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Friday, 27 October

21:22

Tennessee Mom of Premature Twins Who Refused Vaccines is Arrested and Jailed "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Tamika and twins

Tamika with her youngest twins. Photo provided by Seagraves family.

by Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com Staff

Almost a year after her youngest set of twins was taken by Child Protective Services, a Tennessee mother was arrested this week and charged with 2 counts of felony child neglect. Tamika Seagraves was blindsided by the arrest when she appeared for a child support hearing on Tuesday, October 24.

Friends are trying to raise money to get her out of jail. According to the Nashville and Davidson County court website, her bond is set at $20,000. Her arraignment is set for 9 am on November 8 at the Justice A.A. Birch Building Courthouse in Nashville, Tennessee.

Now, her biggest fear, according to her close friend who contacted Health Impact News, is that her babies will be vaccinated and her son circumcised without her consent.

Tamika has been fighting to get the twins back home since they were medically kidnapped in January 2017 by the Department of Childrens Services. They were taken based on allegations that the breastfeeding mother neglected the nutrition of her youngest set of twins.

However, Tamika asserts that she was working with medical professionals and following their advice.

She has always believed that their seizure by DCS had less to do with their weight and more to do with the unusual circumstances of their birth.

See the Seagraves familys original story here:

Tennessee Mom Gives Birth to Premature Twins 3 Times Surviving Babies Medically Kidnapped for Research?

Zaylen and Zaliyah were born on December 5, 2016. They were premature born at 34 weeks. They were the third set of fraternal twins born to their mother, and all 3 sets of twin were a boy and girl pair. Their oldest brother Zayden died in the hospital at 13 days old. He and his twi...

21:22

Tennessee Mom of Premature Twins Who Refused Vaccines is Arrested and Jailed "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Tamika and twins

Tamika with her youngest twins. Photo provided by Seagraves family.

by Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com Staff

Almost a year after her youngest set of twins was taken by Child Protective Services, a Tennessee mother was arrested this week and charged with 2 counts of felony child neglect. Tamika Seagraves was blindsided by the arrest when she appeared for a child support hearing on Tuesday, October 24.

Friends are trying to raise money to get her out of jail. According to the Nashville and Davidson County court website, her bond is set at $20,000. Her arraignment is set for 9 am on November 8 at the Justice A.A. Birch Building Courthouse in Nashville, Tennessee.

Now, her biggest fear, according to her close friend who contacted Health Impact News, is that her babies will be vaccinated and her son circumcised without her consent.

Tamika has been fighting to get the twins back home since they were medically kidnapped in January 2017 by the Department of Childrens Services. They were taken based on allegations that the breastfeeding mother neglected the nutrition of her youngest set of twins.

However, Tamika asserts that she was working with medical professionals and following their advice.

She has always believed that their seizure by DCS had less to do with their weight and more to do with the unusual circumstances of their birth.

See the Seagraves familys original story here:

Tennessee Mom Gives Birth to Premature Twins 3 Times Surviving Babies Medically Kidnapped for Research?

Zaylen and Zaliyah were born on December 5, 2016. They were premature born at 34 weeks. They were the third set of fraternal twins born to their mother, and all 3 sets of twin were a boy and girl pair. Their oldest brother Zayden died in the hospital at 13 days old. He and his....

21:06

Taylor Bodell "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Certified Birth & Bereavement Doula serving Lansing/Jackson MI

SBD Doulas are accessible to you through our open group or through our CONNECT app.

 

 

Discover what the SBD credentialed doula has achieved.

21:04

Chicara Harris-Johnson "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Certified Birth & Bereavement Doula serving central Texas

SBD Doulas are accessible to you through our open group or through our CONNECT app.

 

 

Discover what the SBD credentialed doula has achieved.

21:03

Bryanna Lee "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Certified Birth & Bereavement Doula serving Utah and Salt Lake Counties

SBD Doulas are accessible to you through our open group or through our CONNECT app.

 

 

Discover what the SBD credentialed doula has achieved.

21:01

Danielle Meintanis "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Certified Birth & Bereavement Doula serving New Lenox, Illinois

SBD Doulas are accessible to you through our open group or through our CONNECT app.

 

 

Discover what the SBD credentialed doula has achieved.

20:42

Julie Jones "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Certified Birth & Bereavement Doula serving Dallas, Texas

SBD Doulas are accessible to you through our open group or through our CONNECT app.

 

 

Discover what the SBD credentialed doula has achieved.

20:21

Tennessee Mom of Premature Twins Who Refused Vaccines is Arrested and Jailed "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Tamika and twins

Tamika with her youngest twins. Photo provided by Seagraves family.

by Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com Staff

Almost a year after her youngest set of twins was taken by Child Protective Services, a Tennessee mother was arrested this week and charged with 2 counts of felony child neglect. Tamika Seagraves was blindsided by the arrest when she appeared for a child support hearing on Tuesday, October 24.

Friends are trying to raise money to get her out of jail. According to the Nashville and Davidson County court website, her bond is set at $20,000. Her arraignment is set for 9 am on November 8 at the Justice A.A. Birch Building Courthouse in Nashville, Tennessee.

Now, her biggest fear, according to her close friend who contacted Health Impact News, is that her babies will be vaccinated and her son circumcised without her consent.

Tamika has been fighting to get the twins back home since they were medically kidnapped in January 2017 by the Department of Childrens Services. They were taken based on allegations that the breastfeeding mother neglected the nutrition of her youngest set of twins.

However, Tamika asserts that she was working with medical professionals and following their advice.

She has always believed that their seizure by DCS had less to do with their weight and more to do with the unusual circumstances of their birth.

See the Seagraves familys original story here:

Tennessee Mom Gives Birth to Premature Twins 3 Times Surviving Babies Medically Kidnapped for Research?

Zaylen and Zaliyah were born on December 5, 2016. They were premature born at 34 weeks. They were the third set of fraternal twins born to their mother, and all 3 sets of twin were a boy and girl pair. Their oldest brother Zayden died in the hospital at 13 days old. He and his twin Ziria....

17:00

Meet the Leadership: Caroline Dietz, ICAN of Houston/Galveston "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

ICAN is excited to announce Caroline Dietz as our newest Chapter Leader!

caroline-dietz

I really hope that through education and support that I can help just one woman avoid a c-section or at least feel more resolution about the way her baby was brought into this world. ~ Caroline Dietz, ICAN of Houston/Galveston

Please introduce yourself to ICAN:

I have a Ph.D. in immunology from The Ohio State University and Im currently a postdoctoral immunology researcher at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. I have a son and daughter who arrived by unintended c-sections who are the light of my life. My husband works for the government in Litigation Support and we have been together since college. He is the reason I was able to make it through graduate school, move across the country, have two beautiful babies and volunteer for ICAN and La Leche League. I am also a Leader for La Leche League of Fort Bend. One of my hobbies is exercise.

What led you to join ICAN?

My son arrived by c-section after a failed induction in January 2015 at 41w6d and my daughter by CBAC at 42w4d after she went into fetal distress in February 2017. I first heard about ICAN through Facebook. I was having a hard time coping with the fact that my first birth had ended in C-section and I was nearly 7 months postpartum. Someone referred me to ICAN and that is where my healing journey began.

How do you share ICAN as an organization with others?

Knowledge is power and being able to apply that knowledge during the birthing process will give you the best outcome possible. We are not VBAC-militants. CBAC...

15:51

Stacey McInnes "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Certified Birth & Bereavement Doula serving central Florida

SBD Doulas are accessible to you through our open group or through our CONNECT app.

 

 

Discover what the SBD credentialed doula has achieved.

14:03

The State of Animal Psychiatric Research "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Since I was fifteen years old and heard about antidepressants for the first time, I have disbelieved the concept of antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs. Therefore I felt very honored when the opportunity of doing a PhD on harm from use of psychiatric drugs at the Nordic Cochrane Centre with Peter C. Gtzsche became a reality.

Up until now I have primarily worked with animal studies, investigating what animal research could teach us about harm from exposure to psychiatric drugs.

I have learned three things from working with animal studies:

  1. The studies are methodologically poor or poorly reported, or both.
  2. There is little behavioural research on long-term harms from previous exposure to drugs.
  3. Despite the poor quality of animal studies we still use them as the gateway to doing human trials.

Despite these challenges to animal research, we found that mammals exposed to psychiatric drugs do suffer from long-term harms. The mammals showed impaired sexual behavior (antidepressants, primarily SSRIs), impaired locomotion (neuroleptics), impaired cognition, learning and memory (neuroleptics), depression (SSRIs), and impaired fertility (ADHD drugs). The findings from the three systematic reviews that we undertook are discussed in more detail below.

We wanted to investigate harms from exposure to different categories of psychiatric drugs in mammals. The methods we used were inspired by the Cochrane Handbook and a risk of bias tool for animal studies. We based our systematic reviews on controlled studies, as described in the predefined protocols.

Our main criteria were that all mammals must be treatment-nave and no behaviour or trait must be primed by operation, genetic modifications or other drug treatments.

A short summary of each systematic review is presented here.

Long-term changes in observed behaviour after exposure to psychiatric drugs

We wanted to investigate long-term harms from exposure to any approved psychiatric drugs with a subsequent drug-free follow-up period of at least 90 days (link) to find out if differences between the intervention and control groups persisted after end of exposure.

 

...

13:15

How to Start a Regenerative Agriculture Movement in Your Community "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

By Regeneration International

The most important, although as of yet little known, new paradigm shift and set of practices in the world today is regenerative agriculture, or rather regenerative food, farming and land use. Regeneration practices, scaled up globally on billions of acres of farmland, pasture, and forest, have the potential to not only mitigate, but actually reverse global warming and, at the same time, provide solutions to other burning issues such as poverty, deteriorating public health, environmental degradation, and global conflict.

The world-changing promise of regeneration lies in the fact that a large scale increase in plant photosynthesis (i.e. drawing down CO2 from the atmosphere, releasing oxygen, but transferring a major proportion of carbon into the plant roots and soil) made possible by fundamental changes in farming, grazing and land use practices, (along with the transition to 100 percent renewable energy) across billions of acres, can drawdown enough excess CO2 from the atmosphere into our living soils, plants, and forests to reverse global warming and re-stabilize the climate.

And as this great drawdown and re-carbonization of the soil and biota takes place, civilization will also reap a wide range of additional benefits: a qualitative increase in soil fertility, increased soil moisture (rainfall retention), the return of regular rainfall and weather patterns, major increases in food production, nutrient-rich food, enhanced biodiversity, rural and urban economic development, and millions of new green jobs.

Currently the most fundamental obstacle to scaling up regenerative practices on a global scale is the fact that only a small percentage of concerned citizens, farmers, ranchers, land managers, consumers and policy makers have ever even heard the good news abou...

07:46

Magnesium supplementation during pregnancy likely decrease probability occurrence of many complications of pregnancy. "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

PMID:  Adv Biomed Res. 2017 ;6:109. Epub 2017 Aug 31. PMID: 28904937 Abstract Title:  Effect of Magnesium Supplement on Pregnancy Outcomes: A Randomized Control Trial. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Magnesium (Mg) is an essential mineral required to regulate body temperature, nucleic acid, and protein synthesis with an important role in maintaining nerve and muscle cell electrical potentials. It may reduce fetal growth restriction and preeclampsia as well as increase birth weight. This study aimed to assess the effects of consuming Mg supplementation during pregnancy on pregnancy outcomes.MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a randomized controlled trial with three sixty populated groups of pregnant women. Participants were randomized to treatment or control groups through random table numbers. Participants with Mg serum levels more than 1.9 mg/dl considered as control group A randomly. They just received one multimineral tablet once a day until the end of pregnancy participants with hypomagnesemia consider as Group B and C. Participants in Group B received one multimineral tablet daily until the end of pregnancy. Participants in Group C received 200 mg effervescent Mg tablet from Vitafit Company once daily for 1 month, and also they consumed one multimineral tablet from Alhavi Company, which contains 100 mg Mg, once a day until the end of pregnancy. Intrauterine growth retardation, preterm labor, maternal body mass index, neonatal weight, pregnancy-induced hypertension, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes mellitus, cramps of the leg Apgar score were compared between three groups.RESULTS: In all pregnancy outcomes, Group C that received effervescent Mg tablet plus multimineral showed a better result than other groups, and frequency of complications of pregnancy was fewer than the other two groups and showed a significant difference.CONCLUSION: Mg supplement during pregnancy likely decrease probability occurrence of many complications of pregnancy.

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06:06

Multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes mellitus may also be exacerbated by BPA. "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

PMID:  Toxics. 2016 Sep 26 ;4(4). Epub 2016 Sep 26. PMID: 29051427 Abstract Title:  Developmental Bisphenol A Exposure Modulates Immune-Related Diseases. Abstract:  Bisphenol A (BPA), used in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins, has a widespread exposure to humans. BPA is of concern for developmental exposure resulting in immunomodulation and disease development due to its ability to cross the placental barrier and presence in breast milk. BPA can use various mechanisms to modulate the immune system and affect diseases, including agonistic and antagonistic effects on many receptors (e.g., estrogen receptors), epigenetic modifications, acting on cell signaling pathways and, likely, the gut microbiome. Immune cell populations and function from the innate and adaptive immune system are altered by developmental BPA exposure, including decreased T regulatory (Treg) cells and upregulated pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines. Developmental BPA exposure can also contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus, allergy, asthma and mammary cancer disease by altering immune function. Multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes mellitus may also be exacerbated by BPA, although more research is needed. Additionally, BPA analogs, such as bisphenol S (BPS), have been increasing in use, and currently, little is known about their immune effects. Therefore, more studies should be conducted to determine if developmental exposure BPA and its analogs modulate immune responses and lead to immune-related diseases.

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05:56

These results indicated that BPA has estrogenic effects on female reproduction. "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

PMID:  Aquat Toxicol. 2017 Oct 14 ;193:111-121. Epub 2017 Oct 14. PMID: 29055862 Abstract Title:  Juvenile exposure to bisphenol A promotes ovarian differentiation but suppresses its growth - Potential involvement of pituitary follicle-stimulating hormone. Abstract:  Bisphenol A (BPA), a plastic monomer and plasticizer, is commonly used in plastics industry, and it has been well documented to be an estrogenic endocrine disrupter. In the present study, we investigated the effect of early (juvenile) exposure to BPA on the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonad (HPG) axis in the zebrafish. Estradiol (E2) and testosterone (T) were also included as positive and negative controls respectively. Juvenile zebrafish were exposed to BPA (1 and 10M), E2 (10nM) and T (10nM) from 20 to 40 dpf (days post-fertilization), the period of sex/gonadal differentiation, followed by histological and expression analyses at 40 dpf. The ovary and hepatic proteomes were also analyzed by mass spectrometry. Our results showed that 20day exposure to BPA andE2 increased the ratio of females; however, they both significantly suppressed ovarian growth. Meanwhile, BPA and E2 significantly suppressed fshb but stimulated lhb expression in the pituitary. These effects did not seem to involve the hypothalamus because neither BPA nor E2 altered the expressionof kiss1, kiss2, gnrh2 and gnrh3 in the hypothalamus. At the ovary level, BPA and E2 both decreased lhcgr expression. Interestingly, E2 and BPA displayed different effects in the liver. E2 induced a significant hepatic hypertrophy; however, BPA had no such effect. Analysis of hepatic proteomes revealed distinct protein profiles in the E2 group as compared with the others, especially fructose-bisphospahte aldolase B. These results indicated that BPA has estrogenic effects on female reproduction, but it does not mimic all E2 actions. Our data in the zebrafish suggest that sex differentiation involves estrogens and it is a sensitive window for evaluating estrogenic activities of compounds and their impacts on wildlife reproduction.

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01:51

Exposure to certain phthalates may cause the placenta to become thicker and more circular. "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

PMID:  Environ Res. 2017 Oct 10 ;160:239-246. Epub 2017 Oct 10. PMID: 29028488 Abstract Title:  Prenatal phthalate exposure and placental size and shape at birth: A birth cohort study. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: There is concern over the potential placental effects of prenatal phthalate exposure, and the potential adverse effects of prenatal phthalate exposure require further study; however, few data are available in humans. We investigated the associations between phthalate exposure in each trimester and both placental size and shape at birth.METHODS: We measured the urinary concentrations of phthalate metabolites among 2725 pregnant women in the Ma'anshan Birth Cohort. Before collecting urine samples from each of the three trimesters, the pregnant women were interviewed via questionnaires. Placental information was obtained from hospital records. We estimated the sex-specific associations between urinary phthalate concentrations in each trimester and both placental size and shape at birth using adjusted multiple regression. A linear mixed model was used for the repeated measures analysis with subject-specific random intercepts and slopes for gestational age at sample collection to test the effect of phthalate levels on placental size and shape and to estimate the effect sizes.RESULTS: Overall, placental breadth increased by 0.148cm (95% CI: 0.078, 0.218) with each 1 ln-concentration increase in MBP in the first trimester. The difference between placental length and breadth (length-breadth) decreased by 0.086cm (95% CI: -0.159, -0.012) and 0.149cm (95% CI: -0.221, -0.076) with each 1 ln-concentration increase in MMP and MBP, respectively, in the first trimester. In the second trimester, placental thickness increased by 0.017cm (95% CI: 0.006, 0.027), 0.020cm (95% CI: 0.004, 0.036), 0.028cm (95% CI: 0.007, 0.048), and 0.035cm (95% CI: 0.018, 0.053) with each 1 ln-concentration increase in MMP, MBP, MEOHP, and MEHHP, respectively. In the third trimester, placental thickness increased by 0.037cm (95% CI: 0.019, 0.056) and 0.019cm (95% CI: 0, 0.037) with each 1 ln-concentration increase in MBP and MEHP, respectively. Multiple linear regression for each offspring sex indicated that prenatal phthalate exposure increased placental thickness in both the first and second trimesters in males, whereas the corresponding relationship was close to null in females. Linear mixed models (LMMs) yielded similar results.CONCLUSION: Our results suggest the presence of associations between prenatal phthalate exposure and placental size and shape. Exposure to certain phthalates may cause the placenta to become thicker and more circular. Associations appeared stronger for the subsample representing male offspring than those for the subsample representing female offspring. Given the few studies on this topic,...

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Thursday, 26 October

23:18

Social Worker Helping Troubled Teens Loses Job for Questioning Gardasil Vaccine During Planned Parenthood Required Training "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

12 Year Old Girl Develops Guillain-Barr Syndrome After Gardasil Vaccine Suffers Paralysis

Michelle Snyder and her 12-year-old daughter Ashley talk about the devastating effects of the Gardasil vaccine. Interview here.

Comments by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

A Portland-based social worker working for a non-profit organization has contacted Health Impact News about how he allegedly was terminated from his job after attending a required sex education class by Planned Parenthood in Seattle.

Paul Haeder alleges that during the training, where class members were encouraged to write down questions and concerns anonymously, he was told not to come back to day two of the training and also told not to come back to work, because he wrote and submitted (anonymously) concerns about the Gardasil vaccine. He writes:

The creators and distributors of Gardasil are directly tied to my sacking from, get this, pennyante wage slaving job as a social worker. Imagine, Merck and Planned Parenthood, both having their hands on my future.

The charge? I dared to voice some concerns (anonymously) that already have been voiced about this vaccine for 10 years on so many platforms, including by medical authorities, international science panels, and the individuals who are suffering disabilities directly associated with the vaccine.

How Planned Parenthood Demands a Vow of Silence as it Pushes Universal/Forced Inoculations

by Paul Haeder
LA Progressive

Excerpts:

Im writing about this forced paid leave (suspension, administrative leave) leading up to my termination within the last hours of Monday, because speaking up about injustice is a core belief.

...

22:23

Social Worker Helping Troubled Teens Loses Job for Questioning Gardasil Vaccine During Planned Parenthood Required Training "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

12 Year Old Girl Develops Guillain-Barr Syndrome After Gardasil Vaccine Suffers Paralysis

Michelle Snyder and her 12-year-old daughter Ashley talk about the devastating effects of the Gardasil vaccine. Interview here.

Comments by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

A Portland-based social worker working for a non-profit organization has contacted Health Impact News about how he allegedly was terminated from his job after attending a required sex education class by Planned Parenthood in Seattle.

Paul Haeder alleges that during the training, where class members were encouraged to write down questions and concerns anonymously, he was told not to come back to day two of the training and also told not to come back to work, because he wrote and submitted (anonymously) concerns about the Gardasil vaccine. He writes:

The creators and distributors of Gardasil are directly tied to my sacking from, get this, pennyante wage slaving job as a social worker. Imagine, Merck and Planned Parenthood, both having their hands on my future.

The charge? I dared to voice some concerns (anonymously) that already have been voiced about this vaccine for 10 years on so many platforms, including by medical authorities, international science panels, and the individuals who are suffering disabilities directly associated with the vaccine.

How Planned Parenthood Demands a Vow of Silence as it Pushes Universal/Forced Inoculations

by Paul Haeder
LA Progressive

Excerpts:

Im writing about this forced paid leave (suspension, administrative leave) leading up to my termination within the last hours of Monday, because speaking up about injustice is a core belief.

Plus, t...

21:18

Social Worker Helping Troubled Teens Loses Job for Questioning Gardasil Vaccine During Planned Parenthood Required Training "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

12 Year Old Girl Develops Guillain-Barr Syndrome After Gardasil Vaccine Suffers Paralysis

Michelle Snyder and her 12-year-old daughter Ashley talk about the devastating effects of the Gardasil vaccine. Interview here.

Comments by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

A Portland-based social worker working for a non-profit organization has contacted Health Impact News about how he allegedly was terminated from his job after attending a required sex education class by Planned Parenthood in Seattle.

Paul Haeder alleges that during the training, where class members were encouraged to write down questions and concerns anonymously, he was told not to come back to day two of the training and also told not to come back to work, because he wrote and submitted (anonymously) concerns about the Gardasil vaccine. He writes:

The creators and distributors of Gardasil are directly tied to my sacking from, get this, pennyante wage slaving job as a social worker. Imagine, Merck and Planned Parenthood, both having their hands on my future.

The charge? I dared to voice some concerns (anonymously) that already have been voiced about this vaccine for 10 years on so many platforms, including by medical authorities, international science panels, and the individuals who are suffering disabilities directly associated with the vaccine.

How Planned Parenthood Demands a Vow of Silence as it Pushes Universal/Forced Inoculations

by Paul Haeder
LA Progressive

Excerpts:

Im writing about this forced paid leave (suspension, administrative leave) leading up to my termination within the last hours of Monday, because speaking up about injustice is a core belief.

Plu...

21:16

Glyphosate: Persistently Toxic "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Glyphosate: Persistently Toxic | roundup_carcinogenic_potential1 | Agriculture & Farming Special Interests Toxins

For decades, Monsanto has claimed that the glyphosate in its Roundup herbicide breaks down so quickly that we shouldnt worry about the chemicals impact on soils. Independent scientists (i.e., scientists not funded by the chemical industry) have disagreed.

Now, a new study by the European Commissions Joint Research Centre and two Dutch laboratories confirms:

Contrary to manufacturers claims, glyphosate persists in soils, not only affecting soil fertility and crop quality, but also posing risks to human and environmental health.

According to the study, 45 percent of Europes topsoil contains glyphosate residues. The study was conducted in six crop systems in 11 EU member states on soils in different geographical and climatic conditions.

According to 2015 figures, 440 million acres of farmland are planted in GMO crops, worldwide.

Given that the quality and health of soil is directly related to the quality of our own health, isnt it time to get glyphosate out of our soils?

Full study here

Learn more

The post Glyphosate: Persistently Toxic appeared first on The Sleuth Journal.

17:00

ICAN Accreta Awareness Month Two Nebraska Mothers Speak Out "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

By Malorie Maddox, August 8, 2017

Two Nebraska Mothers Speak Out on Their Challenging Pregnancies

Two mothers both went into the delivery room knowing their lives were at risk. They both suffer from placenta accreta, a condition that is on the rise.

At age three, Zayne Kreikemeier already has a need for speed. His entry into this world also came quickly. Dr. Bonebrake, I can remember walking into the room and saying we have to go now, said Zaynes mother, Tisa. During an ultrasound, Tisa Kreikemeier found out she had placenta percreta. It is the rarest form of placenta accreta.

Percreta is a situation where the placenta invades through the muscle of the uterus and actually will perforate through the uterine wall, said Dr. Bonebrake, a perinatologist at Methodist Womens Hospital. Depending on where the implantation of the placenta is, it can invade other organs such as the bladder or rectum.

Tisa endured a difficult and painful pregnancy. In the meantime, she and a team at Methodist Womens Hospital came up with a plan. At week 34, she went into labor early. Our original plan was to have a chaplain come in and pray with us because we knew there was a possibility I wouldnt survive the surgery, she said.

For moms with any type of placenta accreta, massive blood loss is a huge concern heading into delivery. One of the biggest things we can do in regards to controlling hemorrhaging and bleeding is identifying it before we go in for delivery, said Dr. Bonebrake. He says placenta accretas are difficult to diagnose but they are getting better and better at it. If mom has bleeding in the second or third trimester, it can be important and something to talk to their doctor about, said Dr. Bonebrake.

Tisa was diagnosed early and her team at Methodist Womens Hospital had a plan. They were ready to deal with her blood loss. Dr. Bonebrake, I remember hugging me and saying, Ive got you. Everything is going to be just fine,' she said. And it was. Zayne only spent 14 days in the NICU. Tisa, who didnt get to see her son born, lost nearly 14 units of blood. But again, her team was ready. She pulled through the delivery. Im embracing the fact that I did survive and how I can help others, she said.

Tisa started sharing her difficult journey. She met first-time mom-to-be Rachel Moormeier. Rachel was diagnosed with placenta accreta. She was a big support system for me,R......

14:03

Beware of tooth fairy science in dental research "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Excerpts: 

Does periodontal disease in pregnant women lead to miscarriages? If mothers-to-be are exposed to fluoride, will their children have low IQs? Such findings are often the result of tooth fairy science, and dental professionals should be skeptical when reading this type of research, according to a talk at the recent ADA 2017 annual meeting in Atlanta.

In a sometimes humorous lecture, Angelo Mariotti, DDS, PhD, a professor and the chair of periodontology at Ohio State University, spoke about the authenticity of perio-systemic relationships reported in the medical literature.

Most periodontal-systemic associations are the result of tooth fairy science,? he said.

Tooth fairy science refers to conducting research on a phenomenon before establishing that the phenomenon exists, such as performing studies on the amount of money left per tooth by the tooth fairy without having first verified that the tooth fairy actually exists.

  A long list of diseases are associated with periodontal disease, but Dr. Mariotti explained that many of these relationships have been found only in observational studies, and no one research paper can ever be considered the final word.

In general, the vast majority of observational studies cant reproduce their data, he said.

Dr. Mariotti also pointed out that the recently published study reporting a relationship between higher fluoride levels in the urine of pregnant women and later lower IQ scores in the children with whom they were pregnant was an observational study

*Original article online at http://www.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?sec=sup=hyg&pag=dis&ItemID=322249

13:59

At Maternal Health Forum, Experts Discuss How to Protect Women From Harm "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

This year ProPublica and NPR are investigating why, as maternal mortality has declined around the world, U.S. rates of maternal mortality are on the rise. The ongoing Lost Mothers series by ProPublica reporters Nina Martin and Adriana Gallardo, and NPR special correspondent Renee Montagne, shines a spotlight on the reasons behind the United States standing as having the highest rate of mothers dying during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum of any affluent country.

One factor that their reporting identified is a lack of awareness and transparency. Impacted families are conditioned to see maternal deaths as private tragedies, rather than a public health crisis. When mothers survive life-threatening complications during childbirth, they often lack complete information about what happened. With these stories nearly invisible, many Americans simply dont know the problem exists. Therefore taking the conversation from private to public, allowing people to connect with one another, has been an important aspect of the project.

On Tuesday night, in partnership with the Brooklyn Public Librarys BPL Presents, we did this through a live event titled Lost Mothers: Key Ways to Improve Maternal Health. The forum convened a diverse crowd of experts including doctors, doulas, midwives, nurses, expectant mothers, women who nearly died of childbirth and family members who lost a loved one to discuss what the health care system can do to protect more women from harm, as well as steps that all of us can take.

Larry Bloomstein

The physician and widower of Lauren Bloomstein (featured in the first article of the series), on the critical need for standardized protocols for obstetric emergencies, and better data collection on maternal deaths:

Deborah Kaplan

The assistant commissioner at the NYC Department of Health, advising women to listen to their instincts when a provider fails to treat them with respect or claims that everythings fine:

...

13:00

The Importance of the Vagus Nerve in Health and Well-Being "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

By Anna Hunt

At the center of our bodies resides a long, wiry nerve called the vagus nerve. It extends all the way from the brain down through the chest and beyond the stomach. In addition, it connects to all major organs, including ears, eyes, tongue, kidneys, bladder, reproductive organs, and the colon. Scientists believe that vagus nerve stimulation can affect anxiety and depression, blood pressure and heart rate, as well as the function of digestive organs including the stomach, pancreas and the gall bladder.

Role of the Vagus Nerve in the Body

Being the largest nerve in the body, the vagus nerve affects more than just the bodys physical functions. Some research indicates that a healthy vagus nerve is important to social bonding and empathy, as well as our ability to make complex decisions. Mystics believe that it is also the intersection between our conscious and unconscious minds, the physical and the subtle bodies. Therefore, the vagus nerve may be the most relevant part of our physical body that relates to our peace of mind and happiness.

Clearly, the vagus nerve plays a critical role in our bodies, hence it is also vital to our well-being. People with impaired vagal activity can suffer from depression, panic disorders, anxiety, mood swings and chronic fatigue. Physically, vagal imbalance can result in irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, heartburn, unhealthy heart rate, and chronic inflammation.

Scientists have been conducting research on the vagus nerve to understand how it impacts our overall well-being. In their research, they found that stimulating the vagus nerve with electrical signals has the potential for reducing depression and anxiety. Scientists also found that vagus nerve stimulation can improve conditions such as epilepsy and obesity.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Exercises

People with optimal vagal tone are resilient under stress because they can easily shift from an excited state to a relaxed state. This switches on the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for rest, digestion and fertility. As a result, these individuals often enjoy excellent digestion, optimal heart rate and good overall health.

Unfortunately, it is not always easy for someone to switch on the parasympathetic nervous system and relax. That is because we spend so much of our time...

07:30

A tool to help parents to spot neonatal infection "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

So I am sharing a graphic which I use with midwives and birth folk, as a tool for discussion of the signs and symptoms that they may wish to discuss with parents. As with all of my resources, please feel free to share it, but please link to my site rather than taking it for your own. And if you find my resources useful in your work, please consider making a donation to help me continue to keep these resources freely available.

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07:00

Go Ahead and Cry "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

By Dr. Mercola

When youre feeling stressed, angry or anxious, having a good cry can leave you feeling inexplicably better. Its as though shedding tears acts as a physical release for your negative emotions. On average, U.S. women cry 3.5 times a month compared to mens 1.9 times.1 This refers only to emotional tears, a phenomenon thats said to occur only in humans (but may also occur in elephants and gorillas).2

Emotional or psychic tears, as theyre sometimes called, are produced in response to strong emotions stress, happiness, sadness, physical pain and more. These emotions trigger tearing via an intricate connection with your autonomic nervous system. Scientifically speaking, the phenomenon we refer to as crying occurs due to the lacrimal gland located between your eyeball and eyelid, which produces tears.

When you blink, the fluid gets dispersed over your eye, then drains via your lacrimal punctum and nose, which is why crying makes your nose run. If your tears are voluminous, however, they will overflow this drainage system and cascade down your cheeks.3 There are many purposes for shedding tears. For instance, reflex tears are produced as a form of protection when irritants, such as wind or dust, get into your eyes.

Basal tears, which are secreted at a rate of about 1 gram over a 24-hour period, also serve a protective purpose, helping to lubricate your eyes.4 Shedding emotional tears, or crying, also serves an important purpose, however, with research building that crying may offer numerous physical and mental advantages.

Crying Is Soothing, May Promote Empathy

Crying is being considered as a form of self-soothing behavior, i.e., something that can help to calm you down when you feel upset. As researchers explained in the journal Frontiers in Psychology:5

This universal and uniquely human emotional expression can be elicited by a plethora of events, from those seemingly mundane and unimportant to the most crucial events in ones life, and ranging from extremely negative to extremely positive experiences.

For example, watching a mov...

05:19

When It Comes To Kids In Hollywood We Need To Talk About The Parents! "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Hollywood has a parenting problem. The land of dreams can quickly turn to nightmares when a parent fails to properly protect their child. A swelling bank account and promises of fame can do strange things to the mind of a parent and those who lack a strong moral base, will become like sheep to the slaughter of ravenous wolves. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal more and more people are now coming forward to speak up about what goes on behind closed doors in Hollywood. Corey Feldman has recently launched a campaign to raise awareness about this issue so in this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth opens up about his past as a child actor in Hollywood and how he dodged a bullet by having good parents who were looking out for his well being. Dan also encourages the viewer to help Corey on his mission and to encourage other parents out there to do the right thing when it comes Hollywood and your kids.

02:32

On the Wild Card Third Births "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

There is a saying in the birth community that third babies are a wild card, meaning unpredictable. You never know whats going to happen, no matter what happened in the previous two births, so you need to be prepared. We do know that first births tend to be long, though not ALWAYS the case, it is typical. What happens is Read more

00:37

Eleven things I love about ACOGs 2017 VBAC Guidelines "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

When I found out that ACOG released their new guidelines yesterday, I couldnt wait to devour them. This morning, I had an opportunity to cuddle up with the new recommendations and Im quite pleased. As always, there are things to like and areas where I think ACOG missed the mark. But here are the eleven good things about ACOGs 2017 VBAC guidelines.

The post Eleven things I love about ACOGs 2017 VBAC Guidelines appeared first on VBAC Facts.

Wednesday, 25 October

22:35

Your Child NEEDS the HPV Vaccine: 13 Reasons Why the CDC is Right "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

CDC Gardasil page

CDC Website Page for HPV Vaccine. Source.

by Jennifer Margulis
JenniferMargulis.net

Excerpts:

Does your child need the HPV vaccine to protect her against the human papillomavirus?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say a resounding Yes!

Your child NEEDS the HPV/Gardasil vaccine.

Gardasil is recommended by the CDC for all children between the ages of 11 and 12 years old.

Your child will need two shots, given six to twelve months apart.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of over 150 viruses. Some types can cause genital warts. Others can lead to cervical and other kinds of cancer.

You dont want your precious baby to get genital warts, do you?

You dont want your kid to die from cancer, do you?

Youre not a heartless baby killer, after all. Or are you?

Cmon, this vaccine is a no-brainer. In fact, anyone who even considers telling a parent that there are pros and cons to the HPV vaccine is committing a hanging offense, to borrow a turn of phrase from the Boston Heralds Rachelle Cohen. (We loved your editorial, by the way. Thumbs up, Rachelle!)

And, since we seem to be going into the business of hanging medical freedom and childrens health advocates, perhaps we ought also to hang any parents who choose to forgo the HPV vaccine?

And while, were at it, how about the children who say, No, thank you, to the HPV vaccine themselves? We could hang them too.

In case what youve already read is not enough to convince you that your child NEEDS the HPV vaccine RIGHT NOW WITH NO FURTHER DELAY, here are 13 more reasons the CDC is right and your child should....

22:26

Facts About the Gardasil Vaccine: Teens Dont Get Cervical Cancer "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Kate-Gabby-Britney-Gardasil-Deaths

Three of the many girls who have died after receiving the Gardasil HPV vaccine. Kate, Gabby, and Britney.

What You Need to Know About Gardasil

By CLAIRE DWOSKIN
Childrens Medical Safety Research Institute

Gardasil, the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine on the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) list of recommended inoculations for teenagers, has been the subject of debate worldwide since it was fast-tracked for approval in the US in 2006.

The Merck-manufactured drug was developed to prevent infections caused by HPV, which is a group of 150 related viruses 15 of which are linked to cervical cancer.

At the heart of the controversies are questions around the need for the vaccine, the efficacy of the vaccine and the fast-growing number of reports of severe reactions to the vaccine. The latter question has moved to the forefront of the debate as safety testing concerns have been raised and the number of vaccine-injured children has grown.

Gardasil- A Case of Insufficient Testing?

Despite no recorded outbreak of cervical cancer nor change in sexual behavioral risks among teenagers, Gardasil vaccine was studied for less than two years prior to its approval. This was particularly curious since the cancer the vaccine purports to prevent does not present itself for 20-30 years.

And, while the drug was tested only on wome...

22:21

Your Child NEEDS the HPV Vaccine: 13 Reasons Why the CDC is Right "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

CDC Gardasil page

CDC Website Page for HPV Vaccine. Source.

by Jennifer Margulis
JenniferMargulis.net

Excerpts:

Does your child need the HPV vaccine to protect her against the human papillomavirus?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say a resounding Yes!

Your child NEEDS the HPV/Gardasil vaccine.

Gardasil is recommended by the CDC for all children between the ages of 11 and 12 years old.

Your child will need two shots, given six to twelve months apart.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of over 150 viruses. Some types can cause genital warts. Others can lead to cervical and other kinds of cancer.

You dont want your precious baby to get genital warts, do you?

You dont want your kid to die from cancer, do you?

Youre not a heartless baby killer, after all. Or are you?

Cmon, this vaccine is a no-brainer. In fact, anyone who even considers telling a parent that there are pros and cons to the HPV vaccine is committing a hanging offense, to borrow a turn of phrase from the Boston Heralds Rachelle Cohen. (We loved your editorial, by the way. Thumbs up, Rachelle!)

And, since we seem to be going into the business of hanging medical freedom and childrens health advocates, perhaps we ought also to hang any parents who choose to forgo the HPV vaccine?

And while, were at it, how about the children who say, No, thank you, to the HPV vaccine themselves? We could hang them too.

In case what youve already read is not enough to convince you that your child NEEDS the HPV vaccine RIGHT NOW WITH NO FURTHER DELAY, here are 13 more reasons the CDC is right and your child should get...

21:58

Facts About the Gardasil Vaccine: Teens Dont Get Cervical Cancer "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Kate-Gabby-Britney-Gardasil-Deaths

Three of the many girls who have died after receiving the Gardasil HPV vaccine. Kate, Gabby, and Britney.

What You Need to Know About Gardasil

By CLAIRE DWOSKIN
Childrens Medical Safety Research Institute

Gardasil, the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine on the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) list of recommended inoculations for teenagers, has been the subject of debate worldwide since it was fast-tracked for approval in the US in 2006.

The Merck-manufactured drug was developed to prevent infections caused by HPV, which is a group of 150 related viruses 15 of which are linked to cervical cancer.

At the heart of the controversies are questions around the need for the vaccine, the efficacy of the vaccine and the fast-growing number of reports of severe reactions to the vaccine. The latter question has moved to the forefront of the debate as safety testing concerns have been raised and the number of vaccine-injured children has grown.

Gardasil- A Case of Insufficient Testing?

Despite no recorded outbreak of cervical cancer nor change in sexual behavioral risks among teenagers, Gardasil vaccine was studied for less than two years prior to its approval. This was particularly curious since the cancer the vaccine purports to prevent does not present itself for 20-30 years.

And, while the drug was tested only on women a...

20:44

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18:51

Dad's nutritional status affects the survival rate of embryos "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

The quality of the father's nutrition prior to mating affects the survival rate of embryos, according to a new study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Medical researchers have previously shown links between a father's weight and diet at the time of conception and an increased risk of diabetes in his offspring. Biologists have suspected for years that some kind of epigenetic inheritance occurs at the cellular level. The different kinds of cells in our bodies provide an example. Skin cells and brain cells have different forms and functions, despite having exactly the same DNA. Scientists have long understood how inherited traits are transmitted from generation to generation via the DNA sequences of genes. They have also figured out how genes get turned on or off in different cells, so that different sets of genes are active in liver cells and skin cells, for example. This involves "epigenetic" changes that do not alter the DNA sequence, but add chemical modifications to either the DNA itself or the histone proteins with which DNA is packaged in the chromosomes. Epigenetic changes to gene expression can also result from environmental factors, such as diet or exposure to toxins.

18:02

Women working in night-shifts have been found to face increased rates of breast cancer, as well as menstrual disturbances and decreased fertility. "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

PMID:  Harefuah. 2016 Jul ;155(7):394-397. PMID: 28514121 Abstract Title:  [SHIFT WORK AND ITS HEALTH HAZARDS]. Abstract:  Work in repeated changing shifts, in general, and night-shifts, in particular, is considered a necessity, encompassing many professions, among them physicians and nurses. This type of work has been shown to adversely affect the normal function of the human body circadian rhythm. This negative influence in turn, is considered to increase characteristic types of morbidity such as metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and increased rate of cardiovascular morbidity. Women working in night-shifts in particular, have been found to face increased rates of breast cancer, as well as menstrual disturbances and decreased fertility. Despite many physiologic explanations for the deleterious effects of changing or night-shifts on human's health, there is no clear notion for the prevention or treatment of these health hazards. In light of the necessity for such a mode of employment in our modern world, the issues of taking care of the affected workers should be considered on a national scale.

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