30 April 2009

Homeopathy: The First Line of Defense in Dealing with the Flu

It is well known to students of the homeopathic research literature that deaths from flu treated by homeopathy are almost nonexistent. The worse flu epidemics of the past had almost no deaths compared to conventional treatment. Melanie Grimes has a good summary of the literature in a recent article in NaturalNews.

Today, for most flus including the current swine flu, we have a very effective remedy in Oscillicocinum. It can be purchased in any Whole Foods Market. I have even seen it in some CVS and other chain drugstores. Use it at the first sign of the flu as it impacts a wider spectrum of flu organisms than any vaccine.

Important for Swine Flu Epidemic: Homeopathy Successfully Treated Flu Epidemic of 1918
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 by: Melanie Grimes, citizen journalist

(NaturalNews) Homeopathy was successful in treating the flu epidemic of 1918 and can provide answers to questions about the 2009 Swine Flu. Homeopathy can provide quick and inexpensive relief for symptoms of the flu. A system of medicine based on the principles of "like cures like," homeopathy uses plant, mineral and animal sources for the natural flu remedies. Homeopathy is based on ideas from ideas dating back to Egyptian medicine. The term "homeopathy" was coined by the medical doctor and medical reformer, Samuel Hahnemann in the 1800s. Homeopathic remedies have been used to treat flu symptoms for two centuries.

Was homeopathy successful in treating the flu epidemic of 1918?
While the mortality rate of people treated with traditional medicine and drugs was 30 percent, those treated by homeopathic physicians had mortality rate of 1.05 percent.
Of the fifteen hundred cases reported at the Homeopathic Medical Society of the District of Columbia there were only fifteen deaths. Recoveries in the National Homeopathic Hospital were 100%. In Ohio, of 1,000 cases of influenza, Dr. T. A. McCann, MD, Dayton, Ohio reported NO DEATHS.

What homeopathic remedies were used to successfully treat the Spanish flu in 1918?
Gelsemium and Bryonia
According the Dr. Frank Wieland, MD, in Chicago, "(With) 8,000 workers we had only one death. Gelsemium was practically the only remedy used. We used no aspirin and no vaccines."

Homeopathy was 98% successful in treating the Spanish flu epidemic in 1918?
Ohio reported that 24,000 cases of flu treated allopathically had a mortality rate of 28.2% while 26,000 cases of flu treated homeopathically had a mortality rate of 1.05% . In Connecticut, 6,602 cases were reported, with 55 deaths, less than 1%.  Dr. Roberts, a physician on a troop ship during WWI, had 81 cases of flu on the way over to Europe.  He reported, "All recovered and were landed. Every man received homeopathic treatment."

How do they know that a virus caused the flu epidemic of 1918, when the first virus was not isolated until 1933?
They don`t. In fact, many believe that the epidemic was actually a vaccine reaction.

29 April 2009

Swine Flu Update 30 Apr 2009

Frequency Foundation ongoing research indicates that there are three virus strains circulating. Two variants of swine flu and one of bird flu. This may account for mixed genetic material seen in viruses cultured by other researchers. The frequencies appear to be the same as one of the many hundreds of viruses that those infected with Lyme disease have been fighting for years with minor changes. So they are likely variants of the many viruses studied and released into the atmosphere at the Plum Island laboratory through decades of violation of EPA safety regulations. At least one United Nations expert thinks these viruses were produced in a lab. See Dr. Mercola's excellent article on swine flu.

Frequency Foundation subscribers will receive updated frequencies today as part of their normal subscription (see link on lower left side of page to subscribe). The current swine flu virus variant has produced mild symptoms in infected people so far in the United States and these frequencies might be helpful for prevention purposes.

Oscillicocinum is strongly indicated for this infection and recommended for anyone who thinks they have been exposed. You can buy it at any Whole Foods Market.

Human Swine Influenza Investigation
Swine Flu website last updated April 29, 2009, 9:45 PM ET

U.S. Human Cases of Swine Flu Infection (As of April 29, 2009, 11:00 AM ET)
# of laboratory confirmed cases
Arizona 1  
California 14  
Indiana 1  
Kansas 2  
Massachusetts 2  
Michigan 2  
Nevada 1  
New York 51  
Ohio 1  
TOTAL COUNTS 91 cases 1 death
International Human Cases of Swine Flu Infection
See: World Health OrganizationExternal Web Site Policy.
The outbreak of disease in people caused by a new influenza virus of swine origin continues to grow in the United States and internationally. Today, CDC reports additional confirmed human infections, hospitalizations and the nation’s first fatality from this outbreak. The more recent illnesses and the reported death suggest that a pattern of more severe illness associated with this virus may be emerging in the U.S. Most people will not have immunity to this new virus and, as it continues to spread, more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths are expected in the coming days and weeks.
CDC has implemented its emergency response. The agency’s goals are to reduce transmission and illness severity, and provide information to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by the new virus. Yesterday, CDC issued new interim guidance for clinicians on how to care for children and pregnant women who may be infected with this virus. Young children and pregnant women are two groups of people who are at high risk of serious complications from seasonal influenza. In addition, CDC’s Division of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) continues to send antiviral drugs, personal protective equipment, and respiratory protection devices to all 50 states and U.S. territories to help them respond to the outbreak. The swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is susceptible to the prescription antiviral drugs oseltamivir and zanamivir. This is a rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated guidance and new information as it becomes available.

28 April 2009

GAO Sting Operation Surfaces Fraud in Medical Trials

Membership in the American Association for Health Freedom is strongly encouraged as it is one of the few organizations protecting your freedom of choice in medicine. You probably will not find this report in your local newspaper.

Ensnared by an Undercover Investigation, Drug Study Reviewer Halts Many of Its Review Operations

A previous Pulse of Health Freedom issue mentioned the uncover operations of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) which ensnared Coast IRB, LLC, of Colorado Springs. The GAO created a fake medical study of a fake product to see whether for-profit review boards adequately supervised medical trials. Two firms turned it down but Coast IRB took it.

Coast IRB has now voluntarily halted many of its review operations at the FDA’s request. Up to 300 trials could be affected. The company has issued a statement that it caught the “sting” internally and had launched an internal investigation.

In the wake of an adolescent’s death in a gene therapy drug trial, the safety of human volunteers in clinical trials has come under increasing scrutiny, and many are worried about the objectivity of the results presented to the FDA.

The influence of vested interests, particularly in medical research, is also of great concern. Educators like John Abramson, MD, author of Overdosed America, have clearly documented that vested interests skew medical school education, medical research, medical journal publication, and clinical practice guidelines. When guidelines become mandatory or coercive, which is the current direction the government and insurers are taking, it gives vested interests a chance directly to control medical care. All Americans deserve an objective assessment of their potential treatment options in order to make an informed decision about their health.

13 April 2009

CDC Coverup: Politics often overwhelms reality

Health agency covered up lead harm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention withheld evidence that contaminated tap water caused lead poisoning in kids.

By Rebecca Renner, Salon.com

April 10, 2009 | From 2001 to 2004, Washington, D.C., experienced what may have been the worst lead contamination of city water on record. Tens of thousands of homes had sky-high levels of lead at the tap, and in the worst cases, tap water contained enough lead to be classified as hazardous waste. Not that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the government oversight agency for public health, was worried.

A 2004 CDC report found that water contamination "might have contributed a small increase in blood lead levels." The study has been influential. School officials in New York and Seattle have used the CDC report as justification for not aggressively responding to high levels of lead in their water, and other cities have cited the report to dispel concerns about lead in tap water.

But the results of thousands of blood tests that measured lead contamination in children were missing from the report, potentially skewing the findings and undermining public health. Further, the CDC discovered in 2007 that many young children living in D.C. homes with lead pipes were poisoned by drinking water and suffered ill effects. Parents wondered whether the water could have caused speech and balance problems, difficulty with learning, and hyperactivity. Yet the health agency did not publicize the new findings or alert public health authorities in D.C. or other federal agencies that regulate lead, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or Housing and Urban Development...

The House Science and Technology Committee Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee is beginning an investigation into CDC's handling of the D.C. lead crisis. Subcommittee chair Brad Miller, D-N.C., wrote the CDC on March 13, requesting all "records that indicate possible, probable or actual forgery, fabrication or other intentional misrepresentation of data," concerning lead in the water.