April 2nd, 2021 3-5PM ET
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Forget Anti-Vaxxers. ‘Hesitant Vaxxers’ Is The Group To Focus On The vaccine debate is more complicated than just those who are for or against immunizations. The vast majority of people support vaccination efforts, while a loud minority of those against vaccines (anti-vaxxers) dominate the other side with outlandish narratives and scare tactics ― and it’s typically those people whose minds we try to change. But there’s a third group that’s often overshadowed: “hesitant vaxxers.” And when it comes to convincing people to trust science and get shots like the COVID-19 vaccine, we should focus more on this camp. According to William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine and infectious disease at Vanderbilt University, hesitant vaxxers want to learn more about the benefits of vaccination, while anti-vaxxers have already made up their minds. “I’ve learned that you’ll never change the opinion of someone who’s truly against vaccination,” Schaffner said. “The more logic and reason you use, the more they dig in their heels.” Those who are hesitant, on the other hand, “just want to understand vaccines better,” he said. A hesitant vaxxer may be the mother who’s worried about injecting her small child with something she doesn’t know about, or a person who has heard horror stories that cause them worry about receiving their own vaccination. “Even if the risk of a serious reaction is less than one out of a million, some can’t help but wonder, ‘What if I’m that one?’” said Martin Myers, a retired pediatric infectious diseases professor and the former director of the National Vaccine Program Office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Michelle Obama joins Matthew McConaughey and more for NBC vaccination special Nearly 100 million people across the U.S. have already received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine — and now Michelle Obama and a few famous friends will do their part to encourage the rest of the country to get their shots. The former first lady, Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey and “Hamilton” creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda will appear in the hourlong special “Roll Up Your Sleeves,” airing April 18 on NBC. The special TV event aims to raise awareness and encourage the American public to get vaccinated so we can put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. McConaughey will interview Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, who will help viewers learn how to separate fact from fiction about the vaccines, according to a press release. The special will also feature “comedy acts, informative packages, captivating real-life stories and heartwarming surprises.” “We are honored to present an hour of television devoted to increasing vaccinations in America and help end a cataclysmic pandemic,” said Jen Neal, executive vice president, Live Events, Specials and E! News.
HOMŒOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA
by William BOERICKE, M.D.
Presented by Médi-T
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Like all snake poisons, Lachesis decomposes the blood, rendering it more fluid; hence a hæmorrhagic tendency is marked. Purpura, septic states, diphtheria, and other low forms of disease, when the system is thoroughly poisoned and the prostration is profound. The modalities are most important in guiding to the remedy. Delirium tremens with much trembling and confusion. Very important during the climacteric and for patients of a melancholic disposition. Ill effects of suppressed discharges. Diphtheritic paralysis (Botulinum). Diphtheria carriers. Sensation of tension in various parts. Cannot bear anything tight anywhere.
Mind.–Great loquacity. Amative. Sad in the morning; no desire to mix with the world. Restless and uneasy; does not wish to attend to business; wants to be off somewhere all the time. Jealous (Hyos). Mental labor best performed at night. Euthanasia. Suspicious; nightly delusion of fire. Religious insanity (Verat; Stram). Derangement of the time sense.
Head.–Pain through head on awaking. Pain at root of nose. Pressure and burning on vertex. Waves of pain; worse after moving. Sun headaches. With headache, flickerings, dim vision, very pale face. Vertigo. Relieved by onset of a discharge (menses or nasal catarrh).
Eyes.–Defective vision after diphtheria, extrinsic muscles too weak to maintain focus. Sensation as if eyes were drawn together by cords which were tied in a knot at root of nose.
Ears.–Tearing pain from zygoma into ear; also with sore throat. Ear-wax hard, dry.
Nose.–Bleeding, nostrils sensitive. Coryza, preceded by headache. Hay asthma; paroxysms of sneezing (Silica; Sabad).
Face.–Pale. Trifacial neuralgia, left side, heat running up into head (Phos). Tearing pain in jaw-bones (Amphisbæna; Phos). Purple, mottled, puffed; looks swollen, bloated, jaundiced, chlorotic.
Mouth.–Gums swollen, spongy, bleed. Tongue swollen, burns, trembles, red, dry and cracked at tip, catches on teeth. Aphthous and denuded spots with burning and rawness. Nauseous taste. Teeth ache, pain extends to ears. Pain in facial bones.
Throat.–Sore, worse left side, swallowing liquids. Quinsy. Septic parotiditis. Dry, intensely swollen, externally and internally. Diphtheria; membrane dusky, blackish; pain aggravated by hot drinks; chronic sore throat, with much hawking; mucus sticks, and cannot be forced up or down. Very painful; worse slightest pressure, touch is even more annoying. In diphtheria, etc, the trouble began on the left side. Tonsils purplish. Purple, livid color of throat. Feeling as if something was swollen which must be swallowed; worse, swallowing saliva or liquids. Pain into ear. Collar and neck-band must be very loose.
Stomach.–Craving for alcohol, oysters. Any food causes distress. Pit of stomach painful to touch. Hungry, cannot wait for food. Gnawing pressure made better by eating, but returning in a few hours. Perceptible trembling movement in the epigastric region. Empty swallowing more painful than swallowing solids.
Abdomen.–Liver region sensitive, cannot bear anything around waist. Especially suitable to drunkards. Abdomen tympanitic, sensitive, painful (Bell).
Stool.–Constipated, offensive stool. Anus feels tight, as if nothing could go through it. Pain darting up the rectum every time be sneezes or coughs. Hæmorrhage from bowels like charred straw, black particles. Hæmorrhoids protrude, become constricted, purplish. Stitches in them on sneezing or coughing. Constant urging in rectum, not for stool.
Female.–Climacteric troubles, palpitation, flashes of heat, hæmorrhages, vertex headache, fainting spells; worse, pressure of clothes. Menses too short, too feeble; pains all relieved by the flow (Eupion). Left ovary very painful and swollen, indurated. Mammæ inflamed, bluish. Coccyx and sacrum pain, especially on rising from sitting posture. Acts especially well at beginning and close of menstruation.
Male.–Intense excitement of sexual organs.
Respiratory.–Upper part of windpipe very susceptible to touch. Sensation of suffocation and strangulation on lying down, particularly when anything is around throat; compels patient to spring from bed and rush for open window. Spasm of glottis; feels as if something ran from neck to larynx. Feels he must take a deep breath. Cramp-like distress in præcordial region. Cough; dry, suffocative fits, tickling. Little secretion and much sensitiveness; worse, pressure on larynx, after sleep, open air. Breathing almost stops on falling asleep (Grind). Larynx painful to touch. Sensation as of a plug (Anac) which moves up and down, with a short cough.
Heart.–Palpitation, with fainting spells, especially during climacteric. Constricted feeling causing palpitation, with anxiety. Cyanosis. Irregular beats.
Back.–Neuralgia of coccyx, worse rising from sitting posture; must sit perfectly still. Pain in neck, worse cervical region. Sensation of threads stretched from back to arms, legs, eyes, etc.
Extremities.–Sciatica, right side, better lying down. Pain in tibia (may follow sore throat). Shortening of tendons.
Sleep.–Patient sleeps into an aggravation. Sudden starting when falling asleep. Sleepiness, yet cannot sleep (Bell; Op). Wide-awake in evening.
Fever.–Chilly in back; feet icy cold; hot flushes and hot perspiration. Paroxysm returns after acids. Intermittent fever every spring.
Skin.–Hot perspiration, bluish, purplish appearance. Boils, carbuncles, ulcers, with bluish, purple surroundings. Dark blisters. Bed-sores, with black edges. Blue-black swellings. Pyemia; dissecting wounds. Purpura, with intense prostration. Senile erysipelas. Wens. Cellulitis. Varicose ulcers.
Modalities.–Worse, after sleep, (Kali bich). Lachesis sleeps into aggravation; ailments that come on during sleep (Calc); left side, in the spring, warm bath, pressure or constriction, hot drinks. Closing eyes. Better, appearance of discharges, warm applications.
Relationship.–Antidotes: Ars; Merc; Heat; Alcohol; Salt.
Complementary: Crotalus cascavella often completes curative work of Lachesis (Mure; Lycop; Hep; Salamandra).
Incompatible: Acet ac; Carb ac.
Compare: Cotyledon (climacteric troubles); Nat m; Nit ac; Crotal; Amphisbœna -snake lizard–(right jaw swollen and painful, lancinating pains; headaches, lancinating pains. Eruption of vesicles and pimples); Naja; Lepidium.
Dose.–Eighth to 200th potency. Doses ought not be repeated too frequently. If well indicated, a single dose should be allowed to exhaust its action.
Are Victory Gardens Returning Now? Food security is a national security issue. Victory Gardens were encouraged in the UK and US in WWII. We are told that we are now in a war with an “invisible enemy”. The policies attacking that “enemy” have been more costly than anything we faced in WWII. The lockdown has permanently closed many restaurants and crippled their supply chains. The Ice Age Farmer has been reporting on increasing shipping problems — including the recent one in the Suez Canal that shut down 12% of global trade. Farmers are under growing assault by new laws. So, there are multiple threats to our food supply now. In 2020, grocery store shelves were quickly emptied in response to fears about the “pandemic”. People in Texas stood in long lines at grocery stores during to the cold snap and grid shutdown in December only to find most of the shelves empty — something Americans used to associate with the Soviet Union. Bill Gates is now the biggest private owner of farmland in the US after buying up 242,000 acres in 18 states. He is in partnership with Monsanto and is promoting synthetic meat made from soy and canola oil. Dr. Joseph Mercola explained in his interview with Dr. Vandana Shiva that this is a recipe for disaster because it will further load the American diet with unhealthy Omega 6 oils.
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Allergies are increasing worldwide, and scientists think it could be due to rising pollen counts from climate change.
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Toxins and Allergies are Inseparable!
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Groundbreaking Investigation Finds Alarming Levels of Arsenic, Lead and Toxic Chemicals in U.S. Tap Water On Tuesday, the Guardian released the results of a nine-month investigation conducted jointly with Consumer Reports (CR) which showed alarming levels of heavy metals like arsenic, lead and chemicals from plastic PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in drinking water samples across the U.S. According to the Guardian, millions of people face serious water quality problems in the U.S. because of contamination, deteriorating infrastructure and inadequate treatment at water plants. As part of the study, CR and the Guardian selected 120 volunteers to provide tap water samples which were then tested for heavy metals like lead and arsenic, contaminants and PFAS — a group of compounds found in hundreds of household products that are linked to learning delays in children, cancer and other health problems. The samples came from water systems that service more than 19 million people.
Maternal exposure to chemicals linked to autistic-like behaviours in children A new study by Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences researchers—published today in the American Journal of Epidemiology—found correlations between increased expressions of autistic-like behaviors in pre-school aged children to gestational exposure to select environmental toxicants, including metals, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), phthalates, and bisphenol-A (BPA). This population study measured the levels of 25 chemicals in blood and urine samples collected from 1,861 Canadian women during the first trimester of pregnancy. A follow up survey was conducted with 478 participants, using the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) tool for assessing autistic-like behaviors in pre- school children. The researchers found that higher maternal concentrations of cadmium, lead, and some phthalates in blood or urine samples was associated with increased SRS scores, and these associations were particularly strong among children with a higher degree of autistic-like behaviors. Interestingly, the study also noted that increased maternal concentrations of manganese, trans-Nonachlor, many organophosphate pesticide metabolites, and mono-ethyl phthalate (MEP) were most strongly associated with lower SRS scores.
Exposure To Harmful Chemicals In Plastics May Increase Risk Of Postpartum Depression, Study Finds In a small study of pregnant women, researchers found that exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals commonly found in plastics and products like lipstick, perfumes and lotions – also known as bisphenols (BPA) and phthalates – could contribute to postpartum depression. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, looked at 139 pregnant women and their levels of bisphenols and phthalates in their urine as well as their sex hormone levels in blood samples. What they found was that women with higher levels of phthalates in their urine were more likely to develop postpartum depression. The researchers also found that the women with higher levels of the endocrine-disrupting chemicals in their system also had lower levels of progesterone, a hormone that plays an important role in the menstrual cycle, in maintaining the early stages of pregnancy and in modulating mood. “This research is important because phthalates are so prevalent in the environment that they are detectable in nearly all pregnant women in the United States,” explained study author Melanie Jacobson in a statement.
Time to shift from ‘food security’ to ‘nutrition security’ to increase health and well-being In the 1960s, a national focus on hunger was essential to address major problems of undernutrition after World War II. In the 1990s, the nation shifted away from hunger toward “food insecurity” to better capture and address the challenges of food access and affordability. Now, a new Viewpoint article argues that today’s health and equity challenges call for the U.S. to shift from “food insecurity” to “nutrition insecurity” in order to catalyze appropriate focus and policies on access not just to food but to healthy, nourishing food. The Viewpoint, by Dariush Mozaffarian of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University, Sheila Fleischhacker of Georgetown Law School, and José Andrés of World Central Kitchen, was published online in JAMA this week. The concept of food security focuses on access to and affordability of food that is safe, nutritious, and consistent with personal preferences. In reality, however, the “nutritious” part often has been overlooked or lost in national policies and solutions, with resulting emphasis on quantity, rather than quality, of food, say the authors.