Swine flu 1976 propaganda

September 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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History repeats. A fascinating CBS 60 Minutes documentary on the swine flu epidemic of 1976 in the U.S. Always do your vaccination homework before “rolling up your sleeves”. Your life depends on it. For more pro-choice information on immunisation in New Zealand visit the Immunisation Awareness Society. Vaccination is not mandatory in NZ – do not be pressured!

Glucosamine fails to benefit

September 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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“Clinical trials of glucosamine and chondroitin – either taken together or separately – have failed to demonstrate a clinically significant benefit for patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis, a meta-analysis found.”

For many moons I’ve been saying that the body simply doesn’t work this way: Chemical or protein breaks down or goes missing; insert exact chemical or protein through mouth to replace it. In this case, glucosamine and chondroitin, which will then go “straight to the knee”. It’s ludicrous marketing. Much like the box of one painkiller says it’s good for headaches, and the box of another says it’s good for menstrual cramps, when inside it’s the exact same active ingredient that has the exact same effect on the brain every time.

The body is its own intricate chemistry set and each individual goes about creating its own unique proteins, as required, in its own way based on its own neural programming and genetic coding. This is why Allen Roses, of GlaxoSmithKline, was quoted in a national newspaper saying more than 90% of drugs only work in 30-50% of people. These unique proteins created for the body by the body – and knees and hips and all the other relevant bits and pieces – are founded on the building blocks of a healthy diet, from which the appropriate elements are extracted. So before you spend $50 or $60 on a bottle of supplements next time, perhaps consider the value of great piece of broccoli and trust that the wisdom of the body knows what to do with it. Read more

Mechanical Medicine

September 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Avoiding death is not the purpose of life. It is to nurture the soul.

In a book I’m reading on the exploration of consciousness through hallucinogenic substances that the native Indian shamans used to use, like mushrooms and peyote, there were some wonderful references to the nature of healing which I thought were very relevant (and no, I’m not using it as a manual, exactly).

Shamans had the difficult task of seeking the connectedness of all things and protecting the sick and dying. For simple problems – the aches and pains of being alive – nature had provided most solutions in the form of willow bark or some such malarkey. Even the mechanical manoeuvrings of the human frame have been practised for thousands of years: From rudimentary brain surgery with careful removal of bony material, to extraction of offending bodies like arrows, bullets (damn cavalry!), tumours, and ingrown toe nails. The Egyptians were even amongst the first to perform brain surgery. All that’s required is a steady hand, a good eye and a clue – but a philosophical nature is optional. Read more

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