Monthly Archives: April 2015

Aluminum in Perspective

Many people are concerned about vaccine ingredients. I have written elsewhere about two preservatives used in some vaccines (Mercury in retrogade and Formaldehyde in us and vaccines), but here I take a look at aluminum, which is a vaccine adjuvant used in Diptheria-Tetanus, Hepatitis, Haemofilus influenza … Continue reading

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Sites Addressing Vaccine Myths

Below are a couple of independent sites hosted by medical professionals, journalists, parents and public health campaigns. I’ve found that these sites use clearly stated scientific research and other official sources as their information.

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Main Sources of Vaccine Information

The World Health Organization has a list of: “Web sites that provide information on vaccine safety and that adhere to good information practices. While many quality web sites offer science-based information about vaccine safety, others may provide unbalanced and misleading information. … Continue reading

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Organic vs Conventional Food

This piece has also been published by the Genetic Literacy Project and the Fitness Reloaded blog. I spent over a decade of buying little else than organic food. During that whole time, I never justified my choice by claiming that non-organic vegetables were less nutritious … Continue reading

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The Simple Math of Herd Immunity

I have often come across claims that wish to contest the existence of herd immunity. I find these puzzling. First of all, they are usually offered without proof. But mostly what befuddles me is that the argument approaches the topic backwards. … Continue reading

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Myth: No Studies Compare the Health of Unvaccinated and Vaccinated People

Vaccinated people are as healthy or healthier in all aspects compared to the unvaccinated. The vaccinated populations studied have less asthma, less heart attacks, better birth outcomes, and higher cognitive scores than their unvaccinated counterparts. Continue reading

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The Intriguing Case of Narcolepsy and Swine Flu

Interestingly, a study published in Nature Medicine indicates that young people were dying of the swine flu because of the excessive response of their own immune system Continue reading

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