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  • December 01, 2018 8:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There appears to be a constant disconnect between the consumer and an industry that is bringing products to the market for consumption. Whether we are talking about Genetically Engineered (GE) food, utilities, or pharmaceutical products, that void is always there. Thankfully we have government regulatory agencies that were created to protect us, the consumers, from very real risks of these products. But, what happens when the consumer is not informed of the risks being discussed between regulatory agencies and the industry? What we end up with is a governing body that determines the risk-to-benefit ratio for us without fully disclosing the actual risks involved. 

    My intention here is to bring to light one of these risks as it applies to the development of biological products for consumption, whether via injection or ingestion. This is a task that calls for critical thinking: “the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment.” Critical thinking requires an ability to ask pertinent questions and have full access to information in order to connect the dots to form the bigger picture.

    On September 19th, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had a meeting to discuss Cell Lines Derived from Human Tumors for Vaccine Manufacture. The briefing document and transcript of the meeting can be found here (FDA Briefing Document - Cell Lines Derived from Human Tumors for Vaccine Manufacture 2012.pdf) and here (FDA Briefing Document Transcript.pdf). Much of the discussion presented in this article will revolve around the admissions found in these documents.

    In section 4.1.1 of the briefing document, it is explained that “adventitious agents are defined as microorganisms that are not intended to be present in a biological product and include bacteria, fungi, mycoplasma / spiroplasma, mycobacteria, rickettsia, protozoan parasites, transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents, and viruses.” At what point in the history of vaccine production did they determine what an adventitious agent was and could be? How long did it take them to realize that these things may be present in a vaccine? How many people and animals suffered or will suffer as a result of not knowing? We are fully dependent upon advances in technology to detect the presence of these agents as we shall see in the emerging science presented in this article.

    The briefing document continues in 4.1.1 to expand on adventitious agents: “The use of human tumor-derived cell lines poses added safety concerns regarding the potential presence of unexpected and unknown viruses. These include viruses that may be present in the cell line due to their existence in the patient tissue such as oncogenic, latent DNA viruses (e.g., adenovirus, hepadenoviruses, herpesviruses, papillomaviruses, polyomaviruses) and endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), which exist normally in a quiescent state in the host cell DNA of all species…”

    Latent and quiescent state means these viruses are sleeping and inactive, currently not expressing, and have the full potential to cause infection if they are woken from this sleep. These quiet and sleeping viruses can only be detected in the cells used to make vaccines if they are activated making their presence, and therefore, their detection is quite problematic. This is an issue for all cell strains used to make vaccines and is not unique to human tumorigenic cells discussed in the FDA document.

    In section 4.2.1 of the briefing document we learn that small amounts of residual cell substrate DNA unavoidably occur in all viral vaccines as well as other biologics produced using cell substrates. There are several potential ways DNA could be a risk factor. DNA can be oncogenic or infectious; in addition, it can cause insertion mutagenesis through integration into the host genome.” Since all vaccines contain residual DNA that has a potential to be oncogenic (causing cancer), mutagenic (changing your genetic code), and infectious, isn’t it of major concern that section 13 of every vaccine package insert states that the product has not been evaluated for carcinogenic (causing cancer) or mutagenic effects? 

    Dr. Theresa Deisher earned her PhD from Stanford University in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and has looked into the aspects of insertion mutagenesis. Her particular area of interest is the residual human DNA that remains in all vaccines derived from human diploid cell strains which includes female WI-38 and male MRC-5. Vaccines that contain human residual DNA include chickenpox (VARIVAX); combination measles, mumps, rubella; varicella (ProQuad); measles, mumps, rubella (MMRII); hepA (Havrix and Vaqta); combination hepA and hepB (Twinrix); rabies (Imovax); adenovirus; combination diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio (Quadracel); and combination diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Pentacel).  Dr. Deisher’s research concludes:“Not only damaged human cells, but also healthy human cells can take up foreign DNA spontaneously. Foreign human DNA taken up by human cells will be transported into nuclei and be integrated into host genome, which will cause phenotype change.” So here we have proof that the human DNA in the above-mentioned vaccines has the potential to cause genetic changes in every child who receives them. According the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and depending on the products used, a child has the potential to receive up to 6 separate injections that contain residual human DNA by the time they are 2 years old.

    The safety aspect of residual DNA in vaccines is part of the discussion in the above linked transcription of the FDA meeting. It is suggested that by reducing the size and quantity of the DNA particles they can reduce the potential of insertion mutagenesis and infection. Dr. Peden, Chief of the Laboratory of DNA Viruses at the FDA, is noted as saying “...it depends on the mechanism of transformation.  For example, mutations, chromosome rearrangements, translocations, retrotranspositions, et cetera, all involve DNA.  Therefore, reducing the size and amount of the DNA should mitigate this risk.”

    The conclusion that DNA size will reduce the risk of mutagenesis and infection is based on nothing more than a belief. There is nothing in the discussion that provides beyond a reasonable doubt that the presence of DNA is safe. Research is showing us that in mammals, such as humans, the genetic code is highly repetitive meaning it is homologous. As we can see in this study, small fragments of DNA are used to achieve genetic modification in a therapeutic manner. It is not much of a stretch to assume this same observation occurs in a non-therapeutic manner as well."Homologous Replacement is used to modify specific gene sequences of chromosomal DNA in a process referred to as "Small Fragment Homologous Replacement", where DNA fragments replace genomic target resulting in specific sequence changes."

    Furthermore, it appears it is a matter of an individual's genetics that increases their risk and susceptibility to the infectious nature of DNA and insertion mutagenesis:

    “Residual DNA (rDNA) is comprised of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) fragments and longer length molecules originating from the host organism that may be present in samples from recombinant biological processes. Although similar in basic structural base pair units, rDNA may exist in different sizes and physical forms. Interest in measuring rDNA in recombinant products is based primarily on demonstration of effective purification during manufacturing, but also on some hypothetical concerns that, in rare cases, depending on the host expression system, some DNA sequences may be potentially infectious or oncogenic (e.g., HIV virus and the Ras oncogene, respectively).”

    Dr. Peden is also noted to say in primary cells and diploid cells there are no limits for the amount of DNA in vaccines”. That means these safety measures to limit the amount of residual DNA does not apply to live virus vaccines grown in human diploid cells such as MMRII and VARIVAX.

    Beyond the absolute abomination of genetically modifying our children through insertion mutagenesis of male and female human diploid cell strain DNA without disclosure, is the other elephant in the room, the presence of human endogenous retrovirus K (HERV-K) that was found in MMRII and VARIVAX. It is important to note it was the WI-38 and MRC-5 cell strains that contain this contaminant and as such, any and all products used with these cell lines will contain HERV-K.

    Human endogenous retrovirus (HERV) is associated with a myriad of chronic disease states as can be seen in this study:

    “Several mechanisms by which HERVs could produce pathological effects have been proposed, including generation of new variants of HERVs, insertional mutagenesis, and protein toxicity. In this regard, HERV activation appears to influence the aggressiveness of different cancers, including seminoma, melanoma, leukemia, hepatocellular carcinoma, sarcoma, prostate, breast and colon cancer. Likewise, the pathologic process of rheumatic disorders, systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psoriasis, type I diabetes, and systemic sclerosis shows a correlation with HERV activity.”

    Childhood cancers are on the rise and we cannot underestimate the role directly injecting HERV-K has on this observation. Especially when it is directly associated with leukemia as can be seen here: 

    “In patients with leukemia, the presence of antibodies against HERV-K has been identified, which could suggest increased expression of HERV-K in leukemic cells.”

    And here:

    “Antibody response against HERV-K peptides has been reported in leukemia patients, suggesting a possible overexpression of this sequence in leukemic cells.”

    Here we see that herpesviruses are shown to reactivate HERV“Herpesviruses may also be a significant trigger of HERV expression in the CNS. Multiple reports have detected EBV, herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), varicella-zoster virus (VZV), and human herpesvirus type 6 (HHV-6) in MS patient samples; all these herpesviruses have also been demonstrated to trigger the expression of HERVs.” 

    It should be highly concerning to all that we find HERV-K in the presence of a live herpesvirus, as is the case with VARIVAX (varicella-zoster).  

    Given the above information, it seems that all vaccines are inherently dangerous and each individual, not a government agency, should be making their own risk-to-benefit analysis for using these products. It also means that we are all participating in an experiment to which we did not consent and from which we are still learning about the unintended consequences of consuming such products. It is not a secret -- although rarely discussed by various media

    outlets and medical professionals we entrust with our children -- that the infections we have vaccines for were acute, self-limited, common, childhood infections, as can be seen here in this very well-researched article.

    Prior to vaccination your risk of dying from these infections was still less than your risk of dying from a lightning strike, choking, or falling in the shower.

    It was uncommon for a child to experience an adverse outcome from these infections. Just like it is uncommon for a child to experience an adverse outcome with vaccination, perhaps we have exchanged one genetically susceptible child with another? Dr. James Lyons-Weiler said it best when he said “if we as a society enjoy collective benefit from protection from infectious diseases due to vaccines, then we as a society share the collective responsibility to protect those who are the greatest risk of harm from vaccines. Enough with the propaganda that says there is no risk, enough. Genetics and careful attention to reliable risk factors will play a fundamental role in protecting those among us who are most susceptible…”

    As we witness an explosion in chronic disease states of our youth, including neurodevelopmental disorders, seizure disorders, severe allergies, autoimmune conditions, and cancer, we begin to realize that if you have a healthy child you are now a minority. Perhaps it is time to return to our roots and embrace natural medicines. Perhaps it is time to stop putting faith in pharmaceuticals and the doctors who exclusively prescribe them. Perhaps it is time we separate pharma and state.

    Michelle Cotterman, RN APP is a co-founder of Health Freedom Ohio. She is the mother of two naturally raised children. Her continuing education focuses on Holistic Health and includes Polarity Therapy, Homeopathy, and Herbalism. Michelle has been studying the science behind vaccines and the vaccine industry since 2010.

  • November 10, 2018 8:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In the United States children experienced measles infection prior to 1963 and the introduction of the first measles vaccine. For the vast majority of children it was a typical childhood infection that consisted of fever, runny nose, cough, and rash, and > 90% were immune by 15 years of age. It was exceptionally rare for it to cause death or other serious effects. Prior to vaccination it was viewed the same as we view today a common cold, fifth disease, or hand-foot-and-mouth disease. It’s also known that natural acquired immunity is far superior to the temporary immunity achieved via vaccination, as can be seen by the ever-increasing CDC recommended doses (for MMR ACIP approved a 3rd dose in outbreaks).

    Historical references show us that vaccination for this mild childhood infection wasn’t out of necessity, but possibility and political gain. “Many parents and many medical practitioners considered measles an inevitable stage of a child’s development. Debating the desirability of measles immunization, public health experts reasoned differently. In the United States, introduction of the vaccine fit well with Kennedy’s and Johnson’s administrations’ political commitments.” Alexander Langmuir was the chief epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1949 to 1970 and is quoted as saying:

    “To those who ask me ‘Why do you wish to eradicate measles?...I reply with the same answer that Hillary used when asked why he wished to climb Mt. Everest. He said ‘Because it is there’. To this may be added, ‘… and it can be done.”

    Today we are constantly hearing that measles eradication is only possible if everyone is vaccinated, but that doesn't appear to be a true statement. Consider this study

    “...measles eradication is unlikely as population immunity of 96–98% is required to prevent persisting measles endemicity [7,8,27,201]. In a recent study of measles-vaccine efficacy from 1960 to 2010, median efficacy was only 94% [28]. Thus, approaches to eradicating measles will likely require consideration of new measles vaccines and vaccination strategies that overcome the many barriers inherent in the current measles vaccines [6,29–32].”

    Or this one

    Nearly half of all measles cases (53 of 110) occurred in 2-dose recipients, and of these, 23% (12 of 53) were attenuated.”

    You see...my concern is that even if we have a 100% compliance rate with the consumption of a product, we will still have measles outbreaks. Showing how many people have received a vaccine isn't the same thing as immunity, because vaccination does not equal immunization. Immunization is solely and completely dependent on the body and it's response to either a vaccine or a natural infection. As we can see from the evidence, showing compliance is a far cry from demonstrating immunity. Parents who are concerned about potentially exposing their child to a natural infection should be strong advocates for moving vaccination policy towards Ethical Vaccinomics, a titer based vaccination program.

    The first MMR vaccine isn’t recommended until 12 months of age, so what about the babies too young to be vaccinated? Even with 100% compliance with consuming a vaccination, they cannot be protected by artificial “herd immunity”, as the above evidence shows. Oddly enough, prior to the introduction of the measles vaccine, when children experienced natural measles infection, women passed those antibodies on to their babies through maternal-placental transfer. Here is what CDC says about this reality

    “...measles susceptibility of infants younger than 1 year of age may have increased. During the 1989–1991 measles resurgence, incidence rates for infants were more than twice as high as those in any other age group. The mothers of many infants who developed measles were young, and their measles immunity was most often due to vaccination rather than infection with wild virus. As a result, a smaller amount of antibody was transferred across the placenta to the fetus, compared with antibody transfer from mothers who had higher antibody titers resulting from wild-virus infection. The lower quantity of antibody resulted in immunity that waned more rapidly, making infants susceptible at a younger age than in the past.”

    During the famous 2015 “Disney measles outbreak” that made mainstream news sensational headlines, 45% of infections occurred in the unvaccinated; of those cases 40% were in babies too young to be vaccinated. Vaccination is shifting the burden of infection onto our younger, more vulnerable population because vaccination just isn't capable of creating “herd immunity” in the same way natural infection can. Another important point to consider is that almost half of the genotypes detected in the 2015 cases were vaccine strain measles virus:

    "During the measles outbreak in California in 2015, a large number of suspected cases occurred in recent vaccinees (3). Of the 194 measles virus sequences obtained in the United States in 2015, 73 were identified as vaccine sequences (R. J. McNall, unpublished data).”

    MMR vaccine is a live-virus vaccine and it can and does shed to others, especially in the 5% of cases that experience fever and rash post vaccination. Despite the fact that almost half of the detectable viruses were from the live virus vaccine, California State Senator Richard Pan used the 2015 measles outbreak to push a vaccine consumption agenda via SB277. This legislation successfully removed reasons of conscience and religious vaccine exemptions from California children and mandated consumption of these products in order to attend public school. Just like the introduction of the measles vaccine, over 50 years later we still see political commitments as reasons to push a vaccine agenda, as drug companies donate millions to California lawmakers prior to the SB277 debate.

    Regarding vaccine strain measles virus shedding, it is well documented that measles virus RNA is detected in urine specimens of recently vaccinated persons as we see in this study

    “Analysis of urine specimens by using reverse transcriptase-PCR was evaluated as a rapid assay to identify individuals infected with measles virus. For the study, daily urine samples were obtained from either 15-month-old children or young adults following measles immunization. Overall, measles virus RNA was detected in 10 of 12 children during the 2-week sampling period. In some cases, measles virus RNA was detected as early as 1 day or as late as 14 days after vaccination. Measles virus RNA was also detected in the urine samples from all four of the young adults between 1 and 13 days after vaccination.”

    If the measles virus gains access to the urine, it’s via the bloodstream, which means it’s highly probable the virus is also being shed through respiration. Since these observations only detected the presence of measles RNA through PCR testing and not a genotype evaluation it’s impossible to know if the virus is mutating in the vaccinated host. This is one complication of live attenuated viruses as we see discussed in this study

    many live-attenuated vaccines exhibit reversion to virulence through back-mutation of attenuating mutations, compensatory mutations elsewhere in the genome, recombination or reassortment, or changes in quasispecies diversity.” 

    It is well documented in the scientific literature that cellular line passage is an important factor in viral genetic expression, especially in an RNA virus like measles 

    “High mutation rates typical of RNA viruses often generate a unique viral population structure consisting of a large number of genetic microvariants. In the case of viral pathogens, this can result in rapid evolution of antiviral resistance or vaccine-escape mutants.” 

    Fortunately, measles is a relatively stable virus as it only has one serotype, which means genotype A vaccine strains have historically elicited an immune response in the body that covers all genotypes. Currently there are 22 known circulating genotypes A-H, 19 of which were detected after 1990. As you can see from the accompanied image worldwide vaccination campaigns appear to have led to an increase in genotype expression.

    There is emerging evidence, however, that measles virus strains are evolving away from the vaccine strains and that vaccine acquired immunity can no longer offer protection if exposed to certain genotypes. As seen here:

    One Nigerian virus was resistant to neutralization by 30% of the late convalescent women and by 75% of vaccinees. These results suggest that qualitative differences in neutralizing antibodies may reduce further protection of infants by passively acquired immunity against wild‐type viruses when vaccinated girls become mothers.” 

    And here:

    “...the proportion of the population possessing only vaccine-induced immunity has increased over time with reduced exposure to wild-type MV infection and there is now evidence of resistance of recent measles virus wild-type isolates to antibody-mediated neutralization in vaccinees. This includes individuals with not only primary but also secondary vaccine failure [7, 8] and is a concern for global MV elimination.” 

    Primary vaccine failure is when the vaccine recipient fails to mount an immune response and does not gain any immunity. Secondary vaccine failure is when the vaccine recipient mounts an immune response but loses immunity over time. As we can see from the above studies, vaccine failure itself and viral evolution are obstacles in the prospects of global measles eradication. While this idea is a noble endeavor, beyond the former obstacles are two other very problematic concepts -- cross-species transmission and scientific advances in viral vector systems.

    Measles is a morbillivirus, a family of viruses that have multiple species hosting with the potential of cross-species transmission:

    “Other viruses in the genus Morbillivirus include peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV), which causes disease in small ruminants, such as goats and sheep; canine distemper virus (CDV), which causes distemper in dogs and a large number of other carnivore species; phocine distemper virus (PDV), which leads to distemper in several seal species and cetacean morbilliviruses (CeMV), which cause disease in dolphins and whales.”

    We have been told that humans are the only host for measles virus, but that is not a true statement; measles virus infects primates too: 

    "Following infection, all rhesus monkeys developed a skin rash and conjunctivitis, which were less obvious in cynomolgus monkeys. Fever was either mild or absent in both species. Virus reisolation profiles from peripheral blood mononuclear cells and broncho-alveolar lavage cells and the kinetics of MV-specific IgM and IgG responses were largely identical in the two animal species."

    Recent advances in science are using viruses as vectors to genetically modify organisms. Viral vectors are viruses loaded with a pre-selected package of genetic materials delivered directly into cells. Measles is one viral vector being used for developing new vaccinations and anti-cancer treatments. These genetically modified measles virus vectors are completely man-made and have the potential to replicate in a human host and spread to others 

    "Attenuated oncolytic MV vectors retain some characteristics enabling them to replicate in the human host. Compared to replication defective viral vectors, the likelihood of exposure of the environment around the patient is increased.61 However, dissemination of the viral vector from the patient into the environment is not an adverse event per se. Its impact will mostly depend on the characteristics of the recombinant vector itself, such as its pathogenicity, its infectious dose, its transmission mode, the availability of effective prophylaxis or treatment, its susceptibility to disinfection.33"

    Below you will find images of the current projects using measles virus as a vector system.

    The only thing we can know for sure is that science is never settled. The purest form of science is an objective observation. In an environment where more knowledge leads to more questions, we find ourselves in an-ever evolving scientific process. Never stop asking questions. It is unfortunate that a profit driven society is leading to the dissolution of liberty as is witnessed by the Californian legislation, SB277. The moral of this story remains in the purest form of unsettled science as demonstrated by this discussion: the decision to vaccinate or not should always remain in the hands of the parent or individual. It's a matter of consumer choice. Let's be more educated on this issue and refrain from emotional knee-jerk reactions that threaten freedom in this great country. 

    Michelle Cotterman, RN APP is a co-founder of Health Freedom Ohio. She is the mother of two naturally raised children. Her continuing education focuses on Holistic Health and includes Polarity Therapy, Homeopathy, and Herbalism. Michelle has been studying the science behind vaccines and the vaccine industry since 2010.

  • November 05, 2018 8:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A very wise man once said "Nature itself is the best physician", we have everything we need and we always have. The most powerful medicine grows all around us we only need the wisdom and the motivation to understand it. 

    Holy basil, or Tulsi, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. It is most prized for its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, as well as its effects on immune modulation. Holy basil is an adaptogen meaning it balances, restores, and protects the body and it’s electromagnetic energies. It is particularly beneficial during times of seasonal changes as it assists the body through temperature transitions. Is it any wonder it has earned the names "Elixir of Life" and "Mother Medicine of Nature"?

    In this study “Tulsi - Ocimum sanctum: A herb for all reasons” we can see the all encompassing nature of this plant medicine:

    “There is mounting evidence that tulsi can address physical, chemical, metabolic and psychological stress through a unique combination of pharmacological actions. Tulsi has been found to protect organs and tissues against chemical stress from industrial pollutants and heavy metals, and physical stress from prolonged physical exertion, ischemia, physical restraint and exposure to cold and excessive noise. Tulsi has also been shown to counter metabolic stress through normalization of blood glucose, blood pressure and lipid levels, and psychological stress through positive effects on memory and cognitive function and through its anxiolytic and anti-depressant properties. Tulsi's broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, which includes activity against a range of human and animal pathogens, suggests it can be used as a hand sanitizer, mouthwash and water purifier as well as in animal rearing, wound healing, the preservation of food stuffs and herbal raw materials and traveler's health.”

    This is one power packed herb you want in your home medicine cabinet. The best, most economical and sustainable way to stock up on this amazing mother healer, is by growing it yourself. Holy basil is a very easy plant to grow from seed. For those of us in Ohio, this plant is an annual but will reseed itself for new plants the next growing season. Another benefit of growing your own is that you are in control of its environment and have the added benefit of connecting with its energy on a deeper level. Even if you don’t have much room you can grow holy basil in a pot on the porch, just be sure to give it plenty of water.

    Drying herbs is easy too! It’s as simple as cutting, bundling and hanging to dry. I use a collapsible laundry drying rack when I have end of season herbal harvests because it can hold quite a few bundles. The key is keeping the herb out of direct sunlight and keeping them dry. You can use the holy basil leaves in a tea or use alcohol to make a tincture.

    If you are interested in learning more about making your own herbal medicines, I highly recommend the book “Heal Local” by Dawn Combs. Dawn is an ethnobotanist, homestead herbalist with over 20 years of experience, and a native to Ohio. She offers classes and herbal apprenticeships on her farm in Marysville, Ohio.

    Every year is an opportunity to learn and grow. Make a promise to grow one new thing every year whether herbal medicinal, food, or flower. Revel in the tiny miracles of life and the macrocosms of inter-relationships. My challenge to you is to get out there get your hands and feet dirty and grow!!!

    Michelle Cotterman, RN APP is a co-founder of Health Freedom Ohio. She is the mother of two naturally raised children. Her continuing education focuses on Holistic Health and includes Polarity Therapy, Homeopathy, and Herbalism. Michelle has been studying the science behind vaccines and the vaccine industry since 2010. 

  • October 27, 2018 8:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dr Morton Biskind was a graduate of Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he received his MD in 1930. He had previously received a master's degree in Pharmacology in 1928. He was the research fellow in the department of pharmacology at Western Reserve University from 1927 to 1928 and 1930 to 1932. He was a member of the headquarter staff of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry in the American Medical Association until 1938. Following that he was in charge of the endocrine laboratory and the Endocrine Clinic at Beth Israel Hospital in New York. 

    In 1950 he testified before the House Select Committee to Investigate the Use of Chemicals in Food Products related to his experience with DDT toxicity and polio-like syndrome that was plaguing the nation.

    In his testimony Dr. Biskind stated

    “In the subsequent mass use of DDT and related compounds a vast amount of additional information on the toxicity of these materials, both in animals and man, has become available. Somehow a fantastic myth of human invulnerability has grown up with reference to the use of these substances. Because their effects are cumulative and may be insidious and because they resemble those of so many other conditions, physicians for the most part have been unaware of the danger. Elsewhere the evidence has been treated with disbelief, ignored, misinterpreted, distorted, suppressed, or subjected to some of the fanciest double-talk ever perpetuated

    Early last year I published a series of observations on DDT poisoning in man. Since shortly after the last war a large number of cases have been observed by physicians all over the country in which a group of symptoms occurred, the most prominent features of which was gastroenteritis, persistently recurrent nervous symptoms, and extreme muscular weakness. The condition was of unknown origin and following an outbreak in Los Angeles in 1947, was there after widely attributed to a “virus X”. As with all other physicians, a large number of my patients had this condition.”

    In his article published in the American Journal of Psychotherapy in 1949 he touches on some of the same observations we see today regarding chemical sensitivities and genetic susceptibilities: 

    “The relationship would undoubtedly have been detected much earlier, however, were it not for the tremendously wide variation in sensitivity to DDT in the general population; certain individuals appear to be able to tolerate large cumulative doses without apparent ill effect; others are so sensitive that near traces of DDT can set off an almost immediate reaction of the type described. In addition, sensitization phenomena appear to occur in many previously nonreactive persons after repeated exposure to DDT. Although it is known that detoxication processes both in animals and man involves conversion of DDT to the less toxic acetate, little is as yet known about variations from person to person in these detoxication mechanisms, and even less about the intermediary metabolism concerned. Regardless of detoxication, DDT is stored cumulatively in body fat and excretion of the substance is extremely slow even after intake ceases. For this reason, and also because actual morphologic damage may occur, recovery is often very slow, requiring weeks, months and even years.”

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly began regulatory actions in the late 1950’s to limit the use of DDT. These decisions were based on the accumulating evidence of the toxicological effects of DDT on human and mammalian cells. The timing of theses regulations corresponded nicely to the public propaganda campaigns that the polio vaccine was eliminating the polio virus. 

    But it wasn’t only these regulatory changes that were taking place. According to Shawn Seigel of VacTruth.com: 

    “One of the many aspects of the polio vaccine deception is the specific change to the diagnosis of paralytic polio, from a required 24 hours of paralysis to 60 days of paralysis. In 1954, one day of loss of movement in a limb easily garnered you a diagnosis of paralytic polio. From 1955 going forward, if you were paralyzed but recovered before the 60th day - which literally happened in the majority of cases - you wouldn't be diagnosed with polio, even if lab analysis found you had the poliovirus! What haphazard nonsense - it flies in the very face of virology. 30,000 polio diagnoses a year were automatically eliminated by the 1955 changes, but we were told, and are still led to believe, they were prevented by the vaccine.”

    You can read more of his deep investigation into the changing diagnostics here.

    There certainly is a lot to consider regarding the history of polio in the United States. It makes you wonder if a vaccine was necessary or if they simply needed to stop the massive exposure of the population to a neurotoxic substance. After all, we know that 95% of polio enterovirus infections are asymptomatic. We have come far enough along in our understanding of how environment can lead to health or disease, perhaps it is time to stop looking at germ elimination as a solution and start looking at the environment.

    If you would like more information on pesticide use and the incidence of polio in the U.S., please click this link.

    The following images are from Chemicals in food products, hearings before the house select committee to investigate the use of chemicals in food products House of Representatives 81st Congress 2nd session 1950:

    Michelle Cotterman, RN APP is a co-founder of Health Freedom Ohio. She is the mother of two naturally raised children. Her continuing education focuses on Holistic Health and includes Polarity Therapy, Homeopathy, and Herbalism. Michelle has been studying the science behind vaccines and the vaccine industry since 2010. 

  • October 18, 2018 8:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In a Bismark Tribune letter to the editor, Dr. Ted Fogarty introduces the idea of titer based vaccination programs. In this vaccination model an antibody level check, or titer, would be suffice to show immunity to a microorganism rather than a vaccination record which only shows proof that a child/adult has consumed a pharmaceutical product. 

    Vaccinations do come with risks, so emphasis on a titer based vaccination program would prevent unnecessary death or injury that results in a one-size-fits-all vaccination program. In fact, this is exactly what led to Holly’s Law in New Jersey. Holly Stavola passed away after receiving an unnecessary second dose of MMR vaccine, her family is now dedicated to raising awareness about the adverse effects of vaccination.

    Dr. Fogarty is a medical doctor and radiologist practicing in North Dakota. He has granted us permission to re-post his words to the Bismark Tribune. Some links have been added if the reader wants to further explore the topics in his letter:

    “Now that the courts have recognized a link between vaccinations and autism, we need to revisit public policy. Individual vaccines can't get much safer, but vaccine protocols can. The 2008 Centers for Disease Control protocol for pediatric vaccines is not the safest way to accomplish the goal of immunity to multiple infectious diseases in an individual.

    A vast majority of children will not be affected by the administration of vaccinations. But if epidemiological purposes can be met with a more directed approach, there is no reason to endanger a 
    genetically vulnerable child with unneeded boosters. Titer checking protocols are inherently safer for individuals, especially in the at-risk families for autism.

    A simple lab test to check titers can tell you whether an additional "booster" is needed. The vast majority of kids, 95 percent, are immune for life to measles-mumps and rubella after one dose. Multi-shot vaccine protocols are a 
    boon to vaccine companies, not North Dakota families. Pediatricians using titer checks would shift resources from multinational vaccine corporations to North Dakota hospitals via laboratory services utilization.

    The argument against this approach has always been, "It's too troublesome," and "What if we lose the patient to follow-up?" These are legitimate concerns, but is it fair to make the social assumptions that no one in this state sees their pediatrician after the first few months of a baby's life?

    As the art moves forward in vaccinomics, the future will show how easily we can do this better. We now have simple finger-stick titer checking technology for HIV antibodies. This could be ported into titer checking systems for vaccine efficacy, and the University of North Dakota School of Medicine could be the institution that leads the charge on this innovative research. It will take some time to calibrate such systems, but we can do it here better than anywhere because of our high compliance with vaccination in this state and our close-knit medical and governmental communities.

    Even current policy needs some modification in light of the growing public concerns in vaccine safety due to the Hannah Poling case. She is the child of parents who hold M.D., Ph.D., R.N. and J.D. degrees. They would probably advocate as I, after their experience, that parents need to be made aware of better ways to vaccinate. The first modification of law and policy that should occur is a disclosure on consent forms for vaccine boosters. A child may already be immune for life in certain series after one dose of vaccine (live virus vaccines have incredible long-lived titers and high first response rates). A titer check can obviate the need for an unneeded booster; shouldn't the public be made aware of this? This is particularly important in families with high rates of 
    autoimmune disease.

    In my own experience, I lost my vaccine records, and in order to get into medical school, I had a whole series titer (antibody) check to prove that I was immune to the diseases we all need protection from in this incredibly helpful arm of medicine.

    To ensure that this is done appropriately for your child is to be a loving parent, and to push your colleagues in medicine and government is to be a certain kind of patriot. To fail to educate parents on this option is engendering the socialistic mentality of a cradle-to-grave caretaker federalist system. 
    Governments and school districts would be better served to require titer levels, not written records of vaccine shots. Titer levels are scientific evidence of immunity. A vaccine record actually isn't, as it can be forged.

    All U.S. physicians and state legislators should thoroughly read the 
    Simpsonwood Transcripts. This is the most honest assessment of the relationship of vaccines to autism and shows a clear signal of "uncertain" strength.

    The CDC conveniently "forgets" to publish the transcript as part of the timeline of understanding the relationship of vaccines to autism. This is clearly a lack of transparency at the federal level of health policy, a timely discussion in light of John Irby's front-page piece in the March 16 Tribune.

    Federal mandates turn a blind eye to the at-risk child harmed by vaccines. We are abusing the molecular machinery of some of our more fragile children to protect vaccine companies, it's a deal with the devil that all of us in medicine hate having to make; I make it every day as a member of the medical specialty, radiology, that deals the most heavy metals and known teratogens to U.S. citizens.

    The integrity and smarts of our state level public health officers is getting usurped by the federal government whose agencies are drunk on the influence of multinational corporations, especially in medicine and pharmaceuticals.

    As a father of an autistic child, I will fight the federal government's continuing to abuse certain vulnerable children in this nation's war against disease. We don't send everyone to the front line of other wars, why aren't we more discriminating in this one?

    North Dakota physicians know how to better vaccinate the children of this state than the CDC. We all need to get behind the pediatrics and public health community of North Dakota to improve this art in scientific ways. It may be a decade before that happens, but we can do it.”

    It is time we put some intellectual discussion and common sense back into medicine and abandon the idea that we can treat everyone the same. The practice of medicine is an art and standardized, checkbox, for profit medicine is leading to poor outcomes. What we need now more than ever is individualized care that puts the focus and emphasis back on the individual needs, that includes allowing informed consent as well as informed refusal.

    Which brings us back to this question, if the current vaccination program is truly about immunity shouldn't we be requiring proof of immunity and NOT proof of compliance with consuming a pharmaceutical product?

    Michelle Cotterman, RN APP is a co-founder of Health Freedom Ohio. She is the mother of two naturally raised children. Her continuing education focuses on Holistic Health and includes Polarity Therapy, Homeopathy, and Herbalism. Michelle has been studying the science behind vaccines and the vaccine industry since 2010. 

  • October 15, 2018 8:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For most people polio is synonymous with paralysis, but do most people actually know what polio is? Polio is a type C human enterovirus (HEVC). There are literally hundreds of strain types and they can and do cross mutate. This virus is classified into polio type and non-polio type. Exposure to an enterovirus is not uncommon and in most cases, like with polio, it’s a benign presence. 

    According to the FDA:

    "Approximately 90% to 95% of poliovirus infections are asymptomatic. Nonspecific illness with low-grade fever and sore throat (minor illness) occurs in 4% to 8% of infections. Aseptic meningitis occurs in 1% to 5% of patients a few days after the minor illness has resolved. Rapid onset of asymmetric acute flaccid paralysis occurs in 0.1% to 2% of infections, and residual paralytic disease involving motor neurons (paralytic poliomyelitis) occurs in approximately 1 per 1,000 infections."

    In the United States recent headlines have been circulating about a rare “polio-like” paralysis that is afflicting children. This affliction is known as acute flaccid myelitis or AFM. 

    Here is what the CDC says:

    Conditions like acute flaccid myelitis can be caused by a variety of germs, including several viruses:

    • Enteroviruses (polio and non-polio)
    • West Nile virus (WNV) and viruses in the same family as WNV, specifically Japanese encephalitis virus and Saint Louis encephalitis virus
    • Adenoviruses

    AFM is one of a number of conditions that can result in neurologic illness with limb weakness. Such illnesses can result from a variety of causes, including viral infectionsenvironmental toxinsgenetic disorders, and Guillain-Barre syndrome, a neurologic disorder caused by an abnormal immune response that attacks the body’s nerves. Oftentimes, however, despite extensive laboratory testing, a cause for AFM is unable to be identified.

    Let’s place some emphasis on that last sentence, “Oftentimes, however, despite extensive laboratory testing, a cause for AFM is unable to be identified.” Kind of makes you wonder how they were so certain it was polio causing the cases of paralysis in the 40’s and 50’s.

    Neurologic illness and limb weakness can also be an adverse outcome of vaccination, but perhaps that is included in "Environmental toxins".

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is patting themselves on the back for eradicating ‘wild-type’ polio from certain regions of the world. In fact, the WHO has a strategic plan to completely remove the oral polio vaccine (OPV) from worldwide use. The OPV is a live virus vaccine and according to the WHO over 90% of paralytic polio cases have been due to circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses. That means the vaccine is actually causing the very thing they are attempting to prevent.

    In polio-free India cases of paralysis have skyrocketed from just around 3,000 cases a year prior to the start of the OPV campaign to over 50,000 cases per year. In this article by Jeffrey Dach, MD this phenomenon is explained quite well:

    The National Polio Surveillance Project data show that the polio eradication program has increased paralysis among children—from 3,047 cases yearly in 1997 to 61,038 cases in 2012, most now being classified as AFP instead of polio.(31) (note AFP=Acute Flaccid Paralysis)”

    Here we have “successfully” eradicated wild type polio from a country,(India) with the use of oral polio vaccine, yet the number of cases of acute flaccid paralysis has increased 20-fold.  This is not success.  This is failure.   This type of self delusion is typical of government agencies run by morons, however to the most casual observer, this is an obvious farce.

    When they say an area is "polio free" or that "polio" has been "eradicated" from an area...what they really mean is the cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) are stool testing negative for "polio" enterovirus...

    It does not mean that people are no longer experiencing acute onset paralysis or that the polio enterovirus is actually gone from the environment....

    One of the problems with eradicating a virus like polio is that it has a high probability to recombine with other co-circulating enterovirus strains. Recombination is the rearrangement of genetic material, especially by crossing over in chromosomes.

    Let's look at some of the peer reviewed literature that discuss enterovirus recombination:

    Recombination in Circulating Enteroviruses:

    Recombination is known to occur readily between the three strains of live poliovirus vaccine upon oral administration (4, 29, 31) and between vaccine and/or wild poliovirus strains (10, 13-15, 17, 27, 29). Up to 79% of poliovirus strains secreted after vaccination were found to be recombinants....

    The importance of enterovirus surveillance in a Post-polio world:

    In the last few years, several new enteroviruses belonging to species C have been identified in respiratory samples from patients with respiratory illness, including enteroviruses C104, C105, C109 and C117 [11]. Some of these new enteroviruses are not detectable in stool and/or cerebrospinal fluids, but require the testing of, for example, respiratory material.

    Recombination between Poliovirus and Coxsackie A Viruses of Species C: A Model of Viral Genetic Plasticity and Emergence:

    "The interest for this mechanism of genetic plasticity was renewed with the emergence of pathogenic recombinant circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPVs), which were implicated in poliomyelitis outbreaks in several regions of the world with insufficient vaccination coverage. Most of these cVDPVs had mosaic genomes constituted of mutated polio vaccine capsid sequences and part or all of the non-structural sequences from other human enteroviruses of species C (HEV-C), in particular coxsackie A viruses…

    Coxsackie A virus is better known as hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD). It is a non-polio type enterovirus. The above citation documents that HFMD and polio enteroviruses are fully capable of cross mutating. It is possible for these mutations to form new strains that have the potential of becoming pathogenic. We also learn in the citations above that emerging HEVC strains are no longer detected in fecal matter but in respiratory secretions. This could be the real reason WHO wants to end the use of the live virus OPV campaigns. They must already realize the implications of co-circulating enterovirus recombinations and the progeny that have already resulted. It calls to question the notion that polio, as an enterovirus, can be eradicated. 

    Let's review the causes of paralysis:

    • Viral infections (this is plural)
    • Environmental toxins
    • Genetic disorders

    In other words it's not polio. I hope you will consider these points the next time you hear someone say “you wouldn't want to bring back polio and iron lungs”. The nature of a virus is much more complicated than we ever imagined. Are we naïve to assume we can outsmart nature? 

    Michelle Cotterman, RN APP is a co-founder of Health Freedom Ohio. She is the mother of two naturally raised children. Her continuing education focuses on Holistic Health and includes Polarity Therapy, Homeopathy, and Herbalism. Michelle has been studying the science behind vaccines and the vaccine industry since 2010.

  • October 13, 2018 8:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ***It is my passion to raise awareness about alternative-to-pharmaceutical modalities that promote health and wellness. I hope you enjoy the stories I share from my own journey raising natural, pharmaceutical free children. The following is not meant to be medical advice, if you need medical advice seek out a pharmaceutically trained medical physician.***

    My son had his first experience with conjunctivitis or 'pink eye' last October. It was a result of lymphatic congestion in the head and neck with excessive respiratory mucous production that leads to bacterial or viral presence.

    Initially, his pink eye responded quite well to homeopathic euphrasia 30c. Homeopathy is an ultra dilute water preparation of a natural substance that supports the system in its return to a balanced state. I kept him home from school to dose the homeopathic remedy throughout the day and to focus on nutrition and hydration; his eyes cleared. He still had the excessive respiratory mucous to expel, he remained fever free, and was full of energy. He went to school the next day...of course on this day they had their Halloween party and there was an abundance of candy and cakes. Sugar is an immunosuppressant. That means it reduces the ability of the immune system to clear viral or bacterial overgrowth that may be present and this effect lasts for hours after consumption. 

    As they say "hind sight is 20/20", this was not a good combination for a child who was busy recovering from acute lymphatic stagnation. When I picked him up from school his eyes were very red, by bedtime he had visible pustules in each eye. I switched to homeopathic Arsenicum Album 30c. I also added a nightly dose of Sovereign Silver directly to each eye and continued the Arsenicum Album 30c. 

    The infection resolved within three days. The first picture is prior to the first silver dose. The second picture is day two but before the second dose of silver. The third picture is day three and after the third dose of silver. In this case I used homeopathy and sovereign silver to support the body in its recovery to health. The excessive sugar consumption from the school party put him over the edge and is an example of why sugar is not appropriate in a state of acute illness. Combining modalities can prevent the use of pharmaceutical antibiotics that are known to cause serious side effects. Misuse and overuse of antibiotics has led to the development of drug resistant bacterial strains like MRSA and VRE. It’s important that we limit the use of antibiotics to only life threatening conditions where the risk-to-benefit is appropriate.

    Health Freedom is so much more than simply declining harmful pharmaceutical drugs, it's having access to and utilizing non-drug modalities.

    Michelle Cotterman, RN APP is a co-founder of Health Freedom Ohio. She is the mother of two naturally raised children. Her continuing education focuses on Holistic Health and includes Polarity Therapy, Homeopathy, and Herbalism. Michelle has been studying the science behind vaccines and the vaccine industry since 2010.

  • October 09, 2018 8:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The purpose of my communication to ALL government leadership and various Church leaders (Bishops) throughout the United States is to call their attention to a very serious matter about how the momentum of the current vaccine paradigm, embedded within the allopathic medical industrial complex, is having a grave detrimental effect (injuries) on the very young of our society and on adults going forward. 

    The Church needs to aggressively participate in the support of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division at HHS created in January 2018 and to assist HHS with the focus it needs to more vigorously and effectively enforce existing laws of conscience and religious freedom, the first freedom protected in the Bill of Rights. These regulations also need to be expanded to protect kids’, schools’ and employees’ religious exemptions.  It’s likely that the embedded medical industrial complex will do Pharma’s bidding and weaken state religious exemptions through regulations. To facilitate that end, there is a growing agenda of the Healthy People 2020 advisory group, which is an extensive enmeshment of numerous governmental agencies, public organizations, medical stakeholders and consortiums, whose purpose is to advance their arbitrary goals involving health issues using financial and accreditation incentives.

    The Catholic Church has been a moral voice on the sanctity of life at all stages of life.  That MORAL VOICE is continuously echoed to remind the faithful.

    However, there is one area on the statement of Pontifical Academy for Life regarding vaccines whereby the voice of the Church has not being adequately disseminated to remind the faithful about putting pressure on the governments, political authorities and health systems so that other vaccines without moral problems (i.e. containing no aborted fetal parts) become available.

    That recognized silence, and the governmental laws shielding vaccine manufacturers from product liability, are further incentivizing the vaccine manufacturers to maintain its continuous growth of using aborted fetal tissue in the production of more and more different vaccines.

    In spite of the Pontifical Academy for Life document put forth by the Church, there are many priests and laity who do not know about the aborted fetal cells in vaccines. I have received information from Church diocesan representatives saying the aborted fetal cells carry out “a form of very remote mediate material cooperation”.  That information resurrected the moral thought in my mind as being a “little pregnant” or as just a form of “little immoral sex”. These vaccines no longer have a distant association with historical (1964 and 1970) abortions for the development of only a few vaccines. The truth is, abortions are a for-profit industry and dead baby parts are still big business and these aborted fetal tissues are used in many vaccines. 

    It is hypocrisy for the Church and its body to preach and teach “Pro-Life” and not lead the charge to educate the faithful community at large to demand vaccines without aborted fetal cells. With the Church seeking counsel from various bioethics organizations, what studies have been made to examine the relationship between immune responses to human DNA containing vaccines and auto-immune diseases? Isn’t foreign DNA known to be a powerful immunological stimulant?

    Because of the aforementioned and persistent silence, what do you expect from the political, medical and scientific community that claims that science cannot advance without aborted babies, or a government that views aborted baby specimens as their own property and are advancing the practice that a growing number of mandatory vaccines be injected into kids now and more and more into adults going forward? The voices of individuals losing their job (for refusing a vaccine that can and does result in injuries) and the voices of parents who experience neurologically-damaged and/or otherwise injured children after receiving vaccines are being ignored.

    Many people at large are doing their own extensive research on vaccines due to the neurological damage they have either witnessed in vaccine recipients or personally experienced following vaccination, and that is why people are questioning the ingredients of vaccines including aborted fetal cells in vaccines. People want to exercise the right of informed medical consent and are refusing medical procedures, including vaccines, for “reasons of conscience” per the Catholic Catechism. I ask that the Catholic Church honor the doctrine of subsidiarity to empower parish priests to support parents and guardians on the local level who have religious objections to vaccinations. In addition, the Church and all governments need to know about the latest “Vaccine Safety” information released which now follows:

    On October 12, 2017 the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) sent a letter to HHS regarding HHS Vaccine Safety Responsibilities and Notice Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 300aa-31.   That letter was signed onto by over 55 organizations representing over 5 million individuals.

    On July 6, 2018 the legal response (ICAN-HHS-Stipulated-Order) was issued whereby the government admits in the lawsuit that they could not locate any vaccine safety studies as decreed by the lawsuit filed on April 12, 2018. 

    As you read about the issue of “Vaccine Safety” and the in-depth information on the press release, it is my hope that this information will make you and many others aware as to why individuals, including parents, grandparents and other caregivers, are seeking help in giving voice to vaccine safety concerns. These individuals know of the gut-wrenching and endless experiences of dealing with children and adults neurologically-injured subsequent to the administration of vaccines and its related time schedule and to the standard of care. Vaccines, of which many include toxic ingredients and aborted fetal cells are considered biologics and do not go through the rigorous long-term double-blind inert placebo-controlled trials as is done for pharmaceutical drugs.

    These vaccine injuries are having financial and emotional burdens on families, and they create further burdening financial effects on the health and educational system and on the subsequent need of institutions to take care of these neurologically-damaged individuals after the parents and caregivers pass away. The voices of these individuals are not being heeded and in essence are silenced by the rigid power and practices of the existing medical vaccine paradigm. Institutions and organizations have been turning a deaf ear to these voices as well because of the repeated mantra that “vaccines are safe and effective” and that the “science has been settled” in spite of the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2011, Bruesewitz v.Wyeth LLC, 131 S. Ct. 1068, 179 L.Ed.2d 1 (2011), that vaccines are “unavoidably unsafe.” Also the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (which shields vaccine manufacturers from product liability) was created in the mid-1980s and has paid over $3.9 billion due to vaccine injuries. This compensation program is funded by a 75-cents excise tax on each vaccine sold. These injuries make one question the safety of the vaccines. What a great business to be in whereby the manufacturer of the product and the administers of the product are shielded from product liability and can continue to grow their business without any solid government legislation protecting the individual.

    I also call your attention to the CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson and the 10,000 documents on the vaccine issue that was released to Congressman Bill Posey and was presented on the House floor July 29, 2015 that implicated deception and research fraud within the CDC, and as of this date, “NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE”. I request your effort to contact Congress on having congressional hearings on this serious CDC issue and to subpoena Dr. William Thompson. Both the documentary movie “VAXXED” and the book “Vaccine Whistleblower” (by Kevin Barry, Esq.) share the information about this whistleblower.

    Coupled with the aforementioned information, you need to know about the press release by Robert Kennedy, Jr.  Robert Kennedy, Jr. rightfully is asking for an investigation to reveal the truth as to the alleged fraud and corruption.

    I also encourage that someone in the government and the Church’s structure be assigned to read the book titled “The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism” by Dr. James Lyons-Weiler. Rather than using the existing, rigid and embedded 150+ year old vaccine paradigm of “one size fits all,” there is a need to shift to the use of more advanced technologies of known individual genetics and biomarkers (like the MTHFR gene) while more adequate studies are made to address and correct the causes of these precipitous societal vaccine issues. I am persuaded that an attitude of complacency has settled in the minds of “society at large,” including the medical and education professionals, while the trust of institutions are being fragmented by other underlining motives. Independent researchers and doctors are quickly silenced without the opportunity of critical analysis. However, there are examples of doctors and scientists who have done independent thinking such as Dr. Suzanne Humphries and Dr. Theresa Deisher of Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute.

    The book titled “How To End the Autism Epidemic” by J.B.Handley is a real eye-opener and includes valid, documented references.

    The document titled Out of the Shadows addresses the sentiments and experience associated with the growing demand for using more and more vaccines. I strongly suggest that all of the sites referenced be seriously read and understood by the Church leadership and government leadership.

    The various parties’ positions on the prevailing rigid vaccine paradigm need to be readdressed in light of existing advancements in technology and upon closer examination comparing previous erroneous conclusions to present-day studies and data. Closer scrutiny of this issue also shows strong financial incentives to healthcare providers, which keeps the present vaccine paradigm in place without much further discussion and examination.

    Thirty plus years has elapsed since the mid 1980’s Federal Act (Public Law 99-660) was passed (see increase of Doses of Vaccines flyer) to shield vaccine manufacturers from product liability with assurance of vaccine safety responsibilities. This information needs to be known by all peoples involved with vaccine issues, especially those who echo information about the safety of vaccines and are involved in influencing legislation in order to protect the rights of conscience including religious conviction (exemption) as well as the right of informed medical consent and of bodily autonomy and religious freedom. The right of informed medical consent was affirmed after the Nuremburg Code of 1947 and by the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights (Article 6) agreed upon by 193 nations, including the USA.  

    The powerful medical-industrial complex is now advocating mandatory vaccines in the workplace as influenced by the thrust of the financial and accreditation incentives on employers, due to arbitrary goals and objectives set forth under the umbrella of Healthy People 2020 via HHS. Healthy People 2020 is also promoting a “National Adult Immunization Plan,” which includes Objective 3.3, referencing the participation of faith-based groups and community groups.

    Perhaps you can begin to understand why with the vaccine injury experiences, and the growing and unbridled influence of the medical-industrial complex, this is leading to the fragmentation of the people’s trust of medical, educational, political and religious institutions and why citizens are seeking, to no avail thus far, Federal and State legislation protection from mandatory vaccines. There are group lobbyists diligently working to eliminate religious exemptions, along with the right to informed medical consent and will do anything to crush health freedom groups or any group trying to seek protection through legislation (i.e. A.I.M. Association of Immunization Managers).

    If the momentum of this Healthy People 2020 group and these neurological injuries continue to persist unabated, I think these events will be called, in retrospect, the “medical holocaust of our time.” 

    Just as the Good News is put forth by the Church’s messengers, so too must be done about the aborted fetal tissue in vaccines and about vaccine injuries and for making the call to advocate for vaccines that are truly safe and without use of aborted fetal tissue matter.

    Regarding the growing vaccine issues and injuries, There is an ELEPHANT in THE ROOM and MANY REFUSE to give VOICE to it.

    Documentation was revealed after World War II that large hierarchical organizations failed to give VOICE to the community at large as to what was occurring in Germany. I hope that history is not going to be repeated for this societal dilemma, which again I call the “medical Holocaust of our time”. The government’s and the Church’s participation in this matter are essential.

    If the leadership of the Church and its messengers of God do not give voice to this matter when medical personnel and government officials fail to do so, then to whom must the people turn for help?

    The position of the Church in regard to using aborted fetal cells in vaccines is integral to adequately addressing the consequences of vaccines’ impact on the babies and children of our society particularly as to their neurological and mental development and/or impairment.

    Strong leadership of the Church is needed to give a more effectively-communicated VOICE to its laity on the use of aborted cells in vaccines to deter a growing evil practice of using aborted fetal tissue. If the Church and the Government remain complacent on its existing approach as to its vaccine positions, the growing public awareness of vaccine injuries and its related causes could easily have another negative and staining impact on the Government and the Church’s future as to where they have been negligent and complicit in abandoning the little ones AGAIN.



    Tony DiBiase is a retired professional engineer who has studied vaccines starting over 18 years ago when his grandson was vaccine injured. He is one of the founders of the Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom and is a supporter of Health Freedom Ohio.

  • October 07, 2018 8:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For most parents meningitis strikes fear in their heart, and rightfully so as it is a very rare but serious condition marked by inflammation of the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord. There are two types of meningitis, aseptic and bacterial, it is the reason behind the inflammation that differentiates the two. Aseptic meningitis may be caused by viruses, mycobacteria, spirochetes, fungi, medications, and cancer malignancies. Bacterial meningitis may be caused by any bacterium. There are meningitis vaccines available but they do not prevent the majority of meningitis cases as we will see below.

    In 2015 Ohio legislature added the meningococcal vaccine to Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3313.671. All children are required to be vaccinated or submit a written declination upon entering 7th and 12th grade. According to the Ohio Department of Health, your child would receive either Menactra (Sanofi Pasteur) or Menveo (Novartis). These vaccines cover only 4 strains of meningococcal bacteria (A, C, W, and Y) out of at least 12 known strains types.

    Let's look at the Ohio data


    • 81 cases of bacterial meningitis
    • 2 were from a bacterial strain covered by the required meningococcal vaccine
    • 1 case occurred in the target age for vaccination
    • 79 cases NOT covered by the required vaccination
    • 1 death from meningococcal infection (strain type not stated)


    • 134 cases of bacterial meningitis
    • 3 were from a bacterial strain covered by the required meningococcal vaccine
    • 2 cases occurred in the target age for vaccination
    • 131 cases NOT covered by the required vaccination
    • NO deaths from meningococcal infection

    Here are the manufacturer’s inserts for Menactra and Menveo: 

    Menactra insert

    Menveo insert

    Key points to consider:

    • Solicited adverse events are given for 7 days post vaccination in both Menactra and Menveo.
    • Unsolicited serious adverse events (SAE’s) were monitored up to 6 months with Menactra and up to 12 months with Menveo.
    • Menactra and Menveo were both observed for safety alongside the administration of other vaccines and not a placebo.
    • Menactra and Menveo both state in section 13.1 of the package insert “has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or for impairment of fertility.”
    • The Menactra package insert states a risk of vaccine induced Guillain-Barré syndrome (ascending paralysis) within 6 weeks of receiving the Menactra vaccine, potentially 5 children out of 1,000,000 doses administered.
    • The Menveo package insert states 21 months post vaccination 23% - 84% of people aged 11 to 18 years had an adequate antibody level to offer protection, depending on which vaccine was received and strain type. Between 16% and 77% would have not have adequate antibody to offer protection against meningococcal bacteria.

    Lets examine the data behind meningococcal prevalence and invasive disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th edition (a.k.a., The Pink Book):

    • “10% of adolescents and adults are asymptomatic transient carriers of N. meningitidis, most strains of which are not pathogenic.” This means they are colonized.
    • In “less than 1% of colonized persons, the organism penetrates the mucosal cells and enters the bloodstream.” This means they are bacteremic.
    • “In about 50% of bacteremic persons, the organism crosses the blood-brain barrier into the cerebrospinal fluid and causes purulent meningitis”.
    • “The case fatality ratio of meningococcal disease is 10%-15%.” 
    • Incidence in United States 3 cases of meningococcal disease per 1,000,000 population.
    • Menactra 6.6% reported incidence for serious adverse events (i.e. resulted in death, life-threatening illness, hospitalization, prolongation of hospitalization, or permanent disability) and of those events 0.3% reported as death.
    • Menveo 0.4% of serious adverse events reported as death.

    As you can see from the data most cases of meningitis are not prevented by vaccination with the required meningococcal vaccine. If you are in Ohio and you do not want your child to receive this vaccine, you must submit a written statement declining in leu of the proof of vaccination upon entering 7th and 12 grade. According to Ohio law there is no standardized exemption form but often times the school district will ask you to sign their form. Be cautious of the language and know the minimum requirement is a simple written statement from parent or guardian; you have the legal right to decline to sign their form. To learn more visit Health Freedom Ohio, Ohio Vaccine Laws.

    Michelle Cotterman, RN APP is a co-founder of Health Freedom Ohio. She is the mother of two naturally raised children. Her continuing education focuses on Holistic Health and includes Polarity Therapy, Homeopathy, and Herbalism. Michelle has been studying the science behind vaccines and the vaccine industry since 2010.

  • October 05, 2018 7:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The dreaded influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 killed some 675,000 Americans.

    But was it influenza? 

    Consider the virus had yet to be discovered. Scientists building on Pasteur’s germ theory of disease “attempted to find the culprit for this deadly infection. Physicians would commonly order both blood and sputum cultures of their influenza and pneumonia patients mostly for research and investigative purposes…commonly found were pneumococcus, streptococcus, staphylococcus and Bacillus influenza.” (1)

    Initially some scientists proclaimed is was bacillus influenza but “the bacillus was also found to be present in all cases of whooping cough and many cases of measles, chronic bronchitis and scarlet fever.” (1)

    Today we know that these organisms are a part of our normal body flora. “Even though most elements of the normal microbial flora inhabiting the human skin, nails, eyes, oropharynx, genitalia, and gastrointestinal tract are harmless in healthy individuals, these organisms frequently cause disease in compromised hosts.” (2)

    So, how did they know it was influenza virus? It wasn't until the 1930’s that the human influenza virus was isolated and it would be many more decades before scientists were able to test samples for its presence.

    How many virus’ are there that cause influenza like illness? Hundreds? Thousands? Even today influenza remains a fairly rare illness with approximately 10-20% of samples in acute respiratory infections testing positive for influenza.

    Interestingly historical data related to chiropractic and homeopathic treatments show a stark contrast related to mortality rates in those with influenza during the 1918-1919 epidemic.

    Let's take a look at some of these numbers. 

    “In the state of Iowa, medical doctors treated 93,590 flu patients with 6,116 deaths; a loss of one patient out of every 15. Chiropractors saw 4,735 patients with the flu and only had 6 deaths. A loss of one patient out of every 789. National figures show that 1,142 Chiropractors treated 46,394 patients for influenza during 1918, with a loss of only 54 patients. (25 deaths per 10,000) Reports from New York City alone showed that 950 people died from the flu out of every 10,000 cases treated.” (3)

    It was this epidemic that actually put chiropractic on the map as a legitimate health care modality!

    Shifting the looking glass at homeopathic treatment, with individual practitioners reporting in with the following data.

    “Dean W. A. Pearson of Philadelphia collected 26,795 cases of influenza treated by homeopathic physicians with a mortality of 1.05%, while the average old school mortality is 30%.”

    “Thirty physicians in Connecticut responded to my request for data. They reported 6,602 cases with 55 deaths, which is less than 1%. In the transport service I had 81 cases on the way over. All recovered and were landed. Every man received homeopathic treatment. One ship lost 31 on the way. H. A. Roberts, MD, Derby, Connecticut.”

    “In a plant of 8,000 workers we had only one death. The patients were not drugged to death. Gelsemium was practically the only remedy used. We used no aspirin and no vaccines. -Frank Wieland, MD, Chicago.”

    “I did not lose a single case of influenza; my death rate in the pneumonias was 2.1%. The salycilates, including aspirin and quinine, were almost the sole standbys of the old school and it was a common thing to hear them speaking of losing 60% of their pneumonias.-Dudley A. Williams, MD, Providence, Rhode Island.”

    “Fifteen hundred cases were reported at the Homeopathic Medical Society of the District of Columbia with but fifteen deaths.”

    “Recoveries in the National Homeopathic Hospital were 100%.-E. F. Sappington, M. D., Philadelphia.”

    “I have treated 1,000 cases of influenza. I have the records to show my work. I have no losses. Please give all credit to homeopathy and none to the Scotch-Irish-American! -T. A. McCann, MD, Dayton, Ohio.” (4)

    So why was the mortality rate so high in the allopathic community? Could it have been the treatment of choice rather than the influenza virus itself?

    What were the treatments utilized by the allopathic doctors?

    “Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid was a common remedy. For secondary pneumonia doses of epinephrine were given. To combat the cyanosis physicians gave oxygen by mask or some injected it under the skin Others used salicin which reduced pain, discomfort and fever and claimed to reduce the infectivity of the patient. Another popular remedy was cinnamon in powder or oil form with milk to reduce temperature. Finally, salt of quinine was suggested as a treatment. Most physicians agreed that the patient should be kept in bed.” (1)

    At that time Aspirin was a newcomer on the scene of allopathic medicine. “The first tablet form of aspirin appeared in 1900, creating an ease of use that quickly expanded the drug’s recognition among professionals. Medical reports highlighted the benefits of aspirin, and its popularity reflected the already significant use of salicylic compounds. In 1915 aspirin became available to the public without a prescription, making it arguably the first modern, synthetic, over-the-counter, mass-market medicine and a household name around the world.” (5)

    So, shortly before the influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 aspirin was sold over-the-counter. Could this explain some of the Influenza cases that presented with hemorrhaging from the upper and lower respiratory tracts as presented in resource 1? After all, it was not until 1971 that scientists began to understand how aspirin worked. Today we know it is a potent blood thinner.

    It would appear that the allopathic doctors were losing great numbers of patients during this alleged influenza epidemic, perhaps not because of influenza…but because of the treatment.

    Could this be one reason why, to this day, the focus remains on a pathogen as a cause of death...as opposed to highlighting the shortcomings of allopathic medicine in the treatment of influenza?

    As so perfectly stated by George Levine "Observation is the power that opens up the fact and subdue it into knowledge, and the disinterested observer is the real scientist".

    You decide.


    (1) The Medical and Scientific Conceptions of Influenza


    (2) Normal Flora


    3) “What do The Measles and Flu Epidemic of 1918 have in common?


    (4) Influenza-1918: Homeopathy To The Rescue


    (5) Aspirin: Turn-of-the-Century Miracle Drug


    Michelle Cotterman, RN APP is a co-  founder of Health Freedom Ohio. She is the mother of two naturally raised children. Her continuing education focuses on Holistic Health and includes Polarity Therapy, Homeopathy, and Herbalism. Michelle has been studying the science behind vaccines and the vaccine industry since 2010.

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