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Over the past 30 years I have discovered
that every animal I have cared for was there to be a teacher
to its caregiver and me. If you listen carefully to what
the caregiver shares with their animal friends, you find
that they are often talking about themselves. Some times
they are aware of it and some times they discover it as
we work through the case together.
You might be wondering what this
has to do with keeping your best friend healthy and happy.
The answer is "It is the most important part of
helping the healing process!"
The Germans say it best "Aug
Flugeln des Gesanges," ..."On the wings of a song."
In other words the Wings of the song are the words that
the animals sing to us each and every day. All we have to
do is listen and do what they say. Basically they are here
to take care of each of us.
New Flu Vaccine, Is It Safe?
One perfect example is the fact
there have been at least 50 generations of dogs who have
been raised under the over vaccination policy we are currently
following. The side effects of these vaccines is extensive
and well documented. What is the song they are singing about
vaccines? They are showing us the ill effects so that we
do not make the same mistakes with us and our future
generations to come. In other words, they have let us make
our mistakes on them, so they can teach us what
not to do to our selves.
There is a big push
right now on all the major networks about the flu and the
need to get vaccinated. I normally do not print entire
articles but this one I feel should be kept in tact because
it is so serious it needs to be paid forward as fast as
possible by all that read it. I encourage all of you to
pay this one forward as quickly as you can because time
is running out. The article is from Dr. Sherri Tenpenny,
D. O. New
Medical Awareness Seminars.
"MedImmune, the manufacturer of
FluMist, recently announced that it
signed an agreement that makes FluMist, the new intranasal
influenza vaccine,readilyavailable to people as they shop
at Wal-Mart, the worlds biggestretailer."
(1) As the physician in charge of
a bustling Integrative medical clinic, questions about vaccines
frequently arise. After reading about the MedImmune-Walmart
announcement, I felt compelled to warn our patients and
Internet subscribers of the potentially serious complications
that may come from direct and passive exposure to this new
vaccine. I also wanted to give a "heads up" to
everyone regarding the onslaught of advertising that is
about to besiege us.
Hundreds of TV and print advertisements
have been designed to persuade everyone into taking the
FluMist plunge. The campaign will be the "most intense,
direct-to consumer marketing campaign ever waged for a vaccine,"
costing an estimated $25 million over the next 2.5 months.
(2) In addition, Wyeth, MedImmune's partner,
plans a three-year, $100 million campaign to encourage use
of the nasal flu vaccine among physicians.
(3)The television arm of the blitz campaign
will focus on the "Inconveniences" that your family,
friends and coworkers will endure if you don't get the flu
shot and subsequently contract the flu. Print advertisements
and magazine articles will use scare tactics --similar to
those that were used while promoting the smallpox vaccine
-- which warn of the high possibility of a "bioterror
attack using the flu virus."
(4)Apparently, the goal seems to center
around scaring -- or inducing enough guilt in everyone --
that they begin to demand the vaccine as soon as it is available.
And at nearly $70 a dose, this will be a financial bonanza
for MedImmune and Wyeth, who are expecting the vaccine to
become the blockbuster new drug that will push MedImmune's
revenues to more than $1billion/year.
(5)However, there are many reasons
for caution. FluMist contains live (attenuated) influenza
viruses that replicate in the nasopharynx of the vaccine
recipient. The most common side effects include "cough,
runny nose/nasal congestion, irritability, headaches, chills,
muscle aches and fever >100F."
(6) These symptoms are nearly
identical to those the flu vaccine is designed to prevent.
(7) A cause for significant
concern is the vaccine's most prevalent side effects: "runny
nose" and "nasal congestion." It has been
documented that the live viruses from the vaccine can be
shed (and potentially spread into the community) from recipient
children for up to 21 days
(8), and even longer from
(9) Viral shedding
also puts breastfeeding infants at risk if mother has been
(10) In addition to shedding via
nasal secretions, the virus can be dispersed through sneezing.
What is the normal physiological response when an irritant
enters the nasal passages? A sneeze. sometimes a big sneeze.
Sometimes several big sneezes. Therefore, the risk for shedding
-- and spreading -- live viruses throughout a school, church,
workplace, or store, especially one which is administering
the vaccine. In the section of the FlumMist package insert
labeled "PRECAUTIONS", the manufacturer states
the following warning: "FluMist recipients should avoid
close contact with immunocompromised individuals for at
least 21 days."The warning is specifically directed
toward those living in the same household with an immunocompromised
person, but the ongoing release of live viruses throughout
the community may be a significant risk to everyone who
has a weak, or weakened, immune system. The number of immunocompromised
people in this country is enormous: It is estimated
that at least 10%, or more than 28 million people in the
United States have eczema.
(11) More than 8.5 million people
(12) There are reported
to be 850,000 individuals with diagnosed and undiagnosed
HIV infection or AIDS
(13) and Based on 2001 data,
there were 184,000 organ recipients
(14) An even more extensive
list of at-risk people includes the untold millions on drugs
called corticosteroids. PrednisoneR, MedrolR, and
a variety of similar medications are given to both adults
and children. These drugs are prescribed for dozens of conditions
including asthma; allergies; eczema; emphysema; Crohn's
disease; multiple sclerosis; herniated spinal discs; acute
muscular pain syndromes; and all types of rheumatoid and
autoimmune diseases. As much as 60% of the entire population
could be considered to be "chemically immunosuppressed."
It is important to realize that FluMist is CONTRAINDICATED
for people who are immunocompromised. People who receive
FluMist and are living with an immunocompromised person
put their loved ones at risk.
Will this make stores that
administer the vaccines -- like Walmart and the other pharmaceutical
chain stores that have announced they will carry FluMist
(15)-- risky places to shop
for large segments of the population? What measures will
be taken in these stores to ensure that the virus will not
become commingled with food? What hand washing policy is
going to be enforced in the stores for all Walmart employees
and customers who have received FluMist? These are reasonable
questions that deserve answers. The target market for FluMist
is "healthy children and adults, ages 5 to 49 yrs."
Some believe that by vaccinating these people, a type of
"herd immunity" will occur that will protect the
very young and the elderly who are excluded from getting
this vaccine. However, it is these very "At-risk"
populations who may suffer the most from the flu by being
exposed to people who are given FluMist. According to information
presented at the May, 2003 National Influenza Summit.
(16), approximately 85% of
Americans between the ages of 20 and 50 go unvaccinated,
and nearly 66% between the ages of 50 and 64 do not receive
the flu vaccine. Have there been "raging epidemics"
across the country due to lack of flu vaccinations? Hardly.
The massive campaign to vaccinate everyone this year appears
to be motivated purely by economics. The viruses suspected
to be the most likely cause for the flu this season was
negligibly different from the strains used in last year's
flu vaccine. Therefore, the influenza vaccine produced for
the 2003-2004 season is identical in composition to that
used last year. This marks the only the second time that
the same strains have been used during two consecutive flu
(17) Consider that the antibodies
from other viral vaccines -- such as MMR, polio and chickenpox
vaccines -- last at least 3 years, and in some instances,
up to 15 years. If the viruses used in the vaccine are the
same as last year, why is this year's vaccine even necessary?
An ever greater concern about FluMist is the contents within
the vaccine. Each 0.5ml of the formula contains 10
6.5-7.5 particles of live, attenuated influenza virus.
That means that between 10 million and 100 million viral
particles will be forcefully injected into the nostrils
when administered. The viral strain was developed by serial
passage through "specific pathogen-free primary chick
kidney cells" and then grown in "specific pathogen-free
eggs." That means that the culture media was free of
pathogens that were specifically tested for, but not a culture
that was necessarily "pathogen-free." The risk
that the vaccine contains contaminant avian retroviruses
still remains. In addition, a stabilizing buffer containing
potassium phosphate, sucrose (table sugar) and nearly 0.5
mg of monosodium glutamate (MSG) is added to each dose.
(18) One of the most troubling
concerns over the forceful injection of this "chemical
soup" is the potential for the viruses to enter directly
into the brain. At the top of the nasal passages is a paper-thin
bone called the cribriform plate. The olfactory nerves pass
through this bone and line the nasal passages, carrying
messenger molecules to the brain that are identified as
"smells" we are familiar with. The olfactory tract
has long been recognized as a direct pathway to the brain.
Intranasal injection of certain viruses has resulted in
a serious brain infection called encephalitis, presumably
by direct infection of the olfactory neurons that carried
the viruses to the brain. The pharmaceutical companies rarely
consider the "down side" when they are pushing
new drugs or new vaccines. FluMist has the potential for
causing the worst, most severe flu epidemic seen in years.
Parents tell their young children not to put things up their
nostrils since it could cause harm. It would be wise
to consider the same advice for adults. With all the known
risks involved, one should be extremely cautious about what
one allows to be sprayed in one's nose.
Please write your congressperson and
pass this information to them. You can find the email
address for your states elected officials at www.congress.org .
I would also recommend you do the same to Wal-Mart http://www.walmart.com/cservice/cu_commentsonline.gsp?cu_heading=8 .
Please forward this newsletter and voice your feelings about
shopping in a store that promotes the use of FluMist.
What can you do naturally to protect yourself against the
I have used the following
nutritional remedies to prevent and treat flu symptoms.
First of all I always recommend taking bovine colostrum
as a preventative for helping to strengthen the gastrointestinal
and immune systems. I have found that breathing Frankincense
daily and in areas where there are crowding situations.
I also have recommended people take Wolfberry Juice at a
dose of 1 ounce per day for its high level of natural antioxidants.
The following Gemmotherapies are excellent for detoxing
and strengthening the nasal passages and lungs are Briar
Rose and Lithy tree respectively. I recommend the
following dosages; Bovine colostrum 480 mg three times per
day Frankincense massage oil into your hands and inhale.
Use this on your hands and ware it around your throat and
face to help protect you from viruses. Wolfberry juice (berry
young juice) 1 ounce per day each morning. Briar Rose 5
drops one to ten times per day as needed for congestion.
Lithy Tree 5 drops one to ten times per day as needed for
In choosing the correct
homeopathic remedy you must pick the remedy based on the
simillimum of symptoms not the disease diagnosis. You can
repertorize the case using a Materia Medica to determine
which remedy best fits the case.
All of these nutritional
supplements are listed on my website www.thepetwhisperer.com
where you can learn more about their uses and how to order
them. Make today a great day.
. AND FINALLY: After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion
felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter
came along and shot him... The moral When you're full of
bull, keep your mouth shut. Will Rogers my hero as are all
my friends the animals.
OAO, Dr Blake