Pregnant? Don’t Put Your Baby At Risk!

This Medication Can Cause Devastating Harm

pregnancy-drugsPregnancy, in and of itself, can often trigger emotions that make it extremely difficult to cope with depression.  While obviously, the wisest choice for expectant mothers is to be completely free of medications before, during and even after pregnancy if nursing.  Some obstetricians tend to see it differently and feel that the benefits to the mother of continued use of anti-depressants will outweigh any risks to the fetus.  Prozac, once thought to be relatively safe, has been indicated in an increased risk of autism and Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) to the unborn baby.  20% of infants with PPH will die and many will need a lung transplant. Read more here.

Can They Really FORCE You To Do This???

New California Law Mandates Whooping Cough Vaccinations for Grades 7 – 12

VaccinationRecently there is a ton of publicity about 7th. through 12th. graders having to get the Tdap vaccine before they can enroll in public or private school this coming school year.  Signs and banners are everywhere, school publications are arriving, and it’s even in newspaper ads.  We actually saw it in the grocery store sales circulars!  Apparently, some officials have come to the conclusion that children who received the whooping cough immunizations before age 5 are not sufficiently protected, so now they have mandated that all students in middle and high school receive the vaccine again.  Yep, this is one of the last things that Gov. Schwarzenegger did before leaving office.

Well, don’t panic!  All of you, and there are quite a few, who have decided NOT to immunize your children, you are still able to file a legal exemption to the requirement by exercising your rights.  Exemption to immunization in the state of California is still permitted as follows:

Personal Beliefs Exemption A parent or guardian may have a child exempted from required immunizations if immunization is contrary to his/her beliefs. Schools have standardized procedures for parents and guardians who request a personal beliefs exemption.

Medical Exemption A licensed physician (MD or DO) who feels a vaccine is not indicated for a student because of medical reasons should submit to the school (via the patient’s family as needed) a written statement documenting the medical exemption. A form that can assist in this process is expected to be available shortly. The school will place a copy of the completed statement in the student’s file.

For those of you who would like to learn more about the various vaccines and the reported side effects, please check out the website  We’re pretty sure you’ll find it an eye-opening experience.

Double the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Might Want to Stay Away from This Type of Medication

DrugsThese drugs do far more than “handle” certain serious mental health problems; they can cause sexual dysfunction, alter your blood chemistry, increase your risk for diabetes, decrease your life span, plus they could also double your risk for sudden cardiac death.  Read this article for additional information about the cardiac risk associated with antipsychotic medications.

Women Who Take These Have a 30% Higher Risk of Bone Fracture

Often Ineffective, These Pills Can Be Dangerous

AntidepressantsNot only are anti-depressants highly ineffective in a large percentage of patients, but they carry risks that are unacceptable.  The popular drug Abilify has 75 known side effects! According to an article published in the May 2008 Journal of General Internal Medicine, anti-depressants can increase a woman’s chance of bone fracture by a whopping 30%.  Read more by linking to this article.

From Cradle to Grave, Americans Show Gullibility

Are We That Unwary, or Is it Just Slick Marketing?

Straw ManBig Pharma is all about slick marketing.  We’ve mentioned this before in other posts.  When we, as a population, are bombarded repeatedly day after day with advertisements – “Pills for our Ills”, some, if not most of us, begin to believe we actually NEED them.  The doctor writes the prescription and we blindly head off to the pharmacy without giving it a second thought.

What about diet, exercise, adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes regular preventive care?  Cholesterol, triglycerides, diabetes and many musculo-skeletal conditions, do respond well when permanent lifestyle changes are made.  Take a minute to read this article and then think about all the potentially detrimental side effects you, or someone you know, may unnecessarily be suffering:

If You’re Not, You SHOULD BE Afraid of This!

Act NOW to Ban Triclosan!  You CAN Help!

Toxic ChemicalSuper germs are pretty scary!  When infectious diseases become highly resistant to even second line antibiotics, it turns into a major health epidemic.  It’s really only since the late 60’s that infectious diseases have come back with a vengeance.  Three factors have greatly contributed to this: 1) abuse of antibiotics, 2) use of histamine blockers such as omeprazole, and 3) the introduction of anti-bacterial chemicals, such as Triclosan,  into many of our personal care products.

Triclosan is an antimicrobial agent widely used in hand sanitizers, hand soap, lotions, detergents, toothpaste, hair products, body washes, cosmetics, deodorant, paint, air filters, blankets, carpeting, towels, and even clothing and childrens’ toys! In humans, Triclosan has been indicated to disrupt hormones, particularly thyroid, weaken the immune system, cause reproductive problems including birth defects, increase resistance to antibiotics, increase allergies and immune disorders and affect uncontrolled cell growth.  In lab animals, it’s been shown to cause cancer.

When you wash your hands with a product containing Triclosan, it, unlike plain soap, stays on your skin for hours.  When you hand wash dishes with an anti-bacterial dish detergent, you are inhaling the  dangerous chemical chloroform, which is formed by the Triclosan mixing with the chlorine in the water.

Currently, Triclosan is being investigated by the USDA, which is particularly concerned about the health affects on pregnant women and children.

Please check out this website to learn more about the dangers of Triclosan and how you can help ban this very toxic chemical.   Meanwhile, you might want to start using plain soap!

These Most Commonly Taken Drugs Are Dangerous!

Think Your Non-opioid Painkiller is Safe??? Think Again!


Most people are well aware of the dire warnings surrounding usage of the opioid painkillers such as Vicodin, Hydrocone, Morphine and Oxycodone.   Side effects may include addiction, severe constipation, impairment, nausea, vomiting, weakness, drowsiness, itching and urinary difficulties –just to name a few.  But somehow, the general public has been lead to believe that non-opioid analgesics are SAFE.  However, many of these drugs, some of which we have come to trust, through a multitude of television commercials and magazine ads, can cause serious and sometimes fatal side effects including cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks and strokes.

This article from brings to light the dangers of both the non-prescription and the prescription NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.)

The Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs

Are You Taking One of The Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs

Prescription PillsShockingly, almost 50% of Americans take at least one prescription drug daily, and many take up to a dozen.  Prescription drugs account for the fastest growing segment of the healthcare market.  While drugs have their place and can save lives under the appropriate circumstances, most of the time less dangerous options and remedies are available.

Pharmaceutical companies are spending billions every year to aggressively market drugs that have not been properly tested to both the general public and the prescribing doctors.  Just watch the TV commercials or thumb through any of the major magazines to see the prevalence of ads, many of them terribly misleading.  Unfortunately, almost half of the public is under the belief that only “safe” drugs can be advertised.

Many prescription drugs are fraught with horrible side effects or can even be fatal.  For decades, chiropractors have been warning patients to take a more natural approach, whenever possible, that includes dietary changes, exercise, lifestyle modifications and conservative chiropractic care.  This article from lists the 5 most dangerous types of prescription drugs.

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