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Thursday 26 September 2013

Conventional Drugs and Vaccines. The problem is a lack of honesty and transparency

Most people accept conventional drugs and vaccines because they believe them to effective for the purpose they are being taken, and also safe. By and large patients believe them to be safe because each drug, and each vaccine, has gone through a process that has found them to be effective and safe. The logic, for most patients, is simple:

          "We are not medically trained, so we trust what our doctors tell us. We trust them because they are assisted and guided by the NHS. And in turn, the NHS is funded by the Department of Health, and the Government. 

          "Surely, we reason, this is assurance enough that the medication we are given by our GP is both effective and safe".

We are further assured that conventional drugs and vaccines go through a process of testing and monitoring which is designed to ensure that they are suitable for us. In the main, it is on this basis that we, as patients, give our consent to conventional medical treatment.

Yet is this trust well placed? Is the conventional medical establishment one that can be trusted with our health, and our lives? Can we rely on it to protect us from dangerous drugs and vaccines?

Or has the conventional medical establishment placed itself entirely in the hands of the big, profitable and highly influential drug companies? Have financial and economic interests perverted conventional health care, and removed the central focus from patient safety to the viability of Big Pharma?

Lucija Tomljenovic, in her paper, "The vaccination policy and the Code of Practice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI): are they at odds?" certainly suggests that our trust is misplaced. In summary, the transcripts of the JCVI/DH meetings from the period from 1983 to 2010 appear to show that:

  • Instead of reacting appropriately by re-examining existing vaccination policies when safety concerns over specific vaccines were identified by their own investigations, the JCVI either a) took no action, b) skewed or selectively removed unfavourable safety data from public reports and c) made intensive efforts to reassure both the public and the authorities in the safety of respective vaccines;
  • Significantly restricted contraindication to vaccination criteria in order to increase vaccination rates despite outstanding and unresolved safety issues;
  • On multiple occasions requested from vaccine manufacturers to make specific amendments to their data sheets, when these were in conflict with JCVI’s official advices on immunisations; 
  • Persistently relied on methodologically dubious studies, while dismissing independent research, to promote vaccine policies; 
  • Persistently and categorically downplayed safety concerns while over-inflating vaccine benefits; 
  • Promoted and elaborated a plan for introducing new vaccines of questionable efficacy and safety into the routine paediatric schedule, on the assumption that the licenses would eventually be granted; 
  • Actively discouraged research on vaccine safety issues; 
  • Deliberately took advantage of parents’ trust and lack of relevant knowledge on vaccinations in order to promote a scientifically unsupported immunisation program which could put certain children at risk of severe long-term neurological damage; 
Notably, all of these actions appear to violate the JCVI’s own Code of Practice 

But this should come as no surprise, as drug after drug, vaccine after vaccine, passes through testing, through drug regulation, as medication that is safe and effective. Then, in time, each of these drugs and vaccines are found to be not only unsafe, but ineffective.

Why this consistent failure?
Why this ongoing acceptance of consistent failure

Time after time, drug companies are taken to court, and fined heavily for not testing drugs properly, for not releasing key drug information, for the harm and damage drugs have caused patients. And each time the fine is paid, and the drug companies continue 'business as normal', and we are either not told about it, or we assume it is a one-off error.

There is something rotten within the Conventional Medical Edifice. 
The rot is harming and killing us. 
And we have to begin to demand more honesty, and more transparency.
And we have to insist on safer medicine.

Flu Vaccine. Is it worth the serious risks involved?

Should you have the flu vaccine this Autumn?

Many people, young and old, healthy or not, will be under pressure to have the flu vaccine. It happens every Autumn. Conventional health authorities, including our own trusted GP's, will imply that the vaccine is effective, and they will tell us that it is safe. Other organisations, even your church, may also join in the promotion! So what is the evidence?

How serious is influenza? And do we really need protection from it?
Influenza used to be a killer disease, particularly in times when poor housing and poverty reduced our resistance to it. The Conventional Medical Establishment still believes that the flu is a major killer, particularly when they want us to have the flu vaccine!  So the dangers of influenza are massaged: we are subjected to a kind of 'dodgy dossier', Iraq style!

Influenza Deaths: The Hype vs. the Evidence. This article outlines how selling big flu mortality numbers assist in selling the vaccine. It asks whether there are 200,000 or just 30,000 hospitalisations in the USA through flu. It shows how flu deaths are inflated by including many other conditions in the figures. And it shows how deaths through influenza have been dropping for many decades now.

This article examines similar information - and concludes that the threat of influenza is not as real as the conventional medical establishment wants you to think! The CDC, accused of lying here, is the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, based in the USA. This is what they say about themselves.

          "For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. We are committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people.

Noble aims indeed, but 'lying' about the seriousness of influenza is not mentioned as part of their task. So if they have, why have they done so? The CDC are just one of those supposedly 'independent' health organisations that actually speak with, alongside, and always in harmony, with the Big Pharma companies, and promote their values and objectives.

What official government, and supposedly independent health bodies say, therefore, cannot be trusted. We first need to know their links with Big Pharma, both in financial and personnel terms.

Is the flu vaccine effective?
Even if the threat of influenza is not as serious as we are usually told, it is still an unpleasant disease. So does the vaccine reduce the risk of suffering serious influenza? It would appear that only the Conventional Medical Establishment believes this. Most evidence points in quite another direction!

This study published in the Cochrane Library found no evidence of benefit for influenza vaccinations. It also damns the quality of flu vaccine studies by saying that the vast majority of trials were inadequate.

This study refers to 'authoritative reviews' that reveal there is a 'conspicuous absence of conclusive evidence' about effectiveness of influenza vaccines in the following groups: 
  • children under 2, 
  • healthy adults, 
  • the elderly, 
  • and healthcare workers who care for the elderly.
The flu vaccine is worthless. This article brings together a large number of statistics, studies and observations about the lack of effectiveness of the flu vaccine. It also looks at some of the dangers of the flu vaccines.

What is probably equally alarming is that the Medical industry has admitted that current flu shots are useless - so despite their sales pitch promoting it, at least parts of the industry itself, perhaps the more honest parts, admit that the flu shot is useless. The article states that the flu vaccines currently used "do not actually promote natural immunity", and asks the important question: "if current flu shots do not boost the immune response, then what, exactly, are they good for"?

          "Not much, according to a recent study published in The Lancet. Though the mainstream media widely reported that the study's findings showed an effectiveness rate of 60 percent for flu shots, actual data in the study reveal that flu shots help about 1.5 out of every 100 adults. This, of course, translates into a measly 1.5 percent effectiveness rate".

Yet there is another issue. The value of flu vaccines is not just a matter of whether they are effective, but do they actually make matters worse!

Does the annual flu vaccine increase your chances of getting flu? This article actually examines this question. It found that the vaccines actually compromised natural immunity, and can double the chance of actually contracting 'another type of flu'.

This article confirms this finding, Flu Vaccine INCREASES Risk of Serious Pandemic Flu Illness, focusing on information from the Canadian media. This article, Study finds flu shot really did make people sicker, goes over similar information.

And finally, when there is an epidemic of flu, this study indicates that it is those people who have been vaccinated who are struck down by it! In what they call 'the dirty little secret of the vaccine industry', "most people getting the flu right now are the same people who were vaccinated with the flu shot".

          "The CDC refuses to release any statistics on this, of course, because then the total hoax of the flu shot would be exposed. But I've been making phone calls to a large network of friends and professional contacts, and they're all telling me the same thing: Of the people they know who are getting sick, about two-thirds routinely get flu shots!

Reading all this evidence together strongly suggests that the flu vaccine is, indeed, useless. Yet, if the vaccines were just useless that would be bad enough. However, what is becoming increasingly clear is that they are also extremely harmful to our health.

They can, and do, cause serious disease.

What diseases can the influenza vaccines cause?
The conventional medical establishment will not tell us about any of this. Take a look at the NHS Choices website on Influenza, which, quite remarkably, does not say anything about the side-effects, or adverse reactions to the vaccine! Yet, as the following articles indicate, the flu vaccines appear to be one of the most dangerous being offered to us.

Children’s flu vaccine weakens immune system. Our immune system is central to the maintenance of our health. Even conventional medics know this - but here they are promoting a vaccine that has been linked to weakening it - thus leaving us more vulnerable to all kinds of illnesses and diseases.

This article outlines a study that found that the flu vaccines triples rates of hospitalisation of children in the USA.

This article covers research that found the Flu Vaccine caused 5.5 times more respiratory infections - yet was still able to find that the vaccine was effective!

Narcolepsy: I have recently dealt with the problem with the disease - already admitted by our government, and announced in the British Medical Journal. Narcolepsy is becoming a serious problem, which looks likely to produce a serious epidemic of this previously rare disease, if the vaccines are not withdrawn or banned soon.

This article focuses on a study that found that flu vaccines can damage your heart, as well as fetus' and infants, and asks whether the "theoretical benefits really outweigh the known harms".

This article says that Americans who had flu vaccine ran risk of developing 'paralysis disorders'. This refers mainly to Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS - widely and increasingly linked to vaccines.

           ".... researchers found that among the 23 million people who were vaccinated during the scare, an additional 1.6 cases of GBS were observed per one million people vaccinated".

Febrile convulsions have also been linked to one flu vaccine in Australia.

"The rate of febrile seizures following Flavax ..... was estimated at approximately 1 per 100 doses administered among children aged six months through four years old."

As a result of this amazing rate of harm, the Australian government (who in recent years have supported mandatory medication) withdrew the vaccine - although only for children under 5 years old!

Yet older people have equal reason for avoid the flu vaccine. They are linked with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, especially when they have been taken for several years in succession.

There appears to be little doubt that flu vaccines can cause death, and indeed, it can almost certainly cause death to a greater degree than influenza itself!

This article sets the scene about the 'deadly risks of the flu vaccine. Flu shots are medical procedures that come with deadly risks.

          "In searching the year 2011 on the CDC Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System website - ( - it was found that 51 deaths were caused by the flu vaccines, along with 232 life threatening events, 116 permanent disabilities, 739 hospitalizations, 109 prolonged hospitalizations, 4,039 ER visits, and 6,221 "not serious" reports. According to the National Vaccine Information Center, fewer than one percent of all adverse vaccine reactions are ever reported. If this is true, you can add two zeros to any of the above figures to be closer to actual numbers..... Flu shots kill and maim. As stated above, 30% of flu vaccinations come with adverse reactions, and about 6% of all adverse reactions bring with them serious health events - including death". 

Yet rather than making this a matter of stark and impersonal statistics, these following examples demonstrate the more human aspects of these 'deadly risks'.

Death by Flu Shot. 7 Year-Old Receives Flu Vaccine; Dies 4 Days Later. Here is an alarming story, and a deep family tragedy from the USA.

Healthy 7 Year Old Girl Dies in Mother’s Arms After Flu Shot.

Three deaths linked to flu vaccines in Ireland

But perhaps the most frightening statistic relating to deaths caused by the flu vaccines is the 4,250% increase in fetal deaths reported to VAERS after the Flu Vaccine was given to pregnant women. You will see that on the NHS Choices website there is some mention of pregnant women. But they do not make any mention this awful statistic.

The duplicity of doctors and other health professionals.
So have you made up your mind? Do you think having the flu vaccine is something worth doing?

Well, doctors and other health professionals appear to have made up their minds - and most of them, two-thirds, are actually refusing the vaccine - despite frantic efforts to 'encourage' and cajole them into doing so. Most UK medics refusing flu vaccines - Medical Officer resorts to bullying.

So doctor's the very people who are encouraging us to have the vaccine, are not prepared to have it themselves. You may ask why this is!

Perhaps they know something they are not telling us!

Except, of course, you have now read about some of the evidence that suggests it is not a good idea. You can make a properly informed choice.

Homeopathy, an alternative, safer treatment?
If you would like to compare conventional prevention and treatment of influenza with safer, and more effective homeopathic treatment - including suggestions about taking very simple remedies during the Autumn and Winter, click on this link to the 'Why Homeopathy?' website.

Wednesday 25 September 2013

The Flu Vaccine that causes Narcolepsy? Pandemrix.

It is strange to see a Pulse article (a GP internet magazine) stating that whilst the government has at last agreed that the Pandemrix flu vaccine causes Narcolepsy, the drug manufacturer, GSK, says that "its causes are not yet fully understood". So the cause is admitted. But then they are not understood! The full quote is:

          "Patient safety is our number one priority and we are actively researching how narcolepsy is triggered and how this vaccine might have interacted with other risk factors in affected individuals. We hope these ongoing research efforts will enable us to provide more answers".

Ahhh! So the flu vaccine is not the whole story! It has 'interacted with other risk factors'! They continue:

          "Narcolepsy is a complex disease and its causes are not yet fully understood but it is generally considered to be associated with genetic and environmental factors, including infections. We remain committed to pursuing additional research to understand the association between Pandemrix and narcolepsy and continue to support the research of others who are investigating reported cases".

Well that sounds better. Doesn't it? The disease is associated with infections, and genetic and environmental factors. And the nice drug company is doing research in order to understand what is happening, no doubt on our behalf.

Meanwhile, I must assume, GSK (and the manufacturers of other flu vaccines) will continue to promote and sell, and doctors will continue to prescribe Pandemrix to patients until such time that no further prevarication can be accepted!

It is always the same. A drug or vaccine is found to cause a serious disease, usually worse than the disease it is supposed to be treating, but the Conventional Medical Establishment seeks to defend and to justify itself, and the Media is happy to relay the ConMed apologies for the damage they do, regularly, consistently, routinely.

See, for example, this BBC apology for the harm caused by the MMR vaccine. This article dates back to August 2010, when compensation was paid to a family after a long campaign following the damage done to their son - a normal child prior to the vaccination, but now, as a teenager, subject to

          "frequent epileptic fits, is unable to talk, stand unaided or feed himself, but is not autistic".

And interesting, unsolicited comment that last one - "but is not autistic". He probably didn't have diabetes, heart disease, dementia, and a variety of other diseases - but we are specifically told - he did not have autism!

But look at the rest of the article, written in defence of the MMR vaccine (seen so often in BBC journalism, and mainstream journalism generally) - totally compliant with the interests of the Big Pharma drug companies, and the opinions of the Conventional Medical Establishment.

So despite the risks, the MMR vaccine is still imposed on us.

And the BBC continues to do so, as this article from 25 September 2013 demonstrates. It reports that Antidepressant drugs have been 'linked' with type-2 diabetes', but spends most of the time emphasising that "there was no proof that one necessarily caused the other".

          "It may be that people taking anti-depressants put on weight which, in turn, increases their diabetes risk, the team told Diabetes Care journal".

Or it might be that the drug may interfere with blood sugar control! But whilst this intellectual discussion continues, unresolved, antidepressants are still be given out to children (and adults) like sweeties!

What is clear is that there is no 'fail-safe' mechanism at work with conventional medicine.

Drugs and vaccines are prescribed to us. Reports and warnings about the adverse reactions, and the creation of diseases they cause, come along - but they continue to be prescribed, regardless of the consequences to patients. Medical 'science' has to prove the link first, and whilst this might take years, even decades, in the meantime, the patient suffers.

If we suspect that a car, or a washing machine, or any other sort of product is unsafe, they are recalled. Or modifications are made. Or parts are changed. SOMETHING is done.

When conventional medicine puts our health at risk NOTHING is done. Patients suffer, they contract serious disease, often they die. But the drug or vaccine continues to be given to patients, and is withdrawn or banned only when the cause is absolutely proven, and can no longer be doubted.

So what about Narcolepsy? It is a disease that has been known about for some time, so vaccines are certainly not the only cause. But once it was an extremely rare disease. Now, it is one of those diseases that is becoming more prevalent - like dementia, diabetes, arthritis, and a host of other diseases that are now at epidemic proportions.

Conventional drugs and vaccines have almost certainly played an important role in creating these epidemics of once uncommon diseases.

So if flu vaccines are triggering a new epidemic this should be good enough to produce a response from the regulatory agencies. It almost certainly will not be! This is not a new insight into the consequences of these vaccines. It has been reported time and time again, and still nothing has happened - except that our government, and the NHS, and our doctors, continue to promote them, without telling us about the evidence against them.

Risk of narcolepsy in children and young people receiving AS03 adjuvanted pandemic A/H1N1 2009 influenza vaccine: retrospective analysis - indicating the the British Medical Journal is aware of the problem, and has reported it.

Over 700 children develop Narcolepsy after flu vaccination - to indicate the number involved.

Flu vaccine causes 1400 percent increased risk of Narcolepsy - to indicate the likelihood of another major epidemic, caused by conventional medicine, if something is not done to withdraw or ban this vaccine.

Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to GSK swine flu shot - an article that says more than 30 million people in 47 countries during 2009-2010 received Pandemrix, and 795 people in Europe reported Narcolepsy. It also states that it has not been used in the USA.

Flu vaccine linked to high risk of narcolepsy in those under 30 - indicating that it is not only children who are at risk.

Formerly healthy, energetic boy still suffers from extreme narcolepsy two years after getting swine flu vaccine - to demonstrate the personal and family tragedies cause by the flu vaccine.

The flu vaccine is linked with many other problems too, which will be dealt with in a later blog

And, as we have seen, if we are waiting to hear the truth about Pandemrix, and flu vaccines generally, from our mainstream media, including the BBC, we are likely to be waiting in vain!

Monday 23 September 2013

HPV Vaccine. We need to protect our daughters from this

The HPV vaccine, Gardasil and Cervarix are the two main forms, is given to young girls aged 11 to 13 by the Conventional Medical Establishment to protect them from cervical cancer. But it is a vaccine that has never been proven to work, is not effective, in that it does not do what it says it will do, and worse - it harms, destroys and kills.

However, the conventional medical establishment, the NHS, and your GP are not telling us about any of this information about a vaccine that has been described "as the world's most dangerous vaccine". The official line continues to be that the vaccine is safe and effective. "According to government health authorities, medical 'experts,' and the pharmaceutical industry adverse events after vaccinations are extremely rare".

This is just not true. As the article in which this is quoted goes on to say, those who suffer adverse reactions, injury and even death, seem to be viewed as "acceptable collateral damage, nothing more than statistics". Indeed, this is the usual defence of all conventional drugs and vaccines that are known to cause patients harm, disease, and death - the 'advantages', we are told, outweigh 'the disadvantages'! But do they? Make up your own mind.

The Evidence that the vaccine kills.
It  has been calculated that 1,700 young girls have been killed or suffered permanent disability after being given the HPV vaccine, and a further 19,500 young girls have suffered 'non-serious' reactions.

Further, this article provides VAERS (US Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System) statistics showing that the HPV vaccine hase caused the following adverse reactions in the US:

Deaths: 140
Disabled: 952
Did not recover: 6,032
Abnormal pap smear: 531
Cervical dysplasia: 214
Cervical cancer: 64
Life-threatening: 562
ER visit: 10,557
Hospitalized: 3,065
Extended hospital stay: 234
Serious: 4,091
Adverse events: 30,352

The news from India, where Bill Gates is providing girls with the vaccine, is little better, with 7 known deaths being reported here. An Indian parliamentary panel has described the use of the HPV vaccine 'child abuse'.

Even one of the vaccine developers has spoken out against the vaccine, and the 44 girls who "are officially known to have died from these vaccines". This article also questions the seriousness of the cancer the vaccine is supposed to be addressing.

          "Dr. Harper explained in her presentation that the cervical cancer risk in the U.S. is already extremely low, and that vaccinations are unlikely to have any effect upon the rate of cervical cancer in the United States. In fact, 70% of all H.P.V. infections resolve themselves without treatment in a year, and the number rises to well over 90% in two years".

So we have a vaccine that kills in order to prevent a cancer that is not as serious as the Conventional Medical Establishment wants us to believe.

The Evidence that it harms and causes disease.
The evidence that the HPV vaccine causes immense harm has been growing since it was first used in 2006Gaia Health has produced this article that states the vaccine has caused ovarian failure or destruction in 4 girls, and also many autoimmune disorders, citing:

          "… numerous cases substantiating the link between adverse immune reactions and HPV vaccines, including fatal reactions".

The vaccine has even been able to cause a "deadly new autoimmune disease known as antiphospholipid syndrome". So if this deadly HPV vaccine continues to be given to our young women, we may soon be hearing more of this 'new' disease, and no doubt Big Pharma companies will want to come up with some new drug or vaccine to treat it - a 'syndrome' which they created in the first place!

But in terms of the young girls future reproductive capacity, the risks would seem to be even greater. The vaccine, apparently, is loaded with "additives known to damage female reproduction". What is worse, the drug companies "had never even conducted safety testing on Gardasil in relation to its effects on women's ovaries". According to the Australian report, "Merck had only tested Gardasil's effects on male testes" which as it is given principally to girls is perhaps not very useful!

The vaccine has also been linked to 'Premature menopause'. It is, perhaps, stunning that the conventional medical system, that is supposed to work under the premise "first, do no harm" can give a vaccine that has such a devastating impact on the reproductive future of healthy young girls.

For anyone who can still continue reading about the awful harm caused to healthy young women, the vaccine has also been linked to genital warts.

But the horror story goes on. The vaccine has also been linked with causing cancer, yes, the very disease it is supposed to prevent! Apparently, the vaccine's package insert actually admits that the vaccine has not been tested for 'carcinogenicity'.

So has this vaccine been tested?
The inadequacy of the testing regime for these drugs have come under serious investigation, and although our drug regulators, who are supposed to protect us from dangerous drugs and vaccines, have approved the HPV vaccine, the testing has been found to be seriously flawed. We have already seen that the safety of the vaccine, in terms of causing cancer, and causing harm to the female reproductive system.

This article states the the 'scientific' evidence for the HPV vaccine points to a vaccine that "is ineffective, dangerous , and wrongly promoted as 'anti-cancer". The research reveals that the

          "... scientific and factual evidence that the data behind claims that HPV vaccines prevent cancers and save lives with no risk of serious side effects are “optimistic” and contrary to the evidence and largely are from “significant misinterpretation of available data” which is “presented to the public as factual evidence“. 

The article pulls no punches in its criticism of the poor science that supports this vaccine. But there is evidence that the safety claims made for the HPV vaccines were fraudulent - fraud being something increasingly associated with Big Pharma drugs and vaccines.

One reason for this is the power of the Big Pharma companies, whose "near-total control of governmental health agency decisions" is commented upon in this article, as is the  "utter lack of concern by the decision makers". Those parts of the Conventional Medical Establishment, from politicians, to Governments, to national health service organisations, to regulatory agencies, even to our local GP's, seem completely unable or unwilling to protect patients from harm - such is the power and influence of the drug companies. In this article, 5 scientists speak out about the corruption that has surrounded the both testing and promotion of this vaccine.

Similar criticisms have been accepted by the Supreme Courts in India, a country that has suffered greatly from the HPV vaccine. Massive experimentation took place in two Indian provinces - apparently with little regard being paid to the dangers facing the children who were vaccinated.

So what we are left with is "evidence of immense harm" as described in this Gaia Health article, especially in regard to the safety data for the vaccine, which are so often described on the internet as being 'corrupt' or 'fraudulent'. As long ago as August 2012, Dr. Russell Blaylock exposed "the criminal fraud of Gardasil, HPV vaccinations" in this Natural News article, where the following claims are made:

          "The entire vaccine industry as we know it has been built on a foundation of lies, corruption, and fraud.... retired neurosurgeon and health freedom advocate Dr. Russell Blaylock explains in plain detail how many vaccines, including the ill-famed Gardasil jab for human papillomavirus (HPV), have never been proven to work, and are illegally administered to millions of people without informed consent".

          "Gardasil does not prevent HPV or cervical cancer".

          "Gardasil has injured, killed far more children than ever would have developed cervical cancer without the vaccine".

          "Since full side effects are almost never disclosed, Gardasil and many other vaccines are being illegally administered to millions without informed consent".

And more and more articles about the ineffectiveness and dangers of the HPV vaccine continue to come through on the internet. There are hundreds of them, including the following:
If you expect some kind of response from the Big Pharma drug companies, or the conventional medical establishment generally, you will be entirely wrong. Everyone, from governments to doctors, appear to ignore all the evidence. They do not seem to deny them. But they certainly do not challenge them. Instead, they just carry on promoting the vaccine - regardless.

And, of course, the mainstream media remains entirely silent on the matter, preferring to support their advertisers and payments than protect their readers or viewers. I would appear that everyone leaves parents to make a decision without full information, and our young girls to suffer the vaccine without the opportunity of saying "No"!

Japan no longer supports the vaccine.
There is one exception to this. Japan once recommended the vaccine, but after early negative experiences, they have now withdrawn their support.

HPV Vaccines. Japan leads the way.

The Japanese withdraws support for HPB Cervical Cancer vaccine on safety grounds.

HPV Vaccine Exposed As Japan Health Authorities Withdraw Recommendation To Vaccinate.

Cervix vaccine issues trigger health notice.

It is tragic, but true, that the conventional medical establishment will usually continue to push drugs and vaccines right up to the time they become entirely unsupportable, and have to be banned. Unfortunately this always takes many years, during which time many thousands of patients, who are not told the truth, have to suffer the consequences.

Just ask yourself - why is it that the Japanese feel that the HPV vaccine is dangerous, whilst our government, our NHS, our drug regulators, continues to tell us that it is safe?

The result of this vaccine - personal and family tragedy 
Many people will be given this vaccine with suffering. They will be able to withstand the assault with harm. But there are now on the internet hundreds of articles outlining the personal and family tragedy that this vaccine has caused, and continues to cause. It can be likened to a game of Russian Roulette. You may, or you may not be damaged. But dangerous drugs and vaccine should not be regarded as a statistical matter, They represent human and family tragedies which are hard to read about. But here are a selection of these tragedies, about people who lost out in this pernicious game.
The result of this vaccine - court judgements
The other result of the HPV vaccine is an increasing amount of litigation now appearing in the courts. There are two cases, of note
Yet many families are unable to bring such action to court. It is prohibitively costly. And in many countries Big Pharma companies have been given legal immunity to these claims. Moreover, Big Pharma appear to take these court cases, and the fines imposed, as something akin to a business expense rather than something to respond to on behalf of the health and safety of patients! $6 million dollars may be a lot of money for most of us. But for Big Pharma it is small change compared to the profitability of selling dangerous drugs and vaccines.

Will this evidence stop the ConMed Establishment pushing the vaccines?
So will all the evidence against HPV vaccines bring about any government action? Will it lead to drug regulators taking action on behalf of patients? Will the conventional medical establishment, including our compliant doctors, and are unconcerned media, take action? From this evidence, it does not appear so.

Governments do not appear to have to have lost their enthusiam for pushing dangerous drugs and vaccines (and of course the UK government continues its programme of vaccination).
And there appears to be some enthusiasm within the ConMed Establishment to give the vaccine to younger children, regardless of any evidence.
And the prospect of doubling the market for the HPV vaccine, by extending the market to boys, appears to be just too tempting for BigPharma.
There is clearly more profit to be reaped in promoting this vaccine - and so a lot more human suffering is in prospect!

So if you, or your daughter or grand-daughter are offered this vaccine, just say "No"! You will certainly not be alone!

Saturday 7 September 2013

Failure of Painkilling Drugs

Painkillers have been one of conventional medicine's most lauded triumphs over the last century and more. But alongside most of conventional medical treatment they are failing. Even our doctor's are now beginning to realise that painkilling drugs are failing!

In the GP e-magazine, Pulse, a doctor asked the question "...what GP's have been left with to treat patients with chronic pain?" The article states that

          "... GP options for managing persistent pain in their patients have declined markedly over the past decade, but it seems we may have finally reached crisis point".

The GP goes on to talk about the rise of fall of co-proxamol, selective Cox-2 inhibitors, and traditional NSAIDs. And now, she bemoaned "the safety of yet another analgesic called into question, especially the one most often prescribed". She refers, of course, to Paracetamol.

"So what exactly is left?" is the question asked. What can doctors recommend to patients with osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, or back pain? It would appear that the conventional medical cupboard is, indeed, quite bear!

This blog looked at the dangers of Aspirin (August 2013) and found that it is not the safe painkiller it has been made out to be for over 100 years. But it is certainly not alone, and now Paracetamol (known as Tylonol in the USA), and lots of other NSAIDs, or 'Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs', have come into sharp focus over their safety record.

I have also written here about the dangers of Diclofenac (July 2013), a NSAID painkiller introduced in 1993, and now banned (although only in the UK abd Europe) for people with heart problems.

I have also written about the banned painkiller, Darvon, or Co-Proxamol, a drug introduced in the 1950's, and although causing heart problems for decades, was not banned in the UK until 2006.

Ibuprofen is another 'popular' painkiller whose safety record needs to be seriously considered. This article outlines just some of the DIEs of this drug. And this article talks of Ibuprofen as a painkiller popular with athletes, and outlines the dangers they can cause - to even the fittest amongst us.

Many people believe that the dangers of these painkilling drugs is that they are overused, they are subject to overdose. So can these dangers be avoided by avoiding 'overdosing' on painkillers? Yet it is becoming clear that another problem arises here - that to 'overdose' on painkillers is far easier than had been realised (or admitted). This WDDTY article suggests that an overdose possible with just a couple of additional pills. And as outlined here, just a tiny 'overdose' of Paracetamol can become a killer

So what is becoming clear is that all painkillers, even a 'low' or 'recommended' doses are equally damaging to our health. 

If we look more closely at Paracetamol (Tylenol) it has long been admitted that this drug causes nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, and jaundice, and that emergency medical help is recommended if hives, difficult breathing, face swelling occur. On a Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) I saw recently there are many reasons for NOT taking Paracetamol given:
* if the patient has a list of existing illnesses;
* if the patient is taking a long list of drugs that might interact with it;
* several reasons for 'informing your doctor' if and when a patient experiences certain side-effects;
* and a significant list of 'serious' and 'other' side effects are also mentioned.

Yet this PIL list, as usual, consists only of the the disease inducing effects (DIEs) admitted by Big Pharma, and the Conventional Medical Establishment.

These dangers of Paracetamol - which include liver damage, pancreatitis, even death have been known and accepted for many years.
Yet most people believe that Paracetamol is essentially a safe one, if taken properly.

Yet there are many conditions that are now linked with Paracetamol that are not included in any PIL, or in any information given to us by the conventional medical establishment. These have not yet been acknowledge, recognised or admitted. For instance, in this article published in a national newspaper, the links between Paracetamol and Asthma in children is discussed.

This article goes further, and says that all NSAID painkillers, such as Paracetomol, are known to cause Asthma is children, and particularly in children who have been given the drug during the first year of their life.

This becomes extremely disturbing when we realise that, as parents, most of us have given our children the drug Calpol, the painkiller made especially for very young children, and that this drug mainly comprises of Paracetamol.

Then in this article, acetaminophen (that is, the active ingredient in Paracetamol, Tylenol) is associated with the risk of the rare, but serious skin condition, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, which can apparently be fatal. Nor, as the article makes clear, is this the result of an overdose of the drug as "These reactions can occur with first-time use of acetaminophen, or at any time while it is being taken".

More recently, NICE (the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in the UK) has warned doctors against prescribing paracetamol for people suffering from osteoarthritis.

However, as usual, the conventional medical establishment are divided over this advice. There is always lengthy discussion when there is a suggestion that runs counter to Big Pharma's financial interests! So, the MHRA (the UK's drug regulator) has announced that it is not in agreement with, and is not supporting this advice!

So we patients, especially the millions of osteoarthritis sufferers who are taking these painkillers, and presumably their doctors too, are now left to guess who is right. The decision will eventually have to be made by the conventional medical establishment! And that may be many years ahead, during which time many more patients will suffer the DIEs of these painkillers.

What is also frightening is that Paracetamol (Tylenol), and many other painkillers, are drugs readily available as an OTC (over-the-counter) drug, so requires no doctor's prescription. Most families will have paracetamol or some other NSAID painkiller in their homes, and consider it to be a 'safe' drug. Few will read the Patient Information leaflets, albeit with its limited information. I found my copy in a thrown-away package; the drugs had been taken, the PIL was clearly left unopened, and unread.

The consequences of our doctor-induced love affair with painkilling drugs are many. The Guardian newspaper reported that 1 million Britains suffered constant and crippling headaches by the overuse of painkillers. And as the Daily Mail reported about the same evidence:

          "As many as one in 50 of the population regularly has headaches triggered by the very drugs meant to be numbing their pain".

High Blood Pressure has been linked to OTC painkillers. Evidence for this has been reported in this article by WDDTY, and of course, anyone with high blood pressure as a result of taking painkillers are then likely to be given Antihypotensive drugs, and thus subject to all the adverse effects of these drugs too.

Yet the problems identified with painkilling drugs continue.

This research linked popular painkillers to hearing loss in women.

This article links NSAID painkillers with 'wreaking havoc with the small intestine.

And for men, even our manhood is threatened by painkillers - they have been found to dramatically lower testosterone levels.

The painkilling 'crisis' could have been foreseen - but only if conventional medics had been willing to admit that a patient's pain was only temporarily relieved by painkillers, and that regular use of painkillers increased toxicity within the body, which in many cases merely further exacerbated the pain, and the condition that caused the pain.

Moreover, in isolating and dealing with just the pain these drugs were not addressing the origins or the cause of the pain.

Fortunately, alternative medical therapies have never fallen into this trap. They may not be able to offer a simple, single 'solution' to pain. CAM therapies, after all, recognised that pain has a complicated, and individual aetiology which needed to be understood. So amidst the gloom and despair, and the ultimate failure of the conventional medical establishment, I finish this article with three pieces I have come across recently - about pain management using alternative methods.

This article suggests that we forget conventional painkilling drugs, and instead look to natural remedies and herbs to ease our pain.

This articles suggests natural pain killers beat Big Pharma painkilling drugs - which of course they do - but much more safely.

And this article states that Homeopathy can reduce painkiller usage by over 50%.

And with the failure of painkilling drugs, it will probably have to do much better than that! 

Friday 6 September 2013

The Menopause and Homeopathy

The Menopause is not a disease, it is a natural life-transition, but it is a condition that many women suffer from quite seriously. It can produce irregular, heavy or painful periods, and problems such as host flushes, night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, concentration and memory problems, vaginal dryness, fatigue, depression, headaches, heart palpitations, loss of libido, weight gain - and much else.

Conventional medical treatment had, prior to 2007, been with Hormone Replacement Therapy drugs (HRT). Doctors had always told women how safe and effective this treatment was, but in 2002, the Women's Health Initiative began 'the largest and best designed federal studies of HRT'. These were stopped in 2007 when it was discovered that HRT significantly increased the risk of dying from cervical cancer, breast cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots. There were also increase risk of dementia.

Were these findings a devastating or terminal blow for HRT? It would appear not! The NHS Choices website, even now, states that the main treatment for the Menopause "if the symptoms are severe" is non-other than HRT!

So the main treatment used for Menopausal symptoms within the NHS is a drug that has been found to have deadly consequences!

In fairness, NHS Choices also describes some other treatments, but these raise other serious issues for the health of women. One is the drug Tibolone - described as a synthetic steroid hormone drug that “acts in the same way” as HRT - which given HRT's record is not really re-assuring! 

However, it should be noted with some trepidation that Tibolone is a treatment that the FDA (the USA drug regulator) has refused to approve. 

However, in the UK (according to NHS Choices) it is a safe treatment, and “carries some small risks, including a small increased risk of breast cancer, cancer of the womb, and stroke”. Is that okay then? Does that re-assure you that this drug is safe? Why is it that a drug used in one country can be considered dangerous whilst the same drug in another country is safe, and only carries 'small risks'?

Clonidine is another drug used for the menopause, although apparently it was originally designed to treat high blood pressure “but has been found to reduce hot flushes and night sweats in some menopausal women”. However, as NHS Choices continues:

    “Clonidine can cause unpleasant side effects including dry mouth, drowsiness, depression, constipation and fluid retention”.

I remain uncertain why the side-effects of Clonidine are described as ‘unpleasant’ whilst those for Tibolone are considered to be just ‘small risks’.

I discovered this when I was preparing an article on my website, "Why Homeopathy?". I started my research believing that the use of HRT had been practically terminated, and was surprised to find that it was still the main treatment in use for the menopause by the Conventional Medical Establishment.

So, how much safer, and more effective is homeopathic treatment? Well it could hardly be more dangerous - and, of course, like all homeopathic treatment, it is very safe. And homeopathy has a number of key remedies that are known to treat menopausal symptoms successfully, and have been doing so for over 200 years. 

What is more, these remedies relate to the woman's individual experience of the menopause. Homeopathy does not treat women, or the menopause, as a single condition, with a single 'off-the-shelf' remedy for all. Homeopaths are trained to discover the symptoms experienced by the individual, and then to find a remedy that best matches those symptoms.

It has to be the better option!