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20K Needed For Vaccine Mutation Study

For those of you who read my posts you understand I post information about vaccines due to their ability to reactivate latent infections such as Lyme/MSIDS.  Besides that, there can be vaccine contamination and ingredients that can worsen a chronically ill person’s condition.

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Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute, an independent research institute, does cutting edge research, and seeks to raise awareness about vaccine health risks & specifically studies the issue of human fetal cell lines in vaccines and how the insertions can disrupt the function of the invaded cell. Since many scientists have hypothesized that cancer and other childhood neurological diseases such as Autism are caused by mutations in the child’s DNA, this research is paramount in teasing out what is causing or exacerbating what.

Recently, in April, SCPI raised $80,000 to complete a double-blind, placebo vaccine mutation study, but are short $20,000 for this goal.

Please consider giving for this end.  They are hoping to reach their goal today and tomorrow.

If we ever needed answers on the vaccine issue, it is now.  With nearly 1 in 60 children diagnosed with Autism, it’s a literal epidemic, and according to a highly respected Wisconsin LLMD, 80% of his Autistic patients have an underlying Lyme/MSIDS infection. To say it’s a big deal is an understatement.

To Give, go here:  https://www.givebigseattle.org/sound-choice-pharmaceutical-institute

To read more about SCPI’s, focus, research, newsletter:  http://soundchoice.org/

SCSI Scientists speak up on Vaccine Outrage: http://soundchoice.org/newsletter-march-2017/

Vaccine card:  http://soundchoice.org/wp-content/uploads/vaccineListOrigFormat.pdf

I for one am excited that there are independent researchers dedicated to doing the proper studies.  Please consider helping them out.

 

Comparative Diets to Address Chronic Inflammation

http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2018/04/comparative-diets-to-address-chronic-inflammation/

Comparative Diets to Address Chronic Inflammation

 

The following is the first half of a two-part article on nutrition that addresses chronic inflammation.

One of the hallmarks of many chronic diseases and disorders is unresolved inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation can develop when the immune system’s normal inflammatory response to an implied threat continues unabated rather than turning off once the threat is gone.1

Chronic inflammation is a common link among autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and multiple sclerosis; in cardiovascular disorders that lead to heart attacks and strokes; in neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and epilepsy; and in mental disorders such as depression and schizophrenia.1 Vaccination has been reported to trigger the development of autoimmune disorders associated with chronic inflammation. 2

Infections and Vaccination: Two Different Kinds of Inflammatory Responses and Immunity

Infections and vaccines stimulate different kinds of inflammatory responses in the body to produce antibodies that confer two different kinds of immunity. Naturally acquired active immunity is attained after a person experiences a viral or bacterial infection and the body mounts an inflammatory response to stimulate the production of antibodies and confers long lasting natural immunity. Artificially acquired immunity, which is not identical to naturally acquired immunity, is attained when a person receives a vaccine and the body mounts an inflammatory response to produce antibodies and confers temporary immunity. Booster doses of vaccines to re-stimulate inflammatory responses are often given to lengthen artificial vaccine acquired immunity. 3

Depending upon various genetic, biological and environmental risk factors, some people do not resolve inflammation either after an infection or vaccination and can develop chronic inflammation in the body that leads to chronic health problems.45 In addition to lab altered viruses and bacteria, there are many recognized toxins in childhood vaccines that either singly or in combination cause inflammation in the brain and other parts of the body, including mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, MSG, antibiotics, polyethylene glycol (antifreeze), squalene, virus like particles and adventitious agents.67

Acute inflammation is easy to recognize: heat, swelling, pain and redness at the site of injury or infection. Chronic inflammation is not quite so obvious, but there are common symptoms that indicate its presence. Some of the most frequently reported include headaches and brain fog, bloating and other digestive problems, joint pain, rashes, fatigue, weight gain, gum disease and mood issues8—many signs familiar to parents of autistic and/or vaccine-injured children.9

Diets Address Chronic Inflammation in Vaccine-Injured Children

The childhood vaccine schedule used in the U.S. has been questioned as a potential factor in the development of inflammatory chronic brain and immune system disorders in children.10

It is an unfortunate fact that those who question the safety of vaccines often “come to the table” following a firsthand experience with a vaccine reaction… in other words, too late to avoid the potentially devastating impact such a reaction can have on their own life or the life of their child. Since conventional medicine rarely acknowledges the connection between vaccination and chronic brain and immune disorders in children, it can be difficult to know where to turn after a vaccine reaction has occurred and there is often lag time before parents find a supportive network. In the search for healing, one of the first avenues explored by parents and doctors specializing in biomedical and holistic health interventions involves nutrition therapy.

Diet is among the most basic of approaches to addressing chronic inflammation. The connection between diet and the risk for developing inflammatory disorders has been recognized for at least 50 years, though studies have been inconclusive about the role played by specific foods and nutrients.11 Nevertheless, harnessing the power of food often can help counteract a chronic inflammatory process and improve some of the related symptoms.

Dietary Fundamentals for Reducing Inflammation

With all the “named” diets available, it can be daunting to decide which direction to turn. Most anti-inflammatory diets share certain basic tenets: avoid sugar and processed foods; stay away from refined flour, wheat, white foods like pasta, rice and bread; and eliminate unhealthy fats. Foods that are often recommended to reduce inflammation in the body are fresh fruits, dark green leafy vegetables, high-quality proteins like cold-water fish, and healthy fats. Some nutritionists suggest that the so-called nightshade foods, which include tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, goji berries and white potatoes, may trigger inflammation in some people,9 and commercial milk products may also cause inflammation in people who are sensitive to lactose or milk proteins.11

Food additives, including dyes, preservatives and artificial flavorings and sweeteners, and high-fructose corn syrup have been pinpointed as problematic for many children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)12 and some nutritionists suggest avoiding them when trying to reduce systematic inflammation through dietary changes.

The Difference Is in the Details

Some of the most well known diets that surface in an online search for foods that fight inflammation include: the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS), Paleo, Mediterranean, Atkins, DASH, TLC, Mayo Clinic, Weight Watchers, Raw Food, Keto, The Zone, Whole30, Autoimmune Protocol, Dr. Hyman’s Detox and Dukan…to name just a few.  The annual U.S. News & World Report review of dietary rankings13 and other reviews14of current diet trends can provide an overview for understanding different dietary approaches.

What Do the Experts Say?

The choice of an “anti-inflammatory” diet that limits foods, which have been identified as “pro-inflammatory,” depends on consideration of individual factors, such as specific food sensitivities, personal taste preferences, or the simple desire to try a dietary regimen that sounds interesting.

According to Harvard University’s HealthWatch, “Choose the right foods, and you may be able to reduce your risk of illness. Consistently pick the wrong ones, and you could accelerate the inflammatory disease process.”15 Included in the HealthWatch list of pro-inflammatory foods that should be avoided to reduce inflammation include:

  • Refined carbohydrates, such as white bread and pastries
  • French fries and other fried foods
  • Soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages
  • Red meat (burgers, steaks) and processed meat (hot dogs, sausage)
  • Margarine, shortening, and lard

Anti-inflammatory foods include:

  • Tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards
  • Nuts like almonds and walnuts
  • Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines
  • Fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges

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For More:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/02/03/do-these-popular-diets-make-you-nutrient-deficient/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/05/25/nutritional-video/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/11/24/feel-helplessly-predestined-for-disease-listen-to-this/  In this talk Cyndi O’Meara discusses challenges with wheat.

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/05/20/minding-your-mitochondria/  Diagnosed with MS, Dr. Terry Wahls received the best standard medicine had to offer. After declining to the point of being in a wheel chair, she took matters into her own hands and learned how to properly fuel her body. Using the lessons she learned at the subcellular level, she used diet to cure her MS and get out of her wheelchair.

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/04/04/more-about-healing-from-mcas/

A Tale of 3 Metals, the Fate of Western Civilization, & What We Can Do About it

https://jameslyonsweiler.com/2018/04/07/a-tale-of-three-metals-and-the-fate-western-civilization/

A Tale of Three Metals and The Fate of Western Civilization

by jameslyonsweiler

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Biff: LET’S DIG UP TOXINS, PURIFY THEM, AND INJECT THEM INTO OURSELVES! AND BABIES! AND PREGNANT WOMEN! AND LET’S PUT THEM INTO PAINT THAT WE USE IN OUR HOMES WE LIVE IN, AND PUMP THEM INTO THE AIR WE BREATHE! AND LET’S MAKE SURE THAT THE WATER WE DRINK COMES INTO OUR HOMES IN PIPES THAT LEACH LEAD!
Buff: ARE YOU MAD?
Biff: NO, BUT WE WILL BE!

The Romans drank beverages prepared in lead vessels, and brought spring water into their homes through lead pipes. Lead poisoning undoubtedly hastened the fall of the Roman empire. So when we think about the evidence that we are harming ourselves, and our children, with lead in the water, mercury in the air, mercury in flu vaccines, and aluminum in many other vaccines, one has to wonder: what are the likely effects on society?

  1. African Americans will suffer the most. Due to Vitamin D deficiency, African Americans at northern latitudes can be expected to be most sensitive to toxins because they rely on dietary Vitamin D to drive their cellular detoxification systems. The fix? Measure blood Vitamin D levels, and absent any mutation that would preclude increased doses of Vitamin D, improve brain health via addition Vitamin D supplementation.
  2. Young adults (millenials) will have different sociality, and higher rates of early-age psychological disorders such as schizophrenia. They may also experience higher rates of early age of onset Parkison’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases. The fix? Filter aluminum out of the water, try silica-rich mineral waters, silica drops, with a preference for sources with the more biologically available silicic acid. In short, detoxify their food, water, and everything in their environment, and more (see below).
  3. Young children with special education needs will tend to be more violent and brain studies will show increased presence of amyloid precursor protein, the kind responsible for Alzheimer’s disease.
  4. There will be a population-wide downward shift in IQ.
  5. There will be a plague of multiple chemical sensitivity.
  6. Academics will be stretched thin and the curriculum dumbed down to the point where schools will have to stop giving grades. When 20% of the class can no longer function academically to take and exam, the rest will be asked to “help” their classmates learn.
  7. Families will become increasingly stressful social units. Divorce rates will skyrocket.
  8. People will become increasingly dependent on the State (Nanny State).
  9. Those most able to withstand the toxic effects of accumulating neurotoxins will become increasingly taxed because their income and property will have to sustain an increasingly demanding medico-government empire.
  10. When they, too, begin to fall apart, the tax base will falter.
  11. Violence will become increasingly common. Those most damaged will tend to kill and injure those who are capable.
  12. America will tear itself apart from within.

This doomsday scenario is not inevitable. So what can we do to prevent this?

  1. Listen to the mothers. They have experience in what works. NIH has avoided real research on neurodevelopment disorders that address neurotoxic metal exposure since the CDC worked so hard to defraud the public on the vaccine/autism link. They gambled, lost, and we now pay the cost.
  2. These solutions must be tested in combinations in clinical studies to insure safety, and also to validate them (if they do help). They must be studied NOW, before it’s too late.

Option 1. Environmental Detoxification. Remove all neotoxins from your home. Use reverse osmosis water filters, and use filtered water for everything – even cooking – because aluminum is used to condition the water coming from the tap. Fluoride is another issue, and your filtration should also remove fluoride. Eat organic foods and nothing out of aluminum containers. Certainly never cook in aluminum pots.

Option 2. Get the Aluminum Out. Consider using high silicic acid mineral water, or adding silicic acid drops to your filtered water to bind any aluminum from food. Other possibilities include malic acid, magnesium, and acetoacetic acid:

Principles of Orthomolecularism. R.A.S. Hemat: “Aluminum can be effectively complexed and excreted with silicon, a complex of malic acid and mg, and acetoacetic acid.”

Precise combinations that work best and are safe are not yet determined. That’s why we need studies.

Doctor Toni Bark, MD informs me that ketogenic diet can also help reduce brain inflammation and reduce the effects of toxic metals from the body and the brain – including the reduction of brain amyloid. And Dr. Richard Frey’s research on intranasal insulin https://academic.oup.com/biomedgerontology/article/71/1/30/2614162 and intranasal deferoxamine https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28870559 seems very promising for the actual removal of iron and aluminum from the brain. Care should be taken to conduct any such research under the direct care of a physician.

Option 3. Up the Vitamin D3, watch the A, Avoid Folic Acid. Dr. Keith Baggerly, MD, has determined that the FDA flubbed in it recommended daily Vit D intake:  https://vitamindwiki.com/Vitamin+D+math+mistakes+made+7+years+ago+–+K+Baggerly+2016-2017 As a result, most Americans are Vit D deficient. Increased Vitamin D3 can be expected to improve many aspects of health by helping our cells properly fold proteins. Vits A and D are antagonistic, and so watch all sources of Vit A and make sure you and your child are not taking in too much Vitamin A. Read The Big Vitamin D Mistake:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5541280/ and Grant Genereux’s resources on Vit A toxicity [1] [2].

Much of our population has MTHFR mutations that cause problems with Folic Acid. Moms taking prenatal vitamins should seek methyl folate or folinic acid: https://www.nature.com/articles/mp2016168 instead of folic acid. Children’s vitamins with methyl folate are also available.

Option 5. Reduce Brain Inflammation. Chronic low-grade inflammation is a hallmark of autism. Powerful brain antioxidants include N-acetylcysteine and glutathione. It seems likely that everyone with a brain could benefit from less brain inflammation.

Option 6. Improve the Gut. The commensal (helpful) bacteria in the large intestine can become significantly altered after antibiotic use to treat ear infections, most likely caused by harm from to the immune system from thimerosal. Pro-biotics may help, as will eating organic.

Option 7. Keep This Handy for Bad Head Days. Brain dysfunction from metal-induce excitotoxicity involves high glutmate levels in the brain. Oxaloacetate can reduce blood glutamate levels, allowing the excess glutamate in the brain to spill into the blood. Oxaloacetate is used after stroke to reduce the exitotoxic brain injury. Research is needed to determine if it should be used after vaccination to reduce the incidence of vaccine-induced excitotoxicity. And aluminum should be removed from vaccines because the schedule results in toxic doses in infants.

Option 8. HBOT is HOT. Consider Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). HBOT can increase de novo neurogenesis. If the brain has suffered a loss of neurons due to toxic exposure, increased neurogenesis – at the right time in development – could ultimately be shown to increase IQ.

Option 9. Avoid Thimerosal. If you choose to use a flu vaccination, ask the doctor for the type of flu shot that does not contain thimerosal.

Option 10. Tell Congress You Want Research Reform.

No studies of the synergistic toxicity of aluminum, lead and mercury have been conducted at doses reflecting the vaccine schedule and daily exposure due to leaching of lead from pipes into homes.

We know which homes have lead pipes. Departments of Health should consider telling parents of children in those homes to avoid exposures to mercury and to aluminum – in other words, to skip vaccines that contain these neurotoxic metals. The children will become more educated, better behaved, make better decisions, commit fewer crimes, and overall have better lives. Toxicity of lead, aluminum and mercury is synergistic.

No studies of the options and combinations of options listed above have been conducted to determine if we could improve overall brain health in children and adults. This research is badly needed. YOU can make it happen.

Make an appointment with your Congressional Representative and ask them to create the Brain Health 2030 initiative designed to reverse the ill effects of the past 30 years of industry and medicine on brains, and on our childrens’ brains. These interventions are not intrusive. Studies could be done also with the Department of Education to determine whether reports of violence decrease, grades increase, drop-out rates decrease if entire SCHOOLS – including administrators – are enrolled in Healthy Brain programs, which could incorporate aspects of mindfulness.

You can join the Neurodevelopment Research Reform group on Facebook where ideas on the Brain Health 2030 initiative are shared. And you can support our efforts to compile the most promising evidence-based approaches to improving brain health by supporting IPAK’s Neurodevelopment Research Reform Initiative.

This article is a call for research reform. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Check with your physician before changing any mode of medical treatment for your child, or yourself.

Further Reading:

Lyons-Weiler, J and R. Ricketson. 2018. Reconsideration of the Immunotherapeutic Pediatric Safe Dose Levels of Aluminum. Journal and Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology 48:67 73.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0946672X17300950

Thanks to Tim Lundeen for the Vit A information and of course to the outstanding medical doctor, Dr. Toni Bark, MD for permission to cite her expertise.

 
jameslyonsweiler
Dr. Lyons-Weiler is a research scientist and author of three books, the latest of which is “The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism”. He is available for speaking engagements and book signing events at your location. To contact, follow on twitter @lifebiomedguru, email ebolapromo[at]gmail.com, and connect via LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jameslyonsweiler

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For more:

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/04/09/3-part-series-on-genetic-mutations/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/09/21/aluminum-flawed-assumptions-fueling-autoimmune-disease-and-lyme/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/01/04/aluminum-alzheimers-ld/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/09/19/autism-aluminum-adjuvant-link-corroborated/

 

 

 

 

Injecting Aluminum Documentary – FREE – But Hurry!

http://cinemalibrestudio.com/injecting-aluminum/Stop-Mandatory-Vaccination-Viewing.html  Approx. 90 Min. Click here to see FREE VIDEO

Courtesy of Stop Mandatory Vaccination

About Injecting Aluminum

In the early 90s, a mysterious muscular disease began to surface among multiple patients in France. A team of doctors in Paris discovered that these patients had developed a new disease called Macrophagic Myofascitis, or MMF, which occurs when the aluminum hydroxide adjuvant from a vaccine remains embedded in the muscle tissue.

Note: This film was released in France under the title L’Aluminum, les vaccins and les deux lapins (translated: “Aluminum, vaccines and two rabbits”). The aluminum adjuvant was only tested for 28 days, on two rabbits, and their remains have mysteriously disappeared.

Injecting Aluminum features groundbreaking interviews with leading aluminum specialists such as:

Doctor-Romain-Gherardi

Dr. Romain Gherardi, the Director of the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research

Doctor-Yehuda-Shoenfeld

Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld, founder of the leading Centre for Autoimmune Diseases at the Sheba Medical Center

Dr-Christopher-Exley

“Mr. Aluminum”, Dr. Christopher Exley, biologist at the University of Stirling with a PhD in the Ecotoxicology of Aluminum

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0946672X17308763 (Aluminum in brain tissue in Autism)

Professor-Jerome-Authier

Dr. Jérôme Authier, neurologist and head of the Center of Reference of neuromuscular diseases of the Henri Mondor Hospital in Créteil, France.

Frequently Asked Questions

Available worldwide in 250+ territories (excluding France)

To watch the film, just click on link above.

After viewing online for free, you can also purchase DVDs.

To receive 40% off the Injecting Aluminum DVDs until March 8th, enter code SMV during check out from our store (code must be entered to receive the discount).

 

Note: This film was released in France under the title L’Aluminum, les vaccins and les deux lapins (translated: “Aluminum, vaccines and two rabbits”). The aluminum adjuvant was only tested for 28 days, on two rabbits, and their remains have mysteriously disappeared.

CMSRI (Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute) helped fund the grants for several scientists featured in Injecting Aluminum, to do research, specifically Dr. Christopher Exley as well as Dr. Romain Gherardi, Dr. Jerome Authier. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to funding independent research at leading universities and medical facilities worldwide to identify the causal factors behind today’s epidemic of chronic illness and disabilities.

More on Vaccines:

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/09/19/autism-aluminum-adjuvant-link-corroborated/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/11/28/biological-mechanisms-of-vaccine-injury/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/03/01/vaccines-could-contribute-to-disease-epidemics-due-to-retrovirus-contamination/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/10/15/vaccines-and-retroviruses-a-whistleblower-reveals-what-the-government-is-hiding/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/03/30/ty-bollinger-the-truth-about-vaccines-series/  I highlight a 9 part series on vaccines.

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/03/13/baylor-doc-bullies-parents-of-injured-children/

 

Dr. Frid: Children & Lyme

 Approx. 40 Min

Dr. Elena Frid:  Children & Lyme

Published on Mar 9, 2018

Dr. Elena Frid, a Board Certified New York City Neurologist, with clinical interest in Autoimmune and Neuro-Lyme discusses Children who have been effected by Lyme disease at an annual Tick Talk in Pennsylvania.
She goes into depth about Autoimmune Encephalitis (AE), Neuro-developmental issues with Lyme and co-infections, PANS/PANDAS, illustrates case studies, discusses blood work protocols, and protective methods all must follow in order to prevent and protect themselves against Lyme disease.

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For More:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/10/08/misdiagnosed-how-children-with-treatable-medical-issues-are-mistakenly-labeled-as-mentally-ill/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/06/30/child-with-lymemsidspans-told-by-doctors-she-made-it-all-up/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/04/11/hidden-invaders-infections-can-trigger-immune-attacks-on-kids-brains-provoking-devastating-psychiatric-disorders/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/10/01/panspandas-steroids-autoimmune-disease-lymemsids-the-need-for-medical-collaboration/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/01/31/finding-the-right-psychotherapist-for-your-child-with-lyme-disease/

 

The Importance of Vitamin D, K, and Magnesium for Lyme/MSIDS Patients

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/03/12/magnesium-vitamin-d-supplementation.aspx?

Without Magnesium, Vitamin D Supplementation May Backfire

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Story at-a-glance

  • When taking high-dose vitamin D3, it’s important to also take extra vitamin K2 and magnesium to avoid complications associated with excessive calcification
  • Magnesium, the fourth most abundant mineral in your body, is a component necessary for the activation of vitamin D, and without sufficient amounts of it, your body cannot properly utilize the vitamin D you’re taking
  • As many as 50 percent of Americans taking vitamin D supplements may not get significant benefit, as the vitamin D simply gets stored in its inactive form due to magnesium deficiency
  • The only way to determine how much sun exposure is enough and/or how much vitamin D3 you need to take is to measure your vitamin D level, ideally twice a year
  • To assess your magnesium level, check your RBC magnesium level and track signs and symptoms of magnesium insufficiency to determine how much magnesium you need. Low potassium and calcium are also common laboratory signs indicating magnesium deficiency

By Dr. Mercola

I’ve previously written about the importance of taking vitamin K2 when you’re taking high-dose supplemental vitamin D to avoid complications associated with excessive calcification in your arteries. Now, research highlights the vital importance of taking magnesium in combination with vitamin D as well.

Magnesium, the fourth most abundant mineral in your body, is a component necessary for the activation of vitamin D, and without sufficient amounts of it, your body cannot properly utilize the vitamin D you’re taking.1,2,3,4

This may actually help explain why many need rather high doses of vitamin D to optimize their levels — it could be that they simply have insufficient amounts of magnesium in their system to activate the vitamin D. As noted by co-author Mohammed Razzaque, professor of pathology at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania:5

“People are taking vitamin D supplements but don’t realize how it gets metabolized. Without magnesium, vitamin D is not really useful. By consuming an optimal amount of magnesium, one may be able to lower the risks of vitamin D deficiency, and reduce the dependency on vitamin D supplements.”

Without Additional Magnesium, Vitamin D Supplementation May Be Ineffective

According to this scientific review,6 as many as 50 percent of Americans taking vitamin D supplements may not get significant benefit, as the vitamin D simply gets stored in its inactive form. As reported in the press release by the American Osteopathic Association:7

“… [C]onsumption of vitamin D supplements can increase a person’s calcium and phosphate levels even if they remain vitamin D deficient. The problem is people may suffer from vascular calcification if their magnesium levels aren’t high enough to prevent the complication. Patients with optimum magnesium levels require less vitamin D supplementation to achieve sufficient vitamin D levels …

Deficiency in either of these nutrients is reported to be associated with various disorders, including skeletal deformities, cardiovascular diseases, and metabolic syndrome. While the recommended daily allowance for magnesium is 420 mg for males and 320 mg for females, the standard diet in the United States contains only about 50 percent of that amount. As much as half of the total population is estimated to be consuming a magnesium-deficient diet.”

Higher Magnesium Intake Lowers Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency

Indeed, previous research has indicated that higher magnesium intake helps reduce your risk of vitamin D deficiency — likely by activating more of it. As noted in one 2013 study:8

“Magnesium plays an essential role in the synthesis and metabolism of vitamin D and magnesium supplementation substantially reversed the resistance to vitamin D treatment in patients with magnesium-dependent vitamin-D-resistant rickets … High intake of total, dietary or supplemental magnesium was independently associated with significantly reduced risks of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency respectively.

Intake of magnesium significantly interacted with intake of vitamin D in relation to risk of both vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency. Additionally, the inverse association between total magnesium intake and vitamin D insufficiency primarily appeared among populations at high risk of vitamin D insufficiency.

Furthermore, the associations of serum 25(OH)D with mortality, particularly due to cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer, were modified by magnesium intake, and the inverse associations were primarily present among those with magnesium intake above the median. Our preliminary findings indicate it is possible that magnesium intake alone or its interaction with vitamin D intake may contribute to vitamin D status.”

Vitamin D Lowers Mortality Risk Associated With Heart Disease

Vitamin D, a steroid hormone, is vital for the prevention of many diseases, including but not limited to Type 2 diabetes, age-related macular degeneration (the leading cause of blindness), Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and well over a dozen different types of cancer (including skin cancer). Vitamin D also exhibits its infection-fighting abilities in the treatment of tuberculosis, pneumonia, colds and flu.

Studies have also linked higher vitamin D levels with lowered mortality from all causes.9,10,11 Most recently, a Norwegian study12 published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found “a normal intake of vitamin D” significantly reduces your risk of death if you have cardiovascular disease.13

About 4,000 patients diagnosed with stable angina pectoris (chest pain caused by coronary heart disease) were followed for 12 years. The average age at the outset of the study was 62. Overall, those with vitamin D blood levels between 16.8 and 40 ng/mL (42 to 100 nmol/L) had the lowest mortality risk.

Evidence Suggests Higher Vitamin D Levels Are Better

Interestingly, these findings are actually at odds with mounting research showing 40 ng/mL is at the low end of optimal. The new target is 60 to 80 ng/mL, but even a level upward of 100 ng/mL appears safe and beneficial for certain conditions, especially cancer. For example:

  • Having a serum vitamin D level of 40 ng/mL has been shown to reduce your risk for cancer by 67 percent, compared to having a level of 20 ng/ml or less; most cancers were found to occur in people with a vitamin D blood level between 10 and 40 ng/mL14,15
  • Research published in 2005 showed women with vitamin D levels above 60 ng/mL had an 83 percent lower risk of breast cancer than those with levels below 20 ng/mL16
  • A 2007 study found women over 55 who raised their average serum level to 38 ng/mL lowered their risk of all invasive cancers, including breast cancer, by 77 percent17

Other recent research18 has also highlighted the importance of vitamin D for the prevention and treatment of heart disease, showing it plays a vital role in protecting and repairing damage to your endothelium. The findings also suggest vitamin D3:

  • Helps trigger production of nitric oxide — a molecule known to play an important signaling role in controlling blood flow and preventing blood clot formation in your blood vessels
  • Significantly reduces oxidative stress in your vascular system, which is important to help prevent the development and/or progression of cardiovascular disease

According to vitamin D researcher Dr. Michael Holick, author of “The Vitamin D Solution: A Three-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problem,” vitamin D deficiency — defined as a level below 20 ng/mL — can raise your risk of heart attack by 50 percent. What’s worse, if you have a heart attack while vitamin D deficient, your risk of dying is nearly guaranteed.

Vitamin D Levels Below 20 ng/mL Are Inadequate for Optimal Health

Vitamin D levels below 20 ng/mL have repeatedly been shown to raise your risk for a number of other problems as well, including depression19 and Type 2 diabetes. Research suggests 20 ng/mL is not even adequate for the prevention of osteomalacia (softening of your bones).

In the case of depression, having a vitamin D level below 20 ng/mL will raise your risk by as much as 85 percent, compared to having a level above 30 ng/mL,20 and evidence suggests vitamin D deficiency may be a significant driver of the rise we see in both mood and mental disorders such as psychotic21 and obsessive compulsive22disorders.

As for diabetes, an analysis23 by GrassrootsHealth reveals people with a median vitamin D level of 41 ng/mL have a diabetes rate of 3.7 per 1,000, whereas those with a median serum level of just 22 ng/mL have a diabetes rate of 9.3 per 1,000. In other words, raising your level above 40 ng/mL can lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes by nearly 60 percent.

All in all, there’s very little reason to believe that a level as low as 16 ng/mL would be protective against death if you have heart disease.

Research also shows higher vitamin D levels can help prevent and/or treat:

Dry eye syndromes24,25 and macular degeneration26,27
Autoimmune diseases, including psoriasis
Gastrointestinal diseases28
Infectious diseases, including influenza and HIV29,30
Inflammatory rheumatic diseases31 such as rheumatoid arthritis
Osteoporosis and hip fractures
Neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease32,33 and epilepsy. In one study,34 epileptics given a one-time megadose of vitamin D3, ranging from 40,000 IUs all the way up to 200,000 IUs, followed by a daily dose of 2,000 to 2,600 IUs a day for three months to bring each individual’s vitamin D status to at least 30 ng/mL, resulted in significant improvements.

Ten out of 13 had a decrease in the number of seizures, five of which experienced more than a 50 percent reduction. Overall, the group had a 40 percent reduction in the number of seizures.

Lupus. According to researchers in Cairo,35 most patients with systemic lupus erythematosus have some level of vitamin D deficiency, defined as a level of 10 ng/mL or less, or insufficiency, a level between 10 and 30 ng/mL.
Obstructive sleep apnea. In one study, 98 percent of patients with sleep apnea had vitamin D deficiency, and the more severe the sleep apnea, the more severe the deficiency.36
Falls, fractures, dental health and more. A 2006 review37 looking at vitamin D intakes and health outcomes such as bone mineral density, dental health, risk of falls, fractures and colorectal cancer, found “the most advantageous serum concentrations of 25(OH)D begin at 30 ng/mL, and the best are between 36 to 40 ng/mL.”
Obesity. Research38 has shown vitamin D supplementation (4,000 IUs/day) combined with resistance training helps decrease your waist-to-hip ratio — a measurement that is far better at determining your risk for Type 2 diabetes and heart disease than body mass index.
Neurodegenerative diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS).39,40,41 Research shows MS patients with higher levels of vitamin D tend to experience less disabling symptoms.42

Assess Your Vitamin D and Magnesium Levels

The best way to optimize your vitamin D level is through sensible sun exposure. Unfortunately, this can be difficult for many, especially during the winter season and/or if you live in northern regions. If you cannot obtain sufficient amounts of vitamin D through sun exposure, taking a supplement is recommended. Remember that the only way to determine how much sun exposure is enough and/or how much vitamin D3 you need to take is to measure your vitamin D level, ideally twice a year.

The D*Action Project by GrassrootsHealth is a cost-effective way to do this, while simultaneously progressing valuable research. To participate, simply purchase the D*Action Measurement Kit and follow the registration instructions included. To assess your magnesium level, check your RBC magnesium level and track signs and symptoms of magnesium insufficiency to determine how much magnesium you need. Low potassium and calcium are also common laboratory signs indicating magnesium deficiency.

The Interplay of Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin K2

When supplementing, also remember to take synergistic effects with other nutrients into account. If you take high-dose vitamin D, you may also need to increase your intake of:

  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin K2
  • Calcium

These four nutrients — vitamins D and K2, calcium and magnesium — all work in tandem, and rely on sufficient amounts of each to work optimally.Lack of balance between these four nutrients is why calcium supplements have become associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, and why some experience symptoms of vitamin D toxicity. Here’s a summary of some of the most important correlations between these nutrients:

Excessive vitamin D in combination with lack of vitamin K2 may cause overabsorption of calcium, which in turn may result in calcium deposits in your heart and kidneys. Part of the explanation for these adverse side effects is that vitamin K2 keeps calcium in its appropriate place — in your teeth and bones and out of soft tissues and arteries.

While the optimal ratios between vitamin D and vitamin K2 have yet to be established, taking somewhere between 100 to 200 micrograms (mcg) of K2 is beneficial. Telltale signs of vitamin K2 insufficiency include osteoporosis, heart disease and diabetes. You’re also more likely to be deficient if you rarely eat vitamin K2-rich foods (see listing below).

Vascular calcification is also a side effect of low magnesium, so when taking vitamin D3, you need both vitamin K2 and magnesium to make sure everything is working properly.

Maintaining an appropriate calcium-to-magnesium ratio is also important, as magnesium helps keep calcium in your cells so they can function better. Historically, mankind ate a diet with a calcium-magnesium ratio of 1-to-1,43 which is likely close to ideal.

Magnesium and vitamin K2 also complement each other, as magnesium helps lower blood pressure, which is an important component of heart disease.

Eat a Varied Diet and Get Sensible Sun Exposure

The take-home message is that anytime you’re taking supplemental magnesium, calcium, vitamin D3 or vitamin K2, you must take all the others into consideration as well. While supplements can be helpful in some instances, your best and safest bet is to simply eat more calcium-, magnesium- and vitamin K2-rich foods, along with sensible sun exposure.

Food-derived nutrition is typically going to be the most beneficial, and this is particularly true for calcium. When you take a biologically foreign form of calcium, or when your body’s ability to direct calcium to the right places becomes impaired (as when you are deficient in vitamin K2 and/or magnesium), calcium is deposited where it shouldn’t be, such as in your arteries. It’s more likely your body can use calcium correctly if it’s plant-derived calcium. Here’s a quick summary of foods known to be high in these important nutrients:

Vitamin K2

Grass fed organic animal products such as eggs and butter, fermented foods such as natto, goose liver pâté and vitamin K2-rich cheeses such as Brie and Gouda

Magnesium

Almonds and cashews, bananas, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, brown rice, free-range pastured egg yolk, flaxseed, grass fed raw milk, mushrooms, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and leafy green vegetables, especially spinach, Swiss chard, turnip greens, beet greens, collard greens, kale, Bok Choy and romaine lettuce

Calcium

Raw milk from grass fed cows (who eat plants), leafy green vegetables, the pith of citrus fruits, carob and wheatgrass

The Role of Vitamin D in Disease Prevention

A growing body of evidence shows that vitamin D plays a crucial role in disease prevention and maintaining optimal health. There are about 30,000 genes in your body, and vitamin D affects nearly 3,000 of them, as well as vitamin D receptors located throughout your body.

According to one large-scale study, optimal Vitamin D levels can slash your risk of cancer by as much as 60 percent. Keeping your levels optimized can help prevent at least 16 different types of cancer, including pancreatic, lung, ovarian, prostate and skin cancers.

How Vitamin D Performance Testing Can Help Optimize Your Health

Is it any wonder then that no matter what disease or condition is investigated, vitamin D appears to play a crucial role? This is why I am so excited about the D*Action Project by GrassrootsHealth. Dr. Robert Heaney is the research director of GrassrootsHealth and is part of the design of the D*action Project as well as analysis of the research findings.

GrassrootsHealth shows how you can take action today on known science with a consensus of experts without waiting for institutional lethargy. It has shown how by combining the science of measurement (of vitamin D levels) with the personal choice of taking action and, the value of education about individual measures that one can truly be in charge of their own health.

In order to spread this health movement to more communities, the project needs your involvement. To participate, simply purchase the D*Action Measurement Kit and follow the registration instructions included. (Please note that 100 percent of the proceeds from the kits go to fund the research project. I do not charge a single dime as a distributor of the test kits.)

As a participant, you agree to test your vitamin D levels twice a year during a five-year study, and share your health status to demonstrate the public health impact of this nutrient. There is a $65 fee every six months for your sponsorship of this research project, which includes a test kit to be used at home, and electronic reports on your ongoing progress. You will get a follow up email every six months reminding you “it’s time for your next test and health survey.”

To order:  https://shop.mercola.com/product/1090/vitamin-d-testing-kit-for-consumer-sponsored-research

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**Comment**

Great article showing how vitamins interact and often depend upon one another, which is why obtaining them naturally through food-choices is always safest; however, as this article points out, vitamin D is obtained by direct sunlight hitting the skin.  We Northerners don’t get enough making supplementation with D almost a necessity.  Please have your levels tested as D is a fat soluble vitamin that can build up in the body and become toxic.

It is my experience that Lyme/MSIDS patients here in Wisconsin are low in Magnesium as well as D and supplementation always helps them.

Interestingly, besides the plethora of things listed above, vitamin D supplementation has been shown to help Autism:  https://www.brainhealth2030.org/single-post/2018/03/10/First-Ever-Randomized-Clinical-Trial-Shows-Vitamin-D-Supplementation-Improves-Autism-Symptoms   The scientists reported significant improvements in autism symptoms and social maturity among the exposed group and no reported gains among the placebo group. Some of the improvements reported among the exposed children included reductions in irritability, hyperactivity, social withdrawal, and inappropriate speech. ATEC scoring among the exposed group was significantly improved notably in the scores relating to sociability, cognitive awareness, and behavior.

Vitamin D has also been found to reduce risk of cancer:  https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-03-vit-d-cancer.html  “These findings support the hypothesis that vitamin D has protective effects against cancers at many sites,” the authors write.

More on Magnesium:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/01/16/magnesium-an-invisible-deficiency/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/09/29/epsom-salts-for-lymemsids/

More on Depression:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/01/18/depression-not-caused-by-chemical-imbalance/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vaccines Could Contribute to Disease Epidemics Due to Retrovirus Contamination

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-01-vaccine-manufacturing-process-could-be-contributing-to-disease-epidemics-retrovirus-contamination.html#

The vaccine manufacturing process could be contributing to disease epidemics due to retrovirus contamination

Image: The vaccine manufacturing process could be contributing to disease epidemics due to retrovirus contamination

(Natural News) Vaccines are highly controversial, and much of the debate rightly surrounds their connection to autism and their inclusion of mercury and other heavy metals. However, there is another aspect of vaccines that doesn’t get as much attention even though it could have grave repercussions for life on this planet: Retrovirus contamination.

A type of virus whose genes are encoded into RNA rather than DNA, retroviruses function differently than other types of viruses but can be just as devastating. Human retroviruses include HIV and human T-cell lymphotropic virus 1, which has been associated with some leukemias and lymphomas.

All animals have some retroviruses integrated into their genomes, with as much as 15 percent of the human genome believed to be made up of ERV human retroviruses. They contribute to diseases such as cancer, autoimmune diseases, and neuroimmune diseases.

The manufacturing process involved in human and veterinary vaccines uses live animal and human cells to serve as master seed stock. The process was developed before the mechanisms of retroviruses were fully understood, which means that no one was aware of the risks at the time. While many retroviruses are harmless and remain essentially dormant, they become harmful when they are exposed to cells from other species, which is what can happen during the vaccine manufacturing process itself as well as during the administration of vaccines that contain cell components from other species. Incidentally, this is similar to what has been creating problems when researchers try to transplant pig tissues and organs into humans.

As new vaccines were developed in the 1970s, exposure to retroviruses intensified. These retroviruses have now been associated with many of the chronic illnesses modern humans are facing, from cancer and autism to Alzheimer’s and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It is believed that as many as 20 million Americans could be infected with retroviruses, but not all of them will go on to develop a serious illness. They can be thought of as sleeping giants, who are only awakened when there is an immune deficiency.

A recent study published in the journal Biologicals outlined how endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) are infecting cats and how the feline retrovirus known as RD-114 has contaminated vaccines for other pets. There are at least two ERVs in cat genomes, and the RD-114 virus is found in a wide range of vaccines for dogs and other animals. In fact, a different study showed that RD-114-related viruses contaminated around a third of the 25 commercial vaccines for dogs and cats tested.

Retrovirus contamination in vaccines widespread

Research scientist Judy A. Mikovits even goes so far as to say that nearly all human vaccines are contaminated with at least one retrovirus, usually from an animal thanks to the animal byproducts used in vaccine creation. Six percent of Americans now have mouse-related retroviruses, for example, and that almost certainly comes from vaccines.

Take the example of the rotavirus vaccines RotaTeq and Rotarix, which made headlines a few years ago when they were found to be contaminated with pig viruses. The problem becomes even worse when multiple vaccines are given in combination, as is often the case with children and infants. Dr. Mikovits points out that one pig retrovirus can cause symptoms similar to AIDS when there is a simultaneous immune system activation, such as concurrent vaccination, creating a “high-risk scenario for disease in humans.”

Vaccines are risky enough when you take retroviruses out of the equation, but this vastly underreported problem could eventually prove to be the biggest danger of vaccines yet.

Sources for this article include:

GreenMedInfo.com

ScienceDirect.com

NCBI.NLM.NIH.gov

HealthImpactNews.com

NaturalNews.com

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**Comment*

Lyme/MSIDS can activate the immune system and be that “sleeping giant,” the author points out.

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/12/02/scottish-doctor-gives-insight-on-lyme-msids/  Dr. Lambert has treated a number of young women who fell ill after their HPV vaccination, which seems to have stimulated a latent Lyme infection to reactivate.

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/04/24/gardasil-and-bartonella/  Asymptomatic girls after receiving Gardasil activated dormant Bartonella which was confirmed by testing.

More on retroviruses:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/10/15/vaccines-and-retroviruses-a-whistleblower-reveals-what-the-government-is-hiding/  What did microbiologist Judy Mikovitz get for exposing retroviruses in vaccines?  She got jailed without a search warrant and publicly demolished by those who can’t stand exposure to the truth.