Why Do Women Not Seek Second Opinions?
WOW! Between 1996 and 2007, the frequency of Cesarean births in the U.S. increased at a whopping rate of over 50%. Shockingly, now, one in every three babies is delivered by C-section! These deliveries often bring unnecessary risks to both the mother and baby, not to mention the enormous increase in the hospital and obstetrician charges. The saddest part is that this increase is not based on medical reasons.
Maybe You’re Scared of the WRONG Thing
Look around…..even now, when spring is upon us, we are constantly bombarded with internet ads, TV commercials, printed ads, billboards, banners on drug stores, etc. to have your entire family vaccinated with the flu shot. Why there are even price wars now offering discounted shots. Do we really need to fall prey to the media hype? How many of us ever stop to consider what the heck we are having injected into our bodies, or what possible health consequences that little flu shot could have. Here’s an article about a study in Finland on teens who have been immunized:
18% of Hospital Patients Suffer Harm
According to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, almost one fifth of all hospital patients were harmed by medical mistakes. Nearly 3% sustained sufficient harm to cause death, and another 3% suffered enough harm to cause permanent injury. 8.5% had life-threatening incidents. Hospital errors and medical mistakes continue to be very high, and cause approximately 100,000 deaths per year. Read more
Act NOW to Ban Triclosan! You CAN Help!
Super 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!