Monday, October 24, 2011

Tidbits from TACA...

Cortisol levels are very important in our kids. High cortisol levels affect adrenal function, mito function, activates inflammation.

Signs of Adrenal hypofunction - no sleep, crave salt, fatigue, anxiety, low cortisol

Signs of Adrenal hyperfunction - excess sweat, hyperactivity, weight gain, high cortisol

Labs to check- glucose, cortisol, aldosterone, thyroid, dhea

Treatment- Clean up environment, decrease carbs, sugars, bedtime snack with protein, b6, zinc, mg

Herbs- adaptogens including rhodiola, ginseng

Vitamins - b5, a, e

Others - licorice, chromium, cinnamon, efas, carnitine, salt, phosphatidylserine, ace (adrenal corticol extract)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

On the from ARI conference

See our upcoming newsletter (will be emailed within the next week) for details on the following:

- Folate receptor auto-antibody abnormalities has important potential treatment implications
- Association between milk and folate receptor auto-antibodies
- Gut flora affects how we handle toxins
- BH4 can be have communication, oxidative stress, social and cognitive benefits
- Other treatments to consider for anxiety and OCD
- Importance of intestinal microbiomes in immune development and function over time

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

California 12 year olds to be vaccinated with out parents knowing

News from yesterday...California 12 year olds to be vaccinated with out parents knowing written by Eileen Dannemann

Today Governor Brown signed into law AB499 which will allow 12 year old children to be vaccinated without parental knowledge or consent. This currently applies to the Gardasil and Hepatitis B vaccines, but will expand to include ANY new STD vaccine that is brought to market in the future.

This means that as of tomorrow, boys and girls as young as 12 will be alone in their doctors office, or pulled into the nurses office at school, be offered a vaccine and told that if they don't get it, they can get sick and die, the child will be given the shot and parents will never know. This also means that parents no longer have access to their child's full medical records, but are only able to request PARTS of their child's heath records once they turn 12.

The package insert for the Gardasil vaccine is 30 pages long. Take a look at it. The state of California has decided that 6th graders are competent to read and properly digest this information, to fully understanding the risks and benefits of this vaccine, and to make an informed consent decision. Absurd.

This is nothing more than a marketing ploy for Merck (who makes Gardasil) to get around parents who understand the risks of these specific vaccines, and the corrupt public officials in Merck's pocket who are handing innocent children over to them for power and profit. The California legislator that introduced this bill, Toni Atkins, took money from Merck and then lied about it when confronted on her motives for this bill.

And this morning on Fox, our friend and Canary Party member Rebecca Estepp, who is the communications director for the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy, debated former California state assembly woman Sally Lieber, who previously introduced a bill making the Gardasil vaccine mandatory for 11 year olds. Lieber had to remove her name from the leadership on the bill when it was discovered that her family was heavily invested in Merck.

Eileen Dannemann is the Directo of the National Coalition of Organized Women
319 855-0307

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Looking for a homemade, non-toxic play-doh recipe?

Well, here it is...

3 cups flour (you can use gluten-free flour)
1 1/2 cups salt
3 tablespoons cream of tartar
3 cups water
3 tablespoons oil
food coloring

Mix together dry ingredients in large mixing bowl, set aside. In small pan bring water, oil and food coloring to a boil. Pour into bowl with dry ingredients and stir until to tough and then knead on floured table or cutting board. I like to let the children help with everything except the hot water (obviously) and when the play-doh is cool enough, it's so much fun to just play with it warm. You can keep it in a ziploc bag for several weeks.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Article: Flu Vaccine in Pregnancy Benefits Baby, Too - WE DISAGREE

There was a recent article from Pediatric News entitled "Flu Vaccine in Pregnancy Benefits Baby, Too." In our opinion, this article, which was partially funded by Merck, is misleading and another example of "false advertising."  In controlling for maternal age, black race, high school education, Medicaid or lack of insurance, and medical comorbidities, the study found that receipt of a maternal flu vaccine during pregnancy was associated with a 133.7 gram increase in birth weight. The article claimed the increased birth weight as another reason to give maternal flu vaccines during pregnancy. However, there was another statistically significant difference between the study groups related to prenatal care that questions the strength of their conclusion -- Women who received the flu vaccine had earlier and more frequent prenatal visits.   We argue that the difference in prenatal care, and not the receipt of the maternal flu vaccine, is the reason for increased birth weight. 

The article can be found at