Month: December 2001

Fetal Ultrasound Linked to Brain Damage

According to news today from the National Post Online, researchers have uncovered more evidence suggesting that ultrasound scans on pregnant women may lead to brain damage in their unborn babies.

According to the article, the study is the most comprehensive done yet on the effects of ultrasound scanning. The research team found that men born to mothers who received ultrasound scans while pregnant were more likely to show signs of subtle brain damage.

Studies from the 1990s had offered hints that ultrasound scanning had an effect on unborn babies. The earlier research suggested that subtle brain damage can cause people who ought to genetically be right-handed to become left-handed and additionally, also put them at a higher risk of conditions such as epilepsy. The recent research confirmed these reports with the most compelling evidence seen yet.

Regardless of the evidence, some doctors and scientists caution that until further studies are carried out, ultrasound scanning should still be regarded as safe for pregnant mothers. However, the chairwoman of Britain’s Association for Improvement in Maternity Services, criticized doctors for insisting for years that ultrasound was totally safe.

She stated, “I am not sure at all that the benefits of ultrasound scans outweigh the downsides.” She further stated that, “We should be advising women to think very, very carefully before they have scans at all.”

National Post Online: Ultrasound linked to brain damage @ 11:11 am | Article ID: 1008011488

Moms Plan Lawsuits over Vaccine Contents

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

According to a report on the Cyber Cast news service, two moms in the state of Arkansas have decided to sue the state, claiming that their religious freedom is being violated because of a program which mandates vaccination for their children.

The first mom, Shannon Law, wants her three children exempted from the chickenpox vaccine. According to the mom, the vaccine is derived from aborted fetuses. The other mom, Susan Brock, is suing to prevent her four children from being vaccinated against hepatitis B. The mom claims the hepatitis B injection gives the impression that her children are sexually promiscuous and/or drug users. (Two of the most common ways of contracting Hepatitis B is via sexual activity or the sharing of intravenous needles)

According to the news article, none of the children have yet been vaccinated. The controversy reportedly began when Arkansas health officials denied exemptions to the women, despite a state law that allows parents to opt out of vaccination programs if they can show doctrinal proof that their “recognized” Church opposes the immunizations (religious exemption).

One of the questions that has been raised in regards to the aborted fetal tissue case is whether or not the current chickenpox vaccine was developed using human tissue cells. The deputy general counsel for the Arkansas Department of Health stated that the vaccines were originally developed using aborted fetuses but that is no longer the case. He then stated the following, “what I understand is that you don’t use the same materials. It is derived through cultures over and over again.”

If two human tissue cells are used to create two more cells and then those two cells are used to create two more cells (and so on, and so on, and so on) until millions of cells are developed (like when you were created), aren’t all of those cells still derived from two human tissue cells? Could any of the cells (cultures) have been created without the use of the original two cells?

The Department of Health deputy general counsel further stated that most moralists agree that there is no problem with using the resulting cells because you’re not using the original aborted fetus. “This is several generations of cells development” he added.

Both moms are being represented by the same attorney, who feels it is just a matter of time before more people began to realize just what is in vaccinations and who will begin objecting to them.

According to the article, the Oravax/Acambis Corporation which has been awarded a federal contract to create a smallpox vaccine has proposed the use of “human fibroblasts” or parts of aborted fetuses in the smallpox vaccinations. Arkansas Moms Sue State Over Child Vaccines @ 8:40 pm | Article ID: 1007959245

A New Smallpox Vaccine From Abortions?

Web sites across the Internet are beginning to pop-up with news regarding proposed plans to create smallpox vaccines for the people of the US.

According to the Washington Post and a pro family news service, one of the companies that has been awarded a contract for the development of the new smallpox vaccines (Oravax/Acambis) may be using human fibroblasts (derived from aborted fetuses) in the production of the vaccines.

The proposed vaccine ingredients were posted to a CDC web site and according to news reports, “it was found that they intend the use aborted fetal cell line MRC-5 as the cell substrate for growing the virus.”

According to a pro-life spokesperson, the U.S. has quietly been producing vaccines from human cell lines derived from abortion for more than 30 years. The following six commonly used vaccines have reportedly involved aborted fetal tissue in their production: Polio, Rabies, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Chickenpox, and Hepatitis A.

Ever wonder where those scientific vaccine/drug numbers come from?

“During the Rubella epidemic of 1964, some doctors advised exposed pregnant women to abort their children. The resulting virus strain developed was known in the science world as RA/27/3, where R=Rubella, A=Abortus, 27=27th fetus tested, 3=third tissue explant.” A New Smallpox Vaccine From Abortions? New Smallpox Vaccine May Use Aborted Fetal Cell Line, MRC-5
CDC: Developing New Smallpox Vaccines U.S. to Buy Smallpox Vaccine @ 8:05 pm | Article ID: 1007957139

Californians Opt Out of Vaccinating Children

According to today’s Nando News, record numbers of parents in Nevada County, California are opting out of vaccinating their children.

According to the article, a mother made the following statements about her unvaccinated children, “I think they are healthier for it” and I think their immune systems are stronger for it.”

The parents of these children are among a relatively large number of parents in the area who, based on personal beliefs, have chosen to exempt their children from vaccinations otherwise required by state law. The article states that in California, people can exercise that option simply by signing the back of the school immunization record. Let’s rephrase that, childhood vaccination is not mandatory in the state of California. The article further states that Californians have been able to opt out of childhood vaccination programs since the early 1970s.

According to the article, in the year 2000, California had the highest rate of personal-belief exemptions that the state has seen in 20 years. The article suggests that parents have concerns about possible links between inoculations and a range of conditions such as juvenile diabetes, asthma, attention deficit disorder and sudden infant death syndrome. Medical experts admit that all vaccines carry some risk, but only for a fraction of the population.

And those vaccine-free children mentioned at the beginning of this article… according to the mom, neither as ever had an ear infection and neither as ever seen a primary care physician.

Record numbers of parents in California county opt out of vaccinating children @ 3:21 pm | Article ID: 1007594476

These Are Chiropractic Principles

by Michael Dorausch, D.C.

A stunning article appeared in today’s New York Daily News. Stunning, not because of the content, but that there was no mention of the field of chiropractic. A profession that has espoused the principles mentioned in the article for more than 100 years.

They call it Darwinian Medicine and the headlines read… “It Can Be Good to Feel Bad – Why Fever, Swelling and Morning Sickness May Be Right for What Ails You.”

The article begins with a story about a professor of biology named Paul Ewald. Apparently, about eight years ago Paul sprained his knee. The knee swelled considerably, and he was well aware of the commonly prescribed treatment: rest, ice, compression and elevation (a.k.a. RICE) but he did not follow that path.

Instead, he approached his injury differently, reasoning that the pain and swelling must be offering his body some benefit. “Just because something feels bad, it doesn’t mean it’s bad for your body,” were the words he used. In fact, Ewald found that the pain and swelling served as a natural cast, according to the article. After a few days, the pain began to subside, and soon after, in his words, “the leg healed perfectly.”

According to the article, many scientists are now studying these types of scenarios in medicine. The studying has led to a science known as Darwinian medicine which is defined as “medical understanding based on what the human body, and mind, are designed to accomplish.”

These scientists are hoping that their new understandings will filter into the medical community and into medical education but the article mentions that medical schools are not likely to change what they teach anytime soon. Ironically, chiropractic schools taught these same principles for about 75 years. During the past 25 years or so, many have abandoned them for the more accepted concepts of traditional medicine.

Let’s take a look at this irony. Ewald mentions the treatment called RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) as an example. He doubts there is any real evidence that the treatment works (the body heals despite the treatment). Several chiropractic colleges however, have adopted the traditional medical approach even though these scientists now say it is doubtful that evidence exists to support such a treatment.

In the article, a professor asks “should you take medication to stop diarrhea or aspirin for a cold?” He then states that we (the medical community) don’t really know because they have not performed the studies. Where is the science?

Then come the words as if they rolled off of D.D. Palmers (the discoverer of chiropractic) lips… “One thing that Darwinian medicine should not be mistaken for is alternative medicine” stated one researcher. “This is not an alternative in any way, shape or form.” The science takes a different look at the human body’s function and a different approach towards human physiology, health and disease, according to the article.

You can cut and paste this next quote in your office right next to your x-ray view box…

“To fix something, it is very helpful to know what the structure is doing in the first place.”

And be sure to put this one next to it…

“For example, if you want to fix a car, it’s important to know what the structure is supposed to be doing and then work with it, instead of against it.”

How about this for a novel phrase…

“We chiropractors work with the subtle substance of the soul. We release the imprisoned impulses, a tiny rivulet of force, that emanates from the mind and flows over the nerves to the cells and stirs them to life. We deal with the magic power that transforms common food into living, loving, thinking clay; that robes the earth with beauty, and hues and scents the flowers with the glory of the air.

In the dim, dark distant long ago, when the sun first bowed to the morning star, this power spoke and there was life, it quickened the slime of the sea and the dust of the earth and drove the cell to union with its fellows in countless living forms. Through eons of time it finned the fish and winged the bird and fanged the beast. Endlessly it worked, evolving its forms until it produced the crowning glory of them all. With tireless energy it blows the bubble of each individual life and then silently, relentlessly dissolves the form and absorbs the spirit into itself again.

And yet you ask ‘Can chiropractic cure appendicitis or the flu?’ Have you more faith in a knife or a spoonful of medicine than in the power that animates the living world?” – B.J. Palmer

Once again, science suggests evidence of principles chiropractors have been espousing for more than 100 years.

New York Daily News: It Can Be Good to Feel Bad – Why fever, swelling and morning sickness may be right for what ails you. @ 11:54 am | Article ID: 1007495696

Interconnected Consciousness

An article from the North Carolina Mountain News suggests that scientists may be finding proof that a global consciousness is emerging.

According to the article, scientists may soon prove what some in the spiritual community have claimed about prayer and meditation: that a consciousness, perhaps a global consciousness, exists, and it can be measured.

Recent discoveries around the time of September 11th have provided the latest indications of this possibility when devices around the world, known as Random Number Generators, registered significant changes in the data they collect.

The Random Number Generators, also known as “eggs,” are part of a world-spanning network and they generate random data continuously, sending it via the Internet to a location at Princeton University. Scientists at Princeton have been operating and studying this network since the late 1990s in hopes of showing evidence of a global consciousness. The scientists feel that one’s mind is not isolated within the body but rather, is interconnected.

According to the article, on September 11th, data that normally slows randomly suddenly began to register distinct concentrations in patterns, like a peak on a graph. According to scientists, it seems that the events that register significant deviations from random data “share a common feature, namely, that they engage our attention and draw us in large numbers into a common focus.”

The article suggests that if what is being measured does indeed prove the existence of global consciousness the result could be one of major significance. If the understanding and awareness of this consciousness was better known, more groups worldwide “may consciously and deliberately began to focus their thoughts, emotions and energies towards the achievement of a single intention worldwide.”

The Mountain Times: Scientific Proof Of Global Consciousness May Be Emerging
The Global Consciousness Project (GCP): “An international effort involving researchers from several institutions and countries, designed to explore whether the construct of interconnected consciousness can be scientifically validated through objective measurement.” @ 8:46 pm | Article ID: 1007441204

Vaccine Researcher is Forced Out of Job

UK news sources have reported today that Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the researcher who first raised concerns about the safety of MMR vaccination, has been forced to resign his position at the Royal Free Hospital Medical School in London. Dr. Wakefield’s research there into the triple measles, mumps and rubella vaccination has caused controversy that spans across the globe.

According to news reports, Dr. Wakefield stated that he had been asked to resign because of his research into a vaccine autism connection. He stated that he did not want to leave but he agreed to do so in the interest of his colleagues.

Dr. Wakefield has been testing the theory that measles virus from the MMR vaccine can produce inflammatory bowel disease, which then, via disruption of the chemical balance in the body and the brain, leads to autism. He was told that his ideas were unwelcome at the University College London, which controls the Royal Free Hospital Medical School.

His departure comes a month after he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in recognition for his research work.

The government had played down concerns since Dr. Wakefield published a paper in the Lancet in 1998, reporting that he and colleagues had identified an unknown combination of bowel damage and autism in children whose parents had said their previously normal children had fallen ill after receiving the triple dose MMR vaccination.

UK Telegraph: Anti-MMR doctor is forced out @ 1:23 pm | Article ID: 1007414619

Prescription Drugs and Surgery

The Best “First Aid” on Planet Earth
By Sid Mouk, D.C.

The power that made the body can and will heal the body of all dis-eases and diseases known to man, given no interference. This is the basic premise upon which the God-given science, art, and philosophy of Chiropractic is founded.

However, in the wake of the New York City tragedy we can once again appreciate the fact that life-saving prescription drugs are also God-given substances which can greatly help the body in need of First-Aid and emergency care (which we may all need at some time in our lives) and can sometimes save lives after an injury or during a health crisis.

But we have to maintain a proper perspective in this situation. The medical profession is for First-Aid and Chiropractic is for Healing. Both can have their place in our lives… but Healing is, by far, the more important!

M.D.s got into trouble years ago when they started trying to apply the same principles that served them so well in First-Aid (chasing and suppressing symptoms) to the healing of the entire body. They are rapidly finding out that no matter how well symptoms are treated and suppressed, this type of care will never heal the human body. And the American public is also rapidly learning this same lesson. Add to that the horrendous side-effects of the powerful medications now being produced by the drug companies and you not only have a situation where health is not being restored to the patient, but also more than 180,000 people (by conservative estimate) in this country (the USA) are being killed every year from the taking of drugs that were prescribed for them by MDs.

Because of the power of the medical politicians and the money being made by the drug companies over the past 50 years, a new definition of “Health” was established in this country. “Health”, in the eyes of MDs and much of the public whom they have so rigidly educated, has come to mean simply an absence of symptoms… if you can get up and around and you don’t hurt too much, you’re considered healthy. Constant fatigue, severe recurring emotional upsets, chronic digestive problems, poor muscle tone, lower back pain, headaches, cardiac malfunctions, and a little dizziness now and then simply mean that you’re “getting older” (as an orthopedist recently told a 27 year old patient to explain why his treatment of her whiplash injury was not getting results, “You’re no spring chicken anymore!”).

A revolution in Healing is now taking place in the western world and people are no longer accepting this medical “definition” of Health. It’s being fueled by the intuitive human understanding that our potential is so much more, that our bodies are wonderfully made self-healing mechanisms that can live to an advanced age in an excellent state of health both physically and mentally. Like the candle burning brightly from beginning to end, then flickering briefly, and going out… with dignity. Health is and always will be an inside job (above down, inside out) and not something that can be gotten from a drug. The public is rapidly realizing this. The Health Revolution has started and the rallying cry behind this powerful movement is “I’ve been given a miraculous body, it’s mine and I’ll take the responsibility for it!” (not the drug companies and certainly not the MDs, most of whom don’t have a clue as to the potential healing capacity of the human body.)

It’s time for all of us in the western world to stand up and let the sellers and pushers of drugs know that we appreciate their life-saving medications (which make up only 25% of the drugs being sold and used in this country) but we say NO to using their drugs for other purposes and turn en masse to a better way of health, a way that allows us to express our highest potential in both physical and mental health. To the medical professionals, we say, “Thank you for the First-Aid help you’ve given us and will continue to give us. You’re the best in the world in emergency care… but we now realize that your expertise stops there. Total Health in body and mind is our birthright and we now claim it!”

The people of the western world are ready and they’re searching for a better way to provide the dynamic health they’re finally beginning to realize they’re entitled to. Are we ready for this onslaught of millions of former medical patients who are fed up with the overuse of prescription drugs and their dangerous side-effects, and are looking for a way to live longer in vigorous good health, and to feel good about what they’re doing for their bodies?

The patients are coming and they’re searching for what we offer. Let’s be the very best at correcting the spinal subluxation, let’s tell the Chiropractic story at every opportunity, and let’s allow healing in the multitudes of sick people who so desperately need us. That’s our mission here on Earth!

We’re a “chosen” profession. We are all “chosen” Healers (we wouldn’t be in this profession if we weren’t). We in Chiropractic are the right people in the right place at the right time in the history of Healing. We have the philosophy and knowledge we need, we have the necessary tools and techniques, and this profession has stood the test of time. Let’s make the early pioneers in this profession proud of us… Let’s Do It!

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Dr. Sid Mouk practices in Baton Rouge, Louisiana @ 7:22 am | Article ID: 1007392940