheimers/

GMOs:
As you just read above, there seems to be a link established between Roundup (glyphosate) and inflammatory and neurological conditions, of which autism is one. GMO crops are engineered to withstand Roundup, so they end up being sprayed with and containing large quantities of this pesticide. In addition, some GMO crops such as certain varieties of corn, are engineered to contain a built-in pesticide called Bacillu Thuringiensis (Bt). Once in the digestive tract, this has been shown to alter gut flora. Gut dysbiosis (altered gut flora) is known to be a major contributing factor to autism, as evidenced by its strong prevalence in autistic children and by the fact that restoring the gut flora improves autism symptoms. Read more on GMOs and autism here:
responsibletechnology.org/autism

Food Intolerances
Regular allergy tests only check for the kind of frank allergies that result in physically visible symptoms like hives or anaphylactic schock, but many kids on the spectrum have food intolerances that mainly affect brain chemistry. Some of the most reactive foods include wheat/gluten, dairy, soy, and eggs and many kids improve when these are restricted. These food sensitivities are associated with abnormal gut flora and a ‘leaky gut’ that allows peptides, partial protein molecules, through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream, where they make their way to the brain and act as opiate-like substances. There is also a condition called non-celiac gluten sensitivity, which has many of the symptoms of celiac disease but does not show up on celiac tests. Please read this woman’s story of how she recovered her daughter from behavior that is common to ASD kids, just by removing gluten from her diet (note: I’m not implying that GF is a cure for autism, only that intolerance should be considered as a possible contributing factor to behavioral problems)
anchoragepress.com/news/the-gluten-made-her-do-it-how-going-gluten-free/article_39e2478e-4585-11e2-a80c-0019bb2963f4.html

P.A.N.D.A.S./P.A.N.S.
No, I’m not talking about a bear. PANDAS stands for Pediatric Auoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Strep. PANS is Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Syndrome. As their names suggest, these are conditions which present with neurological and psychiatric symptoms and are caused by an autoimmune reaction to an infection with strep or another bacteria or virus, including strains of Lyme disease. These conditions can cause symptoms/behaviors of autism and high percentage of kid on the spectrum who also have PANDAS/PANS. There is so much overlap that it is likely that many kids diagnosed as autistic or PDD-NOS actually have underlying PANDAS/PANS/PITANDS. Please see this article on the connection between this condition, brain damage, autism and self-injurious behavior. vaxtruth.org/2012/01/is-pandas-really-vaccine-injury

Classic symptoms of PANDAS/PANS include abrupt onset of tics, OCD, and rages. This often follows an atypical strep infection that does not present with regular strep throat symptoms, but can be detected with a blood test. Some kids’ illness follows a saw-tooth pattern where symptoms flare up with infection, then decrease back to baseline, only flare again with the next re-exposure. Over time, the condition between flares (the baseline) deteriorates as well.
Prognosis is variable. Some kids improve with a course of antibiotics. Others require long-term antibiotics. In other cases, IV immune globulin or plasmapharesis is necessary. Some people find their kids respond to herbal treatments or homeopathics. Sadly, this condition is sometimes stubbornly resistant to treatment.
Many doctors are unfortunately not aware of this condition or are skeptical about whether it really exists, even though it is well-known to specialists and is on our government’s list of conditions for which treatment with IV immune globulin is approved in Canada.
For more about the connection between PANDAS/PANS and autism, see this article:
ageofautism.com/2011/11/autism-and-pandas-.html

As you see, there are many environmental and genetic factors that can contribute to causing autism. In the big picture, what we see is exposure to toxins, impaired detoxification, altered gut flora, auto-immune reactions and altered brain development and activity. Some of these can be remedied and some children improve or even recover with biomedical treatment.

Recovering Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Special Needs with Shelley Tzorfas

tzorfas recovering With 1 out of 6 kids now having a Developmental Disability, 1 out of 50 Autistic (which equates to 1 out of 29 boys) there is no time to waste while academia figures this out. The child’s brain can be “Rebooted” similar to how a stroke victim can relearn to walk or talk. Early intervention is essential.
My guest tonight is Shelley Tzorfas, author of ‘Recovering Autism, ADHD, and Special Needs’. In this book, Shelley show how much of ADHD is a systemic internal infection and what to do about it. Autism is up to 50 layers of illness that effect the skin, gut, eyes not working together. She addresses sensory overload and how it is a physical illness, not a psychiatric problem, and how to strip away each layer of discomfort. Shelley also discusses what dyslexia really is, how kids are getting misdiagnosed, why it is important to re-write the IEP or the goals for school, careers (Not grocery bagging) vacations (and scholarship) simple reading and writing exercises, free vision exercises, colleges that accept only special needs kids, and how to detox and more.

Shelley has been working on a one-to-one basis with kids in her “Specialized Tutoring/Learning Assessments” business. At the beginning the clients were a little hyper or unfocused but by the 1990′s they came in with little to no eye contact, banging their heads, unable to hold down food and generally clumsy. What she discovered was that in 1986 US passed a law that blocks people from suing vaccine maker’s in regular courts. Consequently, kids went from receiving a few vaccines to getting more than 70 containing aluminum, fetal cells, parts of rats, pigs, dogs, caterpillars, formaldehyde, mercury, ether and more. They also went from milder to more severe vaccine damage.

Shelley came to this work originally because she had undiagnosed dyslexia until age 25. She hid the fact that she could barely read or write through the beginning of college. Accidentally, she discovered that her eyes were not properly tracking together and that she had double vision, which was corrected in her 2nd year of college. A team of 3 eye specialists provided vision training and within several months, Shelley became an avid reader. She learned to write during my master’s thesis

Shelley has an MFA, had studied education at NYU and Hunter College, is a member of the International Dyslexia Association, of Cambridge Who’s Who, and of several Holistic Groups. She is the author of “Recovering Autism, ADHD, and Special Needs,” and “The Road Too Often Travelled.”

Click here for “Recovering Autism, ADHD, and Special Needs”
Click here for ‘The Road Too Often Travelled’:
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Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist

Autism_Puzzle_t670This is an indispensable resource for parents who are trying out different biomedical interventions with their kids who are on the spectrum. You fill out the questionnaire at baseline and then after each intervention to evaluate improvement. It is recommended that you try out and evaluate one intervention at a time to get the most accurate results.

autism.com/index.php/ind_atec_survey

Healing Your Energy Meridians with Biofield Therapy

psychedelicTonight on Truther Girls radio first hour, 10:00-11:00 pm EST, I will be joined by Jeanine, who is a certified Nutritionist and Health Educator specializing in biofield therapy. We will be talking about energy blockages on your body’s meridians and will be addressing questions such as:

- What are Chi and energy meridians?
- How do scars, injuries and even tattoos interfere with them?
- How does this lead to disease?
- How can acupuncture, mud packs, magnetic clays, castor oil packs and nutrition re-establish the free flow of Chi across these meridians?

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Accused Criminal Becomes First Jesuit Pope

ITCCSSecond hour my guest will be Kevin Annett from the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State itccs.org
The ITCCS is a common law de jure court made up of ordinary citizens, and which has the backing of a Belgian court, and has issued arrest warrants for former Pope Joseph Ratzinger, the Queen of England , and several others including now the new Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio for their roles in crimes against humanity. Kevin will be telling us about the new Pope Francis and his shady history and involvement in human trafficking in Argentina during the ‘Dirty War’ years of 1976-1983. He will also be giving us an update on the proceedings of the ITCCS legal procedings.

Listen live from 11:00 pm – midnight EST.

The Katrina Virus

virusTonight on Truther Girls Radio: Special Guest David Andrew Christenson is an Air Force Officer and Veteran who has been classified as a terrorist.

The Department of Justice classified Captain David Andrew Christenson as a terrorist. This was done to bypass Federal Law and the Federal Judiciary. It was relayed to Captain Christenson that if he did not stop his research and quest for justice that he would be assassinated as a terrorist.
The FBI attempted to murder/assassinate Captain David Andrew Christenson while he was being held in isolation in the Orleans Parish Prison. Coast Guard Commander William Wesley Goetzee was not so lucky. He was murdered in the Orleans Parish Prison on August 7th, 2011. The FBI failed with Captain Christenson but succeeded with Commander Goetzee.
What was so important that the United States Government had to classify Captain David Andrew Christenson as a terrorist and then attempt to murder/assassinate him?
Chemical warfare ingredients, “THE KATRINA VIRUS”, were released during Hurricane Katrina. The end result will be GENOCIDE for the residents of New Orleans. (“The Katrina Virus” represents all of the contaminants that were released from government research/laboratory, manufacturing and storage facilities. These facilities were controlled directly and indirectly by the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency and included public institutions such as local hospitals and medical schools. The Harvard University Medical School has been tasked with studying and tracking the long term health/medical issues and “The Katrina Virus”.

Where to catch the show:
Listen live to our interview tonight, Friday January 18, 2013, from 10:00-11:00 pm EST at americanfreedomradio.com
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Contact & Website info for David Andrew Christenson
website is persimmonpublishingus.com (Very slow. Open the Documents tab and double click on every line.)
YouTube: “David Andrew Christenson Channel” Index of over 175 Videos!

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davidandrewchristenson@hotmail.com

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Medicine Without Medicine

How can you cure illness without any drugs, herbs or other medicine whatsoever? By our understanding, this shouldn’t be possible, and yet it apparently is.
See the video below where Gregg Braden talks about using metaphysics to eliminate health problems and how this is even being done at a hospital in Japan, with success at removing even cancerous tumors.

Please also see this interesting account of a woman, Anita Moorjani, who was completely healed of end-stage lymphoma after having a near-death experience.

One author who is known for her work on metaphysical cause of disease is Louise Hay and you can see her website at louisehay.com

Many websites address the topic of how your mind/soul manifests illness in your body as a result of issues that are not actually physical in nature. Here is an example of a list of connections made between illnesses and metaphysical/emotional causes.
http://www.paganspath.com/healing/ailments.htm

I realize that to anyone who considers themselves a Christian, the mere mention of the word ‘pagan’ might be a turn off but I remember that the renowned pastor Cindy Jacobs stated in her book ‘Women of Destiny’ that she was healed of an ovarian or uterine growth by faith, at the altar, and that as she was healed she realized that this tumor was a manifestation of negative emotions she held on to that were associated with her relationship with her father. Christians are metaphysical beings just as anyone else, and we manifest disease in the same way as everyone else.

I don’t know whether any such list as the one above is particularly accurate. It seems to me that the best way to know what is causing your illness would be to examine yourself and your life and to consider and pray about what is making you sick and ask God to remove that from you. For example, if worry has caused you to become susceptible to colds, you could turn your worry over to God, affirming that you trust in Him and in the path He is leading you on, and that you renounce your negative thoughts and emotions that are holding you back and causing disease in your body. Let go of all negative emotions such as anger, resentments, fear, and worry. They are worse for you than GMOs and vaccines. Receive everything in your life as a gift.

Disclaimer: this is neither medical nor spiritual advice, it’s for purposes of information and discussion.

List of GMO-Free Foods

If you are trying to avoid GMO foods, you here is a list for you of some GMO-free foods:

Arrowhead Mills: GMO-free providers of baking mixes and flours found in both natural health food stores and regular supermarkets.

Eden Foods: GMO-free providers of canned goods, noodles, tamari, miso, vinegar and Asian foodstuffs.

Natural Choice Foods: GMO-free roviders of frozen dessert products.

Purity Foods: GMO-free makers of spelt-based noodles, snacks and other goodies.

Rapunzel: My all-time favorite chocolate company. They also sell speciality oils.

Spectrum Oils: GMO-free manufacturer of speciality oils, cooking oils, salad oils and natural shortening.

Genisoy: Uses only certified GMO-free soybeans for their many soy products.

Earth’s Best: Baby food manufacturer uses non-GMO ingredients.

Healthy Times: Baby food manufacturer uses non-gmo ingredients.

Bob’s Red Mill: GMO-free provider of baking mixes and specialty flours.

Pamela’s Products: Provider of luscious gluten-free baking mixes sources non-GMO ingredients.

Cascadian Farms: Provider of frozen entrees, juices, frozen vegetables and fruit, yogurt and other foods.

Imagine Foods: GMO-free provider of soy and rice milk as well as broth and other foods.

Thai Kitchen: Source for coconut milks and Asian ingredients sources gmo-free ingredients.

Amy’s Kitchen: GMO-free source of canned soups, chilies, boxed and frozen meals.

Nature’s Path: Manufacturer of cereals and snack bars made with ingredients sourced gmo-free.

Annie’s Naturals: Manufacturer of BBQ sauce, salad dressings and other condiments sourced from gmo-free ingredients.

San J: GMO-free manufacturer of soy sauce, shoyu and tamari.

Tradition Miso: Manufacturer of miso pastes that are made from GMO-free ingredients.

Barbara’s Bakery: Manufacturer of cookies sources from gmo-free ingredients.

Lundberg Family Farms: GMO-free provider of rice and wild rice foods including raw rice, soups and convenience foods.

Walkers: Provider of the best shortbread cookies ever as well as other sweet treats.

Fantastic Foods: Provider of hummus, falafel, risotto couscous, soup and other mixes with gmo-free ingredients.

Vitasoy: Manufacturer of soy-based foods sourced from gmo-free ingredients.

Clif: Manufacturer of energy bars sourced from gmo-free foods.

Kettle Chips: GMO-free manufacturer of potato and tortilla chips.

Que Pasa: Manufacturer of tortilla chips and other Mexican foods sourced from non-gmo ingredients.

Garden of Eatin: Manufacturer of chips, salsas and other snack foods.

French Meadow Bakery: Manufacturer of bread and baked goods using non-gmo ingredients.

White Wave: Manufacturer of soy products including tofu and tempeh using gmo-free soy.

Bearitos: Manufacturer of snack foods and dips using gmo-free foods.

Chaffin Family Orchards: Is committed to GMO-free foods and sells an assortment of goods including olive oil.

Cultures for Health: All starters and products sold at Cultures for Health are GMO-free.

Grindstone Bakery: GMO-free provider of wheat- and gluten-free bread.

Pure Indian Foods: GMO-free provider of grass-fed ghee.

To Your Health: Provider of gmo-free sprouted breads and sprouted flours.

US Wellness Meats: Provider of pasture- and grass-fed meats free of GMO supplemental feed.

Zukay: Provider of live cultured condiments and salsa free from GMO.

Wisconsin Healthy Grown Potatoes: GMO-free potatoes.

Thanks to Natasha Myers-Holcomb for providing me with this list, which she got it from Barbara Eis.

Evidence Vaccines are Harmful

The following was written by Lizzi Hollanders in response to a question about where to find information on evidence of the dangers of vaccines. It’s such good information that I am putting it here for all of us for future reference:

I encourage people to conduct your own research and not base choices on other people’s opinions. There is a great deal of information and misinformation out there. If people want to have an opinion on the vaccination dialogue then please back up statements with facts and citations to reliable and valid sources. Spreading fear and anxiety only magnifies the anxiety and does not create a supportive environment in which to really assess the facts and make a choice based on what is best suited to you and your family.

As for ourselves this is how we came to our decision and I offer it as an example of how to make an informed choice, but in no way suggest it is the “right” or the “only” choice.

After extensive research we have decided that there is no rational basis upon which to vaccinate. the entire premise of vaccinations is deeply flawed, the risks far outweigh the benefits and the dearth of reliable, valid and consistent scientific data in tandem with the incredible profiteering conducted by the Pharmaceutical corporations makes the entire vaccine industry (and it is an industry as it it the greatest source of profit to these companies http://centerforvaccineethicsandpolicy.wordpress.com/2010/01/17/global-vaccines-revenues-projected-to-more-than-double-by-2016/) deeply suspect and guilty of extreme skulduggery.

A robust immune system can handle almost all disease and process it so that the body recovers and the results in life long immunity—far superior to potential partial immunity and/or destroyed immunity which wanes over time in tandem with the endless negative sequalae of auto-immune disorders that can result from the over injection of toxins into children’s bodies.

Below are some links i find helpful in helping me elucidate the facts as they pertain to vaccination. the fact is this is a very heated debate filled with extreme ideological differences such that i believe it is often an unbridgeable divide and thus not worth engaging. it is simply up to each individual to make a choice, to use informed consent and exorcise fear from the decision making process. any choice made in fear will result in doubt and uncertainty. the only path through this mire is to gain, gather and process knowledge. information is power and that is how this battle is being waged.. i have spent the better part of three years researching the tropic and for me I am satisfied, based on the current condition of our life, where we live and our health that any benefits from vaccinations do not outweigh the risks.

here are some links to resource I have found most helpful. First though a book called “Childhood Vaccination: Answers to your questions, by Katia Bailetti” was an excellent resource to starting out on this journey of becoming informed and getting out of the dogma and ideology. the books break down each vaccine, it’s ingredient, the pros and the cons of having the disease, the pros and the cons of getting vaccinated and the degree of partial immunity and the time it lasts. it is well worth the read, it is neutral in its standpoint and accessible in that it is written in average english – not academic.

http://www.amazon.ca/Childhood-Vaccinations-2nd-Answers-Questions/dp/192656913X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341154045&sr=8-1

anyway, here are links i find great.
http://www.relfe.com/vaccine.html

here is a link that gives a graphic of the increase of vaccines introduced to the vaccine schedule from 1983 to 2010 – it makes me shudder when i look at it. Canada follows an almost identical schedule. http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/7033/vaccinek.jpg

Here is a link to a table that shows a variety of vaccine schedules around the world http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3170075/table/table2-0960327111407644/

This is a great one for people who want to engage with pro-vax people. http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/2010/01/if-you-are-in-support-of-vaccinations/

Here is a link of a parent who says these questions need to be answered before she will even consider vaccinating her children. http://lifeonthefrancofarm.blogspot.com/2011/06/6-points-i-would-have-to-believe-before.html

here is a link to an interview given by an ex-vaccine developer who discusses the series of deceptions used by Pharamceutical companies to sell vaccines to the public http://healthimpactnews.com/2011/ex-vaccine-developer-reveals-lies-the-vaccine-industry-is-built-upon-in-interview/

here are some links on the Hep B vaccine. it’s one i consider one of the nmost dangerous and insane of all vaccines http://www.neurology.org/content/72/10/873.abstract

http://www.naturodoc.com/library/bio-war/HepB.htm

http://www.thinktwice.com/hepb.htm

And this is a fantastic article that explains how the human immune system works prior to vaccination and what happens to the immune system after vaccination… a must read for anyone http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/2011/06/10/basics-of-the-human-immune-system-prior-to-introduction-of-vaccines-are-vaccines-turning-our-children%E2%80%99s-immune-systems-inside-out/

and this article recently came out which i think is fantastic – discusses why children don’t regress before age of 1 and examines how vaccination toxicity impacts the immune system http://www.vaccinationnews.com/20110110AutisticRegressionYazbakFE

as for the whole whooping cough thing. First of all, as was seen in California, 1 in 3 people had been fully vaccinated for whooping cough but caught it anyway… this is a severe vaccine failure, plus when considering the serious risks associated with the vaccine the cons completely outweigh any pros http://www.nafwa.org/general-nutrition/alternative-nutrition/29005-whats-really-to-blame-for-californias-whooping-cough-epidemic.html

here is a link to a resource examining the connection between SIDS and the whooping cough vaccine http://www.vaccinationnews.com/sids-vaccines-and-vaers-follow

and here is a link to some information examinig the connection between whooping cough vaccine and childhood allergies like asthma, eczema, hay fever…etc http://www.whale.to/v/asthma3.html & http://vran.org/about-vaccines/specific-vaccines/diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis-hib-vaccine/whooping-cough-the-disease-and-the-vaccine/

Here is another article that helps tease apart the myth that vaccination equals immunity
http://www.garynull.com/home/dr-gary-null-phd-and-nancy-ashley-ms-vmd-the-myth-that-vacci.html

And for those who really want to get into the nitty gritty here is a link of all the vaccines currently manufactured and their ingredients. It’s a worth a read and educating yourself about what exactly is being injected into your and your children’s bodies. http://www.novaccine.com/vaccine-ingredients/

Finally along with the known neurotoxic effect of mercury is an even more deadlier adjuvant agent. Aluminum.

http://gaia-health.com/gaia-blog/2012-01-14/mechanisms-of-aluminimum-adjuvant-revealed-vaccine-risks-to-children-clarified/

Aluminum is a positively charged bio-conductive element, 64 times more positive than colloidal blood products (ie. anything suspended in your blood) are negative; with the properties of a coagulant. It literally draws in all other metals & toxins in its path. When injected into deep muscle tissue or subcutaneously, this neurotoxin gets redistributed via the bloodstream (consisting of 90% water) to areas of fatty tissue (highly electrical tissues – negatively charged) throughout the body, builds up over time in these delicate centers; primarily in the Brain, Spinal cord, Myelin sheath, Meninges, cardiac cells, breasts & ovaries (in women), prostate (in men), kidneys, liver, gut & bowels.

This “sludging” is activated when Aluminum interacts with Hemoglobin in flow, in the negatively charged environment. This causes the negatively charged blood products to “attract” towards the larger, more massive positively charged Aluminum, causing clumping or “sludging”. This restricts blood flow, and it changes the Zeta Potential to change from -15mv (minus 15 milivolts) towards -10 mv (minus 10 milivolts), or possibly closer to zero. This is an increase in Zeta Potential, from a negatively charge towards neutral. (This is somewhat analogous to a change in state of water as it turns to ice – it’s a change in viscosity, affecting blood flow).

http://www.healthsentinel.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2598%3Astudy-clearly-demonstrates-that-aluminum-found-in-vaccines-can-cause-neurologic-damage&catid=5%3Aoriginal&Itemid=24

I sincerely hope this helps. I make no bones about the fact that I advocate for non-vaccination because I have come to know that vaccines are mostly bunk science riding on the coattails of some good science, and disseminating it’s veracity through a heavily indoctrinated culture of blind faith in public health policy and pharmaceutical companies… and that is why it is such a difficult terrain to navigate… when lies disguise themselves behind truth, it take a sharp mind and a clear heart to see the way through. good luck to everyone in making the choice that is right for you and your family.
http://www.nafwa.org/general-nutrition/alternative-nutrition/29005-whats-really-to-blame-for-califor
www.nafwa.org

FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO LEGALLY AVOID VACCINES IN YOUR AREA, PLEASE VISIT:
vaccinerights.com
vaclib.org

Still Drinking Soda? Read This!

A lot of attention had recently been given to the fact that Coke and Pepsi have decreased the amounts of caramel color in their drinks to avoid having to label them with a cancer warning. But reducing the amount of caramel color won’t change the fact that sodas are carcinogenic chemical cocktails. Here is a list of what makes soda so toxic. And by the way, caramel color is found in many foods most people eat every day, such as some breads, so if you are concerned about your caramel color intake, make sure to read the label on anything you buy.

1- Hormone-disrupting BPA in the can lining. This chemical mimics the female hormone estrogen and has been shown to have a number of detrimental effects on your health including raising your risk of breast and prostate cancer. You might also wind up with a bad case of moobs if you’re a guy.
http://www.naturalnews.com/026143_BPA_soda_chemicals.html

2- Aluminum in soda cans. Aluminum is a known neurotoxin that has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease in many studies.
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/01/02/aluminum-and-alzheimer-prevention.aspx

3-Brominated vegatable oil. This is present in about 10% of fruit-flavored sodas and sports drinks in the USA. Bromine displaces iodine and the resulting deficiency can increase your risk of breast, thyroid gland, ovary and prostate cancer. Bromine toxicity itself can cause symptoms such as skin rashes, severe acne, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, fatigue, metallic taste, and cardiac arrhythmia. It can also impair fertility.
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/11/brominated-vegetable-oil-in-us-soda.aspx

4-Corn syrup sweetener, found in sodas, juices and many other processed foods is directly linked to obesity in a dose-dependant manner. Fructose, which is found in corn syrup, has also shown to induce the creation of new fat cells around internal organs (visceral fat). Obesity is a cause of type-2 diabetes and visceral fat, in particular has been linked to metabolic disturbances, increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes as well as breast cancer and the need for gallbladder surgery in women. http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/Abdominal-fat-and-what-to-do-about-it.shtml

5-Aspartame in diet sodas can cause many health problems, including neurological, psychiatric, gastro-intestinal and other issues and has been shown to cause cancer in lab animals.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/aspartame-health-risks_b_668692.html

6-Soda contains a lot of sodium, which will not slake your thirst, but lead to more dehydration. Too much sodium in your diet is bad for your health and can affect your blood pressure.

7-Soda is highly acidic. When you take in acidic substances, it alters your body ph. To maintain your blood ph in the right range, your body has to leach alkaline minerals from your own bones. This is why acid-causing substances can contribute to demineralization and its associated problems. Your cells also don’t transport oxygen as well when your ph is acidic. What’s more, cancer cells thrive in an acidic, oxygen-depleted environment while an alkaline environment wipes them out. This is why alkalization and oxygenation are the basis of many natural treatments for cancer. In other words, by acidifying your ph, drinking soda turns your body into a friendly place for cancer cells. To read more about Ph and cancer, go here http://www.alkalizeforhealth.net/cancerselftreatment.htm

8- Caramel color. It’s a chemical, not caramel, and it is so carcinogenic that Coke and Pepsi recently opted to reduce the amount of caramel color in some of their sodas rather than have to label these drinks with cancer warnings according to new FDA guidelines.

9- Mountain Dew turns mice to jelly. This was the defense launched by the company when they were assailed with a lawsuit from a man who claimed to have found a dead mouse in his soda. They said that was impossible because the acids in the soda would have disintegrated in the mouse into a jelly-like substance. Yech! If it does that to a mouse, what does it do to your insides? And if it does that to a mouse, who knows how much disintegrated junk you might be ingesting when you have a can?

10- Phosphoric acid, added to sodas to give them a tangy taste, is so corrosive it destroys tooth enamel and is even used industrially as a rust remover. http://www.naturalnews.com/021774.html

Besides being poisonous, soda makes you burp. That’s not ladylike!

Still feel like drinking soda?