Welcome back from the weekend …hoping yours was grand. Thank you Alex and Lindsey for your wonderful contributions over the past few days –most obliged.
Keep it up Big Pharma …conducting business like this means that it won’t be long until you’re closed down for good. And the world will be a much better place, in my humble opinion. One week ago today, I wrote a Special Edition about how antibiotics do much more harm than good in the long run to our bodies.
Not to mention the vaccination industry injecting us with mercury and other toxins, leading to autism and other yet-to-be-attributed diseases. “Other toxins” include MSG, aluminum phosphate, formaldehyde, bovine cow serum, sorbitol, gelatin, sodium chloride, thimerosal, human albumin, and phenoxyethanol. (1)
“In 2010, poor production procedures lead to McNeil, a branch of Johnson & Johnson, pulling children’s and infant’s liquid Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl. The company called the probability of harm ‘remote,’ right before recalling about 50 different products made in one Fort Washington, Pa. plant.” (2)
Some reasons for the recalls were A. containing too high a concentration of active ingredients in the “medicine,” B. containing ingredients that were never tested for human consumption, and C. containing tiny particles of metal …if you can believe that!
“A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge that it sold infant’s and children’s liquid medications that contained metal particles. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, acknowledged producing adulterated bottles of Infants’ and Children’s Tylenol and Children’s Motrin. The company agreed to pay $25 million to resolve the case. Court documents say metal particles, including nickel, iron and chromium, were introduced during the manufacturing process in 2009 and 2010. Prosecutors said McNeil failed to take immediate steps to fix the problem.” (3)
Sadly, Big Pharma is clearly motivated by profit, rather than genuine well-being and health of the people they serve –us– who pays for their lifestyle through the purchase of their products. Just like politicians –and for the same reason, it seems: money– ethical practices have gone to the wayside by corporations we’ve trusted over the decades.
It’s essential we understand this. It’s essential we understand Big Pharma does not care about our health, so we can take back our power –and our money (which seems to be the only thing they hold sacred and worth preserving)! It’s essential we understand that, in my opinion, there is an attack not only on us, as adults, but on are beloved children.
It’s evident in the arsenic levels found in the apple and grape juices we feed our kids, and also evident from the fungicide found in orange juice. It’s evident in the poisons used to make plastic in the countless toys we hand our kids to handle and touch (and then they stick them in their mouths) throughout each day. It’s evident in the used rubber tires containing toxins that are shredded and used to fill the mulch of our school playgrounds, upon which our children fall on sliding down the slide …upon which they trip on when running and playing “tag” …upon which toddlers pick up and chew on while crawling around the swingset.
“One in four children in the U.S. are on chronic prescription medications. This doesn’t even include all the prescriptions we write to treat acute illness, or the use of over-the-counter products. It is an astounding number. We either have the sickest pediatric population in the world, or there is something very wrong with the way therapies are driven in our health care system.”
“According to IMS Health data, 45 million children are on asthma medications, 24 million are on ADHD medications, almost 10 million are on antidepressants with another six and a half million on other antipsychotics. Then there are the anti-hypertensives, the sleep aids, the medications for Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol, and on and on.” (4)
Again, I can never lose hope. What’s the difference between stuckness with apathy …and pushing through with resilience: “Hope,” right?! And at the same time, we must conserve our energy and wisely choose our battles. The health of our children is one battle I choose to engage, and as such, I’ll educate myself –from alternative resources, not mainstream media– and listen to my inner guidance, listen my intuition.
With this in mind, there are many approaches we can use to promote health and wellness, starting with the basics: Healthy foods, lots of water, plenty of sleep, and even something like minimal exposure to EMFs and violence as acquired through TV/movies and computer games, which have many side effects debilitating one’s physical health and emotional well-being.
“It is so much better to have control over what we put in our bodies. Especially what we are giving to our kids. When your kids are sick, give them time to rest. Sleep, sleep, and more sleep, as well as staying hydrated and eating healthy. It’s hard when your child gets sick, but there’s always something that can be done.” (2)
Being proactive, incorporate a preventive regimen, which includes homeopathy and other alternative and natural remedies. Over the winter months, I’ve recently found myself making homemade elderberry cough syrup (with so many preventive and recuperative qualities): Thank you, Rebecca, for welcoming me into your kitchen and walking me through the process!
I’ve also learned that some alternative remedies, while universally helping people everywhere, have properties that are most well-matched for local residents. I believe it has to do with the pollen, air quality, natural elements, and other air-borne particles of the region in which we are living, that determine which remedies work best for us.
For example, one herb native to the Rocky Mountains and long considered sacred to the Native Americans, osho root, is particularly helpful for cough, colds, and other respiratory ailments. “The root contains oils, including camphor, saponins, ferulic acid, terpenes, and phytosterols. Because of the range of mechanisms it has, osha root is, arguably, the best American herb for lung and throat problems.” (5)
Like osha root, honey also acts with similar qualities. In other words, these two remedies (osha root and honey) work very well for anyone anywhere around the world. However, it has been observed that people living in the region where the osha root is grown (Rocky Mountains), or where the honey is cultivated (our hometown region), seem to gain added benefits. Again, I believe these “added benefits” have to do with the air we breathe in the location we live, specifically its floral source of pollen. (6)
If you live in Chicago, for example, you’ll want to consume local-made honey (same floral source) for maximum benefits. Did you know that honey is one of the only foods on the planet that never molds or goes bad — wow. Talk about resilience, staying power, and optimum health & wellness. Invest in a local company, or in your own bee hives, and gain the incredible health benefits from honey!
Please click on this link, if you’d like to see a complete list of the recalled products and their National Drug Code identification numbers.
Across this beautiful world, We Are All One.